7 from Springtown, 4 from Reno, 3 from Azle, and 1 from the ‘Bay
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury handed down 52 indictments when it convened in Weatherford Aug. 18 and on Aug. 25 to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Among those indicted are seven people from Springtown, three from Azle, four from Reno and one from Pelican Bay.
• Teddy Dean Carson, Jr., 45, of Springtown, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a state jail felony.… Read the rest
For patient care and experience
Texas Health Azle was one of 11 Texas Health hospitals to receive a 4-star rating from Centers for a Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) report.
CMS awarded the honor for patient experience and care based on its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.
The ranking places Texas Health Azle in the top 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
Its four star rating means Texas Health Azle provided “higher than average quality” in patient care.
The rankings are based on patient perspectives on their Azle hospital experience including:
• Outcome – patient morality and safety
• Process – effectiveness and timeliness of care
• Efficiency – imaging
Valarie Gilbert, RN and chief nursing officer at Texas Health Azle said, “We are continually working to implement quality, safety, and patient satisfaction initiatives that will enhance the care our patients receive.”
Other Texas Health hospitals earning four stars included those in Dallas, Plano, HEB, Kaufman, and Denton.… 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. 15-21:
Kimberly Ann Knight, 49, of Azle, was arrested Aug. 16 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a motion to revoke probation for a prior charge of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.
A 24-year-old Springtown man was arrested Aug. 19 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. He posted $1,500 bond and was released the following day.… Read the rest
The most recent census – 2015 – reveals much about Parker County.
The population of the county was measured at 122,565.
The biggest towns – some have population in other counties – are Weatherford 28,742, Aledo 3,412, Springtown 2,811, and Reno 2,715.
Parker County is 903.5 square miles.
The population density per mile sits at 129.42 with 56.08 percent living in rural areas and 43.92 urban.
Parker County is overwhelmingly white – “percent not Hispanic, white alone” – when it comes to ethnicity, 84.4 percent.
Hispanics comprise 11.4 percent of the county.
The median age of a resident is 40.1 years old.… Read the rest
A quartet from the area was rcently indicted.
A Parker County grand jury met Aug. 4 in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury handed down 34 indictments, including one against an Azle man and a trio against three men who reside in Springtown.
• Lonnie Doyle Covey, Jr., 28, of Azle, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
• Terry Lee Kelley, 26, of Springtown, was indicted on charges of burglary of a building, a state jail felony, and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest
A pair of orientation sessions with information on becoming a master gardener is set.
To be conducted at the Parker County Extension Office at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford, attending one of the two sessions is mandatory for becoming a master gardener intern.
The first session begins at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
A second sessions is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 16.
The orientations will detail specifics of the course and expectations of participants; applications will be available.
The actual training course begins Tuesday, Oct. 4 then continues weekly on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.… 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. 8-14:
* Shawn Michael Fuller, 37, of Springtown, was arrested Aug. 8 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with theft of property, $1,500-$20,000, a state jail felony. As of Aug. 15 he remained in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
• A 30-year-old Azle man was arrested Aug. 10 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license, with previous convictions. He posted $750 bond and was released the following day.… Read the rest
by Mark K Campbell
Well, this doesn’t happen every day.
Or even every few years.
But, if you’re a fan of things celestial, this week is one for the books.
The annual Perseid meteor shower is back, returning as it does every late July-early August.
Usually, during the peak of the shower, as many as 80 brilliant streaks – actually the tiny bits of dust igniting as they enter our atmosphere at 37 miles per second (roughly 133,200 mph) – are visible.… Read the rest