Large gains and large losses punctuate otherwise slow climb
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Nov. 6 that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.14 billion, up 5.4 percent compared to October 2012.
The sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers.
Locally, it was a familiar hodge-podge of small ups and downs interspersed with a few notably large rises and falls.… Read the rest
Two Azle residents have earned special certification that helps them help relocating military personnel.
Lynn Roberts with Keller Williams Realty and Debi Leewright with Springtown’s Weichert Realtors, Team Realty, have earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.
The National Association of Realtors confers the MRP certification to Realtors who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.… Read the rest
The following individuals were indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury during the month of October:
David James Henson, 22, of Springtown, was indicted Oct. 17 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Jimmy D. Crosby, 32, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 7 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15.
Mathew Jeromy Dunn, 34, was indicted Oct. 31 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15.… Read the rest
Earth shakes continue
by Carla Noah Stutsman
It was Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Election Day and the day Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride competed for the state title – when the earth started shaking around Springtown and Azle.
At 9:32 p.m. that night, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Reno area. Oddly, some folks felt it while others did not.… Read the rest
Marvin Dunlop (center), a WWII veteran, enjoys a cup of coffee with friends Richard Bond and Chuck Coker at Howell’s Cafe. Photo by Natalie Gentry
By Natalie gentry
Marvin Dunlop has seen Springtown change a lot in the 83 years he has lived here.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 when he was 18 years old.
“I became really well-traveled during my time in the service,” Dunlop said.… Read the rest
Lifelong Azle resident and Azle High School graduate Laurie Chance Smith has released her first book, Snapshots.
A book-signing event will be held in her honor Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at The BookCase, 109 North Main Street, in Weatherford.… Read the rest
Program to be held Nov. 14
Ever wanted to keep bees?
Well, here’s your chance.
On Nov. 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford, a nighttime class will teach you how.
Beekeepers Bill Young and La Vonda Becker will present a class that covers bee biology and behavior; setting up a hive and the items needed; bee health; and other topics.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Telemarketing frauds are always changing their claims to avoid being caught – and they are ringing up folks locally.
A new twist in the telephone scam arsenal is to coordinate calls with the actual Publishers Clearing House (PCH) sweepstakes calendars. The hope is that the victim will be a participant in the sweepstake and simply accept that they have won.… Read the rest
Hardy folks made the wagon train journey from Jacksboro to Fort Worth with stops in Perrin, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, and Azle in between. The trek is annually part of the Red Stegall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman