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Local kids rake in honors at annual critters show

June 18, 2014
Local kids rake in honors at annual critters show

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Area youth shine at Parker County Livestock Show

June 18, 2014
Area youth shine at Parker County Livestock Show

Many young local students enjoyed success at the annual Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Youth Fair.
At this year’s June gathering, these students collected awards:
Ag machinery and equipment – Wood shop designs: Walter Kester, Springtown 4-H, 1st (cedar chest).
Broiler – Class 5: Kleg Smith, Azle, 3rd.… Read the rest

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Elected

June 11, 2014
Elected

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Jury duty scam continues to plague Tarrant residents

June 11, 2014

A jury duty scam is gaining momentum in Tarrant County and county officials want to educate the public to prevent further victims.
Citizens have been contacted by phone by a man who identifies himself as Lieutenant Allen with the Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, or Constable’s Office.
The caller informs the citizen they failed to report for jury duty and a fine has been assessed. The fine ranges from $2,000 to $4,000.… Read the rest

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Four area residents among Parker County indictees

June 11, 2014
Four area residents among Parker County indictees

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County Grand Jury met May 29, to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The jury handed down 31 indictments against 28 individuals. One of them is an Azle resident while two live in the Springtown area and another in Poolville.
• Manuel De-Jesus Dominguez, 17, of Azle, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Watch out for warranty deception when buying a used car

June 11, 2014

Tarrant County is assisting the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) to stop title fraud in Texas, and county residents can help by learning how to protect themselves before they buy a used vehicle.
“Everyone who applies for a title in our office will have the vehicle information run through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System,” said Ron Wright, Tarrant County tax assessor-collector.… Read the rest

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Summer Blooms

June 11, 2014
Summer Blooms

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Suspect sought in 10K electric scam

June 11, 2014
Suspect sought in 10K electric scam

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Public outcry over news of an 89-year-old Azle area woman being scammed out of almost $10,000 has been deafening.
The story, posted to the Azle News Facebook page, had been shared more than 220 times at press time Tuesday.
Danie Huffman, Public Information Officer for the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, said Monday her department has received a large number of comments and responses as a result of a press release posted to the Sheriff’s website and Facebook page, as well.… Read the rest

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HGTV comes to town

June 4, 2014
HGTV comes to town

Auctions and filming for new series during June
By Natalie Gentry
Home & Garden Television (HGTV) is visiting these parts.
The national network is filming a new series in the surrounding area that will feature three teams of Texas house movers who not only pick up and move houses, but completely renovate them then auction them off.… Read the rest

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Area residents indicted for Tarrant County crimes

June 4, 2014
Area residents indicted for Tarrant County crimes

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Tarrant County Grand Juries met throughout the month of April to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.
Thirteen individuals who reside in the Azle and Springtown areas were among those who were indicted in April. They include:
• Jennifer Lynn Young, 35, of Springtown, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram. The alleged offense occurred January 19 in Euless.… Read the rest

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