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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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Garden of Hope

October 22, 2014
Garden of Hope

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Parker County Arrests

October 22, 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. 9-18:
• A 50-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 9 by Springtown police for a Tarrant County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 4-200 grams.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 22-year-old Springtown man Oct. 9 for two Wise County warrants for prior charges of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram and driving with an invalid license with previous convictions.… Read the rest

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Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

October 15, 2014
Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

by Carla Noah Stutsman
He may be most famous for his 1976 hit song “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” but Red Steagall says the love of poetry has always been a part of his being.
Steagall, who lives on a ranch outside Azle with his wife, Gail, will host the 24th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival in the Fort Worth Stockyards Oct. 24-26.… Read the rest

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Long live the king

October 8, 2014
Long live the king

Monarch conservation efforts take flight in Parker County

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