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Angels in waiting: Reno angel tree and Toys for Tots gifts arrive

December 22, 2014
Angels in waiting: Reno angel tree and Toys for Tots gifts arrive

By Natalie Gentry
The City of Reno picked up the gifts it received for the Toys for Tots program last week.
“I think this is great to see our  community coming together during the holidays,” said Public Works Director Scott Passmore.
Mayor Lynda Stokes echoed Passmore’s sentiments.
“There has been such an out pouring from the community,” Stokes said. “Scott [Passmore] and other city employees have spearheaded these efforts and have done so much work on their own time.… Read the rest

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Oh Yeah!

December 22, 2014
Oh Yeah!

It’s been more than five years since gas prices have fallen below $2 per gallon. The lower prices are expected to remain in that range until year’s end.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Christmas 2014

December 22, 2014
Christmas 2014

Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman, Natalie Gentry, and Mark K. Campbell

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Parker County Arrests

December 17, 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 Dec.7-12
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old Springtown man Dec. 7 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, less than one gram.
• A 35-year-old Azle woman was arrested Dec. 7 by Pelican Bay police for a warrant for theft of property by check, $20-500.… Read the rest

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PC officials swear-in Dec. 31

December 17, 2014

Parker County’s newly elected and re-elected officials will hold a public Swearing-in Ceremony in the County Court at Law 2 Courtroom of the Parker County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.
All of the officials will be serving four-year terms to begin January 1. The public is invited to attend.
This year’s list of Parker County elected officials, in ballot order: Mark Riley, County Judge; Jerry Buckner, County Court at Law 1 Judge; Curtis Jenkins, County Court at Law 2 Judge; Sharena Gilliland, District Clerk; Jeane Brunson, County Clerk.… Read the rest

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‘Living Bright’

December 17, 2014
‘Living Bright’

 

Ventriloquist Maegan Bruce shares the love of God and a lot of fun

By Natalie Gentry
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. -Proverbs 16:9

Maegan Bruce isn’t new to entertaining crowds; according to her website, the Parker County native has been performing since she could talk.
“My mom was a puppeteer and my dad was a ventriloquist before they even met, so I joke that I was kind of bred for it,” Bruce said. “I was raised around it, but I was also one of those kids who spent way too much time making faces in the mirror, choreographing dance numbers in her room, and making her parents sit through ‘shows’ with puppets and homemade props and sets.”… Read the rest

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Reno Christmas Party

December 10, 2014
Reno Christmas Party

The City of Reno Children’s Christmas Party will be at the Reno City Hall on Dec. 20 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Santa will be there so children can tell him if they have been naughty or nice. Snacks will be provided. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Police warn of IRS scam

December 10, 2014

Citizens throughout the City of Weatherford and Parker County intermittently have reported phony phone calls to the authorities.
Reports say the caller purports themselves as agents of the Internal Revenue Service.
At times the caller may try to convince victims they are legitimate agents of the IRS in an attempt to solicit money for unpaid taxes.
These scare tactics are generally used against the victim by threatening criminal action or jail time.… Read the rest

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Sharing my story: Poolville author Lauren Boehm Lynch writes stories of farm-life, family, and fun

December 10, 2014
Sharing my story: Poolville author Lauren Boehm Lynch writes stories of farm-life, family, and fun

Lauren Boehm Lynch shares some affection with one of the goats on Broken Road Farm – the setting for much of her writing. Photo by Natalie Gentry

by Natalie Gentry
Local author Lauren Boehm Lynch loves the time she spends with her husband Tim on their Broken Road Farm in Poolville.
In fact, she enjoys the country living so much that she is always looking for a new way to share the “farm experience” with others.… Read the rest

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Texas Health offers low-dose CT scanner

December 3, 2014

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle now offers the 64-slice computed tomography scanner with adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR).
The new scanner delivers high-speed, high-quality images with up to 40 percent less radiation, representing an important advancement in CT scan diagnostics for the hospital.
This next generation of diagnostic imaging technology scans nearly 40 percent faster than earlier generations, cutting patients’ radiation exposure nearly in half.… Read the rest

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