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PC early primary voting sites set

February 12, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
Parker County has established and released the early voting sites for the primary election to be held on March 4.
The main voting site is the Parker County Courthouse Annex at 1112 Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford.
Local sites include the Springtown City Hall at 102 East Second Street in Springtown, the Azle Masonic Lodge at 257 West Main Street in Azle, and the Peaster Fire Department at 221 Judd Street in Peaster.… Read the rest

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Mobley, Orms make HPU honor roll

February 12, 2014

Steven Austin Mobley of Azle and Mallory Laurette Orms of Springtown were each named to the honor roll for the fall 2013 semester at Howard Payne University (HPU).
To be named to the honor roll, students must earn a 3.50-3.64 grade point average for all courses attempted while earning not less than 12 semester credit hours of academic coursework during the fall semester.… Read the rest

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Ham radio class coming

February 12, 2014

You can become a ham.
An entry level beginner class to achieve a FCC technician class amateur radio program is set for Feb. 22 and March 1.
A wide variety folks hold licenses – emergency responders, Boy Scouts, retirees, school children, and adults.
The two Saturday classes at Silver Creek Baptist Church at 151 Ruth Lane in Azle are free, but the examination costs $15.… Read the rest

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Area residents indicted in Tarrant County

February 12, 2014
Area residents indicted in Tarrant County

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The following individuals, who list addresses in the Springtown and Azle areas, were indicted by a Tarrant County Grand Jury during the month of January.
• Zachary Joe Arriaga, 21, of Azle, was indicted Jan. 8 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams. The alleged offense took place Nov. 18, 2013. Arriaga remains in the Tarrant County jail in lieu of $2,500 bond.… Read the rest

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Wacky weather quiz

February 5, 2014
Wacky weather quiz

Already this young 2014, we’ve had temperatures pushing 80 degrees and have dropped to single digits.
That’s a bit extreme even for our famously yo-yoing Texas weather.


Think you know about how things are outside? Prove it with this North Texas weather quiz:
1. What’s our hottest month?
2. What’s the coldest?
3. What’s the wettest?
4. What’s the driest?
5. Which month has the most clear days?… Read the rest

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Parker County grand jury indicts

February 5, 2014
Parker County grand jury indicts

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met Thursday, Jan. 23, in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases filed by the Parker County District Attorney.
The grand jury handed down 35 indictments against 29 individuals; five of those individuals list Azle addresses, while three live in Springtown and one in Poolville.
• William Joseph McCue, 26, of Springtown, indicted for possession of marijuana, four ounces to five pounds, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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For the birds!

January 29, 2014
For the birds!

Godbey steps out of comfort zone into a whole new world

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Carol Godbey has always lived a full life – in addition to running the popular restaurant and catering company begun by her father, Vance, when she was a toddler, she works out five days a week and is an avid SCUBA diver, snow skier and motorcycle rider who’s enjoyed the privilege of traveling the world.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

January 29, 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 Jan. 20-26.
A 41-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Jan. 20 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with theft of property – more than $50 but less than $500. He posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Jan. 21.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

January 22, 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 Jan 13-19.
Katherine Areil Rose Bruton, 21, of Azle was arrested on Jan. 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a motion to adjudicate guilt for DWI. She posted $1,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 14.… Read the rest

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Churches are important part of area history

January 22, 2014
Churches are important part of area history

Several area church structures pre-date 1900

By Natalie Gentry
The gathering of congregations and the construction of churches are an integral part of the early history of many communities.
Our little section of Texas is no different.
As settlers began to move to the area in the mid-1850s, churches began to form.

First United Methodist Church of Springtown
The first church in Parker County was organized at Goshen when a “meeting house” was erected in 1854.… Read the rest

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