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Christmas

December 20, 2016
Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Color Them Winners!

December 20, 2016
Color Them Winners!

The winners of the Azle Pediatrics coloring contest were recognized for their efforts by Dr. Jennifer Hudman and were awarded with art sets to continue their artistic endeavors. Pictured are (l-r) Selah Perry, Valeria Mena, Amber Ryerson, Samantha Bevan, Dr. Hudman, Kade McGinlay, and Shyanne Davis. Photo by Christina Derr

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Parker County Arrests

December 20, 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 Dec. 12-15.

Felonies
Jason Lee Kempe, 30, of Azle, was arrested Dec. 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, less than one gram. He posted $11,500 bond and was released later the same day.

Warrants
A 23-year-old Azle woman was arrested Dec. 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for an insufficient bond for a previous charge of burglary of a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor.… Read the rest

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Merry Christmas

December 14, 2016
Merry Christmas

 “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – Elf

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Parker County Arrests

December 14, 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 Dec. 2-11.

Felonies
Michael Ray Kerr, 24, of Azle, was arrested Dec. 2 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with assault causing bodily injury with family violence, a Class A misdemeanor. Kerr was also the subject of three Tarrant county felony warrants. Two of the warrants were for credit/debit card abuse, a state jail felony; and the third for credit/debit card abuse elderly, a third-degree felony. He remained in jail as of Dec.… Read the rest

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Parker grand jury indicts 9 from area

December 14, 2016
Parker grand jury indicts 9 from area

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury returned indictments against 28 people when it convened in a Weatherford court room Dec. 1 to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Four of those individuals are Azle residents, while four live in the Springtown area and one is a resident of Poolville.
The following people from the area were among those indicted:
• Bobby Shane Blair, 27, of Azle, was indicted on a charge of theft of property less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions, a state jail felony.
• Bryan Lawson Cotton, 27, of Azle, was indicted on a charge of assault of a family or household member, choking, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Mandate enhances platelet shortage

December 7, 2016
Mandate enhances platelet shortage

 

Many women now excluded from donating

A regulation change has excluded a sizeable market of platelet donors, many of whom were essential to the critical need nationwide – especially this time of year. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Blood donation saves lives – it is that simple.
Due to new regulations on blood donation, having enough of it has become even more of a challenge for blood banks.
Each year approximately 4.5 million Americans would die without life-saving blood transfusions, according to the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Every three seconds
Every three seconds someone in the United States is need of a blood transfusion.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

December 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 during Nov. 28-Dec. 4.

Felonies
Tony Drew Odom, 64, of Springtown, was arrested Nov. 28 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, four to 200 grams, a first-degree felony. He posted $50,000 bond and was released the following day.
Jason Wade Rayburn, 47, of Springtown, was arrested Nov. 28 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with assault of family/household member, impeding breathing or circulation, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Capturing wintertime right out the window

November 30, 2016
Capturing wintertime right out the window

A cardinal flies through the biggest snowstorm ever on Feb. 11, 2010. Photo by Paula Campbell

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it

by Mark K. Campbell
If you’ve read the paper for a few years, you’ve seen this picture before.
And it’ll pop up again as the endpiece in the Heritage magazine at the end of December.
The photo is over five years old.
Around here, we were seeing the snowiest day ever on Feb. 11, 2010. It just kept falling and falling; officially 11.2 inches came down – the first and only double digit snow ever here.
My wife – a frequent contributor to the paper back then – and I were having coffee in the sunroom, watching the white stuff pile up.… Read the rest

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Azle woman managing play

November 30, 2016

Azle theater veteran Selita Spunger will be behind the scenes at Weatherford’s Theatre Off the Square’s Steel Magnolias.
Spunger, who has acted in TOTS productions, is the upcoming play’s stage manager.
The popular Steel Magnolias runs weekends Dec. 2-18 on the stage at 114 North Denton St.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and 60-and-over. Matinees are $12 for all seats.
Special group rates are available by calling 817-341-8687.
TOTS is the only live theater in Parker County.… Read the rest

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