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Parker County Arrests

March 25, 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 10-18.
• William Lawrence Hewson, 50, of Azle, was arrested March 10 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 57-year-old Azle man March 10 on a motion to revoke parole or probation for a prior charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
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Local sales tax revenues show growth

March 25, 2015
Local sales tax revenues show growth

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The sales tax numbers remain mostly good for local towns, counties, and entities.
These tax figures represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers.
At the local level, Parker County saw a dip in its monthly check but remains in the black for the first quarter, when compared with 2014.
The town of Lakeside, on the other hand, saw a tiny increase for March but hasn’t earned as much in the first quarter of the year as it did in the first quarter of 2014.
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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 food
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
During the presentation, participants will learn how to install three types of drip irrigation.
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