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Springtown Police test bicycle patrol

| July 24, 2014
Springtown Police test bicycle patrol

by Natalie Gentry
Springtown residents can see the newest addition to the police department if they visit the city’s parks and SplashPad.
Officer Frank Carroll might be riding through as one of the public places he could pass by on his department-issued mountain bike this summer.
Carroll, the Springtown ISD school resource officer (SRO) and juvenile investigator, is the proverbial guinea pig for the PD’s bicycle unit.… Read the rest

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Local man key in Parker becoming Texas’ 4th ‘Purple Heart County’

| July 24, 2014
Local man key in Parker becoming Texas’ 4th ‘Purple Heart County’

Springtown’s Rupert Harrell, a veteran, wanted to see his fellow former warriors recognized for their service.
A Vietnam vet and Purple Heart recipient, Harrell, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Post 1513 out of Tarrant County, brought forth the idea for a proclamation to make Parker a “Purple Heart County.
He was successful.
On Monday, July 28 at 10 a.m., the county’s Commissioner’s Court will indeed declare Parker a Purple Heart … Read the rest

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Rains helps EML inch up

| July 24, 2014
Rains helps EML inch up

Wet El Niño predicted to emerge in coming months

by Carla Noah Stutsman
More than two inches of rain fell locally Thursday, July 17, but frankly, we got the short end of the rainfall stick that day.
That’s not bad news, however, since the lion’s share of the wet stuff – in some places more than eight inches – fell northwest here, in the Eagle Mountain Lake (EML) watershed.… Read the rest

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Delay of water bills remains a mystery

| July 24, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
The City of Springtown has experienced an unusually large amount of feedback stating that water bills are not arriving to customers in a timely manner.
“I took them to the post office at about 8:30 a.m. July 1,” City Secretary Jhanna Bogan said.
The Epigraph didn’t receive its bill until July 14 and Bogan said several other customers reported not receiving theirs until then as well.… Read the rest

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Solar Race

| July 24, 2014
Solar Race

Cars competing in the American Solar Challenge (ASC) passed through Springtown July 21 around 5 p.m. on their way to the University of Oklahoma. The race is a multi-day, 1200-1800 mile cross-country event across North America. Teams must first design and build a solar powered vehicle that meets every requirement set forth in the regulations.  The winner of ASC is determined by the total elapsed time to complete the race route.   Photo by Natalie … Read the rest

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July 24, 2014

| July 24, 2014

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Health Care 2014

| July 17, 2014

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Area men indicted by Tarrant County Grand Jury

| July 17, 2014
Area men indicted by Tarrant County Grand Jury

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Among several local persons indicted by Tarrant County Grand Juries in May, two were men who wreaked havoc in Azle in separate and unrelated incidents; both received multiple charges.
Gary Ricky Paul Underwood, 35, of Springtown, was indicted May 5 for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and for burglary of a habitation.
Underwood, suspected of being one of several people involved in numerous residential burglaries in Parker, Tarrant and … Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

| July 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 during the week of July 6-12.
A 43-year-old Springtown woman was arrested July 7 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a commitment order for a previous charge of DWI. As of 14 she was held in jail without bond.… Read the rest

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 8-10

| July 17, 2014

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that the annual Sales Tax Holiday is Friday-Sunday, Aug. 8-10.
Shoppers buying certain items priced under $100 do not have to pay sales tax.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks.
That saves shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.
“Families gearing up for the new school year will not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items ranging from pens to blue … Read the rest

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