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Hope for the future

August 5, 2015
Hope for the future

Center of Hope CEO Paula Robinson says the organization she leads endeavors to train clients with computer skills so they can enter the workforce and become self-sufficient.
Photo by Natalie Gentry

Center of Hope aims to help those in need with short- and long-term assistance

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Parker County Center of Hope is dedicated to offering services and resources to impoverished residents in an effort to break the cycle and alleviate their burdens.
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A Good Time to Be a Sunflower

August 5, 2015
A Good Time to Be a Sunflower

Sunflowers are really going to like the upcoming days of weather; forecasters are predicting highs over 100 degrees every day for at least a week.   Photo by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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Temps to soar over 100

August 5, 2015

The cooler early summer is just a memory now. Real Texas summer has arrived.
Depending on the local forecaster, temperatures will be at least 100 degrees for the next several days.
And some are making dire predictions – guessing temperatures could soar as high as 108 by early next week.
One example: Channel 8 says 105 for Thursday, then 104, 104, 106, and 106. No rain is predicted.
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Trio from S’town indicted by PC

August 5, 2015
Trio from S’town indicted by PC

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury met Thursday, July 30 in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
That grand jury returned 26 indictments against 20 individuals; three of those indicted reflect Springtown addresses:
• William Noah Venable, 56, of Springtown, was indicted for indecency with a child by exposure, a third-degree felony.
• Richard Arlen Andrews, IV, 23, of Springtown, was indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.
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Engagement

August 5, 2015
Engagement

Dorrie Mayfield of Azle and Mike Markum of Fort Worth announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Markum, to Jesse Goodfellow, son of Jeff and Karen Goodfellow of Grapevine. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 19. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Azle High School and a 2009 graduate of TWU.

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Texas Health Azle earns national kudos

August 5, 2015

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle received the maximum grade of five stars in a rating of patients’ experience of care of more than 3,500 hospitals that is posted on a federal government website.
The scores on the Hospital Compare website of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rate patient perspectives on hospital care from one star (poor) to five stars (excellent).
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So you think you know Texas?

July 29, 2015
So you think you know Texas?

This critter is not the answer to No. 24, but it was on my basketball pole the other day and I thought it looked cool. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Have a go at this state quiz and prove it!

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Real Texans like all things Texas.
We have a ton of ways – well, actually 76 – to trumpet the love of our Lone Star State via the slew of Texas symbols officially approved by hard-working legislators.
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Hale headed for the Hall

July 22, 2015
Hale headed for the Hall

The 2003-04 Hornet basketball team coached by Robert Hale (right) remains Azle’s the most successful boys’ squad ever. That team won 30 games and reached the regional semifinals.                               Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

 

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
A basketball life is about to be honored.
Robert Hale, who directed the Azle boys team to its highest heights ever, is being inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor.
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Lake Report

July 22, 2015
Lake Report

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Thefts rise in summertime

July 15, 2015
Thefts rise in summertime

Belongings get stolen from cars more often in the summer, especially July and August.
That’s what the Texas Department of Public Safety says.
A little caution can make sure your stuff stays your stuff.
Criminals peer into vehicles for valuables. So, DPS suggests, keep anything of value in your car hidden.
Another way to deter bandits is to never leave your car running – not even for a quick trip into a business or store.
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