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Angel Band due in Azle Dec. 7

November 19, 2014
Angel Band due in Azle Dec. 7

Cindy Morgan and Azle’s Andrew Greer bring their Angel Band Christmas Tour to Azle at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Meeting Place at Ash Creek Baptist Church. Photo by Stephen Kohl/kohlphoto.com

Greer’s Christmas Tour stops at ACBC, TV special airs in December

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle folk will soon have a unique opportunity to fight hunger locally, enjoy world class entertainment in the form of a Christmas concert and – for many – meet up with an old friend.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 13, 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 between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.
• A 35-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Oct. 24 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams. She also had active warrants for failure to identify from Westworth Village and a   parole violation from Austin.… Read the rest

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Worldwide love: Area churches take part in Operation Christmas Child

November 12, 2014
Worldwide love: Area churches take part in Operation Christmas Child

by Natalie Gentry
For the tenth year in a row, First Baptist Church Springtown will act as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child (OCC).
Also, the week of Nov. 17-24 marks the fourth year that First Baptist Azle has collected shoeboxes for OCC – a program aimed at providing needy children all over the world with Christmas gifts.
The project – organized by international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse – began in 1993 and, since then, has collected and delivered more than 113 million gifts to poverty-stricken children in more than 130 countries on six continents.… Read the rest

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Area cities, districts enjoy bumps in sales tax revenue

November 12, 2014
Area cities, districts enjoy bumps in sales tax revenue

But Parker County sees drop from November 2013

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed November local sales tax allocations totaling $723.1 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts across the state Nov. 5.
Statewide, the November 2014 allocations rose 10.5 percent compared to November 2013. However, in Parker County, the numbers dipped from a year ago.
With the single exception of Parker County, every local entity recognized an increase in its November allocations compared with November 2013.… Read the rest

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TRC adopts new rules aimed at reducing Texas earthquakes

November 5, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Almost a year after Reno, Azle and Springtown residents felt the jolt of the first-ever earthquake in the area, the Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) adopted amended rules directed at disposal well operations in areas of historical or future seismic activity.
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, 2013, the news spread quickly – the first known earthquake had occurred in the area.… Read the rest

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Local duo named HSU King, Queen

November 5, 2014
Local duo named HSU King, Queen

Hardin-Simmons University’s 2014 Homecoming Queen and King are Audrey Beth Heffington of Azle and Austin Ryan Hennesay of Springtown.

When Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene crowned its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 17, both Springtown and Azle were represented.
HSU’s 2014 Homecoming Queen is Audrey Beth Heffington of Azle, a psychology major with a minor in Spanish who will graduate in May 2015.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 5, 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 between Oct. 19-23.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 17-year-old Azle man Oct. 19 and issued him a citation for public intoxication.
• A 31-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 19 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Hamilton County warrant for non-payment of child support.… Read the rest

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Veterans live together at Azle Manor

November 5, 2014
Veterans live together at Azle Manor

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle Manor is the home for 10 military veterans.
B.J. Clark served in the United States Navy from 1945-47.
He worked as a machinist during World War II.
In Azle, he used those skills to open Clark’s Precision Machine & Tool.
Prominent in community service for decades, the B.J. Clark Building is named in his honor.
John Duran served in the Air Force from 1959-1964.… Read the rest

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Veterans Day 95 years old

November 5, 2014
Veterans Day 95 years old

Recognition date originally called Armistice Day

by Mark K. Campbell
When the “war to end all wars” – WWI – finally came to an official end in June 1918, fighting had already stopped seven months before.
That was because a temporary cessation of battle, an armistice, had been signed back in November.
Since that cease-fire was begun on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” November 11 was the day chosen by President Woodrow Wilson to honor those who fought in the Great War.… Read the rest

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From Nashville to the pulpit

October 29, 2014
From Nashville to the pulpit

Azle grad’s journey took him from AHS to the Grand Ol’ Opry and back

by Mark K. Campbell
“What a long, strange trip it’s been,” sang the Grateful Dead in “Truckin’.”
Terry Bayless, Azle High School Class of 1983, can relate.
His musical journey has taken him from Main Street bars to playing with some country music greats to a medical emergency that resulted in – so far – 38 surgeries to a ministry in its infancy.… Read the rest

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