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Reno to hold Nov. 4 street maintenance sales tax election

September 10, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
The City of Reno will be conducting a special election Nov. 4 for the public to vote on a one-fourth of one percent street maintenance sales tax.

Parker County voters
Reno voters registered in Parker County may vote at polling sites at Reno City Hall in the council meeting room
The main polling site for early voting will be the Parker County Courthouse Annex located at 1112 Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford.… Read the rest

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PC Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

September 10, 2014
PC Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

The same type of scam that has been plaguing Tarrant County for almost six weeks has now been reported in Parker County.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is warning the public of impersonators attempting to scare residents into a scam for profit.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

September 10, 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 Aug. 31-Sept. 7.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 35-year-old Springtown man Sept. 3 on motions to revoke probation or parole for prior charges of possession of marijuana and driving with an invalid license with previous suspensions and no insurance.… Read the rest

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Watson named new ESD1 fire chief after serving as interim since May

September 3, 2014
Watson named new ESD1 fire chief after serving as interim since May

By Natalie Gentry
Stephen Watson, newly appointed fire chief of Parker County Emergency Services District Number 1 (ESD 1), said he is up for the challenges of the role after being appointed by the Board of Commissioners in mid-August.
“I’m excited,” he said. “I think it will be challenging.”… Read the rest

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Billing pains

September 3, 2014

Parker County Hospital District overcharges taxpayers $575,000, will issue credits

by Natalie Gentry
Parker County Hospital District (PCHD) staff discovered that a typographical error on the 2013-2014 tax rate ordinance submitted to the appraisal district last year has caused hospital district taxpayers to pay at a higher rate than was actually adopted.
The error was found while readying the budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.… Read the rest

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One hurt in rollover

September 3, 2014
One hurt in rollover

By Natalie Gentry
Patricia Brown, of Weatherford, sustained moderate injuries after an accident that left the vehicle she was driving on its roof in the 7000 block Veal Station Road around 11 a.m. on Aug. 29.
Brown was headed east on Veal Station.
Then, according to the police report, she stated that the vehicle pulled to the right and she over corrected causing the Mercedes to run off the north side of the road into the bar ditch.… Read the rest

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Back To School

August 27, 2014
Back To School

The first bell rang Monday, Aug. 25 for the 2014-15 school year, and parents, some teary-eyed, brought their children to school in Azle and Springtown. Workers returned, too – whether in the cafeteria or in an administrative office where Goshen Creek Elementary’s Principal Wes Thomas made announcements (below).

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First Day of School: 2014

August 27, 2014
First Day of School: 2014

While school halls filled, some parents at Reno Elementary participated in Tears to Cheers, an assembly to help calm and reassure parents delivering their children to school. Principal Traunsa Reeves spoke.

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Helping Hosers

August 27, 2014
Helping Hosers

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Parker County Arrests

August 27, 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 Aug 17-23.
• A 36-year-old Azle man was arrested Aug. 18 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 the same day.… Read the rest

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