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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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PC Grand Jury indicts 39

June 4, 2014
PC Grand Jury indicts 39

Carla Noah Stutsman
The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, May 15, to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The Grand Jury returned 44 indictments against 39 individuals after weighing the evidence.
Ten live in the Azle area while six of those individuals are Springtown residents.
• Tosha Yvette Bosier, 29, of Springtown, 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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Parker County Arrests

May 28, 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 May 18-24.
Benito Galvan Jr., 18, of Azle was arrested May 18 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana, 2-4 ounces and felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. He posted $11,500 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail May 18.… Read the rest

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Parker County refi saves $1 million

May 28, 2014

Parker County’s recent financial move to refund the county’s series 2005 tax certificates has resulted in savings of more than $1 million in taxpayer dollars.
On April 28, the Parker County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to direct the county’s financial agent First Southwest Company to make the move.
The refunding issue achieved total present value savings equal to 7.284% of the $12,105,000 refunded amount.… Read the rest

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Parker County Crimestoppers board seek tips, volunteers

May 28, 2014

The Parker County Crime Stoppers Board wants the public to notice the red and white signs popping up all over the county.
The signs alert the public of the organization’s ability to take anonymous tips about crimes and suspects and generate them into solved cases resulting in arrests.
Additional signs are placed throughout the county each year, informing the public what number to dial when calling with tips.… Read the rest

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Waterpark opens with a splash in Springtown

May 28, 2014
Waterpark opens with a splash in Springtown

By Natalie Gentry
Opening day of the Springtown SplashPad on May 24 went really well according to City Secretary, Jhanna Bogan.
All told, 128 daily passes were sold and many other folks showed up with season passes.
In addition to the obvious draw of the big bucket o’water, early favorite elements seem to be the water cannons and the green water umbrella in the little bay.… Read the rest

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Click It or…

May 21, 2014
Click It or…

Come on, you know what happens to those who don’t

After 12 years, most people already know what “Click It or Ticket” is all about.
Motorists who don’t buckle up in compliance with state seatbelt laws face fines and court costs up to $200 as stepped-up enforcement gets underway this month during the Texas Department of Transportation’s 13th annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs through June 1.… Read the rest

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