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Sustainable landscape class coming August 16

July 30, 2014

A workshop, Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Drought-Tolerant and Sustainable Landscape, is set for Weatherford Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Parker County Master Gardeners, in conjunction with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, will hold the $10 seminar at the Extension Office at 604 North Main Street.
Topics covered include: appropriate use of water, caring for soil, and selecting drought-tolerant plants.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

July 30, 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 during the week of July 20-26.
• A 21-year-old Azle man was arrested July 20 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license with previous convictions and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from jail July 21.… Read the rest

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Young Gun

July 23, 2014
Young Gun

Springtown mounted shooter Wadley featured on a reality TV show

by Natalie Gentry
Marcus Wadley has always pushed the limits, whether it’s been on horseback or on the drag strip.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

July 23, 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 during the week of July 13-19.
Dale Ray Bolen, 51, of Springtown was arrested July 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with DWI, second offense. He posted $2,000 bond and was released from jail July 14.… Read the rest

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Marital martial arts

July 16, 2014
Marital martial arts

SHS grad, husband open self-defense school in Azle
By Natalie Gentry
Springtown native Karen Lingle Kovach and her husband Ryan realized a dream when they opened Genesis Jiu Jitsu martial arts school on Main Street in Azle.
“When we had our children we moved back to the area.” Kovach said. “I taught at Reno Elementary while I was pregnant with Dillinger.”… Read the rest

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Supermoon

July 16, 2014
Supermoon

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Area sales tax revenue up slightly

July 16, 2014
Area sales tax revenue up slightly

by Carla Noah Stutsman
If sales tax revenue is an indication of how the economy is doing, things are looking up in most cities around the Azle and Springtown area.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is distributing $603 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments in July.
Combs said state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013.… Read the rest

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 8-10

July 16, 2014

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that the annual Sales Tax Holiday is Friday-Sunday, Aug. 8-10.
Shoppers buying certain items priced under $100 do not have to pay sales tax.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks.
That saves shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.
“Families gearing up for the new school year will not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items ranging from pens to blue jeans,” Combs said.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

July 16, 2014
Parker County Arrests

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 July 6-12.
A 43-year-old Springtown woman was arrested July 7 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a commitment order for a previous charge of DWI. As of 14 she was held in jail without bond.… Read the rest

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Area men indicted by Tarrant County Grand Jury

July 16, 2014
Area men indicted by Tarrant County Grand Jury

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Among several local persons indicted by Tarrant County Grand Juries in May, two were men who wreaked havoc in Azle in separate and unrelated incidents; both received multiple charges.
Gary Ricky Paul Underwood, 35, of Springtown, was indicted May 5 for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and for burglary of a habitation.
Underwood, suspected of being one of several people involved in numerous residential burglaries in Parker, Tarrant and Wise Counties, on March 21 led Azle police on a high-speed pursuit that traversed the city from east to west before winding through Reno and ending north of Azle on FM 730 North when Underwood lost control of his car.… Read the rest

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