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Clamoring for crawdads

March 18, 2015
Clamoring for crawdads

Brookshire’s in Azle and Springtown are selling out of crawdads these days. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Brookshire’s stores in Azle and Springtown began their annual crawfish boils this month.
And they are popular.
Whether you call them crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, or mudbugs, the tasty little crustaceans are a big hit with locals.
With crawfish season’s start date usually occurring between late February and early March, customers typically begin requesting the critters as soon as the temperature begins to climb.… Read the rest

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That’s entertainment!

March 18, 2015
That’s entertainment!

Performing during the Popcorn Players last production, The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, are (l-r) Heather Stark, Carol Braden, Gwen Gibbons.

Popcorn Players take center stage this week with their 102nd production

BY MISTY SHAW
Community theatre is a vital part of the local arts scene, and if you’re in the mood for a family friendly, live spectacle, the Popcorn Players are here to entertain.… Read the rest

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A new look on a cold day

March 11, 2015
A new look on a cold day

A different perspective brought about this week’s front page Epigraph photo. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
It doesn’t snow around here often so we try to take advantage when it does to get some unique photos.
On Thursday, March 5 we got a couple of inches of snow.
I headed for Walnut Creek on the east side of Springtown Park.… Read the rest

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Goin’ slickin’

March 11, 2015
Goin’ slickin’

Unadulterated snowy fun brought back memories; this photo was in last week’s News. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The sleet and snow had already started falling by the time I got to the office Friday, Feb. 27, and all my co-workers were a little anxious about getting home before the roads got too bad.
The decision was made to close the office well before noon, and everyone left but me.… Read the rest

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Drip irrigation workshop offered Mar. 21

March 11, 2015
Drip irrigation workshop offered Mar. 21

BY NATALIE GENTRY
With the advent of spring comes preparation for the gardening season.
One preparatory event garden enthusiasts might consider attending is a free, hands-on drip irrigation workshop for vegetable gardens presented by the Parker County Master Gardeners at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.
The class will be held at the Azle Campus of Teen Challenge, 1099 Flat Rock Road south of Azle.… Read the rest

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Church hosting Emergency Preparedness Fair

March 11, 2015

An average of 125 tornadoes occurs in Texas each year – more than in any other state.
North Central Texas sees not just tornadoes but severe thunderstorms and flash flood events each year, as well.
Safeguarding your family in the event of a natural disaster is crucial.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1010 Timberoaks Drive in Azle, will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair from 12 noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

March 11, 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 March 2.
• A 31-year-old Springtown woman was arrested March 2 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana – less than two ounces and driving with an invalid license with previous convictions. She also had an active Tarrant County warrant for theft of property $50-$500.… Read the rest

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Teachers with tenure

March 4, 2015
Teachers with tenure

Long-tenured physics teacher Andy Zapata supervises a catapult lab exercise with his students at Azle High School. Photo by Misty Shaw

For decades, Zapata and Leininger have educated local students

BY MISTY SHAW
Meet the districts’ most tenured teachers who are still in the classroom every day of the school year: Azle High School’s Andre “Andy” Zapata, and Lynda Leininger of Springtown Intermediate School.… Read the rest

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Get a passport Sat. in Lake Worth

March 4, 2015

The Tarrant County District Clerk’s Office is celebrating “Passport Day,” an acceptance and outreach event, by hosting five Passport Fairs on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
One facility participating is the Northwest Sub-Courthouse, 6713 Telephone Road in Lake Worth.
The phone number there is (817) 238-4457.
As an authorized acceptance agent for the U.S. Department of State, the Tarrant County District Clerk is holding the Passport Fair on a Saturday to provide a more convenient opportunity for individuals and families to receive information and apply for passports outside the normal Monday through Friday office hours.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

February 25, 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 during the week of Feb. 13-19.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 63-year-old Azle man Feb. 13 on a commitment order for driving while intoxicated – third or more offense.
• A 19-year-old Springtown man was arrested Feb. 13 by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers on a motion to revoke parole or probation for a previous charge of organized retail theft, less than $50.… Read the rest

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