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Feeding the need

March 25, 2015
Feeding the need

Volunteers Rocio Barboza (left) and Bob Tricht help with unloading meals from the van at Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. Photo by Misty Shaw

Prepared meals such as this are delivered to local residents in need by volunteers five days a week in Parker and Tarrant County. Photo by Misty Shaw

Lee Porter, owner of Azle Dental Care, volunteers weekly with Meals On Wheels in Azle. Photo by Misty Shaw

Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver more than foodRead the rest

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Six area residents indicted by Parker County Grand Jury

March 18, 2015
Six area residents indicted by Parker County Grand Jury

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met Tuesday, March 10 in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury handed down indictments against 29 individuals.
Among those 29 were two Poolville residents, two from Springtown, and two who live in Azle.
Joshua Darrell Ross, 31, of Poolville, was indicted for theft less than $1,500 with two or more previous theft convictions, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

March 18, 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 March 3-9.
• Jerry Dewayne Allen, 31, of Azle was arrested March 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first degree felony.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 45-year-old Azle woman March 3 on a commitment order for a prior charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, one to four grams.… Read the rest

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Clamoring for crawdads

March 18, 2015
Clamoring for crawdads

Brookshire’s in Azle and Springtown are selling out of crawdads these days. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Brookshire’s stores in Azle and Springtown began their annual crawfish boils this month.
And they are popular.
Whether you call them crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, or mudbugs, the tasty little crustaceans are a big hit with locals.
With crawfish season’s start date usually occurring between late February and early March, customers typically begin requesting the critters as soon as the temperature begins to climb.… Read the rest

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That’s entertainment!

March 18, 2015
That’s entertainment!

Performing during the Popcorn Players last production, The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, are (l-r) Heather Stark, Carol Braden, Gwen Gibbons.

Popcorn Players take center stage this week with their 102nd production

BY MISTY SHAW
Community theatre is a vital part of the local arts scene, and if you’re in the mood for a family friendly, live spectacle, the Popcorn Players are here to entertain.… Read the rest

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A new look on a cold day

March 11, 2015
A new look on a cold day

A different perspective brought about this week’s front page Epigraph photo. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
It doesn’t snow around here often so we try to take advantage when it does to get some unique photos.
On Thursday, March 5 we got a couple of inches of snow.
I headed for Walnut Creek on the east side of Springtown Park.… Read the rest

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Goin’ slickin’

March 11, 2015
Goin’ slickin’

Unadulterated snowy fun brought back memories; this photo was in last week’s News. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The sleet and snow had already started falling by the time I got to the office Friday, Feb. 27, and all my co-workers were a little anxious about getting home before the roads got too bad.
The decision was made to close the office well before noon, and everyone left but me.… Read the rest

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Drip irrigation workshop offered Mar. 21

March 11, 2015
Drip irrigation workshop offered Mar. 21

BY NATALIE GENTRY
With the advent of spring comes preparation for the gardening season.
One preparatory event garden enthusiasts might consider attending is a free, hands-on drip irrigation workshop for vegetable gardens presented by the Parker County Master Gardeners at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.
The class will be held at the Azle Campus of Teen Challenge, 1099 Flat Rock Road south of Azle.… Read the rest

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Church hosting Emergency Preparedness Fair

March 11, 2015

An average of 125 tornadoes occurs in Texas each year – more than in any other state.
North Central Texas sees not just tornadoes but severe thunderstorms and flash flood events each year, as well.
Safeguarding your family in the event of a natural disaster is crucial.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1010 Timberoaks Drive in Azle, will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair from 12 noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

March 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 March 2.
• A 31-year-old Springtown woman was arrested March 2 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana – less than two ounces and driving with an invalid license with previous convictions. She also had an active Tarrant County warrant for theft of property $50-$500.… Read the rest

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