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All the children of the world…

November 9, 2016
All the children of the world…

A child in Liberia is thrilled to receive a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child. The group has delivered 135 million boxes since 1993. Photo courtesy Samaritan’s Purse

Operation Christmas Child spreads joy one shoebox at a time

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The unadulterated joy expressed by children on Christmas morning is something that words fail to capture.
That jubilation is multiplied exponentially when the child is an orphan, or struggling to live in abject poverty, or is a victim of war or disaster, and is receiving a shoebox full of toys, hygiene products, and school supplies.
That immense amount of indescribable joy has been brought to millions of children across the world by Operation Christmas Child (OCC) since 1993.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 9, 2016

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 Oct. 31-Nov. 5:
A 20-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 31 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for an insufficient bond on three charges of theft of cattle/horse/exotic livestock, less than $150,000. He posted $50,010 bond and was released Nov. 4.
A 22-year-old Azle man was arrested Nov. 1 on a commitment order for a previous charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, four-200 grams. As of Nov. 7 he remained in jail in lieu of $40,005 bond.… Read the rest

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Surviving the Battle of the Coral Sea

November 2, 2016
Surviving the Battle of the Coral Sea

This certificate mysteriously arrived at David Everett’s Baytown, Texas home after the war: His “membership” into the Shipwrecked Sailors of the South Seas.

Sailor was aboard the doomed Lexington

Editor’s Note: David Everett  is my 94-year-old father-in-law. I believe his story makes for memorable reading this Veterans Day.                           MKC

By Mark K. Campbell
A near miss and a direct hit – that sums up the World WarII naval career of David Everett…at least the first five months or so.
A Lake Whitney resident since 1961, Everett, 94, has lived his life around water.… Read the rest

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Eight locals indicted by Parker Count grand jury

November 2, 2016
Eight locals indicted by Parker Count grand jury

Jefferey B Reynolds

Scott Wesley Brown

John Dustin New

Kodee Reed Martinez

Jeremy Mark Brillhart

Leslie Diane Liles

Casey Leann Taylor

Jason Monroe Welch

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Among those indicted Thursday, Oct. 27, when a Parker County grand jury met to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office, are a Pelican Bay man, five Springtown resident, and two from Azle.
•Jefferey B Reynolds, 31, of Pelican Bay, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.
•Jeremy Mark Brillhart, 44, of Springtown, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 2, 2016

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 Oct. 17-29:
An 18-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Oct. 17 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. She posted $500 bond and was released the following day.
A 28-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 17 by Springtown Police officers and charged with driving while license suspended, with previous convictions/suspensions. He posted $750 bond and was released the following day.
An 18-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct.… Read the rest

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Feeding their fellow man

October 26, 2016
Feeding their fellow man

 

Food bank provides provisions for hundreds of thousands

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is responsible for providing meals to over 167,000 residents of 13 area counties annually.
TAFB works to distribute food in a region that covers 11,000 square miles and stretches from the Texas-Oklahoma border in Cooke County to the southern end of the DFW Metroplex in Hill County.
TAFB is one of 21 member food banks of the statewide food bank network known as Feeding Texas.
The Feeding Texas network is a member of the nationwide Feeding America network, featuring over 200 food banks nationally.… Read the rest

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PC grand jury indicts 15 from area

October 26, 2016
PC grand jury indicts 15 from area

8 from Azle, 6 from Springtown, 1 from Reno

A Parker County grand jury met Sept. 15 and again Oct. 13 in a Weatherford court room to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
The grand jury returned an indictment against an Azle man Sept. 15, and on Oct. 13, it handed down indictments against a Reno resident, six people who live in Springtown, and seven Azle residents.
• Landon Shane Lowe, 37, of Azle, was indicted Sept. 15 on a charge 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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One to remember

October 19, 2016
One to remember

The Epigraph headline says it all. Springtown’s crazy football victory over Azle came at Hornet Field.

The Azle-Springtown triple overtime football game 20 years ago was like no other

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
If you were one of the thousands there, you certainly remember the Friday evening of Oct. 18, 1996.
That was the night when one of the greatest – or perhaps the greatest – football games was played at Hornet Field.
Springtown visited Azle for a contest before a packed house that saw a clash filled with crazy turns, questionable calls, wacky plays, and downright nail-biting suspense.

The build-up
Springtown was playing its first-ever season in 4A (now 5A).… Read the rest

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Cold or flu?

October 19, 2016

Colds and flus have symptoms that overlap.
One major difference is that with the flu, you get a fever almost always, says Dr. Jessica Williams, Family Medicine, Lone Star Medical Group.
Colds can be managed by over the counter medications and by drinking plenty of fluids for five to seven days.
Diagnosing the flu requires a nose or throat swab; results are usually available within 30 minutes.
The swab is accurate 50-70 percent of the time; if it shows no flu, the swab has a 90-95 percent accuracy rate.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

October 19, 2016

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 Oct. 3-16:
A 25-year-old Azle man was arrested Oct. 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with theft of property, $100-$750. As of Oct. 17 he remained in jail in lieu of $3,000 bond.
A 27-year-old Azle man was arrested Oct. 3 by Department of Public Safety troopers and charged with no driver’s license and driving while license invalid, with previous convictions/suspensions. He posted $750 bond and was released Oct. 5.
A 31-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Oct.… Read the rest

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