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Parker County Arrests

September 7, 2016

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 Aug. 22-Sept. 5:
Bonnie Cline Mellor, 62, of Azle, was arrested Aug. 23 by Weatherford Police officers and charged with theft of property, less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions, a state jail felony. She posted $10,000 bond and was released the following day.
Charlotte Marie Moore, 43, of Springtown was arrested Aug. 24 by Springtown Police officers and charged with theft of materials, aluminum/bronze/ copper, less than $30,000, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Of 33 indicted by Parker County, 6 from Azle, 4 from Springtown, and 1 from Reno

September 7, 2016
Of 33 indicted by Parker County, 6 from Azle, 4 from Springtown, and 1 from Reno

Jimmy Lee Batterton

John Dana Martina

Kistan Marie Matlock

Billy Keith White

Donnie Ray Beam

Jordan Ashley Luttell

John Christopher Young

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury handed down 34 indictments against 33 individuals after considering evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office Sept. 1 in Weatherford.
Six of those indicted are Azle-area residents, while four live in Springtown and one in Reno.
• Jimmy Lee Batterton, 59, of Azle, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Texas Football

August 31, 2016
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Texas Football

Azle’s Rowdies get the crowd going at Hornet Field. Photos by Mark Campbell

 

Four young Azle fans find the best seats in the house opening night.

All ages cheered for the Hornets against Grapevine.

Buzzy looked to rope some Mustangs.

An Emerald Dazzler at midfield during the first performance of the new season.

On the Hornet Field turf a soloist performs before the big Azle crowd.

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PC jury indicts 15 from area

August 31, 2016
PC jury indicts 15 from area

7 from Springtown, 4 from Reno, 3 from Azle, and 1 from the ‘Bay

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury handed down 52 indictments when it convened in Weatherford Aug. 18 and on Aug. 25 to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Among those indicted are seven people from Springtown, three from Azle, four from Reno and one from Pelican Bay.
• Teddy Dean Carson, Jr., 45, of Springtown, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Back To School

August 24, 2016
Back To School

Damon Cook eyes the entrance to Liberty Elementary as he heads to his first day of Pre K.
Photo by Natalie Gentry

Cheyenne Gray is ready for the first day of fourth grade, arriving at Walnut Creek Elementary School with her mom, Chelsa Gray.
Photo by Christina Derr

No first day qualms for Pre K student Caleb Whitlock as he leads the way into Liberty Elementary. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Becky Compton and first grader Zoey Compton arriving for the first day of the new school year at Walnut Creek Elementary School. Photo by Christina Derr

Natalie White almost dances her way across the road as she heads to her first day of Pre K3 at Reno Elementary.

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Azle hospital earns high rating from U.S. group

August 24, 2016

For patient care and experience

Texas Health Azle was one of 11 Texas Health hospitals to receive a 4-star rating from Centers for a Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) report.
CMS awarded the honor for patient experience and care based on its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.
The ranking places Texas Health Azle in the top 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
Its four star rating means Texas Health Azle provided “higher than average quality” in patient care.
The rankings are based on patient perspectives on their Azle hospital experience including:
• Outcome – patient morality and safety
• Process – effectiveness and timeliness of care
• Efficiency – imaging
Valarie Gilbert, RN and chief nursing officer at Texas Health Azle said, “We are continually working to implement quality, safety, and patient satisfaction initiatives that will enhance the care our patients receive.”
Other Texas Health hospitals earning four stars included those in Dallas, Plano, HEB, Kaufman, and Denton.… Read the rest

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PC Arrests

August 24, 2016

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 Aug. 15-21:
Kimberly Ann Knight, 49, of Azle, was arrested Aug. 16 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a motion to revoke probation for a prior charge of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.
A 24-year-old Springtown man was arrested Aug. 19 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. He posted $1,500 bond and was released the following day.… Read the rest

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Parker County stats

August 24, 2016

The most recent census – 2015 – reveals much about Parker County.
The population of the county was measured at 122,565.
The biggest towns – some have population in other counties – are Weatherford 28,742, Aledo 3,412, Springtown 2,811, and Reno 2,715.
Parker County is 903.5 square miles.
The population density per mile sits at 129.42 with 56.08 percent living in rural areas and 43.92 urban.
Parker County is overwhelmingly white – “percent not Hispanic, white alone” – when it comes to ethnicity, 84.4 percent.
Hispanics comprise 11.4 percent of the county.
The median age of a resident is 40.1 years old.… Read the rest

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Roadwork

August 17, 2016
Roadwork

There’s plenty of roadwork in the area from Roy Lane in Springtown to FM 730 South (top) to the constant repair on the Hwy. 199 access road at Normandy Avenue in Azle that began collapsing several weeks ago.
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Parker County jury indictments: 1 from Azle, 3 from Springtown

August 17, 2016
Parker County jury indictments: 1 from Azle, 3 from Springtown

Terry Lee Kelley

Preston Collen McCauley, Jr.

James Wayne Naron

Lonnie Doyle Covey, Jr.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A quartet from the area was rcently indicted.
A Parker County grand jury met Aug. 4 in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury handed down 34 indictments, including one against an Azle man and a trio against three men who reside in Springtown.
• Lonnie Doyle Covey, Jr., 28, of Azle, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
• Terry Lee Kelley, 26, of Springtown, was indicted on charges of burglary of a building, a state jail felony, and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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