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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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S’town man one of 9 indicted by Grand Jury

January 22, 2014
S’town man one of 9 indicted by Grand Jury

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, Jan. 9 to consider evidence in a number of criminal cases. The jury returned nine indictments after deliberating; one of the individuals indicted is listed as homeless in Springtown.
That person was Corey Lee Hayes, 20, indicted for burglary of a building, a state jail felony.
Others indicted who do not live in the immediate Springtown/Azle area include:… Read the rest

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Free tax help available

January 22, 2014

Volunteers with the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program are gearing up to help area residents with their 2013 income tax returns.
Volunteers are trained and tested in current tax law using IRS material to assist in filing basic income tax returns such as Form 1040 as well as Schedules A, B, D, EIC, M, R, SE and limited Scheduled C and E.
The program provides free tax help for area resident taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older.… Read the rest

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Fighting the flu

January 15, 2014

A look at local efforts combatting ‘widespread’ disease

By Natalie Gentry
Getting the flu isn’t something to take lightly, and the flu has hit North Texas hard this year.
The peak of the season is typically in January and February and there has already been 34 flu-related deaths reported in North Texas
The Texas Department of State Health Service’s (DSHS) website explained that the latest flu surveillance classifies the geographic distribution of flu activity in Texas as “widespread.”… Read the rest

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