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Local Arrests

May 10, 2017

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Tarrant, Parker, and Wise County jails on felony and DWI charges during the week of May 1-7.

Tarrant County
Basil McCury, 24, of Azle, was arrested May 2 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony, and possession of dangerous drug, a Class A misdemeanor. She remained in jail as of press time in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Deana Michelle Shetter, 43, of Azle, was arrested May 2 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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The 411 on ESD 1

May 3, 2017
The 411 on ESD 1

 

The Emergency Services District 1 was created in 1999 as a taxing entity to fund the Springtown Volunteer Fire Department. On May 6, the district is seeking a tax increase to better serve the substantial area it covers. Photo by Christina Derr

Everything you wanted to know about fire districts

BY CHRISTINA DERR
In the event of a fire or medical emergency, when people call 911 the last thing on their mind is which fire department is going to respond – only that someone responds, and that someone responds quickly.
In larger cities, fire service is overseen and funded by the city itself.… Read the rest

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GOP majority pushes ‘sanctuary city’ bill to passage in Texas House

May 3, 2017

by Ed Sterling
AUSTIN – During his “State of the State” address on Jan. 31, Governor Greg Abbott declared legislation banning so-called “sanctuary cities” to be one of his top priorities and an emergency item, saying: “Elected officials don’t get to pick and choose which laws they obey.”
In 2011, when Rick Perry was governor, he made the original call for such a ban. Last week, after more than a dozen hours of spirited floor debate and parliamentary maneuvers, the Texas House approved legislation banning so-called sanctuary cities.
Senate Bill 4 passed the House on a party-line vote, with Republican members casting 93 votes in favor and Democratic members casting 54 votes in opposition.… Read the rest

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Local Arrests

May 3, 2017

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Tarrant and Parker County jails on felony and DWI charges during the week of April 24-30.

Tarrant County
Kyle Daniel Scott, 30, of Springtown, was arrested April 25 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence with the intent to impair, a third-degree felony and failure to identify by giving false or fictitious information, a Class A misdemeanor. He remained in jail as of press time in lieu of $2,750 bond.
Nayib Mejia, 20, of Azle, was arrested April 28 by Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 2, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Tarrant indicts 6 from area

May 3, 2017

Five from Azle, one from Springtown

When the Tarrant County grand jury convened in Fort Worth earlier in April four men and one woman from Azle and a Springtown man were indicted on various felony charges.
After considering evidence presented by the Tarrant County District Attorney, the grand jury found in the following criminal cases that there was enough evidence to charge these defendants formally:
• David D. Middleton, 55, of Springtown, was indicted April 19 on a charge of theft of service valued $2,500-$30,000, a state jail felony
• Christopher Daniel Cabell, 39, of Azle, was indicted April 20 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, one to four grams, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Relay for Life May 19

May 3, 2017

The Northwest Tarrant County Relay for Life team has set a goal of $47,000.
The “grass roots, community-based team event” is slated Friday, May 19 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
Walkers will hit the Lake Worth High School track that evening.
Relay for Life events include a survivors’ lap, a caregivers’ lap, and a luminaires ceremony.
To donate, visit www.ascevents.org or contact Tammy Davis at (817) 988-3404.
Currently, the team has raised around $16,500.… Read the rest

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Plant class is May 11

May 3, 2017

The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society will conduct a class on the relationship between plants and insects Thursday, May 11.
The class is set for the Cherry Park Community Center in Weatherford, 313 W. Davis St. at 7 p.m.
See http://npsot.org/CrossTimbers for more information.… Read the rest

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It’s time to start saving the children

April 26, 2017
It’s time to start saving the children

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler recently presented Parker County Attorney – and president of the board for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County – John Forrest with a check for $50,000 using funds from the Sheriff’s asset forfeiture fund. Also in attendance were (middle, l-r) Angela Goff, Deena Nichols, Angie Childers, and Dedra Vick and (back) Jana Jordan, Parker County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Josh Pittman, Assistant County Attorney Jamie Guzman, and Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain.

Parker most populous Texas county without a Children’s Advocacy Center

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Childhood should be remembered as a time full of kisses and love, not physical wounds and emotional scars.… Read the rest

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Local Arrests

April 26, 2017

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Tarrant, Parker, and Wise County jails on felony or DWI charges during April 10-23.

Tarrant County
John Randall Pellino, 58, of Azle, was arrested April 11 by Lake Worth Police officers and charged with theft of property valued less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions, a state jail felony. He remained in jail as of press time in lieu of $2,500 bond.
Justin Hasserodt, 39, of Springtown, was arrested April 19 by Arlington Police officers and charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, less than five items, a state jail felony; tamper with a government record, license or seal, a second-degree felony; forgery by possession, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony; and he was the subject of a parole violation warrant.… Read the rest

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Wildfower Quiz

April 19, 2017
Wildfower Quiz

Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Wildflower answers

1. Bluebonnet
2. Showy evening primrose (or “buttercup”)
3. Indian paintbrush
4. Dandelion
5. Prairie verbena
6. Wine cup
7. Downy paintbrush
8. Tickseed
9. Indian blanket (or Firewheel)
10. Wild onion
11. Coreopsis
BONUS: The flower on the top of the front page? Grape hyacinth… Read the rest

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