Taylor Comer-Lunsford, of the Springtown FFA Chapter, was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the group’s 87th annual convention held in Corpus Christi July 13-17.
The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science … Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An accident in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway on May 12 killed David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown.
Now the driver of the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which Johnson was a passenger faces charges related to his death.
Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was arrested July 23 after Wise County Sheriff’s deputies served him with a warrant issued by the Azle Police … Read the rest
At the West Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, the Epigraph finished second among papers in its circulation division.
Second was a common theme for the paper; the Epi was runner-up in five different categories.
All entries came from 2014 publications.
Reporter Natalie Gentry took second in News Writing. Stories about a slain toddler and a dog shooting were called by judges as having an “excellent narrative” and being “wonderful.”… Read the rest
As the earlier drought wore on, pumping water from Richland Chambers kept Eagle Mountain Lake from becoming a “mud hole,” according to a Texas Regional Water District administrator. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
TRWD looking for ways to keep the levels up
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
“The ick factor.”
When Tarrant Regional Water District Assistant General Manager Dan Buhman was discussing four ways the organization is trying to keep local lakes … Read the rest
Sexual assault on 15-year-old boy a 2nd-degree felony
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A 33-year-old Azle woman has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a child.
Ashley Adams Whited was arrested July 9 on an Azle Police Department warrant after an investigation found evidence of the sexual assault.
According to Azle PD detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers, Whited was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy that apparently began in November … Read the rest
A sure sign school is about to start again: the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday.
This year, it’s being held across the state Aug. 7-9, and smart shoppers can realize big savings on certain items priced under $100.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.… Read the rest
BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown Intermediate science teacher Wendy Kennedy joined other teachers from across the state in a week-long workshop to learn about the mining industry July 13-17.
The workshop – hosted by the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA) – was held at … Read the rest