They may have come from Eurasia, but they’ve likely made it to Lake Worth now.
The invasive zebra mussel – already a troublesome infestation in North Texas lakes – has moved through here and has advanced into Central Texas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is monitoring 23 state reservoirs, and over the spring and summer, two more lakes were added to the “possible presence of zebra mussels” – Lakes Worth and Joe Pool.… Read the rest
Every day, members of the United States military return home from deployments and active duty away from home.
David Vaughan of Azle believes each and every man and woman who comes home – whether it’s on leave or for good – deserves a hero’s welcome home.
Putting his money where his mouth is, so to speak, Vaughan created Welcome Home a Hero for military service people returning home to the Azle and Springtown areas.… Read the rest
Once again, Mary Kay is sponsoring the “Adopt A Grandparent for Christmas” program.
This marks year six for the event that delivers a Christmas gift to every resident in one of three facilities: Azle Manor, Eagle Crest, and Silver Creek Place.
The goal is again to give a present to each of the 200 residents; for some, it will be the only holiday gift they receive.… Read the rest
The autumn sun filters through brilliant sumac leaves in the midst of fall. Photos Courtesy of Paula Campbell
By Mark K. Campbell
While Texas is no Vermont – almost always a good thing – and we might not be able to match that state’s prolific autumn leaf display, we do just fine, actually.
Whether you venture into the Hill Country or toward the West Texas mountains or just stay around here in North Texas, there’s plenty to enjoy as fall looms.… Read the rest
The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, Sept. 26, in Weatherford to consider evidence in numerous Parker County criminal cases. The Grand Jury returned 26 indictments against 23 individuals.
Two of the indicted individuals list Azle as their place of residence, while five live in Springtown.
Amanda Marie O’Hara, 29, of Azle, was indicted for burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony.… Read the rest
Two local students achieved scholastic recognition from Texas A&M for their performance during the summer session.
Shawn C. Morgan, from Azle, qualified for the Dean’s Honor Roll by maintaining an average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for at least 12 hours. Morgan is working toward a bachelor of business administration – accounting degree.
Springtown’s Abigail Lamont, seeking a bachelor of science – psychology degree, landed on the Distinguished list. That requires a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74 for 12 or more hours.… Read the rest
The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, Sept. 12, in Weatherford to review evidence in several criminal cases. The jury returned 35 indictments against 27 individuals.
Of those 27, four are residents of Azle, four reside in Springtown and one is from Boyd.
Erika Danielle Brinkley, 26, of Springtown, was indicted for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a third degree felony.
Alan Ray Hill, 41, of Springtown, was indicted for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, 1-4 grams, a second degree felony; Hill was also indicted on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony.… Read the rest
Parker County Sheriff’s Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler, Animal Control Officer Matt Anderson and Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Downs each received the Sheriff’s Meritorious Conduct Commendation, Wednesday, Sept. 18.… Read the rest
Docks are high and dry now, but those in the water can quickly be covered by sharp-edged zebra mussels, says the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
New rules will affect EML, other area lakes
By Mark K. Campbell
It seems to just keep getting worse.
So, to combat an invasive critter that seems determined to infest all Texas fresh waters, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has proposed more drastic measures.… Read the rest