Historically, Texas has seen some hail-atious natural events
by Mark K. Campbell
Now that spring has finally arrived, it could just bring some nasty weather with it.
Throughout the history of the Lone Star State, outdoor extremes have been shocking.
Here are some of the biggest weather events in Texas history (from the Texas Almanac).
Sept. 12, 1818 – A hurricane destroyed every building but six on Galveston Island.… Read the rest
It’s been slow going, but, after a winter that refuses to exit, spring is finally arriving. Peach trees are blossoming, something bees appreciate. Bluebonnets, the true harbinger of Texas spring, are finally getting their chance to shine here in the northern part of the state. Also in action are springtime birds, including red-headed woodpeckers, bluebirds, and our state bird, the mockingbird.… Read the rest
The Parker Countywide Cleanup is slated for Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at all precinct barns.
All Parker County residents are encouraged to clean up their personal property and, if possible, form neighborhood groups now to tidy up and mow roadsides and public areas, and assist disabled persons in cleaning around their homes.
The cleanup can be seen as an opportunity to meet neighbors and enhance the formation of networks throughout the county, which can actively support a number of worthwhile projects from crime watch to helping neighbors in need.… Read the rest
The Garden of Hope Community garden is accepting registration for the 2014 growing season.
The garden offers 4-by-8 foot raised beds with rich garden soil, free irrigation water, a central tool shed, wide paths with wheel chair access, a water fountain, a washout tub, and free parking.
There will also be organic gardening tips and health education information available to gardeners.
Registration kits are available at Hope Lutheran Church, Reno City Hall, Azle Chamber of Commerce, Azle Caring Community, Springtown Chamber of Commerce, Neighbor to Neighbors, and many local builder, feed, and garden supply stores.… Read the rest
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 March16-22.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 43-year-old Springtown man on March 17 for a commitment order for driving with an invalid license with previous convictions. As of March 24 he was held in the Parker County Jail with no bond set.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
“He loves Superman – everything is Superman,” Lauren Garcia said about her little brother Timothy Wilson.
And because of that fact, the 3-year-old’s birthday party will be decorated in hues of blue red and yellow, just like the All-American hero.
Deborah Wilson and Garcia – Timmy’s mother and sister – think that the Man of Steel and other superheroes are the perfect themes for the party that will take place on March 23 at the Little Angels Christian Daycare.… Read the rest
The annual Master Gardener Plant Sale is becoming a Parker County tradition.
Every spring, the group gathers a list of plants that are proven winners for our area. Some of the plants come from our local nurseries, but many of them are grown by these masters, in gardens right here in Parker County.
The event is more than just a fundraiser for the organization. It’s an opportunity to bring your gardening questions and find real solutions.… Read the rest
SPRING BREAK 2014: Annabella McNelly and Hannah Gatlin race down the slides in Azle’s Central Park. Brannon Harrell swings across the monkey bars at the Springtown Park. Riley Gonzales steps up to take the wheel at Central Park. Seagulls are about to get a meal. Caymon Watson speeds down the spiral slide in Springtown. Patrick Gonzales gently pushes Lane Russell on the swing in Azle.… Read the rest
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 March 2-8.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 48-year-old Azle man on March 2 on a commitment order for a prior charge of driving with an invalid license. As of March 10 he was held in the Parker County Jail without bond.… Read the rest
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 Feb. 23-March 1.
Hudson Oaks police arrested a 29-year-old Springtown man on Feb. 23 and charged him with public intoxication. He paid a $260 fine and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 24.… Read the rest