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Back To School

August 27, 2014
Back To School

The first bell rang Monday, Aug. 25 for the 2014-15 school year, and parents, some teary-eyed, brought their children to school in Azle and Springtown. Workers returned, too – whether in the cafeteria or in an administrative office where Goshen Creek Elementary’s Principal Wes Thomas made announcements (below).

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First Day of School: 2014

August 27, 2014
First Day of School: 2014

While school halls filled, some parents at Reno Elementary participated in Tears to Cheers, an assembly to help calm and reassure parents delivering their children to school. Principal Traunsa Reeves spoke.

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Helping Hosers

August 27, 2014
Helping Hosers

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Parker County Arrests

August 27, 2014

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 during the week of Aug 17-23.
• A 36-year-old Azle man was arrested Aug. 18 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license with previous convictions and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from jail the same day.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

August 20, 2014

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 during the week of Aug 10-16.
• Reno police arrested a 45-year-old Springtown man Aug. 11 for Reno warrants for expired license plate, inspired motor vehicle inspection, and speeding. He paid $808 in fines and was released from jail Aug 15.… Read the rest

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Community

August 20, 2014
Community

 

 

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
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WC proposes flat tax rate

August 13, 2014

The Weatherford College Board of Trustees approved a proposal to maintain the current ad valorem tax rate of 11.464 cents per $100 valuation for the 2014-15 fiscal year during its board meeting Monday, Aug. 11.
The rate includes 10.741 cents for maintenance and operation expenses and 0.723 cents for debt services.
While this is the same tax rate from the current year, due to increases in property appraisal values, the college expects to bring in about $400,000 more in tax revenue in the coming fiscal year as compared to 2013-14.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

August 13, 2014

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 during the week of Aug. 3-9.
• Christie Leanne Batey, 28, of Azle was arrested Aug. 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Wise County warrant for DWI. She was released to Wise County authorities Aug. 4.… Read the rest

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End of Summer

August 13, 2014
End of Summer

Whether cooling off at Springtown’s SplashPad, playing at Central Park in Azle, grabbing a snow cone, or squeezing in a round of disc golf at Springtown’s City Park, children and adults alike were out enjoying every last moment of the waning summer before school begins in a couple of weeks.  Photos by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Drought still a hot topic

August 6, 2014
Drought still a hot topic

Some EML residents mowing where water once stood while hopes for rain from El Nino might fizzle out

by Mark K. Campbell
How ‘bout that drought?
Of course, North Texas – even some other portions of our state – isn’t the only place in these United States where water is scarce.… Read the rest

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