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
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
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
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).
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
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 10-16.
• Reno police arrested a 45-year-old Springtown man Aug. 11 for Reno warrants for expired license plate, inspired motor vehicle inspection, and speeding. He paid $808 in fines and was released from jail Aug 15.… Read the rest
The Weatherford College Board of Trustees approved a proposal to maintain the current ad valorem tax rate of 11.464 cents per $100 valuation for the 2014-15 fiscal year during its board meeting Monday, Aug. 11.
The rate includes 10.741 cents for maintenance and operation expenses and 0.723 cents for debt services.
While this is the same tax rate from the current year, due to increases in property appraisal values, the college expects to bring in about $400,000 more in tax revenue in the coming fiscal year as compared to 2013-14.… Read the rest