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July 4, 2014

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July 4, 2014

Booming blasts and peaceful reflections highlighted another Fourth of July. The explosions came courtesy of the annual Follow The Flag celebration held at Azle’s Central Park. More genteel decorations could be found in Springtown as red, white, and blue popped up in town.  Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman and Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Azle grad joins Springtown vet practice

July 2, 2014
Azle grad joins Springtown vet practice

By Natalie Gentry
Veterinarian Brian Barone – a 1995 Azle High School graduate – has joined the Gieb Veterinary Clinic in Springtown.
After earning his bachelor’s degree at Tarleton State University, Barone received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2004.
He and his wife, Shelly, then moved out to East Texas in order to split the distance between his hometown and hers in Louisiana.… Read the rest

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5 from Azle, 2 from Springtown indicted

July 2, 2014
5 from Azle, 2 from Springtown indicted

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County Grand Jury met in Weatherford Thursday, June 19, to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The Grand Jury returned 57 indictments against 46 individuals.
Two of those individuals are Springtown residents, while five live in Azle.
• George Wesley Earl Ary, 44, of Springtown, was indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Native plant workshop planned

July 2, 2014

The Cross Timbers chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas has planned a hands-on session on how to propagate native and adopted plants from cuttings or seeds.
The Thursday, July 10 meeting is set for the community building at Cherry Park beginning at 7 p.m.
The manager of the Horticulture Center at Tarleton State University at Stephenville, Manon Shockey, will present the program.… Read the rest

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Staying safe in severe weather

July 2, 2014

Severe weather can bring violence – damaging winds, deadly lightning, heavy rains, and hail – and knowing how to react when outside can be crucial.
When powerful storms approach, bring outdoor items in: Patio furniture and other outdoor equipment can become dangerous projectiles if loose.
Anticipate power outages: Fill plastic containers with water and freeze them to keep refrigerator and freezer food cold should the electricity fail.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

July 2, 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 June 22-28.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 47-year-old Azle woman June 23 on a motion to revoke parole or probation for a prior charge of driving with an invalid license with previous convictions. She paid a $615.82 fine and was released from jail June 27.… Read the rest

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Follow The Flag!

June 25, 2014
Follow The Flag!

Christian, patriotic event expected to draw thousands

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, no one does it quite like Azle.
Follow The Flag, now in its 22nd year (yes, we did the research to prove it), is a Christian, patriotic event that will take place July 4 from 7-10 p.m. in Azle’s Central Park.
Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. The colors will be presented and the National Anthem will be sung around 9:15 p.m., just before the fireworks display begins at 9:45 p.m.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

June 25, 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 June 15-21.
Gosta Daniel Olofson, 24, of Azle was arrested June 15 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with felony burglary of a building. He also had an active warrant for theft of property, $50-500. As of June 23 he was held in jail in lieu of $8,500 bond.… Read the rest

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Dedication

June 18, 2014
Dedication

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Ups and downs in local sales tax revenue continue

June 18, 2014
Ups and downs in local sales tax revenue continue

by Carla Noah Stutsman
State sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May 2013, according to a press release from State Comptroller Susan Combs.
“Sales tax growth was evident across all major economic sectors,” Combs said. “The growth was led by the retail and wholesale trade sectors, the oil and natural gas mining sector, and the services sector. This marks the 50th consecutive month of increased state sales tax revenues, and brings the fiscal year-to-date growth to 5.4 percent.”… Read the rest

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