Severe weather can bring violence – damaging winds, deadly lightning, heavy rains, and hail – and knowing how to react when outside can be crucial.
When powerful storms approach, bring outdoor items in: Patio furniture and other outdoor equipment can become dangerous projectiles if loose.
Anticipate power outages: Fill plastic containers with water and freeze them to keep refrigerator and freezer food cold should the electricity fail.… Read the rest
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 June 22-28.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 47-year-old Azle woman June 23 on a motion to revoke parole or probation for a prior charge of driving with an invalid license with previous convictions. She paid a $615.82 fine and was released from jail June 27.… Read the rest
Christian, patriotic event expected to draw thousands
by Carla Noah Stutsman
When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, no one does it quite like Azle.
Follow The Flag, now in its 22nd year (yes, we did the research to prove it), is a Christian, patriotic event that will take place July 4 from 7-10 p.m. in Azle’s Central Park.
Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. The colors will be presented and the National Anthem will be sung around 9:15 p.m., just before the fireworks display begins at 9:45 p.m.… Read the rest
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 June 15-21.
Gosta Daniel Olofson, 24, of Azle was arrested June 15 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with felony burglary of a building. He also had an active warrant for theft of property, $50-500. As of June 23 he was held in jail in lieu of $8,500 bond.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
State sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May 2013, according to a press release from State Comptroller Susan Combs.
“Sales tax growth was evident across all major economic sectors,” Combs said. “The growth was led by the retail and wholesale trade sectors, the oil and natural gas mining sector, and the services sector. This marks the 50th consecutive month of increased state sales tax revenues, and brings the fiscal year-to-date growth to 5.4 percent.”… Read the rest
Many young local students enjoyed success at the annual Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Youth Fair.
At this year’s June gathering, these students collected awards:
Ag machinery and equipment – Wood shop designs: Walter Kester, Springtown 4-H, 1st (cedar chest).
Broiler – Class 5: Kleg Smith, Azle, 3rd.… Read the rest
A jury duty scam is gaining momentum in Tarrant County and county officials want to educate the public to prevent further victims.
Citizens have been contacted by phone by a man who identifies himself as Lieutenant Allen with the Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, or Constable’s Office.
The caller informs the citizen they failed to report for jury duty and a fine has been assessed. The fine ranges from $2,000 to $4,000.… Read the rest