A refund check for more than $254,000 was accepted by the Commissioners Court Tuesday, Oct. 22, in return for Tarrant County’s participation in the development of a software program that is being used by counties throughout Texas.
The TechShare.Juvenile Resource program allows the tracking and monitoring of cases as they move through the juvenile justice system. The program was jointly developed by Tarrant, Dallas and Bexar Counties in cooperation with Texas Juvenile Justice Department.… Read the rest
It’s been pink everywhere lately: Among those raising funds and awareness about breast cancer this October were the Azle High School volleyball team which collected $5,000 for the Susan G. Komen organization. Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Natalie Gentry
Texas Rangers arrested a Boyd man Thursday, Oct. 17, for a Pennsylvania murder that occurred almost 45 years ago.
Richard Franklin Keiper, 67, of Boyd, was arrested without incident at a wastewater treatment plant where he is employed, according to reports.
Keiper is charged in the October 1968 murder of Alfred Louis Barnes, 40, who was an assistant to the personnel manager for Bethlehem Steel’s mining department.… Read the rest
The Parker County grand jury met Thursday, Oct. 17 to consider evidence in criminal cases prepared by the Parker County District Attorney’s office. The grand jury returned 45 indictments against 41 individuals.
While information about several of those indicted was not available, at least seven of those indicted list addresses in the Azle area; three are from the Springtown area.… Read the rest
Two generations of drum majors have led SHS’ Sound of Springtown marching band
BY NATALIE GENTRY
Carrie and Emily Wilkerson have a lot in common.
Mother Carrie and daughter Emily both love to laugh, are serious about their academic achievements, adore chocolate, have the same chin, and both have been drum majors of the SHS Sound of Springtown band.… Read the rest
All other cities in the area saw increases that ranged from modest to healthy.
Springtown suffered a 20.58 percent drop in revenues for this October, from $91,044 in October 2012 to just $72,298 this month. Amazingly, its annualized revenues are only down by 1.27 percent with $743,350 collected so far in calendar year 2013 versus $752,944 during the same period in 2012.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Heralding the Nov. 5 general election, early voting begins across Texas Oct. 21.
In both Parker and Tarrant Counties, voters may vote early in person from:
• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 25;
• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26;
• 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27;
• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1.
Tarrant County… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Trapped mosquitoes in Weatherford have tested posi-tive for West Nile Disease.
On Oct. 10, the city was no-tified of the infected bugs.
In March, the city had insti-tuted a Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan (MSRP) which involved the setting of special traps in five areas throughout the town.
Those areas were at the in-tersection of Pamela Drive and Hickory Lane, west to the in-tersection of Hilltop Drive and Clear Lake Road, and south-east to Santa Fe Drive – the entire Briarwood subdivision was included.… Read the rest
The line was long to pick up copies of Lew and Sandy Shaffers’ sequel to their 2007 book Reach Out Your Hand.
Reach Out Your Hand 2 highly anticipated
By Carla Noah Stutsman
Some authors hold book release events in libraries, coffee houses, bookstores – even art galleries.
But for Lew and Sandy Shaffer, there was only one place to consider releasing Reach Out Your Hand 2. It’s the same place the beloved couple can be found almost every day around lunch time.… Read the rest
Breathing is something many of us take for granted. For Charles Roberson, it’s a task that gets more difficult with each passing day.
Roberson, a 47-year-old father of two, has suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for more than 10 years. The progressive lung disease causes thickening and a loss of elasticity in the airways and air sacs in the lungs. This limits air flow and makes it hard to breathe.… Read the rest