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Local Arrests

June 7, 2017

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Tarrant, Parker, and Wise County jails on felony and DWI charges during May 30-June 4.

Tarrant County
Timothy Alan Miller, 54, of Azle, was arrested May 31 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. He posted $1,500 bond and was released June 2.
Roger Dale Spikes, 40, of Springtown, was arrested June 2 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, one to four grams, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Boyd impressed on the golf course and Azle HS diamond

May 31, 2017
Boyd impressed on the golf course and Azle HS diamond

Bobby Boyd, an Azle Rotary Club member since the club was chartered in 1979, addresses the audience. He seldom misses a meeting. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Bobby Boyd – the cover boy on our quarterly Heritage magazine included in this issue – is not one to sit around.
He stays active, so much so that you might have to hunt around town to find him.

At the course
One place you’ll see him – at least every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – is at Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course.
Boyd plays three times a week with friends and has for years.… Read the rest

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Legislature completes regular session with main task accomplished; tempers flare during protest

May 31, 2017
Legislature completes regular session with main task accomplished; tempers flare during protest

The 140-day 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 29 with hugs, tears and fanfare, plus demonstrations against “anti-immigrant” legislation and a scuffle involving members on the House floor.
Primarily, though, both chambers signed off on Senate Bill 1, the state budget for 2018-2019, and in doing so accomplished their only constitutionally required task.
The budget appropriates $106.7 billion in general revenue and almost $1 billion from the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund. The budget totals $217 billion, including federal funds and other dollars.
“We started with a sizable shortfall,” said House Speaker Joe Straus. “But we are ending this session with a balanced budget that invests in some very important priorities.… Read the rest

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Local Arrests

May 31, 2017

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Tarrant and Parker County jails on felony and DWI charges during May 19-27.

Tarrant County
Becky Lynn Haney, 61, of Azle, was arrested May 24 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. She remained in jail as of press time in lieu of $1,500 bond.
Kevin Wayne Kramer, 28, of Springtown, was arrested May 24 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor.… Read the rest

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TC indicts trio

May 31, 2017

When the Tarrant County grand jury convened in Fort Worth May 22 and 24, a Springtown man and an Azle man and woman were indicted on various felony charges.
• Kyle Daniel Scott, 30, of Springtown, was indicted May 22 on a charge of tamper or fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair, a third-degree felony.
• Alice Adrienne Dulong, 36, of Azle, was indicted May 24 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, state jail felony.
•Jerry Lynn Brown, 57, of Azle, was indicted may 24 on a charge of theft of property valued $2,500-$30,000, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Every day is Memorial Day to WW II vet

May 24, 2017
Every day is Memorial Day to WW II vet

World War II veteran Don Graves shares his memories with groups of all sizes, from children to senior citizens.

91-year-old Marine speaks, sings to various area groups

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Memorial Day for many is a time of reflection.
Reflection on the ultimate sacrifice made on our nation’s behalf by millions of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines throughout our country’s history.
President Abraham Lincoln deemed the giving of one’s life for their homeland as the “last full measure of devotion.”
That devotion is what 91-year-old Don Graves spends his time sharing with groups of all ages, and he has seen what that sacrifice looks like first hand.… Read the rest

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Homeschool Grads

May 24, 2017
Homeschool Grads

Among a group of homeschooled students who graduated May 20 from RiverTree Academy in Hudson Oaks were Azle’s Nicholas Mize (left) and Jacob Brzozowski (second from right) from Springtown.

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Six indicted in Tarrant County

May 24, 2017

3 from Springtown, 2 from Azle, 1 from Pelican Bay

When the Tarrant County grand jury convened in Fort Worth during the third week of May, three Springtown men, a Pelican Bay man, and an Azle man and woman were indicted on various felony charges.
• Michele Suzanne Herrera, 49, of Azle, was indicted May 12 on a charge of theft of property with two or more previous convictions, a state jail felony.
• Shawn Luke Orman, 25, of Pelican Bay, was indicted May 15 on a charge of prohibited weapon, a third-degree felony.
• Bryan Joseph Godfrey, 36, of Springtown, was indicted May 16 on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams, a first-degree felony and a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Local Arrests

May 24, 2017

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Tarrant and Parker County jails on felony charges during the week of May 15-21.

Tarrant County
Jordan Markus Doyle, 27, of Azle was arrested May 18 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. He posted $5,000 bond and was released the following day.
Tyler Klein, 21, of Azle, was arrested May 18 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with attempted burglary of a habitation, a third-degree felony. He remained in jail as of press time in lieu of $2,500 bond.… Read the rest

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Parker: A good place to buy a car

May 24, 2017

According to autolist.com, Parker County is a pretty good area to buy a car.
The website determined that, among 149 Texas counties examined, Parker is the 39th best to make a vehicle purchase.
On average, car buyers save $100 in comparison to other counties in Texas.
The county that offers the most savings is Swisher, south of Amarillo; there, buyers save $1,501 on average.
The worst county for vehicle purchases is Robertson, southeast of Waco where vehicles are a whopping $5,139 above average.… Read the rest

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