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Parker Grand Jury hands down indictments

December 3, 2014
Parker Grand Jury hands down indictments

Azle, Springtown names on list

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Four people from Azle and two from Springtown were among those indicted after a Parker County grand jury met Thursday, Nov. 20 in Weatherford.
The grand jury meets twice monthly to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
Indictments were handed down against the following area residents, among others:
• Dennis Glen Brooks, 45, of Azle, was indicted for theft $1,500-20,000, a state jail felony, and for theft $100,000-200,000, a second-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Unhappy holidays

December 3, 2014
Unhappy holidays

 

by Mark K. Campbell
“You will grieve.”
Brian Brinkmann knows firsthand what loss is – and how surviving holidays can be tough.
Brinkmann’s 17-year-old daughter Sarah was killed in a car crash Nov. 17, 2009.
As expected, he struggled with the loss until he eventually found GriefShare.
A single dad at the time and well involved in ministry, Brinkmann’s world eroded.
“I thought church was a place where I could hide my emotions,” he said.… Read the rest

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Courthouse lighting Nov. 29

November 24, 2014
Courthouse lighting Nov. 29

 

Event starts a 7 p.m. in Weatherford

The second annual Parker County courthouse lighting is slated for Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
A big crowd is expected; last year, over 1,000 people showed up.
This year’s ceremony will be substantially shorter, county official Joel Kertok noted.
The event starts with Christmas carols at 7 p.m. with the actually courthouse and tree lighting following at 7:15.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 24, 2014

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 Nov. 15-20.
• Wilder Eric Jones, 20, of Poolville, was arrested Nov. 15 by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and charged with driving while intoxicated.
• Weatherford police arrested David M. Guay, 24, of Poolville Nov. 16 and charged him with driving while intoxicated.… Read the rest

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Young driver indicted for hit-and-run death

November 24, 2014

The Parker County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Morgan Lopatesky of Weatherford Thursday, Nov. 20.
Lopatesky is charged with accident involving personal injury or death – more commonly called “hit-and-run.”
The indictment stems from an Aug. 11 accident in the Hudson Oaks Walmart parking lot that took the life of Marla Carroll, 58, of Poolville.
The charge is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine in situations in which a death was caused in the accident.… Read the rest

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving!

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all other virtues.
-Cicero

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Parker County Arrests

November 19, 2014

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 Nov. 8-14.
• A 37-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Nov. 8 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for insufficient bond for a prior charge of evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.… Read the rest

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Indictments returned against area residents

November 19, 2014
Indictments returned against area residents

Darrell Dewayne Garrett

Mikeul David Fite

by Natalie Gentry
A Parker County grand jury met in Weatherford on Nov. 6 to consider evidence presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office in a number of criminal cases.
Among others, the grand jury handed down indictments against two people who live in the Azle area.
• Mikeul David Fite, 65, of Azle was indicted for theft of property, $1,500-20,000, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Angel Band due in Azle Dec. 7

November 19, 2014
Angel Band due in Azle Dec. 7

Cindy Morgan and Azle’s Andrew Greer bring their Angel Band Christmas Tour to Azle at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Meeting Place at Ash Creek Baptist Church. Photo by Stephen Kohl/kohlphoto.com

Greer’s Christmas Tour stops at ACBC, TV special airs in December

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle folk will soon have a unique opportunity to fight hunger locally, enjoy world class entertainment in the form of a Christmas concert and – for many – meet up with an old friend.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 13, 2014

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 Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.
• A 35-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Oct. 24 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams. She also had active warrants for failure to identify from Westworth Village and a   parole violation from Austin.… Read the rest

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