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In a pickle?

January 28, 2015
In a pickle?

Farmers of all sorts – even sunflower growers – who have lost at least 30 percent of crop production are eligible for emergency federal loans. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Emergency drought farm loans now available in Parker and Tarrant Counties

With the drought’s hold on Texas still taut, help is available for local farmers.
Those in Parker and Tarrant Counties may apply for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought according to a release issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).… Read the rest

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Gentlemen, start your engines… Azle early engine museum a wealth of information

January 21, 2015
Gentlemen, start your engines… Azle early engine museum a wealth of information

By Natalie Gentry
Azle resident John Burgoyne has a passion for power – the power found in turn-of-the century engines, that is.
His interest in the forerunners to our modern motors began at an early age.
Burgoyne has always been interested in restoring antique motor cycles, and at the age of 16, he began a five-year apprenticeship at Bristol City Engines in England.
He went on to become a mechanical engineer and he said the interest in early engines was a natural extension.… Read the rest

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Photo tales

January 14, 2015
Photo tales

Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The story behind the picture: Icy Walnut Creek

by Mark K. Campbell
This photograph came about because of a football game.
Back in November, Azle was playing at Wichita Falls Rider for the district championship (won by the Hornets).
I’m not driving through Jacksboro without stopping at Herd’s Hamburgers.
While waiting for my food, I somehow lost my beloved Beatles eyeglasses – in just about a 50 square foot area they simply disappeared.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

January 7, 2015

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail between Dec. 27- Jan. 1.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 50-year-old Azle man Dec. 27 and charged him with assault causing bodily injury to a family or household member.
• A 37-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Dec. 27 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for theft of property $20-500.… Read the rest

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‘Widespread’ flu season makes its presence known

January 7, 2015
‘Widespread’ flu season makes its presence known

Disease reaches epidemic levels in America…and Texas…as ‘drifting’ virus lowers vaccination potency

By Natalie Gentry
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the flu has reached epidemic levels in the U.S.
This announcement follows warnings by the CDC in early December that the 2014-2015 season could be severe.
That the flu has reached this status isn’t a surprise to researchers.
In fact this occurrence is a regular part of flu seasons.… Read the rest

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Swearing In

January 7, 2015
Swearing In

The Honorable Wayne Hayes was sworn in to office for his new term that began Jan. 1 by his grandson Austin Christmas. Photo courtesy Parker County Government

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Azle Arts Association announces 2015 season

January 7, 2015

While plays and dates could change, the Azle Arts Association has selected its productions for the 2015 season.
The year begins with Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, a comedy.
It runs Jan. 30-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8.
Next up is Opal’s Husband which, like Guacamole Queens, will be directed by Monica Goth.
Performances are slated for March 20-22 and 27-29.
In May, Red, White, & Tuna arrives.… Read the rest

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A New Year

December 30, 2014
A New Year

Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Be at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let every New Year
find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin… Read the rest

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Reno burn ban in effect

December 22, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes, reminded attendees at the City Council meeting Dec. 15. there is a citywide burn ban in effect.
Lack of rain and high winds have contributed to a high fire danger in recent weeks.
Stokes said the ban was put in place because the Reno Volunteer Fire Department has battled several grass fires in the past month, including three blazes in one day.… Read the rest

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Angels in waiting: Reno angel tree and Toys for Tots gifts arrive

December 22, 2014
Angels in waiting: Reno angel tree and Toys for Tots gifts arrive

By Natalie Gentry
The City of Reno picked up the gifts it received for the Toys for Tots program last week.
“I think this is great to see our  community coming together during the holidays,” said Public Works Director Scott Passmore.
Mayor Lynda Stokes echoed Passmore’s sentiments.
“There has been such an out pouring from the community,” Stokes said. “Scott [Passmore] and other city employees have spearheaded these efforts and have done so much work on their own time.… Read the rest

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