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TRC adopts new rules aimed at reducing Texas earthquakes

November 5, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Almost a year after Reno, Azle and Springtown residents felt the jolt of the first-ever earthquake in the area, the Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) adopted amended rules directed at disposal well operations in areas of historical or future seismic activity.
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, 2013, the news spread quickly – the first known earthquake had occurred in the area.… Read the rest

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Local duo named HSU King, Queen

November 5, 2014
Local duo named HSU King, Queen

When Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene crowned its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 17, both Springtown and Azle were represented.
HSU’s 2014 Homecoming Queen is Audrey Beth Heffington of Azle, a psychology major with a minor in Spanish who will graduate in May 2015.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 5, 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 between Oct. 19-23.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 17-year-old Azle man Oct. 19 and issued him a citation for public intoxication.
• A 31-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 19 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Hamilton County warrant for non-payment of child support.… Read the rest

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Veterans live together at Azle Manor

November 5, 2014
Veterans live together at Azle Manor

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle Manor is the home for 10 military veterans.
B.J. Clark served in the United States Navy from 1945-47.
He worked as a machinist during World War II.
In Azle, he used those skills to open Clark’s Precision Machine & Tool.
Prominent in community service for decades, the B.J. Clark Building is named in his honor.
John Duran served in the Air Force from 1959-1964.… Read the rest

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Veterans Day 95 years old

November 5, 2014
Veterans Day 95 years old

Recognition date originally called Armistice Day

by Mark K. Campbell
When the “war to end all wars” – WWI – finally came to an official end in June 1918, fighting had already stopped seven months before.
That was because a temporary cessation of battle, an armistice, had been signed back in November.
Since that cease-fire was begun on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” November 11 was the day chosen by President Woodrow Wilson to honor those who fought in the Great War.… Read the rest

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From Nashville to the pulpit

October 29, 2014
From Nashville to the pulpit

Azle grad’s journey took him from AHS to the Grand Ol’ Opry and back

by Mark K. Campbell
“What a long, strange trip it’s been,” sang the Grateful Dead in “Truckin’.”
Terry Bayless, Azle High School Class of 1983, can relate.
His musical journey has taken him from Main Street bars to playing with some country music greats to a medical emergency that resulted in – so far – 38 surgeries to a ministry in its infancy.… Read the rest

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Annual Lake Run Nov. 15 at AHS

October 29, 2014

Azle Lake Run No. 33 is set for Azle High School Saturday, Nov. 15.
Distances include a half marathon (13.1 miles), a one-of-a-kind “9.9 K” run (just over 6 miles), and a 5K (3.1 miles) – and each distance is certified by USATF.
The half marathon is considered “challenging” and a good step for those training for a full marathon.
T-shirts are issued to all registered runners. Many medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in several age groups.… Read the rest

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Indictments returned against area residents

October 29, 2014
Indictments returned against area residents

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met in Weatherford on both Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 to consider evidence presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office in a number of criminal cases.
Among others, that grand jury handed down indictments against seven Springtown residents and five people who live in the Azle area.
• Leslie Ann Cartwright, 39, of Azle, was indicted for theft less than $1,500 enhanced with two or more prior theft convictions, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Homecoming 2014!

October 22, 2014
Homecoming 2014!

A beautiful day, a standing room only crowd, and a Hornet victory!

A night to remember!

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Hope springs eternal

October 22, 2014
Hope springs eternal

Community Garden receives grants for expansion

by Natalie gentry
The Garden of Hope community garden recently received two grants worth nearly $14,000 to expand the garden.… Read the rest

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