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Homecoming 2014!

October 22, 2014
Homecoming 2014!

A beautiful day, a standing room only crowd, and a Hornet victory!

A night to remember!

Members of the 2014 AHS Homecoming Court include (l-r): Kendall Wilson, Kayla Karnes, Hannah Doolin, Haley Davidson, Queen nominee Chasity Sellers, King Jeff Waldock, Queen Julie Waldock, Queen nominee Paige Freeman, Queen nominee Brook Smith, Taylor Bovea, Stephanie Lopez, Natalie Smith and Hollie Taylor. Not pictured are King nominees Nick Murray, Marshall Gilbreath and Johnny Crow.

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Hope springs eternal

October 22, 2014
Hope springs eternal

Lavender is one of the main herbs grown in the community garden at Hope Lutheran Church. Photos by Natalie Gentry

Bell peppers ripen on the vine at the Garden of Hope.

Community Garden receives grants for expansion

by Natalie gentry
The Garden of Hope community garden recently received two grants worth nearly $14,000 to expand the garden.… Read the rest

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Garden of Hope

October 22, 2014
Garden of Hope

The Garden of Hope food distribution network includes The Refuge Men’s Shelter, Azle Caring Community, Neighbor to Neighbors Food Pantry, and the Hope Lutheran School and daycare.
Photos courtesy of the Garden of Hope Association

It’s pumpkin harvest time at the Garden of Hope. The community garden has distributed 1,500 pounds of food since June. (l-r): Cindy Bishop, Frank Swehosky, and Pastor Rob Gates display some of the produce donated to The Refuge.

Five-year-old Garden of Hope gardener, Scarlett Webb, shows off some of her summer squash.

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Parker County Arrests

October 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 between Oct. 9-18:
• A 50-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 9 by Springtown police for a Tarrant County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 4-200 grams.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 22-year-old Springtown man Oct. 9 for two Wise County warrants for prior charges of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram and driving with an invalid license with previous convictions.… Read the rest

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Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

October 15, 2014
Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

by Carla Noah Stutsman
He may be most famous for his 1976 hit song “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” but Red Steagall says the love of poetry has always been a part of his being.
Steagall, who lives on a ranch outside Azle with his wife, Gail, will host the 24th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival in the Fort Worth Stockyards Oct. 24-26.… Read the rest

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Long live the king

October 8, 2014
Long live the king

Parker County Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop Oct. 18 to discuss the creation of Monarch-friendly gardens locally. Photo by Paula Campbell

This Monarch butterfly enjoys a stop on a lantana plant near Springtown en route to its wintering site in Mexico. Photo by Paula Campbell

Monarch conservation efforts take flight in Parker County

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PC grand jury indicts locals

October 8, 2014
PC grand jury indicts locals

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met Sept. 18 in Weatherford to consider evidence in numerous cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Among those indicted were residents of both Azle and Springtown.
Jennifer Suzanne Buell, 19, of Azle, was indicted on two counts of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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‘Bay, Springtown, Azle men indicted

October 1, 2014
‘Bay, Springtown, Azle men indicted

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Parker County Grand Jury met Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 in Weatherford to hear evidence presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office in certain criminal cases.
During those two meetings, the Grand Jury returned 63 indictments against 50 individuals, including three Springtown men, a Pelican Bay man, and two Azle men.
Those indicted include:
• Robert Cornelius Abbott, 56, of Springtown, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

October 1, 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 Sept. 21-27.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 28-year-old Azle woman Sept. 22 on a commitment order for a prior charge of theft $5-$500.
• A 20-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Sept. 22 by Springtown police and charged with criminal trespass.… Read the rest

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High performance Art

October 1, 2014
High performance Art

This “Gear Head” sculpture out front of Advanced Automotive Performance off Highway 199 in Azle is art in motion. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Art runs in Steven Shaw’s family.
Shaw, 36 and the owner Advanced Automotive Performance in Azle, knows art.
His grandfather was famed sculptor Jack Bryant.
Aunt Cynthia Bryant’s detailed illustrations hang in Shaw’s office.… Read the rest

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