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Parker Co. grand jury indicts 8

January 28, 2015
Parker Co. grand jury indicts 8

Including an Azle man for evading arrest, a felony

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met Jan. 8 in a Weatherford courtroom to consider evidence in a number of criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury returned 26 indictments against 23 individuals; one of those is an Azle resident, one is from Poolville and five live in Springtown.… Read the rest

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AHS Winterguard Wows

January 28, 2015
AHS Winterguard Wows

The Azle High School Varsity Winterguard (above) unveiled its 2015 competition show Find Yourself at a Jan. 23 preview. The following day the Winterguard placed second out of the 10 groups in the National A classification at the North Texas Colorguard Association competition at Birdville ISD Thomas Coliseum. The JV Winterguard (right) finished fourth out of 11 squads in a Jan. 24 competition. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Springtown man dies in motorcycle mishap

January 21, 2015

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Springtown man has died as a result of injuries he suffered early Saturday morning, Jan. 17, when he was thrown from a motorcycle just east of Azle.
Michael Clay Clark, 33, died at 6:13 p.m. the following day, Sunday, Jan. 18, in the operating room of a Fort Worth hospital.
His death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.… Read the rest

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Varsity, JV Winterguard preview new shows Friday

January 21, 2015

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Azle High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Winterguards will preview their 2015 competition shows in the main AHS gym at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in a free show for the public.
Both groups will compete the following morning in their first North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) competition of the season at Birdville Coliseum. The varsity Winterguard’s show is called Find Yourself, but directors Debra Oldroyd and Karen St. Valentine were reticent to provide details.… Read the rest

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Beware on back roads

January 21, 2015
Beware on back roads

PC Constables now equipped with radar

By Carla Noah Stutsman
Parker County Precinct One Constable Larry Nix knows some people will be mighty upset to learn that his vehicle and that of Deputy Constable Charlie Hunt are now equipped with radar.
“But there are plenty of people who are going to be really happy about it, too,” Nix says.
Nix, Hunt, and Precinct One Commissioner George Conley gathered in the parking lot of the Parker County Sub-Courthouse in Springtown to show off the newly-installed speed-detecting gadgets, along with mobile data computers (MDCs).… Read the rest

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Engagements

January 21, 2015
Engagements

Brad and Cheryl Swadley of Azle and Mark Heffington of Alexandria, Virginia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Heffington, to Luke Shen, son of John and Barbara Shen of San Marcos. The couple will wed June 6, which will celebrate nine years of dating. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Charlene Hopkins of Azle. The prospective groom is the grandson of Faye Franklin of Azle and John and Elma Ruth Shen of Lakeside. Following a honeymoon in Alaska, the couple will reside in Weatherford.

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Azle Relay For Life gears up to fight cancer

January 21, 2015
Azle Relay For Life gears up to fight cancer

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Amber Ott Jenkins hates cancer with a passion.
It stole her father from her when she was just 19 years old.
“He wasn’t able to walk me or my sister down the aisle, and he never got to meet his grandchildren,” Jenkins says. “There are so many milestones he never saw because he fought cancer.”
Her father was Lt. Norman Ott, beloved Azle police and DARE Officer who even served as Interim Azle Police Chief for a time.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

January 21, 2015

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 Jan. 11-17.
• A 19-year-old Springtown man was arrested Jan. 12 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies Brandon Lee Davis, 38, of Springtown, Jan. 12 for a Tarrant County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. He was also off bond for charges of driving with an invalid license and another count of possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, less than one gram.… Read the rest

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Always a Bridesmaid

January 21, 2015
Always a Bridesmaid

Azle actress Selita Sprunger (third from left) is a cast member in Weatherford’s Theater Off The Square’s production of the comedy Always a Bridesmaid that runs from Jan. 30-Feb. 15 at 114 Denton Road.

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UT-Arlington Masters Grad

January 21, 2015
UT-Arlington Masters Grad

Dustin Myers, AHS Class of 2007, earned his Masters of Civil Engineering from UT-Arlington. After spending his first 12 school years in the AISD, Myers claimed a bachelor’s degree in the field from UT-Tyler in May 2011. Engaged, he is now employed in Arlington.

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