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Golden Anniversary

June 3, 2015
Golden Anniversary

James and Marsha Winstead of Azle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a getaway to Fredericksburg with their son, Wes, daughter-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Morgan. The Winsteads were married June 25, 1965 at North Side Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth. They and their son own Azle Paint & Body and are former owners of Springtown Feed & Fertilizer. They love to travel in their RV, especially to Branson, Missouri.

James and Marsha Winstead of Azle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a getaway to Fredericksburg with their son, Wes, daughter-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Morgan. The Winsteads were married June 25, 1965 at North Side Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.… Read the rest

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Decades of loving service

June 3, 2015
Decades of loving service

Dorothy Cherryhomes recently retired as director of Eagle Crest Villa, an assisted living facility in Azle.

Scores of well-wishers turned out to honor the legacy left behind by Dorothy Cherryhomes for her decades of work at the Eagle Crest Villa assisted living facility. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

 

Eagle Crest Villa director Dorothy Cherryhomes retires

BY MISTY SHAW
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A great exchange

May 27, 2015
A great exchange

Student from Germany samples American life in Azle

Benedikt Witteler, an exchange student from Germany, was welcomed with open arms by his host family in Azle: (l-r) Xan Roddy, Benedikt Witteler, Betty Roddy, Earyl Roddy, and Kali Roddy. Witteler returns home now that his sophomore year at AHS is completed.

BY MISTY SHAW
It’s not every day that a high school student leaves home at age 15 and flies halfway across the world to join a new family in a different country.
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Shaw joins staff of News and Epigraph

May 27, 2015
Shaw joins staff of News and Epigraph

Most of Misty Shaw’s work will be found in the Community section and in Heritage magazine.

The Azle News and Springtown Epigraph welcome new part-time reporter Misty Shaw to the editorial staff.
“I’m really excited to be here,” Shaw said. “Everyone has been so warm and friendly, and I enjoy getting to know people in my new community.”
Though she is new to the area, Shaw is no stranger to the newspaper business. After graduating from Tarleton State University with a BA in English, she got her start in 2004 as a reporter for the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.
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Flight of heroes

May 20, 2015
Flight of heroes

World War II veterans understandably get emotional when visiting Washington, D.C. memorials during an Honor Flight DFW trip. Photo courtesy Honor Flight DFW

Local program helps WWII vets journey to D.C. memorials

BY MISTY SHAW
As Memorial Day approaches, we pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our country.
Many surviving veterans will mark the occasion by visiting a local memorial or traveling to the national monuments in Washington, D.C.
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Parker Grand Jury indicts 78

May 20, 2015
Parker Grand Jury indicts 78

Seven charged in mass meth ring among them

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Seven of the nine people arrested by the Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit in January in connection with a drug distribution operation are among those indicted by a Parker County Grand Jury May 7.
When the Grand Jury met in Weatherford to consider evidence in numerous criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office, they returned 78 indictments.
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Coming and going

May 13, 2015
Coming and going

Our state butterfly, the Monarch, travels through here twice annually – and they can stop for you

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Prepare now and you might have hundreds – even thousands – of visitors come October.
That’s when the annual migration of Monarch butterflies once again passes right through this area.
Getting busy now by creating a “Monarch Waystation” means you could witness a fall wonder.
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The top Metroplex suburbs are…Azle and Springtown? So reports one website

May 13, 2015

BY NATALIE GENTRY
According to movoto.com, an online real estate brokerage, both Springtown and Azle rank in the top 10 most desirable Fort Worth suburbs in several categories.
To create the lists, the crew at Movoto gathered criteria specific to each subject and scored 28 Fort Worth suburbs according to the parameters.

Looking for love?
Interestingly, Springtown came in at number 1 on the top 10 best suburbs for singles and Azle came in at No. 7.
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Sales tax numbers ebb and flow

May 13, 2015
Sales tax numbers ebb and flow

Some local towns are doing just fine while others lag based on the monthly sales tax report issued by state Comptroller Glenn Hegar.
The final April number statewide – $2.3 billion – is up 1.1 percent from last April.
Texas continued its streak of consecutive growth; it’s now 61.
Almost everyone locally received higher checks than in 2015.
In 2014, Azle’s April take was $203,926 while this year’s check was $211,437 – an increase of 3.68 percent.
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DAR passing out annual honors May 16

May 13, 2015

Eight citizens and organizations will be honored with awards when the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meet for their annual Eagle Mountain-area Community Awards Banquet.
The Saturday, May 16 gathering is open to the public with advanced reservations; tickets are $20 for the First Baptist Church of Saginaw event, 300 Old Decatur Road.
Set to be recognized with national awards are:
• Lynda Stokes, mayor of Reno. She will receive the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal for “service to the community and state for her work with the issues of earthquakes caused by fracking that plagued the area the past two years.”
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