As usual on the first day of school, traffic backed up on Main Street from Hwy. 199 past First Baptist Church with parents taking children to classes. Superintendent Mike Kelley said things get back to normal just a few days later. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
BY NATALIE GENTRY
Chuck wagons, bank robbers, and saloon girls, oh my!
The events and entertainment of the 31st Annual Springtown Wild West Festival are aimed at providing the community a taste of an era that defined the state in many ways.
And what could be more representative of the Texas … Read the rest
Presiding judge in the 415th District Court in Parker County, Graham Quisenberry, was recognized Aug. 10 at the annual American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers dinner in San Antonio.
This organization is considered the preeminent organization of family lawyers in the nation.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Brent Allen Jozefkowicz, 48, a registered sex offender who escaped from a Fort Worth halfway house Aug. 4, was found dead in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The report says the Myrtle Beach Police Department informed Texas DPS that Jozefkowicz was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted … Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A local Christian artist is once again up for a Dove Award.
Andrew Greer graduated from Azle High School in 2000.
His holiday album All is Calm, All is Bright, Songs of Christmas is nomiated for Christmas Album the Year by the Gospel Music Association.
Greer also performs on the album with a slew of Christian artists.
Other nominees in that category include:… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury met Thursday, Aug. 20, in Weatherford to consider evidence in several criminal cases as presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
The grand jury handed down 40 indictments against 34 defendants.
Among those, two live in Azle, two in Springtown and two in Poolville.
• Amanda Glee Lefan, 27, of Azle, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 3, 28-200 grams, … Read the rest
Officers patrolling over Labor Day
It started Aug. 21 and runs through Sept. 7.
That’s the stretch – over the Labor Day holiday – where Texas law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers.
Last year over the same period, 21 people were killed and 42 seriously hurt in 338 alcohol-related accidents.
Many communities are implementing “no-refusal” which means law enforcement officials can obtain blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and motorcyclists.… Read the rest
An expert on mosquito-borne diseases, veterinarian Shelley Stonecipher told Springtown Optimists that West Nile Virus is here to stay. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
Prevention only the alternative to stopping the disease
By Mark K. Campbell
That’s what the West Nile Virus is in Texas.
“That means it will never go away,” said Shelley Stonecipher, a zoonosis control veterinarian for the Department of Health Services.… Read the rest