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Flood mitigation project to cost less Savings of $400,000 seen

| April 24, 2014
Flood mitigation project to cost less Savings of $400,000 seen

By Natalie Gentry
The revised budget for the Main Street creek widening and flood mitigation project is now estimated to be approximately $1.4 million instead of the original figure of $2.2 million.
In response to the decrease in the overall budget, the Parker County commissioners have voted to adjust the county’s 50 percent cost-share agreement with the city from $1.1 million to $700,000.… Read the rest

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Work continues on the Springtown Splashpad

| April 24, 2014
Work continues on the Springtown Splashpad

By Natalie Gentry
Construction on the Springtown Splashpad is steadily progressing toward its Memorial Day weekend grand opening.
The park took shape last week as water elements were installed and the majority of the masonry was completed on the restroom and the admissions building.… Read the rest

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Polls opening for early voting Monday

| April 24, 2014

by Natalie Gentry
Early voting for the May 10 General Election in Parker County will begin on April 28.
Voters in Springtown can go to City Hall located at 102 East 2nd Street to cast their votes in the council meeting room.
Another option is the Parker County Courthouse Annex kitchen located at 1112 Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford.
The meeting room in the Azle Masonic Lodge at 257 W. Main Street will also act … Read the rest

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Heat at the Finish Line

| April 24, 2014
Heat at the Finish Line

Springtown coach Brad Legan vehemently protests the Porcupines’ 4×400-meter team’s disqualification at the Area track meet. Legan filed a written protest, but officials upheld SHS’ expulsion. So, despite posting the second fastest time at the meet, the Springtown quartet will not advance to regional. Full story on Page 11A.                                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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April 24, 2014

| April 24, 2014

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THAZ Auxiliary celebrates 40 years of service

| April 17, 2014
THAZ Auxiliary celebrates 40 years of service

by Natale Gentry

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Area takes sales tax hit in March

| April 17, 2014

Lakeside is exception with gargantuan leap

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that state sales tax revenue in March was $2.09 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to March 2013.
“The growth in sales tax revenues was led by business spending in the oil and natural gas mining, wholesale trade and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Collections from restaurants were also strong. This marks 48 consecutive months of growth in state sales tax collections.”… Read the rest

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Popcorn Players visit Twain

| April 17, 2014

The third Azle Arts Popcorn Players play of the 2014 season is ready to go.
AAPP will present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in late April and early May.
The play, directed by Carol Braden and Monica Goth, opens April 25 at the 1012 Southeast Parkway stage.
The adaptation of the Mark Twain story will continue to run April 26-27 and May 2-4.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

| April 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 April 6-12.
A 52-year-old Azle man was arrested April 6 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for DWI with a blood alcohol level of greater than .15. He was released to Tarrant County authorities on April 7.… Read the rest

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Are you cool enough to ‘get’ this hipster’s latest?

| April 17, 2014
Are you cool enough to ‘get’ this hipster’s latest?

Some people like to go to the movies to escape. Some are curious about how a favorite novel might be adapted. Some love superheroes. Some dig spaceships or being scared.
And some are snooty. The sort who think film is art and any picture not trying to elevate the form is a colossal waste of time and energy. Only dullards go see Spider-Man; with noses in the air, the elite sniff at the common man … Read the rest

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