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Republican Women offering $1,000 scholarship for 2015

February 11, 2015

Parker County Republican Women has announced its intent to offer a $1,000 educational scholarship to a university, college or technical school for the 2015-2016 school year.
Funds from this scholarship will be paid directly to the institution.
The scholarship requires that the student be a resident of Parker County and a graduating senior in 2015.
Applicants will submit a Scholarship Packet containing grades, letters of recommendation and a short essay.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

February 11, 2015

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. 1-7.
• A 24-year-old Springtown man was arrested Feb. 2 for insufficient bond for previous charges of assault causing bodily injury and possession of marijuana, less than two ounces.
• Michael Lee Anthony, 25, of Springtown, was arrested Feb. 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a warrant for injury to a child, the elderly, or disabled person with intended bodily injury, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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DPS: Just index prints required for DL, ID

February 11, 2015

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will no longer require all 10 fingerprints of an individual applying for a Texas driver’s license or identification card.
The change in policy took effect Monday, Feb. 9.
According to a statement released by DPS Friday, Feb. 6, the change is in direct response to concerns and questions raised by a number of Texas legislators regarding the statutory authority of DPS to collect all 10 fingerprints in order to obtain a driver’s license or identification card.… Read the rest

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Area trio honored as exemplary teachers

February 11, 2015
Area trio honored as exemplary teachers

Barbara Richardson, a math teacher at Azle Junior High School

Debbie Parker, a sixth grade English Language Arts teacher at Springtown Intermediate School

Paula Clark, a Spanish teacher at Poolville High School

Azle, Springtown, Poolville instructors lauded by Weatherford College

by Natalie Gentry
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”Read the rest

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Penned with love: Local author’s children’s book highlights familial bonds

February 4, 2015
Penned with love: Local author’s children’s book highlights familial bonds

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Azle’s Jennifer Simmons never pictured herself as an author.
Although she has always enjoyed reading, she never dreamed of penning the Great American Novel.

A story to tell
The need to create her book, Blessed at Bedtime, crept up on her after her son, Zane, was six-months-old.
“[Zane] would curl up in my lap each night so I could read to him,” Simmons said. “We tend to read at least three books every night, and I began to notice that a lot of the books only had one parent in them.”… Read the rest

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Pursuit of man nets 5 arrests: PCSO, FAST officers link quintet to local burglaries, thefts

February 4, 2015
Pursuit of man nets 5 arrests: PCSO, FAST officers link quintet to local burglaries, thefts

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An eight-mile pursuit Thursday evening, Jan. 29 that reached speeds of 80 miles-per-hour in a residential area near Springtown didn’t turn out so well for the guy running from Parker County Sheriff’s deputies.
Actually, several of his friends didn’t like it much, either.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said members of the Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) attempted to serve a warrant at a house on Oak Meadows Drive about 5 p.m.… Read the rest

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In a pickle?

January 28, 2015
In a pickle?

Farmers of all sorts – even sunflower growers – who have lost at least 30 percent of crop production are eligible for emergency federal loans. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Emergency drought farm loans now available in Parker and Tarrant Counties

With the drought’s hold on Texas still taut, help is available for local farmers.
Those in Parker and Tarrant Counties may apply for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought according to a release issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).… Read the rest

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Gentlemen, start your engines… Azle early engine museum a wealth of information

January 21, 2015
Gentlemen, start your engines… Azle early engine museum a wealth of information

By Natalie Gentry
Azle resident John Burgoyne has a passion for power – the power found in turn-of-the century engines, that is.
His interest in the forerunners to our modern motors began at an early age.
Burgoyne has always been interested in restoring antique motor cycles, and at the age of 16, he began a five-year apprenticeship at Bristol City Engines in England.
He went on to become a mechanical engineer and he said the interest in early engines was a natural extension.… Read the rest

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Photo tales

January 14, 2015
Photo tales

Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The story behind the picture: Icy Walnut Creek

by Mark K. Campbell
This photograph came about because of a football game.
Back in November, Azle was playing at Wichita Falls Rider for the district championship (won by the Hornets).
I’m not driving through Jacksboro without stopping at Herd’s Hamburgers.
While waiting for my food, I somehow lost my beloved Beatles eyeglasses – in just about a 50 square foot area they simply disappeared.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

January 7, 2015

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 between Dec. 27- Jan. 1.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 50-year-old Azle man Dec. 27 and charged him with assault causing bodily injury to a family or household member.
• A 37-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Dec. 27 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for theft of property $20-500.… Read the rest

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