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Popcorn Players’ ‘MeloDrama’ coming

June 24, 2015

Once again, the Azle Arts Association’s Popcorn Players will produce a show that encourages cheers, boos, and popcorn throwing.
This year’s “MeloDrama” is Males Order Brides or Big Harry Deal’s Scandalous Scheme!
Directed by Monica Goth, the show begins its two-weekend run July 17.
The plot: Four brides are set to marry a quartet of love-starved citizens that include a pair of bachelors – lumberjack Forrest Green (the hero) and saloon owner Lucky Betts – and grizzled prospector Grubby Shurtz and respectable banker C.D. Nichols.
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PC grand jury indicts 11 from area

June 24, 2015
PC grand jury indicts 11 from area

Six locals hail from Azle and 5 from Springtown

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Two convenings of Parker County grand juries in Weatherford – June 4 and 18 – resulted in 11 indictments of local residents.
On June 4, the grand jury returned 46 indictments against 36 individuals.
Three of those individuals are Azle residents and each of them was indicted on a drug-related charge:
• Colby Lee Childs, 24, of Azle, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.
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TD Bill visits and causes a mess

June 24, 2015
TD Bill visits and causes a mess

Over two feet of water cascaded through Azle’s Central Park when Ash Creek roiled out of its banks (above). Flip this page clockwise 90 degrees for a panoramic shot (left) of the park taken from the Azle Memorial Library June 17. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Debris that avoided FM 51 Bridge piers rushes down Walnut Creek in Springtown. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Springtown’s Walnut Creek once again flowed out of its banks under FM 51 thanks to steady rain from Tropical Depression Bill. Photo by Paula Campbell

A huge tree limb rerouted traffic on Redbud Drive in Azle when it blocked the street.

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Area youth earn honors at PC Livestock Show

June 17, 2015
Area youth earn honors at PC Livestock Show

Kallie and Summer Conway show their medium wool sheep at the stock show. Both sheep made sale.

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Many local students enjoyed success at the annual Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Youth Fair.
At this year’s June gathering, these Azle, Springtown, and Poolville students collected awards:
Ag machinery and equipment
BBQ pit – Jared Hicks, Azle FFA, 2nd.
Metal shop design – Colby Bobbit, Poolville FFA, 2nd.
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Amaze your friends with these summer factoids

June 10, 2015
Amaze your friends with these summer factoids

Sure, you could look up cool stuff about summer, but we’ve done it for you.

Dog days
The dog days of summer are real, running from July 3 through August 11.
They are named after Sirius (the “Dog Star”) which rises through this period, in the constellation Canis Major.

What’s the temperature?
It’s possible to semi-accurately tell the temperature without a thermometer.
Cricket chirps fluctuate with temperatures. Count the number of chirps for 15 seconds then add 37.
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60th Anniversary

June 10, 2015
60th Anniversary

Don and Wanda Giles celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 10. Married June 10, 1955, the couple has three children, Ricky Giles, Vickie Gorrell, and Donna Luce. They have 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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PC grand jury indicts four from the area

June 10, 2015
PC grand jury indicts four from the area

Robbi Deanne Daniel

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury met Thursday, May 21, in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury returned 23 indictments against 18 individuals, including two from Springtown, one from Azle and one resident of Reno.
• Robbi Deanne Daniel, 33, of Springtown, was indicted for manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, 4-200 grams, a first-degree felony.
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Drying Out: EML Water Levels Slowly Receding

June 10, 2015
Drying Out: EML Water Levels Slowly Receding

Like Eagle Mountain Lake, popular Shady Grove Park in Azle was closed for several days as water was slowly released after record-setting May rains. The lake was reopened to boat traffic early on the morning of Tuesday, June 9. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Golden Anniversary

June 3, 2015
Golden Anniversary

James and Marsha Winstead of Azle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a getaway to Fredericksburg with their son, Wes, daughter-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Morgan. The Winsteads were married June 25, 1965 at North Side Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth. They and their son own Azle Paint & Body and are former owners of Springtown Feed & Fertilizer. They love to travel in their RV, especially to Branson, Missouri.

James and Marsha Winstead of Azle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a getaway to Fredericksburg with their son, Wes, daughter-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Morgan. The Winsteads were married June 25, 1965 at North Side Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.… Read the rest

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Decades of loving service

June 3, 2015
Decades of loving service

Dorothy Cherryhomes recently retired as director of Eagle Crest Villa, an assisted living facility in Azle.

Scores of well-wishers turned out to honor the legacy left behind by Dorothy Cherryhomes for her decades of work at the Eagle Crest Villa assisted living facility. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

 

Eagle Crest Villa director Dorothy Cherryhomes retires

BY MISTY SHAW
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