By Natalie Gentry
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4
The holiday season is a time of celebrations and Christmas cheer.
However, for families coping with the death of a loved one, it can also be a stark reminder of their loss.
Because sorrow felt during this time of year is often magnified by the additional loss of family holiday traditions, the grief can become overwhelming for some.… 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 Nov 10-16.
A 21-year-old Azle woman was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 10 for a warrant for assault (family violence). She posted $2,500 bond and was released later that day.… Read the rest
by Natalie Gentry
This story contains information that some readers might find objectionable.
Andrew Murphy Howard, 30, of Azle was arrested earlier this month after being accused of three counts of assault, two sexual.
Murphy was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at Howard’s residence.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
The sparsely populated province of Iloilo in the Philippines is known as “the heart of the Philippines.” but to Cherry Sipe of Azle, it’s the place she called home for the first 19 years of her life.
When Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda by Filipinos) struck Nov. 8, its eye devastated the northern parts of Iloilo and killed at least 200 people.… Read the rest
Large gains and large losses punctuate otherwise slow climb
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Nov. 6 that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.14 billion, up 5.4 percent compared to October 2012.
The sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers.
Locally, it was a familiar hodge-podge of small ups and downs interspersed with a few notably large rises and falls.… Read the rest
Two Azle residents have earned special certification that helps them help relocating military personnel.
Lynn Roberts with Keller Williams Realty and Debi Leewright with Springtown’s Weichert Realtors, Team Realty, have earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.
The National Association of Realtors confers the MRP certification to Realtors who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.… Read the rest
The following individuals were indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury during the month of October:
David James Henson, 22, of Springtown, was indicted Oct. 17 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Jimmy D. Crosby, 32, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 7 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15.
Mathew Jeromy Dunn, 34, was indicted Oct. 31 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15.… Read the rest
Earth shakes continue
by Carla Noah Stutsman
It was Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Election Day and the day Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride competed for the state title – when the earth started shaking around Springtown and Azle.
At 9:32 p.m. that night, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Reno area. Oddly, some folks felt it while others did not.… Read the rest
Marvin Dunlop (center), a WWII veteran, enjoys a cup of coffee with friends Richard Bond and Chuck Coker at Howell’s Cafe. Photo by Natalie Gentry
By Natalie gentry
Marvin Dunlop has seen Springtown change a lot in the 83 years he has lived here.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 when he was 18 years old.
“I became really well-traveled during my time in the service,” Dunlop said.… Read the rest