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Turner ‘steps down’ as Springtown football coach BY MARK K. CAMPBELL After eight seasons leading Porcupines as the Springtown head football coach, Brad Turner is vacating that post. He will remain as athletic director, SISD superintendent Mike Kelley said. Kelley released this statement Wednesday, Jan. 22: “Earlier today, Coach Turner met with his players and football coaches and announced that he would not be returning to coach the Porcupines next fall. “Citing a strong desire for his student athletes to avoid some of the distractions that have presented themselves, he has requested and been granted the opportunity to step down as head coach. “He will continue fulfi lling his duties and responsibilities as athletic director until further notice. “He did not resign.” Via Facebook and Twitter, the Epigraph incorrectly said that Turner had resigned; that is incorrect – he did not resign. Turner came to Springtown from Sulphur Springs in 2006. In eight football seasons, he posted an overall record of 37-48. In district play – in 4A and later in 3A competition – Turner’s Porcupines went 25-28. Springtown reached the postseason four times in those

eight seasons, going 1-4. That victory came last November at Wichita Falls, 49-27 against Hirschi in bi-district. In all seasons but one, SHS harbored playoff hopes entering the final game of the season. Turner’s Porcupine teams were known for putting up astonishing offensive numbers. (See a story on Page 8A for stats on the 2013 Porcupine squad that ranked among state leaders in several offensive categories – often among all classifications.) Turner came under fi re from some citizens at a November 2011 school board meeting when Springtown posted a 1-9 record for the season. He survived that tumultuous period, receiving a vote of confidence from Kelley at a January board meeting. “I’m very confi dent that Coach Turner is going to do a good job of putting us in the best possible position to be successful,” Kelley said then. Springtown returned to the playoffs the next two seasons. However, some residents returned to the school board in 2013 to again voice concerns about the direction and success of the program. Since this story broke at press time on Wednesday, Jan. 22, a more detailed piece will be printed in the Jan. 30 Brad Turner stepped down as the Springtown head football coach Epigraph. Jan. 22. He will remain the athletic director. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

‘Soooooooooul Train’ Local church will use refurbished trolley to pick up children

Hilltop Family Church’s new trolley car will be used to transport kids to and from church.

Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY Hilltop Family Church in Springtown has made an addition to the church in the form of a trolley car. The green and gold Soul Train will be used to cart children to and from Sunday School. So what inspired the acquisition of the trolley? “When I was in Eureka Springs on vacation I saw the trolley cars they have and I thought ‘what a calling card for kids,” said John Conway, Hilltop Family Church pastor. “I spoke to the elders and to the church to see if somebody felt led to start a bus ministry and would like to cultivate it.” After the service, Kelvin Miles approached Conway and volunteered to lead the ministry. Miles and Brad Baltzell will be the men behind the wheel of the Soul Train. After searching the Internet, Miles fi nally found a potential trolley candidate for the job. “We found this little darling here and brought it back,” Conway said. The church has had the trolley now for a little over a month, in which time it has been totally overhauled so it will be ready to carry children safely to Sunday services. You can hitch a ride and fi nd out more information at Hilltop Family Church, 817-220-7177.

Reno council accepts The highest note: disannexation petition SHS singer first-ever female BY NATALIE GENTRY Reno resident Art Johnson presented multiple petitions to the Reno City Council regarding items to be voted on by the council or placed on the ballots for the May election. The fi rst petition Johnson presented requested that the city discontinue the agreement with Tarrant County that allows them to collect taxes. Instead, Johnson said that the taxes should be collected by the county in which the city resides. Johnson stated that 141 people signed this pe-

tition. The next petition that was presented requested that a tax rate freeze be put in place for citizens over 65 and who are disabled. Again, 141 residents signed this petition. The third petition Johnson presented requested an increase in the homestead exemption for residents over 65 and who are disabled. The current exemption extends to the fi rst 10 percent of the residents’ property value. PLEASE SEE DISANNEXATION, PAGE 3A.

Suspicious minds: Area folks, kids, even an Elvis interpreter implore Texas Railroad Commission to shut down injection wells BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN An estimated 100 people, including Springtown residents, left Azle at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 – some in a chartered bus and others in a nine-vehicle caravan that followed. Their objective: convince the Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) to shut down about 13 saltwater disposal wells in the Azle/Reno/Springtown area believed by many residents to be the cause of 30-plus earthquakes that have occurred since Nov. 1, 2013. They used just about every tool available to them – from lining up prescription medications for the board to see to 11- and 12-year-old children testifying to a live adaptation of Elvis Presley’s hit “All Shook Up” – to accomplish that

objective. About 30 people actually spoke – or sang “we’re in Azle...we’re all shook up” accompanied by guitar – and the commissioners lent their ear. While each individual had their own story, they almost all requested the commission shut down disposal wells in the area immediately and then continue with studies to determine the cause of the earthquakes. Most of their points and arguments have already been heard at two Town Hall meetings held earlier this month at Azle High School. But TRC staff did presented information following the public commentary portion of the PLEASE SEE AREA, PAGE 2A.

selected for All-State Choir

Emily Mitchell competed at the Area round of AllState competition in Midland Jan. 11. There, she was selected for a place on the elite AllState Choir group – a fi rst for a Springtown High School singer, choir director Denise Johnson said. “This is a very prestigious accomplishment,” Johnson said. Mitchell is only the third Springtown student to ever make All-State Choir. She is the fi rst student to do so in 10 years, and the first female from Springtown to ever be chosen. This year was Mitchell’s third year to compete for a place on the prestigious singing ensemble. “The difference this year was that I felt like I really had the support of my friends.” Mitchell said. Only 504 students from schools throughout the state are selected from an initial audition pool of over 16,000 singers. The audition process brings to mind visions of TV’s The Voice. A group of fi ve students warm up and then, oneby-one, students are called into a room to sing. The judges are separated from the students by a curtain so that the only element they are judging is the voice they hear. There are four rounds with the song selection becoming increasingly diffi cult and additional cuts after each round. “I am so very proud of all of the hard work she has shown to accomplish this,” Johnson said. The All-State Choir will perform at the Texas MuEmily Mitchell, a junior at SHS sesic Educators Association Convention in San Antocured a place in the All-State Choir nio in February. on Jan. 11. Mitchell is the fi rst feThe students will perform under the direction of male ever from SHS to be selected. Dr. Jeffrey Redding of West Virginia University. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Miss Springtown Feb. 22 The 2014 Miss Springtown pageant is set for Saturday, Feb. 22. The event, sponsored by the Springtown Beautification Committee, will be conducted under the theme of “Once Upon a Time – Let Your Fairytale Begin.” The girls-only event includes a clinic and rehearsal before the actual pageant. Competition categories include Miss Springtown, Miss Baby Springtown, Miss Princess, and Junior Miss Springtown. Miss Springtown will receive a $750 scholarship given annually in memory of Kari Deann Keen, Miss Springtown 1991. The pageant is set for the SHS auditorium. Entry cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The Miss Baby Springtown and Miss Princess divisions will be held at 9 a.m. The pageant fee is $70. Junior Miss and Miss Springtown will start at 7 p.m. Additional categories include Costume Wear (for ages babies through 12th grade); Talent (grades 5-12); and the only category where boys may compete, Photogenic (babies through 12th grade.) The fees for each special category is $15. Entry deadline is Saturday, Feb. 15, the same date as the pageant clinic. That gathering – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SHS auditorium

NEWS DIGEST Project Celebration meeting Jan. 27 A meeting for Project Celebration – an alcohol-free after prom party for the Class of 2014 – will meet at the Springtown High School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Anyone with a child planning to attend is welcome.

Texas Girls’ Choir auditions ending The Fort Worth-based Texas Girls’ Choir will conclude auditions Jan. 23, 25, 28, and 30. Those auditioning must be between the ages of 8 and 12, have a B average in school, and be prepared to sing the first verse of My Country ‘Tis of Thee or a song they know well a cappella. All auditions are set for 6:45 p.m. at 4449 Camp Bowie Blvd. For more information, call 817-732-8161.

Project Celebration selling t-shirts “Once a Porcupine, Always a Porcupine” says a t-shirt offered for sale by the 2014 Project Celebration committee. Shirts cost $15 with all proceeds going to the ’14 celebration for SHS seniors. Sizes range from adult small to adult XXX. To order, visit

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– includes learning the opening number for those in grades 7-12 and interview tips. Friday, Feb. 21 includes rehearsals from 7-9 p.m. of the opening number and talent practice. Interviews for grades 7-12 start at 4:30 p.m. followed by the pageant at 7 p.m. Miss Springtown bills itself

as “a pageant with a purpose.” The current Miss Springtown is Kalie Wells. Taylor Teague is the reigning Junior Miss Springtown. Registration forms are available at Highland Furniture, 133 East 1st Street. For more information, contact Wendy Dusek at 817-658-6554 or at

Spring STAAR out-ofdistrict registration Students who will be away from their home districts for the April or May 2014 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (aka STAAR) end-of-course (EOC) test administration may register to take the necessary assessments at any participating Texas campus. Out-of-District (OOD) students must be registered by their home campus. The April 2014 EOC OOD registration window is January 13-February 14. The May 2014 EOC OOD registration window is January 13-March 28. Contact Tammy Shaw, the Springtown High School campus test coordinator for information about registering as an OOD student at 817-220-3041.







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Reno citizen, Art Johnson, presented petitions regarding tax relief, tax collection, and disannexation to Mayor Lynda Stokes at the City Council meeting Jan 20. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Disannexation petition accepted by Reno n DISANNEXATION, FROM PAGE ONE.

Johnson’s proposal would raise that percentage to 30 percent. One hundred forty-three people signed this petition. Disannexation The final petition addresses the prospect of the disannexation of part of the city of Reno itself. Johnson referenced Texas Local Government Code chapter 43 section 43.143 regarding disannexation by petition and election. If passed, the result would be the removal of approximately 40 percent of the municipality Johnson said he has 104 sig-

natures on this petition – well over the require 50. “We thank the mayor for accepting these petitions and we urge you to comply with the State Constitution, the State of Texas Local Government Code and tax code and call the election,” Johnson said. “It clearly states that when a petition is presented with the required number of signatures of qualified voters that the mayor shall call an election,” he continued. “It doesn’t give you an option of litigation or ‘I’ll think about it’ in the constitution or the codes, “We further urge you to move without hasty delay, verify the signatures and comply with the constitution and the local

codes, and call an election on these petitions for the May 10, 2014 elections,” Johnson concluded. The petitions were accepted by Mayor Lynda Stokes who indicated that staff would quickly be set to verifying that all signatures met the qualification to call for a vote. The official response Response to the petitions was as passionate as they were varied. Mayor Stokes used a white board so that she could breakdown the budget as compared to the one included in the petition. Her concern was that the total city budget presented to

the petitioners may have been misleading because it included speculated amounts. In response to the question of the tax freeze and the tax exemption Stokes reiterated her statement from last summer. “In this concern, the council finds itself in the unique position,” Stokes explained, “insomuch as if a freeze would go into effect, almost every member of this council would benefit directly from it.” Stokes said she feels a vote would be the most ethical way to handle the debate. “I encouraged Mr. Johnson, and anybody else who would, to gather the petitions so that

this council would not be vot- son why you should get to decide that my piece of proping themselves a tax freeze.” erty should be included in the petition to disannex,” Hunter Citizens speak out Near the end of the three hour said. “Sure, I get to vote ‘yes or meeting citizens of Reno were given time to address the as- no,’ but why do you get to desembly to voice their concerns cide that everyone else gets to about the petitions, and any vote ‘yes or no; does Mr. Hunter get to be a part of the city other issues they may have. Voice was given to both sides anymore?” Hunter indicated that while of the debate, but when Councilman Eric Hunter addressed he believes every citizen has the crowd as a citizen of the a right to petition and vote, it city he posed a few questions to wasn’t right that he was never consulted about the inclusion Johnson. “While I applaud the efforts of his land in the petition. The debate ended as the to take action and I’ll support your efforts for tax relief and council moved into executive disannexation, I see no rea- decision.

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LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of public sale of property to satisfy a landlord’s lien. Property includes the contents of spaces of the following tenants: Jeffery Alan MacDougall: tools, sporting goods, electronics, household; Karen C. Massey: household, toys; Michelle Marion Franzke: household; Dona Shewmake Williams: tools, bicycles, appliances, household; Tanya D. Linton: children’s items, household; Penny D. Trumphour: household; Shawn P. Williams: electronics, household; Rhonda D. Shields: household; Tamye R. Delgado: household, musical instrument; Sarah S. Nestle: appliances, household; Robin M. Kozlo: tools, household; Kevin E. Browning: tack, tools, appliances, wall mounts; James Coke: sporting goods, household; Jessica S. Pittman: household; Justin F. Merideth: toys, tools, telescope, household; Claudia M. Davis: household, electronics; Sharon M. Dangerfield: electronics, household; Sheila J. Hayes: household; Lonnie James LeBlanc: tools, household; Robert Scott Thompson: household; Gregory Scott Batchelor: household; James R. Simmons: appliances, tools, sporting goods, household; Jacqueline D. Craig: sporting goods, brass bed; Jill Ann Durant: collectibles, tools, household; Rita Stautzenberger: appliances, riding lawn mower, sporting goods; Joni L. Alexander: appliances, tools, bicycle, lawn mower, household; Johnathan H. Lewis: bicycles, household; Christian Leroy Green: household, tack; Charlie M. Cadenhead: household; Gordon Allen Gann: household; Michael W. Wylie: household. Sale is to be held at SPRINGTOWN STORAGE, 514 E. Hwy 199, Springtown, Texas 76082 on January 25, 2014 at 9:00 am. Clean up deposit is required. Seller reserves the right to withdraw the property at any time before the sale. Unit items to be sold for CASH ONLY to the highest bidder. PUBLIC NOTICE - ACCEPTING BIDS The City of Springtown is accepting bids for the construction of three (3) buildings. The first structure is an approximately 3100 square foot brick and rock building to be built at 101 E. 2nd Street. Plans and specifications for the building are available at Springtown City Hall, 102 E. 2nd Street. The remaining two structures consist of an approximately 374 square foot block brick with metal roof splash park admission building and an approximately 1216 square foot block brick with metal roof restroom facility. These will be constructed in Springtown Park at the site of the new splashpad. Plans and specifications for both structures are available at Springtown City Hall, 102 E. 2nd Street. Interested parties can bid on all the structures or by specific location. The structures for the park are to be bid as a package. Additionally, the park structures have to be completed prior to May 1, 2014. Parties bidding on all three (3) structures need to submit their bids in a manner where the cost for each structure is easily determined. Sealed bids will be accepted at Springtown City Hall, 102 E. 2nd Street, P.O. Box 444, Springtown, Texas 76082 until the close of business Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Springtown City Hall. Contact City Administrator, Mark N. Krey at 817-220-4834 with any questions.

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PUBLIC NOTICE - ACCEPTING BIDS The City of Springtown is accepting bids for the construction of 680 feet of ornamental fencing. The fence will be constructed in Springtown Park at the site of the new splashpad. It is to be 8 feet tall and of welded construction. The design shall include a center brace for each slat. There will be two 10 foot drive gates and two 5 foot walk gates. Each of the gates shall be designed to be securable. The fence shall be completed as soon as possible but no later than May 1, 2014. Depictions of the proposed design style of the fence shall be included in the bid packet. Sealed bids will be accepted at Springtown City Hall, 102 E. 2nd St, P.O. Box 444, Springtown, Texas 76082 until the close of business Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Bids will be opened at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Springtown City Hall. Contact City Administrator Mark N. Krey at 817-220-4834 with any questions.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Area folks push to close injection wells n area, FROM PAGE ONE.

took place, so it was sent a violation letter, according to Ramon Hernandez of the Commission’s Oil and Gas Division. When inspectors returned Jan. 2 and Jan. 6, the disposal well in question was shut in and being worked on, Hernandez said. That well must pass all required Commission tests before it can resume operations, Hernandez said. Rister also told the Commission about recent rewrites to Rule 13 which he called the most

significant rewrite in 30 years, and since the inception of horizontal drilling. “If they’re not complying with our rules, we’re revoking their right to do business in Texas, and they take that very seriously,” Rister said. “It’s one thing to revoke their permit, but when we tell them they can no longer do business in Texas, it’s very serious.” The Commission did not take any formal action as a result of the comments from area residents.

Bois d’arc and ticks vats highlight meeting By Natalie GeNtry At the Jan. 16 meeting of the Springtown Archeological, Dr. Alan Skinner, from AR Consultants in Dallas, spoke. He sprinkled personal anecdotes throughout the factual evidence of his archeological escapades. Skinner began with a discussion about recent discoveries at Lower bois d’arc Reservoir in Fannin County and the Redwine House in Farmersville. Both sites are connected to Skinner’s current self-proclaimed obsession with bois d’arc wood.

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During the presentation the members of the society kept Skinner busy with questions. The next topic Skinner discussed was ticks. More specifically, he discussed the dipping vats that were used to kill ticks on longhorn cattle before they were driven north to Dodge City, Kansas. Skinner pointed out that some dipping vats have been converted into pools – dangerous since the solution used in the vats was heavily laced with arsenic. Dipping vats have been discovered throughout Texas and Skinner has been mapping them. The Parker County Archaeological Society (PCAS) is a part of the Texas Archaeological Society (TAS). The local chapter organized about seven years ago. The Parker County Archeological Society promotes study, preservation and awareness of Texas archeology. The society encourages scientific archeological exploration and research, the preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites, and the interpretation and publication of the data attendant thereto. In order to accomplish this mission and goals, the group creates training opportunities for students of all ages and informs the community of the local archeological heritage. Anyone can be a member. The society meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Dr. alan Skinner from ar Consultants in Dallas, Legends Museum. Dues are $10 per year. discussed recent discoveries of wood and nearby For more information you can contick baths at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Springtown archeological Society at legends Museum. tact President Laurie Moseley at 817Photo by Natalie Gentry 220-7759.

By Natalie GeNtry The Springtown Independent School District (SISD) is preparing for the May elections. SISD conducts trustee elections by “place.” A candidate must select

up at the SISD administration office at 301 East 5th Street. SISD conducts a joint election with the City of Springtown. Registered voters of the

But TRC staff did present information following the public commentary portion of the meeting. According to Milton Rister, executive director for the Commission, all disposal wells within a 15-mile radius of the epicenter area have been inspected. Of the 13 wells within that radius, two are private injection wells that only dispose of wastewater generated by their own drilling operations. Ironically, those two wells are located closest to the epicenter area identified by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers. Also somewhat ironically, both of those wells have recorded relatively low volumes since prior to the earthquakes’ onset. The other 11 disposal wells, according to TRC staffers, are commercial disposal wells that accept fluids from outside sources. Of those 11, one disposal well recorded pressure on its production stream when inspections

a disposal well operated by XtO energy at the corner of FM 2257 and ladybird lane northwest of azle has reported lower volumes over the past several months, leading texas railroad Commissioners to believe it’s not the cause of a spate of earthquakes in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

which “place” they will run. This year, two full threeyear term places will be open on the ballot. The places expiring are: Place 4, currently held by board secretary Jody Lowery and Place 5, held by president

Amy Walker. The first day to apply for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 29 and the deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, by 5 p.m. Candidate packets will be available during the entire filing period and can be picked

Springtown School District may vote in the SISD Board of Trustees Election at Springtown City Hall, during the early voting period (April 28-May 6) and on Election Day (May 10).

For more information, contact Darlene Pennington, secretary to superintendent/ election coordinator, at 817220-1700 at the SISD administration office.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014


Hilltop Family Church’s Soul Train

(l-r) Pastor John Conway, Kelvin Miles, and Brad Baltzell stand in front of Hilltop Family Church’s new trolley car. Miles and Baltzell will be the drivers of the Soul Train. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Good Samaritans on 199 Good Samaritans gather important items, including a pet, after they stopped to help victims of a rollover accident in the 700 block of SH 199 West near Westline Road. According to the accident report, Robert Aaron Bauman, 24, of Springtown was at the wheel of a red 2005 Honda Accord traveling westbound in about the 900 block of SH 199 West when he may have fallen asleep. The Honda left the roadway and traveled about 300 feet – the length of a football fi eld – before crossing the Westline crossover and rolling one-and-a-half times and coming to rest on its side in the grassy median. Bauman’s passenger, Briana April Snow, 22, was taken by Azle ambulance to Texas Health Azle with non-life-threatening injuries. One dog in the car was recovered immediately Safe and unharmed, but scared by passersby; another fl ed in fear but and shaking, this little guy was Bauman and another passerby were content to snuggle with a Good able to locate it, unharmed, in the creek Samaritan after a rollover accident south of the highway. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman it was involved in Friday, Jan. 17.

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Obituaries Annis Robertson 1932 - 2014

Annis Robertson, 81, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 in Weatherford with her loving family by her side. Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave. Weatherford. Visitation was held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown. Interment will be held 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at DallasFort Worth National Cemetery, Grand Prairie. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Annis’ name to Neighbor to Neigh-

by Natalie GeNtry April M. Breshears, daughter of Dwayne Breshears of Springtown graduated from Angelo State University (ASU) on Dec. 14. She was among the 456 undergraduate and graduates who were conferred during the 2013 fall commencement exercisers Breshears earned her bachelor of science with a major in Kinesiology.

bors, Shriners Hospital or The Alzheimer’s Assoc. Annis Robertson was born May 19, 1932. She was a volunteer for Neighbors to Neighbors for many years. Annis loved fishing, reading, cooking for her family, traveling and cats. She had a servant’s heart and had done volunteer work with the Salvation Army. Annis was also awarded Woman of the Year in 2003 by the Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Springtown First United april breshears, here in her aSU softball uniform, graduated with a bachelor of science from angelo State UniMethodist Church. Annis was preceded in versity. Photo courtesy of Angelo State University Athletics Department death by her husband, James Robertson; her parents; and a daughter, Linda Robertson. pringtown olice ept Survivors include daughter, Cindy Goodson and husband, Barry of Springtown; son, Marvin Woods and wife, Michelle of Crowley; daughter, Sarah Monday-Sunday, Jan. 13-19, 2014 McGough and husband, Pete of Accident minor ............................................ 3 Traffic hazard.............................................. 1 Fruitvale; son, James Mitchell Accident major ............................................ 1 Investigation ............................................... 2 Robertson; numerous grand- Assist officer ............................................. 32 Loose livestock ........................................... 2 children, great-grandchildren Alarm .......................................................... 7 Prisoner transfer ......................................... 8 Prowler ....................................................... 1 investigation ................................. 3 and great-great-grandchildren. Burglary Other........................................................... 7 Suicide ........................................................ 1



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Lorine Mabel Gibson 1920 - 2014 long time resident of Paradise passed away Friday, January 17, 2014. Graveside service was held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by first husband, Robert William Hedgpeth; son, Dale Eugene Hedgpeth Sr. and second husband, Will Gibson. Survivors include; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Lorine Mabel Gibson, 93,

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Carl H. Cash 1953 - 2014 Carl H. “Tooter” Cash, 60, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and son passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Italy. Funeral service will be held at 1p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at White’s Funeral Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White’s Funeral Home, Azle. Interment will be at Springtown Cemetery, the

corner of Hwy. 199 and Hwy. 51 in Springtown. Survivors include; wife, Joyce Cash; daughter, Audra Ann Cash Collins and husband, Lonnie; son, Carl Daniel Cash; grandsons, Kyle Collins, Ty Cash, and Garrett Cash; granddaughter, Ashley Collins; parents, William and Wanda Cash.

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Calendar Alcoholics Anonymous conducts meetings at noon and 6:30 p.m. daily at 104 South Stewart Street in Azle. Trinity Hospice needs volunteers for Azle, Springtown, Fort Worth and Lake Worth. Hospice volunteers offer support to patients and families dealing with end-of-life issues. Contact judith. pickering@ or call 817-457-4329. IntegraCare Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Springtown/Azle area. If you can listen, touch a hand, converse, laugh and cry, you can make a difference in someone’s life today. Training and background check are required. Training is provided at your convenience and is a simple process. For more information call 1-877-494-2211 and ask for the volunteer coordinator, or call Megan at 1-940-452-4828. The Springtown Extension Education Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Springtown First Baptist Church. For more information contact Barbara Sampson at 817-220-4172. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The public can tour the BRIT campus and facility at 1700 University Drive in Fort Worth, shop at Flora, the Gift Store at BRIT; and participate in fun, educational, and informational weekend programs and events. Each Saturday, BRIT research and educational staff members will be on hand to welcome visitors and to answer questions. Visitors will be able to take public or self-guided tours of the campus; view BRIT’s current exhibit, “Green from the Ground Up”; and participate in botanical and educational events based on the season. For more information call 817-332-4441 or visit Springtown Order of the Oddfellows meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Springtown Senior Center.

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by mark k. campbell Whew! The halftime score of the Lady Porcupines Jan. 21 hoops game at Kennedale – 65-44 – was higher than most full contest tallies. Heck, the score after just one quarter was 39-20. Springtown (10-10, 4-2) lost at Kennedale 115-66 after earlier popping Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis 75-11. What the Kennedale game doesn’t show, coach Susan Croft said, is what an exceptional shooting game the Lady Porcupines had. “With any ‘normal team,’ our stat sheet shows a pretty decent game with 51 percent and 66 percent from the three-point line. “The score does not give our shooters justice,” the coach said. Leading SHS’ shooting barrage was Brooklyn Dauenhauer who scored 27 points. Also scoring: Katelynn Mainord with 9, Ashley Mainord with 8, Kendyl Dean’s 7, Abbi Hatton’s 6, Adrienne Easter with 5, and Taylor Babcock with 4 points. The killer was turnovers, Croft said. Springtown had 29. “They used a full court for the entire game – with the exception of the last 30 seconds – to speed up play,” the coach said. That scuttled SHS’ plan of atTaylor babcock and the lady porcupines remain solidly in postseason position despite a high-scoring loss at tack. kennedale. Springtown has four game remaining in district before the playoffs arrive. Photo by Mark K. Campbell “We talked pregame about

Hopes high for SHS wrestlers at district After sending two athletes to the state wrestling tournament for the first time last season, Springtown coach David Brokenshire hopes to have more Porcupines get to make that trip. The top four finishers at the District 5-4A tourney at Byron Nelson High School Jan. 25 advance to the regional event. And Springtown has several wrestlers who could move on to regional at Frisco Heritage HS, Jan. 31-Feb. 1. One Porcupine is head and shoulders above his district rivals, the coach said.

Kolyn Waldrop, a 2013 state qualifier, is the top seed in the 220-pound division. “Nobody should come near him,” coach Brokenshire said. The defending district champion, Waldrop “will be hardpressed to be tested. He is honestly that good,” the coach said. Another top Porcupine, Brokenshire said, is heavyweight Caleb Plumlee. While he will be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed – the other being Azle’s Justin Scarbro – “he should win it,” Brokenshire said of the Porcupine, a runnerup last year.

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The coach said six other Springtown athletes have solid chances to advance to the regional event. Brokenshire said Caice Clark (138) “has come a long way this year.” The Porcupine should be seeded second or third. Benji Brokenshire, another veteran and a 2011 district champ, will be a No. 2 seed as well, the coach said. Four SHS athletes face tough weight classes “but each should go to the regional tourney,” the coach said. PLEASE SEE SHS, PAGE 8A.

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trying not to get into a running game with them, but we were forced into a much faster pace than we could handle and it showed in the second half.” The Lady Porcupines scored half as many points in the final two quarters as the first, 22. The game spotlighted an area where Croft said she had been focusing on with the squad. “Limiting turnovers has been a consistent problem with us for most of the season and we hope to get that under control before heading to the playoffs.” While the Kennedale game began the second part of 6-3A play, the first round ended with a blowout of Diamond HillJarvis. Two Lady Porcupines – Ashley Mainord and Abbi Hatton – carded double-doubles. Mainord led in scoring with 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Hatton scored 15 points and nabbed 11 boards. She also blocked 2 shots. Katelynn Mainord scored 11, Babcock 8, Dean and Easter 6 (the latter on a pair of threepointers), and Jordan Doremus 4 points. Scoring machine Dauenhauer was kept out of the game as a precaution due to an earlier minor car accident, Croft said. Springtown has four 6-3A games remaining, two at home and two on the road. The final home game – against Mineral Wells Jan. 31 – is Senior Night.

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SHS mat men ready for district n SHS, FROM PAGE 7A.

That quartet: • Trey Johnson – 132 • Phillip Schneider – 160 • Charles Emmert – 170 • Justin Lindsey – 182 A pair of sophomores are “wild cards,” the coach said. Those tenth graders are Mark Matkovich (126) and Hunter Robinson (195). “They will need to really be on their A game, but have shown they have what it takes,” coach Brokenshire said. Earlier, Springtown wrestlers tuned up at Birdville. There, the Porcupines defeated the hosts 42-33 and were edged by Fort Worth Western Hills 36-30. The duals event capped off a strong pre-district series of clashes. “We have paid the price of a tough dual meet season to get the boys the competition they needed to improve,” the coach said. He added, “As I look at the competition, I honestly see

all of our wrestlers having a chance to advance. When you get to this point, a lot has to come from the heart. “It will depend on their seeds and their inner desire.” Nelson will likely be the team favorite while Azle is always a perennial power. Wrestling’s district differs from most sports; 5A teams were split off from the rest of the squads in Texas last year. Springtown competes in 5-4A with Argyle, Saginaw, Boswell, Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Nelson, and Azle. Thanks to being placed in Region 2, Springtown will avoid a regional trip to distant El Paso for that tourney. Instead, Frisco Heritage is the next stop. Success there sends athletes to the state meet. For the first time ever, Austin will not be the host city. As with volleyball earlier, the state wrestling tournament will be conducted in Garland. But first things first – success Hunter Robinson (top) will be vying for a top four finish at the District 5-4A wrestling tournament at Trophy Club Byron Nelson Saturday, Jan. 25. Success there moves athletes on to the regional event. Photo by Mark K. Campbell at district.

Springtown FB offense among best in Texas The numbers are in and the Springtown 2013 football offense was mighty potent. The Porcupine O ranked among the leaders in Texas – in all classifications. Based on statistics culled from, Springtown was the only offense in the Lone Star State that averaged 35-plus passes and more than 35 rushes per game. “It shows we play fast and are balanced offensively,” coach Josh Strickland noted. In total plays per game in all classifications, the Porcupines tied for third. Springtown was the second best team in passing for touchdowns in 3A in 2013 and first in passing TDs per game. Those numbers put SHS in the top 10 among all teams in Texas. The 2013 Porcupine football offense – here messing with Wichita Falls Hirschi in bi-district with the special In total passing yards per “Utah” play – was one of the most prolific in Texas in any classification. Photo by Mark K. Campbell game, the Porcupines finished

Basketball boys 2-2 in district Sitting 2-2 in 6-3A hoops is not a bad place to be. Springtown split games against Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis and Kennedale to remain at .500 in district ac tion. SHS clubbed visisting Diamond Hill 66-40, putting the game away with a 30-point third quarter Caleb Brown poured in 21 points. Also reaching double digits were Jared Green with 17 and Dylan Ray with 10. Dawson

Meek added 6. All 10 Porcupines grabbed a rebound. Kennedale dropped Springtown 93-58. Meek and Brown both paced SHS with 16 points. Ray added 13. The Wildcat hosts raced out to a 58-30 halftime lead. The first round of district play ends Jan. 24 when Castleberry comes to the SHS gym. In round two of 6-3A action, three of the Porcupines’ five contest are home clashes.

Lady lifters win again in Chico The Lady Porcupines’ second powerlifting meet of the season mimicked the first – victory. Springtown won the Chico event and Jocelyn Pando and Melissa Perrone were named the best lifters. Four Lady Porcupines won their weight classes. Perrone not only took first with 855 pounds but is ranked No. 1 in the state in her weight class. Pando, also a Chico winner, Porcupine Cody Croft looks for a teammate. is No. 1 in the region in her SHS is 2-2 is District 6-3A class. Lizeth Melendez won with hoops. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

a 515 total; she is No. 1 in Region 6, too. SHS’ fourth gold in Chico was won by Martha Chavez; she is No. 2 in the region. Alli Roglin took the silver in Chico while Lizbeth Melendez and Tabitha Rogers finished third. The latter is SHS’ fourth No. 1 ranked lifter in Texas. Katie Roglin and Chayton Seabourn finished fifth at the meet. Coach Missy Castro said, “Several girls broke meet and personal records; everyone medaled.”

in the top 5 in 3A and top 25 among all classes. Springtown was one of just six teams in Texas to throw for more than 40 TDs and rush for more than 200 yards per game. The others: Whitehouse, Cameron Yoe, Eastland, Graham, and Aledo. With those kinds of prolific numbers, several individual Porcupines also put up impressive stats. Leading the pack was sophomore quarterback Landry Turner. He was No. 1 in pass completions and attempts; No. 3 in passing TDs; No. 4 in passing yardage; and No. 6 in total offense. Dillon Springfield was No. 4 in catches and No. 18 in receiving yardage. Dylan Ray was No. 7 in catches and Ryan Hester No. 20. Ryan Snow was No. 13 in rushing carries.

District next for soccer After a slew of matches, district is next for Porcupine soccer. The boys remain winless after clashes with FW O.D. Wyatt, a Brewer tourney, and a 2-0 loss at home to Decatur Jan. 21. At Brewer, Springtown got goals from David Cobos, Ricardo Reynoso, and Josue Ramirez. District 12-4A play begins at Boswell Jan. 28.

JV, 9th basketball wins Springtown High School subvarsities are in the midst of district play. The JV girls beat Diamond Hill-Jarvis 42-17 as every Lady Porcupine scored, coach Missy Castro said. Kaitlyn Hill’s 13 points led SHS. Ekko Hurst and Chayton Seabourn added 6 each. Next, Kennedale topped the SHS JV 54-44. Coach Castro said her squad cut a substantial KHS lead down to 4 points in the third quarter. Four of SHS’ 9 players fouled out with 2 of the remaining 5 playing with 4 fouls, she said. Harley Williams and Hill scored 10 points each; Kristine Comacho added 6. The girls 9th (11-3, 4-1)

blasted Kennedale 68-36. Scorers included Khristen Mote’s big 26-point effort; Gabby Terry, 15; Bailey Willett, 11; Karrah Cooper, 5; Sydney Farris, 4; Toree Waldrop, 2; and Kaytie Andrews, 1. The boys JV pounded Diamond Hill-Jarvis 63-15. The visiting Eagles did not score in the first quarter; Springtown put up 23 points in that time frame. Every Porcupine scored: Austin Bauman (11); Grant Murry and Ryan Neal (8); Raul Medina (7); Tristen Brawner, Hayden Nettleton, and Mateo Herrera (6); Cole Scott and Brandon Alaspa (4); and Fisher Drewry (3). The boys 9th (14-2, 4-0)

smacked three 6-3A foes. Mineral Wells fell 64-41. Kaleb Chesney and Brennan Weaver were top scorers with 22 and 19 points, respectively. Next, Diamond Hill was dispatched 51-20. Chesney’s 16 was tops. Wyatt Ryals got 11 and Quinto Grammar and Weaver added 7 points each. The frosh Porcupines rallied from a 33-25 halftime deficit to win at Kennedale, 70-55. Weaver, in a “gutsy perfor mance,” coaches said, led with 21 points. Ryals also got 21 in a “great effort all over the place.” Tre Rutledge was a major cog in the win and Bryce Smith Jonathan Chavez, and Chesney stood out, coaches said.

Lady Porcupine Kelsey Huff got a full-ride scholarship to play softball at San Jacinto College. With her are (front, l-r) parents Bryan Huff and Kristen Franks; (back) Don Basham, pitching coach who worked 8 years with Kelsey, SHS coach Amy Balke, former SHS coach Tracy Tadlock, and hitting coach Chuck Smitherman.

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Dear Sir: I would like to talk about the editorial in this week’s paper [Jan. 15]. It was not done in the right way and, as a Christian and a person that attended the meeting, I was very offended. We do not need to make a joke about the worry and concern that the earthquakes are causing. Max Smith Azle

Quake activists are today’s patriots I was totally shocked by the totally misguided satire the Azle News printed Jan. 15, 2014. Instead of ridiculing the concerned citizens and the experienced and informed people that called the meeting because of similar catastrophes in other parts of Texas, the USA, and around the world, they should have welcomed them with open arms. If it weren't for brave, concerned citizens and activists in this country, we would still be paying taxes to England, not be able to vote for our leaders, be totally segregated down to the restrooms and drinking fountains, and women would not be able to vote! The fact is that the oil and gas well industry cares more about its profits than the people that their industry affects in a very negative way. The closest comparison that comes to mind is the tobacco industry lying to us for decades about the cancer-causing tobacco they wanted to get people addicted to. Until recently, the average citizen didn't have a clue that other countries like Bulgaria, Romania, and France have banned the “environmentally destructive” fracking and disposal wells. Just like many other areas nationally and internationally, these 32 recent Azle area earthquakes – that have caused lots of damage to many local homes – are caused from drilling, fracking, and disposal wells. That's why DFW Airport, Cleburne, Burleson, and Dallas areas, among others, restricted the disposal wells and fracking. So, if Mark Campbell and the Azle News wants to ridicule us as “Bad News locusts” and a “frenzied” audience at the Jan. 13, 2014 town hall meeting, then we're in good company, like Paul Revere, George Washington, and John Hancock. Hopefully, when more people put 2 + 2 together, they'll realize, like Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, and other states, that, not only the “non-environmentally friendly” practices of drilling, fracking, and

disposal wells, but the resulting earthquakes “are,” and “will” crack and cause leaks in the cement casings that are “supposed” to be on the drilling, fracking, and disposal wells – which will contaminate our underground aquifers! No amount of gas is worth sacrificing our clean air, clean and plentiful water, (disposal wells are pumping at least 9 billions of gallons of contaminated, cancer-causing fluids into our earth each month), or the health of our future generations. So, if some uninformed friends of the gas well industry want to compare us to Erin Brockovich or George Washington – we say “thank you.” We'll try even harder to improve our government and environment by not voting for candidates that let the gas well industry run wild – at our expense. Instead, we'll vote for quality and caring candidates. Darlia Hobbs Eagle Mountain Lake resident

Editoral got it right says Azle resident To MKC: Regarding your Editorial in the January 15, 2014 edition of the Azle News – amen and spot on. Name withheld by request Azle

Water issue just as vital as quakes Sir: Thank you for your general coverage, re: fracking issues; however I implore you to take this further. While some people are rightfully upset about cracks in their homes, broken pipes, etc., the primary issue is what they are injecting into the wells. These are toxic chemicals that result in horrible effects, mutations, and death to fish, livestock, and human mutations. I feel sorry for our mayor (not that he was in office at the time). So many people jumped at the easy money. But now we have a responsibility to our landowners and our children. I urge you to investigate this issue. I’m sure the data is readily available through the EPA, clean water organizations, etc. It was a mere oversight that these kinds of groups were prohibited from being able to attend that meeting. Please don’t reduce this to a story about pictures falling off walls or citizens feeling the need to go to bed fully dressed. You can discuss the correlation between fracking and quakes all you want. But there is no reason to with-

hold the information from anyone about what is being injected into the wells following the fracking process. There is also probable cause to consider the effect of pulverizing the rock and creating sinkholes. Kathy Rhodes Azle

Why is King on the sub-committee? I have been informed that Phil King, because of his service to the oil and gas industry on the energy resources committee, has been named to the new sub-committee set to investigate the plague of earthquakes affecting Wise, Parker and Tarrant Counties. One can’t help but wonder why him? He failed the people of his district once already. How can he be trusted to be a champion to them now? In February of 2013, King was a guest panel member, along with State Senators Rodney Ellis and Carlos Uresti and State Representative Van Taylor on a discussion forum titled “Drilling Down: The Fracking Boom and the Texas Legislature.” In a video posted of the event (http:// earthquakes-or-seismic-activity-lawmakers-on-drillings-unintended-byproducts/) Phil King was caught saying some shocking things when asked about earthquakes and industry related practices such as fracking and deep well disposal. Bottom line and what this means is that our representative, Phil King, was warned almost a year before the Azle/ Boyd area earthquakes that started in Oct./Nov. 2013, that the fracking process and injection wells did indeed cause earthquakes. Mr. King let a year go – one legislative session where he was on the energy resources committee and could have put forth a bill for stronger regulations of injection wells go by and he let his own people live with a ticking time bomb. Now he's in reactive mode that will take at least another year before he will begin to give answers to his constituents. Now what answers will they be? We victims here in North Texas are counting on some “people” results. Is Phil King the guy that will look into the eyes of our affected men, women, children, and elderly whom are living with anguish and hopelessness while begging for answers and assurances that they won't lose all that they have and say “I understand and I’m on your side”? Will he be the leader for us that will take a moment of his time to feel our fear? I think not; for me he’s already proven himself. Tracy Smith Decatur


t’s possible that many Olympic opportunity here.) records will be set at the 2014 The flame also went out during a lap Winter Games in Sochi, Russia around the Kremlin where allied spies that begin Feb. 7. were seen giggling and giving thumbs That’s because the competi- up under cocked fedoras. tors might be skiing for their Another problem at Sochi is the lives – from avalanches. cost. What began at $18 billion has Let’s face it: It’s gonna be pedal to soared to $51 billion. (Or 1.5 trillion the metal if tons of snow and boulders rubles which sounds really bad.) are roaring down on you. The ski jump alone was budgeted However, getting that for $40 million and has tons of snow is the tricky zoomed to $265 million. part, right now. Sochi curClearly American economrently isn’t getting much ics have taken hold in Rusat all. Locals say that Febsia. ruary is the big month for Activists groups are also snow in that Russian area not crazy about this Olymthat is sometimes so tempics. perate that palm trees can With all the building of be found. new facilities, some forLocated off the Black merly pristine geological Sea, Sochi is literally a features are now covered “beach resort” and located ON YOUR with structures (none of in a “sub-tropical” zone; which have much snow on MARK it’s actually referred to as them, recall). Mark K. Campbell Security is a giant con“balmy” to vacationers. A “balmy” Winter Olymcern, too. The U.S. has pics? declared an official “travel You might have a better chance ski- alert” to Americans heading to the ing in Jacksboro than Sochi if things beach resort of Sochi. don’t change. Personally, I would not travel to a Naturally, snow machines are work- part of the world where U.S. authoriing around the clock to create enough ties suggest purchasing “private mediwhite stuff. cal evacuation insurance.” That can’t Still, if I was ski jumping – flying be cheap. through the air – and I heard a gunThen there’s the gay issue. Russia shot from a biathlete below, I’d be ain’t exactly on the list of favorite gay mighty concerned it could set off an marriage places. avalanche. (Also, it would be a bumPutin says all gays are welcome but mer if I out-jumped the snow, seeing “must leave the children in peace.” only rocks and Fiats below.) That went over big. Homosexuals may There are lots more problems with participate in the Olympics but cannot the Sochi Olympics. openly talk about being gay, he added. The torch has been extinguished at Suppose there’s a gay ski jumper out least twice. (It almost certainly wasn’t of the running for a medal – this would dropped in some snow, of course.) be a great chance to make a statement. I’m thinking things did not work out Sailing majestically through the air, too well for the person(s) who let the he/she could unfurl a pro-gay, rainbow flame go out. banner and be a hero – until crashing Back in October, when Russian onto the snowless rocks and cars bePresident Vladmir Putin lit the torch, low (if not shot out of the air first). it was handed off then immediately Then they’ll have to hope that their went out. private medical helicopter gets to Fortunately, everyone in Russia still them before the Russian military does. smokes. A litany of cigarette lighters Mark K. Campbell is the Epigraph editor and appeared and the flame erupted again. thinks the Winter Olympics are boring, unlike the cool Summer Games. (Zippo missed a great merchandising

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Report proposes paths toward water security


tate Comptroller Susan Combs on Jan. 14 released “Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution,” a study of water issues Texas faces, and a set of recommendations. “Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries and there is no reason to expect that basic pattern to change,” Combs said in bringing attention to the report. “Yet our state has changed and its booming population and economy are creating an increasingly unquenchable demand for water,” she added. Available now at the comptroller’s web site ( the report also explains the $2 billion in new funding for water projects approved Nov. 5 by voters in a constitutional amendment. Voter approval was a positive step, Combs said, adding, “We need a revolution in water technology. We need a breakthrough in this field, and some of our state funding should be used for innovative technologies

which increase conservation.” In the report, Combs recommends: • A “prize framework” to be established by the Legislature, “to reward those who develop proven new, cheap STATE sources of CAPITAL drinking water.” • Cost-ef- HIGHLIGHTS fective supplements to res- Ed Sterling ervoirs and aquifers. • A grant program to provide assistance to local water authorities “including but not limited to” cities, counties, river authorities, water conservation districts and municipal utility districts that achieve “meaningful and verifiable increases in water effi-

this threat are suspended for the dura- a series of meetings with county offition of the state of disaster,” according cials and first responders to reinforce best practices for ammonium nitrate to the document. storage facilities. Partnering in the initiative are the Get flu shot, says first lady With medical providers seeing an Texas Division of Emergency Manincrease in flu across Texas, Anita agement, Texas Department of State Perry, first lady of Texas, on Jan. 9 Health Services, Texas Office of the said it’s not too late for Texans to get State Chemist, and Texas A&M Engineering and Extension Service. The immunized. “As a nurse, I know how safe and purpose of the meetings is to review effective the flu vaccine is, and how lessons learned from the April 2013 easy it is to get. I’m urging all Texans fertilizer plant fire and explosion in to protect themselves and their fellow West, Texas, best practices for storTexans from this potentially deadly age of ammonium nitrate with facility disease by getting vaccinated,” she management, and response techniques said in a Jan. 9 announcement along and strategies of first responders to with state Health and Human Services these type of incidents. Meetings were scheduled in EdinCommissioner Kyle Janek. Flu kills an average of 23,600 burg Jan. 15, Hillsboro, Jan. 23, and Drought disaster continues Gov. Rick Perry on Jan. 16 renewed Americans a year, say statistics from Pasadena, Jan. 31. his July 5, 2011 drought disaster proc- the Centers for Disease Control and lamation certifying that exceptional Prevention. Veteran state reporter and legislative analyst drought conditions posed a threat in Ed Sterling is member services director for the Safety meetings scheduled 120 counties in Texas. Texas Press Association, whose 518 member The State Fire Marshal’s Office on “State rules and regulations that may newspapers have combined circulation of 3.7 inhibit or prevent prompt response to Jan. 13 announced plans to conduct million. ciency due to conservation activities.” “Although we tend to point to the historic drought as a singular cause for our water problems today, we’re not blameless,” said state Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, in quoted material included in Combs’ release. “Moreover, there exists no single silver bullet solution. To make matters more complicated, Texas is so geographically and meteorologically diverse, that what may work in one part of the state would be ineffective in another. That is why it is so critical that the Legislature continue to promote conservation and innovation for municipal, industrial and agricultural water uses,” Duncan said.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

On how to know when you need a timeout


watched parts of both NFL conference championship games yesterday. In a couple of weeks I’ll watch the Super Bowl. It should be a good game. At least the advertisers are hoping so. By the way, I read a recent report from the Harvard Business Review that said 80 percent of Super Bowl ads fail to increase purchases or purchasing intent. Makes you wonder about those big bucks those advertisers are spending. But I digress… One thing that you notice in these big games is the strategic use of the timeout. Each team gets three time outs per half.

There are additional time outs that may be called by the offi cials. I started pondering (my long-time readers know where this is going) about a great question of life: How do you know you need a timeout? Timeouts are called when you need a few extra moments to think strategically. The coach may call a timeout to discuss a specifi c play to run at this moment. Sometimes, we need to pause long enough to think through our next step. Timeouts are called when there is confusion on the fi eld. The play clock is winding down. The players are out of position. A timeout lets you re-

that the offi cials need to be treat. In many ways, it was a sure that they made the correct timeout from their busy schedcall. Sometimes, we need to ules. All those timeout reasons pause long enough to see if a above were partially observed course correction in life is nec- (though that is not the metaphor we used). OK, maybe essary. Timeouts are called when we didn’t deal with commerthere is an injury on the fi eld. cial breaks. But I think all the The injured player needs to re- others were included in some ceive the proper assistance be- way. All those guys went back fore play resumes. Sometimes, to work in their churches yeswe need to pause long enough terday, hopefully more effecto be sure to care for those who tively for having taken a timeout. LIFE MATTERS are hurting. One of my favorite young Timeouts are called when the television network needs couples has a precious twoGerry Lewis to go to commercial…I’ve got year-old named Selah. ‘Selah” is a Biblical term used 74 Timeouts are called when nothing. I spent part of this weekend times in the Old Testament (71 a play needs to be reviewed. Things often happen so fast with a group of pastors in a re- in Psalms and 3 in Habakkuk). set and refoc u s . Sometimes, w e need to pause l o n g enough to calm o u r minds before c o n tinuing.

Slavery in early Texas, Part 4:


ester G. Bugbee wrote in The Political Science Quarterly, vol. III, No. 3, 1898, about the history of slavery in Texas. “As there had been no discussion of the matter in the junta prior to the writing of this letter, and as during the discussion the bill never received the form mentioned by the letter, the state of affairs referred to by Austin is most probably accounted for by the supposition that there was a warm debate in the committee before the subject came up in the junta. “At any rate, Austin seems to have been unduly despondent, for he gained almost as much as he hoped for perhaps because of his never-ceasing representations to every member of the junta. The completed colonization law was promulgated by the Emperor on January 4, 1823. “It was annulled after the overthrow of Iturbide; but, by special decree of the new government, Austin's grant was confi rmed and he was allowed

to go forward with its settlement under the provisions of the annulled law. “Thus it was that the government of Mexico, while all buoyant with the hopes born of the Revolution and moved by theories of the equality and brotherhood of man, authorized the introduction of Negro slavery into one of its fairest provinces, while it deluded itself with the belief that it was providing for the almost immediate extermination of the abhorred institution. “In the mean time the Texas fever had spread rapidly through most of the slave states of the American Union, and immigration to that province became everywhere the topic of common conversation. When Austin returned to the United States, in 1821, from his exploring tour through Texas, he found nearly one hundred letters from the neighborhood of his old home in Missouri awaiting him at Natchitoches. “His partner wrote him from New Orleans that you and your colony excite more interest than the assembled sages of the

nation." Many propositions reached h i m f r o m m e n who desired to become s u b HISTORICAL c o n HIGHLIGHTS tractors a n d Laurie Moseley who offered to introduce bodies of settlers ranging in number from ten to three hundred. Austin was elated. He addressed a letter to the governor of Texas, asking that his grant be enlarged and that all restrictions as to the number of his colonists be removed. “The great interest in the Texas colony, which was rapidly spreading throughout a large portion of the United States, also assumed a practical form. Several vessels sailed from New Orleans during the winter of 1821-22, bearing colonists and supplies; it is known that

one of these vessels had on board sixty settlers, and another a few more than twenty. A great many immigrants came by land from Natchitoches. “Camps sprang up along the Colorado and the Brazos, and the prospect seemed fair that a province would be peopled and civilized in a day. But Austin's long absence in Mexico, together with a number of disastrous events in Texas, served to discourage the settlers; and when he came back from the capital in 1823, he found that a large number of his followers had returned home. “Unfavorable reports as to the government of Mexico, and particularly as to adverse slavery legislation, had also become current in the United States, and immigration had almost wholly ceased. Austin's return, however, brought revived hope; confi dence was restored, and before the end of 1824 he had the satisfaction of seeing all but a very few of the three hundred families in possession of their land. The success of the colony was assured. “The question of slavery,

It is likely a musical term that refers to a pause or rest. The Amplifi ed Bible translates it “Selah (pause and think of that)”. Sometimes, we just need to pause and refl ect. Refl ect on the reality that our lives matter to God. Refl ect on what He is teaching us through the circumstances of our lives. Do you need a Selah today? Azle resident Dr. Gerry Lewis – author, blogger, church consultant, and leadership coach – serves as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Association headquartered in Decatur. The opinions expressed in this column are his own and may not represent the views of HBA.

Mexican law varied on immigration of slaves

however, was by no means fi nally disposed of by the decree of Iturbide's junta, which allowed American immigrants to bring their slaves into Texas. The Mexican people had still to speak. The national constitution, which might dispose of the matter was yet to be adopted; and, after the federal form of government was determined upon, the framing of the state constitution and of the state colonization law offered other opportunities for the destruction of the institution in Texas. “The Congress which Iturbide had dispersed in October, 1822, reassembled the following March and remained in session till October 30, 1823. It made only one provision affecting slavery. By decree of October 14, the province of Itsmo was created and opened to foreigners. Immigrants were allowed to bring their slaves, but a distinct warning was probably intended in an otherwise unnecessary clause, which said that they should be subject to whatever laws might be made in future relative to such property.

“The Constituent Congress which framed the Mexican constitution met in November, 1823. A decree of July 13, 1824, left no room for doubt as to the attitude of that body towards at least one phase of the slavery question. It prohibited the slave trade, domestic and foreign, in the most positive terms. “Infractions of the law were to be punished with the greatest severity: any vessel engaged in this traffi c, which brought slaves to Mexico, was to be confi scated with its cargo; and the owner, purchaser, captain, master and pilot were to be condemned to a year's imprisonment. Slaves brought into the country by such trade recovered their freedom the moment they touched Mexican soil. A suspension of penalties for six months was, however, declared in favor of those colonists who might wish to land slaves in the recently created province of Itsmo.” Laurie Moseley is an author, archeologist and historian who lives in Springtown. He is the director of Springtown’s Legends Museum.

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SHS premieres Broadway Seven Brides classic Jan. 26 By Natalie GeNtry The Fine Arts Department at Springtown High School has been extraordinarily busy for the past month as they prepare for the Jan. 26 premiere of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Every production requires hours of coordination, construction and rehearsals, but the very nature of a musical compounds each aspect. Hours have been spent on set, lighting, costumes, choreography, singing and memorizing lines. “This is one of the largest productions we’ve ever done,” said Susan Davis, theater arts teacher at SHS. The play follows the high-energy escapades of Adam Pontipee, and his new wife Milly, as they help Adam’s rip-roaring six brothers search for loving wives of their own. Advance tickets for the play are on sale now for the discounted prices of $5 for adults and $2 for students and can be purchased at the SHS theater office, SISD Central office, the Chamber of Commerce office, and the SISD Fine Arts office. Tickets sold at the performances will be $8 for Students at SHS have been hard at work rehearsing for the Jan. 26 premiere of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Here, stu- adults and $4 for students. Show times are Jan. 26 at 3 p.m., Jan. 27 at 7 dents complete a musical number as the ax wielding Pontipee brothers: (l-r) alex lujan, Dillon Strothers, Cyrus Nael, Mistian p.m., and Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Whithead, travis Brents, J.J. rivera and Donovan Warren. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Nelson, Alvis earn Optimist honors By Mark k. CaMPBell The Springtown Optimist Club met Jan. 21 and gave the monthly Texan and Texanne of the Month awards to a pair of Springtown High School juniors. Jarrod Nelson was the Texan choice while Sarah Alvis took the Texanne certificate. Nelson is active in athletics and band. As a linebacker, he was part of the bi-district winning Porcupine football squad. Playing the saxophone, Nelson is a vital cog in the Sound of Springtown. In his sophomore year, the SHS marching band reached the state finals. This year’s SOS squad achieved a Superior rating. During summertime two-aday football practices, Nelson would also head to lengthy band practices in between. All of Nelson’s classes are AP (advanced placement) and his grade point average is 99.857. He is continuing his athletic career by participating as a member of the SHS powerlifting team. Nelson is an active member of the Texas Association of Future Educators, teaching math and science lessons at the elementary school level. He plans on attending TCU

and earning a degree in business-accounting. Alvis is currently No. 5 in her graduating Class of 2015 with a GPA of 101.5. She is an active member of Parker County 4-H and has won numerous awards in competitions. Alvis discovered she has a knack for extemporaneous speaking and is part of the SHS debate team. She won a competition in Paradise and finished second in another which propels her to a state event. Debate factors into her future as well. She plans to attend Texas A&M, join the debate team there, and get a double major in communications and political science. Eventually, she hopes to start her own law firm. At SHS, Alvis was named Student of the Year in Pre-AP World History. Fluent in Spanish, she, the SHS club historian, also plans on studying abroad – which will help with her hobby of collecting foreign currency. She paints, too. Alvis creates graphite drawings and paintings in oil. She took first place at the Texas State Fair in the junior division with a graphite seascape.

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Spy reboot worth the wait only for die hard fans Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit broke the record for the trailer the Movie Man saw the most times. It began running way back in the summer of 2013, heralding a Christmastime release. Every fi lm seemingly played the JR:SR coming attraction. Then, out of the blue in the fall, an announcement came that the movie was getting bumped in to the cinematic death pit of January/February (unless you’re a horror movie; they seem to do quite well in January). Some JR:SR trailers played with the “coming to theaters at Christmas” tag, even after the delay announcement. The surprise of a major fi lm getting bumped was lessened somewhat by the notice that George Clooney’s The Monuments Men was getting tossed from December to February – a George Clooney movie! About the film Usually, when a movie gets moved from a specifi c release date, something is wrong. (Those dates are heavily researched and locked-in well in advance.) Sometimes, the reason for the moving of a picture is valid. It now looks like Titanic (Movie Man No. 212, an 8) really did need more post-production time; hence its bumping from the summer of 1997 to that Christmas. But it’s a rarity when that’s the reason for a well-publicized picture to be jettisoned. Usually it’s because the preview audiences hated it. Or detested the ending and another is shot, pushing back the release date. Sometimes studios know they’ve a major dud on their hands and try to fi nd a rare lull in the calendar – usually January or, especially, February – where they might make back a few million bucks before word

gets out. And now here’s JR:SR. It stars a hot actor (Chris Pine), a popular actress (Keira Knightley, from the Pirates of the Caribbean series), and an older actor who looks like he’s putting together some sort of twilight comeback (Kevin Costner). Throw in the director of 2011’s Thor (Kenneth Branagh [also a top tier actor]; MM #929, 7) and JR:SR looked can’t-miss. But something was clearly off – hence the delay. Pine is the fourth person to portray author Tom Clancy’s world-saving CIA analyst. Alec Baldwin (1990, The Hunt for Red October) was fi rst followed by Harrison Ford (1992, Patriot Games and 1994 Clear and Present Danger [MM #37 and a ‘+’ in the ancient nonnumbering days, now a 7]) then Ben Affl eck (2002,The Sum of All Fears [MM #459 6]). Those earlier three certainly shone in the part of Ryan. And Pine’s OK – but just OK. And maybe that’s the concern: What was conceived as a rebooting of a potential huge franchise came out just OK. The plot (spoilers) After seeing 9/11 on TV, college student Jack Ryan (Pine) joins the Marines. He gets shot down in a helicopter. While recuperating back in the States, he falls for Cathy (Knightley). Watching silently as Pine tries to heal is Thomas (Costner). Eventually the duo meet and Costner, knowing Ryan’s exceptional analytical skills, convinces him to come work with him in the CIA. However, Ryan can’t tell anyone, even eventual live-in girlfriend Knightley. Working among the drones on Wall Street, Pine discovers what he believes is mischief in Russia. He gets the OK to


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In a race against time, the security chief discovers the break-in while Pine’s still there. And even Branagh does (eventually). However, thanks to some precise timing and a few accurate gunshots from afar, Pine manages to get what he needs.

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Churches are important part of area history By Natalie GeNtry The gathering of congregations and the construction of churches are an integral part of the early history of many communities. Our little section of Texas is no different. As settlers began to move to the area in the mid-1850s,

churches began to form. First United Methodist Church of Springtown The first church in Parker County was organized at Goshen when a “meeting house” was erected in 1854. Spearheaded by the Rev. James Pleasant Tackett, the

church worshipped in the log cabin until 1866 when the Union church was built a short distance away. This building housed worshippers who were Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterians, and other denominations for a number of years. In 1866, the Methodists completed building their own church on the site of the current First United Methodist Church building. The church bell from 1886 is still housed in the church’s steeple.

Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1867 by the Reverend J.C. Powers. Worship services were first held in a log cabin, and in the 1870s a larger log cabin, was built on the banks of Walnut Creek. In the late 1880s the congregation moved to a site south of the second log cabin and built a frame sanctuary. Adjacent property was acquired in 1947, and has been the site of several buildings.

Ash Creek Baptist Church of Azle Ash Creek Baptist Church Walnut Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1871, when of Reno The congregation of Walnut 48 charter members, headed by

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Reverend J.C. Powers, gathered. Stories say that Reverend Powers preached with a gun beside his Bible and men kept rifles on their knees to protect against Indian raids during services. A meeting house was built at this site in 1891. During the summers, brush arbors were built and prayer meetings were held on the grounds. In 1965 a new auditorium was built and the original structure used as a fellowship hall.

Episcopal Church. The church is located on Park Street in a community that formed on a land gifted from J.J. Jarvis. The simple cinder block chapel was rebuilt in 1958 and sits on part of 50 acres that was given to Charles Young and Allen Prince in 1886. The church changed its name to the Christian Methodist Episcopal church in 1966.

First Baptist Church of Springtown The Reverend J.C. Powers Wesley Chapel C.M.E. and 24 charter members organized the First Baptist Church Church of Azle In 1871, 41 parishioners cre- in 1874. ated the Colored Methodist PLEASE SEE SeVeral, PAGE 2B.

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Several area church structures pre-date 1900 ■ SEVERAL, FROM PAGE ONE.

A new building was constructed in 1901 at the current location on the corner of 5th and Main Street. However, as the congregation grew the fi rst building was torn down and a new building was erected in 1952. Additions were made in 1960, 1978, 1980, 1999 and 2006 to accommodate the evergrowing congregation and to provide space for varied ministries. Azle Christian Church

The Reverend Will A. Stephens and 15 charter members organized this church in 1895. They then purchased an abandoned building from the United Brethren Church and secured a parsonage. Sunday School classes began in 1930. An education building was erected in 1949-51 followed by a new brick sanctuary in 1960. The congregation was renamed First United Methodist Church in 1968, following the merger of the Evangelical UnitMethodist ed Brethren and the Methodist denominations.

The congregation of Azle Christian Church grew from 14 charter members in 1890. Worship services were conducted here in the 1880s on land donated by Dr. Azle Stewart, for whom the town was named. In 1893 the first sanctuary was completed. Before that, the congregation met under a brush arbor. Additions were later made to the original structure and a new sanctuary was built in 1974. First United Church of Azle

Free tax help available Volunteers with the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program are gearing up to help area residents with their 2013 income tax returns. Volunteers are trained and tested in current tax law using Ash Creek Baptist Church’s original structure (left) still stands as a part of the over- IRS material to assist in fi ling all church complex today. Photo by Natalie Gentry basic income tax returns such as Form 1040 as well as Schedules A, B, D, EIC, M, R, SE and limited Scheduled C and E. The program provides free tax help for area resident taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. However, you don’t have to be a member of AARP or over age 60. Taxpayers with complex returns are advised to seek paid BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN tax assistance. A Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, Jan. 9 to consider An appointment is required. evidence in a number of criminal cases. The jury returned nine People who are interested in indictments after deliberating; one of the individuals indicted is seeking help from the AARP listed as homeless in Springtown. Tax-Aide volunteers should That person was Corey Lee Hayes, 20, indicted for burglary of bring the following items with a building, a state jail felony. them when they come in: Others indicted who do not live in the immediate Springtown/ • Copy of last year’s income Azle area include: tax return; • Jordan Heath Ashcraft, 26, of Weatherford, indicted for forg• W-2 forms from each emery, a state jail felony. ployer; • Evelyn Cross Bailey, 60, of Fort Worth, indicted for posses• Unemployment compensasion of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, a tion forms; state jail felony. • SSA-1099 form if they were Corey Lee Hayes • Joseph A Bingham, 20, of Dallas, indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a third-degree felony. • Marvin Joelee Granger, 29, of Dallas, indicted for forgery, a state jail felony. • Justin Wayne Herring, 23, of Granbury, indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. • Andres Palomares, 42, no address listed, indicted for possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, a third-degree felony. • Gabriel Pena, age and residence unknown, indicted for possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, Please send her a birthday card to a state jail felony. • Juan Quintana, age and residence unknown, indicted for pos123 Overlook Trail Azle, Tx. 76020 session of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, You’ll never know how much this kind gesture will mean to her! a state jail felony.

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Parker County arrests 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 1319. Katherine Areil Rose Bruton, 21, of Azle was arrested on Jan. 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a motion to adjudicate guilt for DWI. She posted $1,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 14. Hudson Oaks police arrested a 19-year-old Azle man on Jan. 13 on a motion to adjudicate guilt for possession of marijuana – less than two ounces. As of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail without bond. A 53-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Jan. 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for insufficient bond for a previous charge of DWI. He posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 14. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 24-year-old Springtown woman on Jan. 14 for two active warrants for possession of marijuana – less than two ounces and theft of property – $50-$500. She posted $2,250 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 15. Weatherford police arrested a 20-year-old Springtown man and charged him with driving with an invalid license, with previous suspension or conviction. He posted $750 bond and was released from the Parker County jail four hours later. A 27-year-old Azle man was arrested by Reno police for Reno warrants for failure to appear in court and no driver’s license. As of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $631 bond. Springtown police arrested a 30-year-old Springtown man on Jan. 15 and charged him with driving with an invalid license and no insurance. He posted $500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 16. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old Springtown man and charged him with theft of material (metal) – less than $20,000. As


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of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. Deena Lisa Ramos, 41, of Springtown was arrested on Jan. 15 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Wise County warrant for DWI. She was transferred from the Parker county jail two hours later. Antonio Sanchez, 20, of Springtown was arrested on Jan. 15 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct. He posted $27,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 16. A 34-year-old Springtown woman was arrested on Jan. 16 for a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, penalty group – less than one gram. She posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail two hours later. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 33-year-old Springtown man on Jan. 16 on a warrant for theft of property – more than equal to $20 but less than $500. He posted a $500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail later that day. A 47-year-old Reno woman was arrested on Jan. 16 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with interfering with public duties. She posted $500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 17. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 32-yearold Azle man on Jan. 16 and charged him with driving with an invalid license with previous convictions and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 17. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old Springtown man on Jan. 17 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one – less than one gram and possession of marijuana – less than two ounces. He posted $8,250 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 17. Lorenzo Altamirano, 36, of Springtown was arrested on Jan. 17 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for DWI. He

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also had an outstanding Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detainer. As of Jan. 20 he was in the Parker County jail without bond. A 32-year-old Springtown man was arrested by Springtown police on Jan. 17 and charged with driving with an invalid license, with previous convictions and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 18. Parker County Special Crimes Unit (PCSCU) arrested a 38-year-old Springtown man on Jan. 17 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one – more than on gram, but less than four grams. As of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. A 30-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Jan. 17 by the PCSCU and charged with manufacturing or dealing a controlled substance, penalty group one – more than one gram, but less than four grams. As of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. Weatherford police arrested a 31-year-old Azle man on

Jan. 18 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one – less than one gram. As of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. A 46-year-old Springtown woman was arrested on Jan. 18 by Springtown police for Springtown warrants for failure to appear in court and a traffic violation. As of Jan. 20 she was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $529 bond. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 32-yearold Springtown woman on Jan. 18 for a Tarrant County warrant for cruelty to animals. She posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Jan. 19. Azle police arrested a 23-year-old Azle man on Jan. 18 and charged him with theft of property – less than $1,500, with two or more convictions. As of Jan. 20 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. A 41-year-old Azle man was arrested by on Jan. 18 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for two outstanding traffic warrants and an INS detainer.

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10:13 p.m................. Structure fire .................................................... LaJunta area 12:20 p.m................. Controlled burn ........................................... Springtown area 3:33 p.m................. Grass fire .................................................... Springtown area 5:02 p.m................. Vehicle accident .......................................... Springtown area 7:53 a.m................. EMS ............................................................ Springtown area 9:52 a.m................. EMS ............................................................ Springtown area 6:19 p.m................. Vehicle accident ....................................... City of Springtown 8:48 p.m................. EMS ......................................................... City of Springtown 12:16 p.m................. EMS ......................................................... City of Springtown 1:46 p.m................. Vehicle unlock .......................................... City of Springtown 2:56 p.m................. EMS ............................................................ Springtown area

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5207 E. Hwy. 199, LaJunta 817-221-3989 IGLESIA BAUTISTA Nueva Jerusalen 6640 Midway Rd., Springtown 817-677-2907 HARVEST TIME APOSTOLIC INDIAN OAKS PRIMITIVE 1 Block N. FM 2048 in Keeter 817-433-8220 BAPTIST CHURCH 3229 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth ASSEMBLY OF GOD 817-237-8441 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD LAJUNTA BAPTIST 114 Porter Drive, Azle Hwy. 199 in LaJunta 817-237-4903 817-221-3989 FELLOWSHIP OF LAKE WORTH LAKE WORTH BAPTIST 4024 Dakota Trail, Lake Worth 4445 Hodgkins, Lake Worth 817-237-9433 817-237-4163 NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST 810 Goshen Rd, Springtown 6409 FM 730 S., Azle 817-523-4462 817-444-4311 OUTREACH OF LOVE METROPOLITAN BAPTIST Hwy. 199 W. at FM 2257, Azle 6051 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-221-2983 / 817-221-5760 817-237-2201 BAPTIST MIDWAY BAPTIST ASH CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 4110 E. Hwy. 199, Springtown 300 South Stewart, Azle 817-221-LOVE 817-444-3219 NEW HOPE BAPTIST AGNES INDEPENDENT BAPTIST 782 New Hope Rd., Reno area 350 Agnes N., Springtown 817-221-2184 817-523-7271 NORTHWEST BAPTIST BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 5500 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth 408 S. Ash St., Springtown 817-237-6063 or 817-270-8476 817-220-4238 SILVER CREEK BAPTIST AZLE AVENUE BAPTIST 730 S. & Veal Station Rd., Azle 2901 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-444-2325 817- 626-5556 NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH BRIAR FIRST BAPTIST 3605 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle West of FM 730 N. at sign, Briar 817-707-2741 817- 444-3484 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST BROOKSHIRE BAPTIST FM 2048 and CR 4677, Boyd 114 Brookshire Ave., Azle 940-433-5477 817-237-0892 SPRINGTOWN BAPTIST TEMPLE CALVARY HEIGHTS BAPTIST 201 J. E. Woody Rd., Springtown 1 block off Hwy. 199, 817-523-0376 east of David’s Patio, UNION BAPTIST CHURCH Springtown, 817-221-2241 3451 Sarra Lane, Springtown CENTRAL BAPTIST 817-613-1441 4290 Old Agnes Road - 817-594-5918 WALNUT CREEK BAPTIST CHRISTWAY BAPTIST 220 W. Reno Rd. in Reno 7673 West Hwy. 199, Agnes 817-221-2110 817-220-9133 or 817-220-3581 WEST PARKWAY BAPTIST CLEAR FORK BAPTIST 836 NW Parkway, Azle Corner of FM 730 & Ragle Rd., Weather- 817-444-3752 ford, 817-594-1154 PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA COTTONWOOD CREEK BAPTIST 301 S. Stewart, Azle 10905 Jacksboro Hwy., Fort Worth 817-523-0074 817-238-8269 817- 237-8113 BIBLE CROSSWAY BAPTIST CHURCH COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 1355 Northwest Pkwy., Azle 1405 Reynolds Rd., Reno 817-691-0000 817-444-7117 CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH CROSSING FELLOWSHIP Corner of FM 730 South & FM 1886 1177 Southeast Parkway, Azle 817-270-8476 817-381-5888 · 817-381-5808 EAGLE MOUNTAIN BAPTIST NORTHWEST BIBLE CHURCH 8780 Eagle Mtn. Circle, Azle 5025 Jacksboro Hwy., Fort Worth 817-237-4135 817-624-2111 FAITH BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP SOLID ROCK BIBLE CHURCH 1411 Carter Road, Springtown 591 S. Reno Rd., Springtown 817-220-5828 817-221-3444 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AZLE CATHOLIC 1017 Boyd Road HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC 817-444-4828 800 Highcrest Dr., Azle FIRST BAPTIST CASTLE HILLS 817-444-3063 401 Beverly Rd., Azle CHRISTIAN 817-237-3891 THE CHURCH AT AZLE FIRST BAPTIST LAKE WORTH 1801 S. Stewart, Azle 700 Charbonneau Tr., 817-444-9973 west side of Effie Morris Elementary 817-237-2624 AZLE CHRISTIAN (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) FIRST BAPTIST LAKESIDE 8801 Jacksboro Hwy., Lakeside 117 Church St., Azle 817-444-3527 817-237-8113 AZLE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FIRST BAPTIST BRIAR 35 West Forty Estates., Azle 6 miles N. of Azle on FM 730 817-688-3339 817-444-3484 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN FIRST BAPTIST COTTONDALE 1602 S. Main St., Weatherford 1 block N. of FM 2123, Cottondale 817-594-3043 940-433-5539 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FIRST BAPTIST PEASTER 4th & Main, Paradise FM 920 in Peaster GREATER VISION FELLOWSHIP 817-596-8805 1801 S. Stewart St., Azle FIRST BAPTIST POOLVILLE 817-825-0485 1 block W. of FM 920, Poolville LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 817-594-3916 FELLOWSHIP FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN 404 Main St., Azle 5th & Main Street, Springtown 817-308-2557 817-523-7011 THE ABBEY CHURCH FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 10400 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 801 Friendship Rd., 9½ miles S. of 817-238-1404 Springtown off Hwy. 51 S. 817-594-5940 or 817-599-4917 VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER 737 Boyd Rd., Azle FUNDAMENTAL BAPTIST 817-444-LOVE 5th & Main in Springtown 817-523-5477 WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER 1¼ mi. S. of LaJunta GRACE BAPTIST 817-677-2577 3 miles N. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 across from Radio Tower CHURCH OF CHRIST HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH AZLE CHURCH of CHRIST 3577 FM 51 N., Weatherford 336 NW Parkway 817-564-3946 817-444-3268 HILLTOP FAMILY CHURCH BRIAR CHURCH of CHRIST 1227 Old Cottondale Road, 109 W.N. Woody Rd. Springtown, 817-220-7177 (½ block west of FM 730 N. in Briar) LAJUNTA BAPTIST 817-444-7102

MIDWAY CHURCH of CHRIST 6400 Midway Rd. 817-221-2107 NEWSOME MOUND ROAD CHURCH of CHRIST 1460 Newsome Mound Rd. 817-677-3290 NORTHWEST CHURCH of CHRIST 6059 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-237-1205 POOLVILLE CHURCH of CHRIST West of FM 920 in Poolville 817-594-4182 SOUTHSIDE CHURCH of CHRIST 130 W. Bradshaw Lane, Springtown 817-221-2799 SPRINGTOWN CHURCH of CHRIST Just west of Hwy. 51 North 817-523-4419 TRI-COUNTY CHURCH of CHRIST 525 Hwy. 199 W., Springtown 817-538-8209

4300 Williams Spring Rd., Fort Worth 1 mile west of 820 on Jacksboro Hwy. JOHN KNOX PRESBYTERIAN 4350 River Oaks Blvd, River Oaks 817-642-9265

Garrett’s ngtown i r p S Drug

“Serving Springtown Since 1977” NORTH SIDE OF SQUARE 817-523-7227 Metro 817-220-7927

2 miles south of Azle


Se habla espanol Mon.-Fri. 9-5 Sat. 9-3

• New & Used Tires • State Inspections • Roadside Assistance • U-Haul Rentals

Joe Rider

113 Denver Trail • Azle 817-444-3249 Fax 817-444-3275 STUDIO - 1 bath , 350 sq. ft. ONE BEDROOM - 1 bath, 450 sq. ft TWO BEDROOM - 1 bath, 642 sq. ft.



Phone 817-444-2533 B.J. Clark

Dr. Michael D. Conte


489 Hwy. 199 Springtown 817-220-2499

CLEANERS Brookshire’s Shopping Center

Thank you for your support!

817444-HELP (4357)

New Year’s Special

B & H

Heating and Air Conditioning Servicing All Brands • Fast Response

New Systems $2,800

Garry Harris


uys R Us G c A

Your Heating Specialist!


Lic. #4346 & #6537

DRY CLEANING& LAUNDRY 828 Boyd Hwy., Suite 110 • Azle, Texas 76020 Located in the 730 Shopping Center

Commercial & Residential

Experienced & Competitive Prices Repair & Installation Landscaping Sod/Hydromulching

Drains Rock & Stonework Landscape Lighting

Family Owned & Operated Since 1989 SENIOR DISCOUNTS • FREE ESTIMATES

817-270-0544 • 817-379-0545 Compliments of


140 W. MAIN ST.


“In business since 1946”

Our family serving your family since 1908

Propane, Inc.


44Years of Quality

Azle Vision Source

a’s arc&iAUTOMOTIVE GTIRE SHOP Rural Gas Supply “Celebrating 13 years serving Azle area”

636 Profit St., Azle, Tx

BETTER LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3131 E. Hwy 199, Spt 817-677-2300 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY Specializing in Family Eyecare CHURCH 2233 Hwy 199 East, Springtown Therapeutic Optometrist 817-221-LIFE (5433) FAMILY CHURCH 9 miles S. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 601 B 817-599-7655 NW Pkwy • Azle FOUNTAIN OF FAITH 4397 E. Hwy 199, Springtown 817-304-4739 GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH of GOD 2964 W. Hwy 114, Paradise 940-969-2427 4800 East Hwy. 199, Suite 7 Springtown, 817-677-3208 HARVEST FOR CHRIST CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD of LAKESIDE 1108 NW Parkway (Hwy 199), Azle 9500 Confederate Park Rd. (FM 1886) 817-740-5774 817-237-5500 or 817-237-7837 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER EPISCOPAL 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown Celebrating over 25 years in business ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL 817-221-2551 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth JUBILEE HOUSE 817-237-1888 11210 Hwy. 199 W., Poolville AZLE PROVIDENCE REFORMED 817-271-8008 EPISCOPAL 405 Bowie Dr., Weatherford LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE Rodney Gatlin, D.C. 817-596-7476 120 S. Main St., Springtown 400 Boyd Court ST. ELISABETH EPISCOPAL 817-523-0222 5910 Black Oak Lane, River Oaks OASIS CHRISTIAN CENTRE 817-739-0504 CHURCH & HEALING SCHOOL GOSPEL 1121 S.E. Parkway, Azle CENTRAL FULL GOSPEL POWERHOUSE OF PRAISE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3009 Delaware Tr., Lake Worth 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-237-7919 817-319-7364 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S BRANDED CROSS COWBOY CHURCH WITNESSES 3282 FM 2048, Boyd 76023 212 Pearson Lane, Azle 817-221-2242 940-636-9158 LUTHERAN SECRET PLACE MINISTRIES GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN 112 Optimist Rd., Springtown (MISSOURI SYNOD) 682-229-1433 1313 SE Parkway, Azle SPRINGTOWN 7TH DAY 817-237-4822 ADVENTIST HOPE LUTHERAN (ELCA) Hwy. 199 4 miles west of Springtown Equipment and Labor 4795 Hwy. 199, Reno GOSPEL GATHERING FELLOWSHIP 817-221-HOPE 7315 Silver Creek Rd at Flatrock Rd, Azle Quality Service with NO Service Call Fee! METHODIST 817-313-1793 BOYD UNITED METHODIST Locally Owned & Operated GOSPEL WAY COWBOY CHURCH FM 730 North in Boyd 420 Jaybird Ln. (FM 2257/ Hwy 199) 940-433-5334 EAGLE MT. UNITED METHODIST Springtown, 817-225-8755 7955 Reed Rd., Azle LIGHTHOUSE HARBOR CHURCH Call for Details 817-444-0226 1960 Long Circle, Pelican Bay FIRST UNITED METHODIST 817-444-3547 200 Church St., Azle JESUS NAME HOUSE OF PRAYER 817-444-3323 TACL #B00028986E 2813 E. Hwy. 199, LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP third drive past Boyd Feed Store 7200 Robertson Rd., Fort Worth 817-237-2758 817-221-4426 SILVER CREEK NEW LIFE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST 525 W. Hwy. 199, Springtown 2200 Church Rd., Azle 817-523-2045 817-444-1382 NEW LIGHTED WAY FIRST UNITED METHODIST 624 Harbor Dr. Circle, Azle Hwy. 51 N & 3rd Street, Springtown 817-444-1577 817-523-7874 NORTHWEST TEMPLE OF PRAISE GARVIN UNITED METHODIST 3 miles West of Boyd on C.R. 4699 6781 Jacksboro Hwy., Lake Worth POOLVILLE UNITED METHODIST PRECIOUS FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH 1 block W. of FM 920 8601 Hwy. 199 @ Vance Godbey’s (behind Poolville Post Office) SPIRIT FILLED CHURCH 817-599-3601 603 SE Parkway, Azle THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 817-444-3058 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER (THE MORMONS) 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 817-221-2551 OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS UNIVERSAL LIGHT OF CHRIST 1010 Timberoaks, Azle 6117 Graham St., Lake Worth 817-237-5075 817-881-3889 PENTECOSTAL REAL FAMILY FELLOWSHIP GRACE CHAPEL 202 Pearson Lane, Azle UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AMERICAN STANDARD - GOODMAN 3508 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth 817-677-5963 817- 237-4844 SOULS HARBOR IGLESIA CRISTIANA JUDA 11701 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-726-2065 TACLB021367C PRESBYTERIAN WESTERN HARVEST GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTER 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford 6577 Old Springtown Rd., Weatherford 817-594-2744 817-523-2855 or 817-995-9087 ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN SHEPHERD’S HEART CHURCH CHURCH OF FORT WORTH 14435 FM 730 N • Azle Meeting at Northwest YMCA 940-577-1954 5315 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth 817-989-9800 WESTERN STAR COWBOY CHURCH CONVENANT ORTHODOX 790 CR 3696 • Springtown PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 817-880-5488

1227 Old Cottondale • 817-220-7177

“Caring about what Jesus cares about... You!”

Clarks Precision Machine & Tool


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11480 FM 730 S



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302 Palo Pinto 1088 E. Hwy 199 Weatherford Springtown 817-594-3888 817-220-5959 Front Row (L-R): Anita White, Bob White, Kari Wright and Mark Reynolds Back Row (L-R): Jim Cleaver, Bruce Duncan, Richard Woodman and Jay Morrill

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 THE

COMMUNITY Ad Classifi cation 24................... Electrician 25............... Equipment & Tool Rental 26 ................. Excavating 27............. Exterminating 28 ........ Farm Equipment 29 ...................... Fencing 30 .................... Firewood 31 .............................Free 32 ...................... For Sale 33 .................... Furniture 34.............. Garage Sales 35 .........Garden, Mowing Service 36........................ Hauling 37...............................Hay 38.............Health/Fitness 39 ............... Help Wanted 40 ...Home Improvement 41 ..........House Leveling 42.......... House Cleaning 43.................. Income Tax 44....... Janitorial Service 45................. Job Wanted

46................Legal Notice 47.............. Lost & Found 48 Maintenance/Repairs 49...................... Masonry 50 Mobile Home Service 51................ Motorcycles 52.........................Movers 53.. Musical Instruments 54........... Music Lessons 55.............Miscellaneous 56........................ Notices 57........... Pets, Livestock 58..............Piano Service 59................Pool Service 60................Professional Services 61...................... Personal 62.....................Plumbing 63...............Public Notice 64............... Photography 65........................Printing 66........................Roofi ng 67.................... Recycling 68........................Storage

021 Child Care

003 Appliances Electric stove top; double oven; washer & dryer...and misc. furnishings. 817-929-0503.

006 Asphalt Paving

A sphAlt & G rAvel


Seal Coating, Pot Hole Repairs, Crack Filling 817-907-7410 • 817-221-2125 008 Autos, Trucks Get rid of those yard cars, as well as good used cars. Arvin 817-9258768.

Younger Years Day Care Ages 18 months-Preschool 6:00A-6:30P Highway 199 between Springtown & Azle 817-677-CARE CCS Vendor

FOR SALE: 1989 Jaguar XJS, excellent condition, 85K miles. Sell or Trade. $9,500/OBO. 817-9152788.

014 Campers & Trailers Need to sell 40 ft. RV. Available Feb 3rd, good condition, $3,500/OBO. 817-204-4790; 817-237-4963.





TOM'S BOBCAT SERVICE 444-5069 • Small jobs accepted • Rough landscaping • Jobsite clearing


☺ All types materials delivered ☺ Excavation—Final Grade—Demolition We Shape the World to Fit Your Needs! You have a Friend in the Business!

Cliff Hall

019 Cement Work ART’S CONCRETE. All types of concrete: foundations, driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc. Free Estimates. 20 years experience. 469-348-6379.

(817)221-2681 Bobcat & Tractor Service

• Lot Clearing • Driveways/Parking Lots • Pasture Mowing


ALL TYPES OF EXCAVATING Tanks • House Pads • Clearing

Carports and Patio Covers. All steel construction. Off-duty firefighter. 817-925-0922.

Advertising Works!

Also .. Sand • Top Soil • Gravel

817-523-7248 • 817-239-6215

027 Exterminating CLASSIC PEST CONTROL OPERATORS TPCL 12509 817-444-0371

Allen Chesney Concrete All Types of Concrete Work Residential - Commercial Foundations, driveways, sand, gravel, demolition, haul-off, retaining walls 817-271-4541

All types fences and metal buildings built and repaired. Portable welding, 817-444-6461.

Kiley Chesney Construction

BOBBY’S FENCE. All types, free estimates, over 23 years experience 817-444-3213.

Dirt & Concrete Work Driveways • House Slabs • Garages • Add-ons Small Land Clean-ups • Gravel Driveways Kiley Chesney, Owner Springtown, TX • Mobile 817-846-6645

J.A.M. Concrete

All Types of Concrete, Building Pads, Driveway, Patios, Walk Jim McKiel 30 yrs. exp.


Over 16 words, add 20 cents per word • Discounted rates for additional insertions available if no weeks are skipped and words do not change

(All ads must be paid in advance unless you have previously established credit)


Cheap wood, my place, 2 miles east of Springtown. Oak & Pecan, $10/ car, $20-$40 pickup load. Cord split, $200, Cord logs, $120. Call 817475-9884.


Free to Good Home: CKC registered Chihuahua male, 9 months old, housebroke. 817-565-3275.


For Sale



RAY’S FENCE CO. Free Estimates, 817-444-2146, raysfencecompany@ KILEY CHESNEY CONSTRUCTION All Types Fences - Tractor Work 817-846-6645 FENCING & WELDING. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Welding, $50/hour, 3 hour minimum. 817-657-4963.

Most ads require payment in advance, but we do accept VISA, MASTERCARD OR DISCOVER by phone.

Reach more than 8,000 households with combo advertising in the Azle News and the Springtown Epigraph.

• Boxed display ads also available

Nobody does it better!

Garden/Mowing Service

Campfire Lawn & Garden Trees trimmed-removed Full lawn care & haul-offs

Insured • Azle since 1962 Compare Prices

No Job Too Small

Terms Available 817-444-0861 A.W. Teater All major credit cards accepted

817-690-4011 cell

Chad's Tree Service 14’ Welding Trailer with top rack, $1,700/OBO. Call 817-523-4191.

Sand, Dirt & Gravel

2 PROJECT CARS: 1968 Chevy Bel Air, 2-door, 6 cylinder, automatic, $2,200 cash; 1972 Duster, no motor, no transmission, $1,600 cash. 817304-3460.

Combo (Azle & Springtown) Only $8.00!

BULLDAWG ELECTRIC CO. All types of electrical services and MH hook-ups. Free Estimates. 817-675-4921 TECL#25253.

Qualified Family Business Since 1938

2000 Chevy 3500 truck, in great condition, auto, V-8, bed cover, leather interior, new tires, new brakes, 103K miles, $6,500. 817253-4526.

Up to 16 words, first insertion:

Seasoned split firewood: half cord, $125; full cord, $225. Will deliver. Call 817-808-2873.




024 Electrician

Dump Truck Hauling

2005 Ford Diesel, great work truck, runs good, well maintained, $7,988. Possible trade, call or text 817-937-3013.

69................ Sand/Gravel 70................Septic Tanks 71..... Sewing/Alterations 72.............Sewer Service 73......................TV/Radio 74... Too Late to Classify 75.................. Upholstery 76....... Vacuum Cleaners 77........................ Wanted 78.................Well Drilling 79....................... Welding 80.............. Lots/Acreage 81..................Business & Commercial Property 82.......... Resort Property 83.......... Houses for Sale 84............. Mobile Homes for Rent 85............. Mobile Homes for Sale 86.... Mobile Home/RV Lots 87...........Rent Furnished 88....... Rent Unfurnished 89 .......... Wanted to Rent

030 Firewood

ARK CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER has a loving place for your child. Ages 2 weeks-12 years, ABEKA pre-school, 3 meals, 2 snacks. Service to all Azle schools and SES. Mon-Fri, 6A-6:30P. 817237-3711; 817-994-5228.

026 Excavating 1960 Thunderbird, 352 auto, rebuilt engine, new brake system, $5,500. 817-629-3153.

Springtown Epigraph THE

817-270-3340 - Azle - classifi 817-220-7217 - Springtown -

CLASSIFIED 1. Air Condition/Heating 2. ......................Antiques 3.................... Appliances 4..........Appliance Repair 5.....................Arts/Crafts 6............. Asphalt Paving 7........................ Auctions 8................ Autos, Trucks 9..... Auto Repair Service 10.........Backhoe Service 11............. Boats, Motors 12...............Bookkeeping 13..................... Business Opportunity 14........ Campers/Trailers 15...................... Carports 16...... Equipment Repair 17............ Carpet Service 18 ......................Catering 19...............Cement Work 20.................Ceramic tile 21................... Child Care 22................... Cosmetics 23...Computers/Services


FOR SALE: R-Panel Sheets, assorted lengths and colors. Sell by bundled colors only. 817-253-1614. Scooter Store power chair, $1,500; lift chair, $500; small size wheelchair that converts to a travel chair, $200. All like new condition. 817-3138410.

Interested in buying used bikes and bike parts. Please call 817-233-1126 leave message.

034 Garage Sales 3 Family Yard Sale Saturday-Sunday, 521 Eastwood Road, Springtown. Clothes, furniture, tack, misc. HUGE BLOWOUT SALE Jan. 23rd24th, 10A-5P & Jan. 25th, 10A-4P. 216 W. Main Street, Azle. GRAND RE-OPENING! THE TREASURE CHEST. BIG SALE Wednesday-Saturday, 10A-4P, 1201 Silvercreek Azle Road. New Items. Cell phones, TVs, Movies, Household, Baby Items and Lots More!

Find a Gardener here!


Trimming • Removals - Stump Grinding Systemic Feeding • Brush Chipping • Cable Bracing

817-221-2201 • 817-246-5943 Insured for your protection

Tree trimming, removal, mow, weeding, cleanup, tilling, rake leaves, haul-offs. Free estimates. Kevin 817-363-0010. MASONRY & STONEWORK, retaining walls, patios, flowerbeds, entryways, anything w/stone and repairs. Senior Citizen Discount. 817-919-4487.

Serving the Metroplex Since 1975 Family Owned• FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED WINTER DISCOUNT 10% OFF Residential • CommeRCial tRee Removal • topping pRuning • Feeding

817- 220-1141 817-444-9574

Irrigation Repair Licensed Professional Services include Wire & Valve locates, Pipe repair, Head adjust or replace, System Design


STUMP GRINDING Don’t dig it! Grind it! 1 or 100 - We can do it. $65 minimum




Fertilized Coastal Hay For Sale Round Bales - Will Deliver Springtown/Azle Area 940-389-1936 Horse quality square bales in barn, $7.00/bale, minimum 20 bales. No checks, cash only. 817-694-5554. HAY SALE Fertilized Coastal 4x5 Round Bales $75 each 817-221-3320

SPRIGGING 4 COUNTIES: Wise, Jack, Pa r k e r & Ta r r a n t

Best Lawn Guarantee in Town Coastal Bermuda Landscape Dependable & Tipton 85 and Reliable Online Account Sprinklers Management 940-229-1045 Lawn Care 940-229-1046

• Sod • Stone Work • Flower Beds • Fencing • Trees Email: • Clean Up


LI 19046 Lic. #4346 & #6537

Commercial & Residential Sprinkler Installation & Repair • Landscaping Tractor Work • Drainage • Lot Grading Rock & Stonework • Sod & Hydromulching Family Owned & Operated Since 1989

Experience with Competitive Prices


817-270-0544 • 817-379-0545

035 Garden/Mowing Service FREE ESTIMATES. Mowing, weed eating, scrap haul off, property clean up. Call Brett 817-881-2357.

035 Garden/Mowing Service


817-403-2992 901 Emily Trail • Azle, Texas 76020

FREE E stimat es Estimat stimates

Best Prices in Town!

Lawn & Garden Maintenance

•Clean Up • Mowing • Edging • Weedeating •Rake & Bag Leaves •Tree Trimming

NOW OFFERING: Brush Hog Services

Pete Garcia • Joe Garcia


039 Help Wanted LVN & CNA needed for Lake Worth Nursing Home. Contact Jon 817319-9073. Business is Booming! Now interviewing servers. Apply in person, Shinola’s Texas Cafe, Springtown. NOW HIRING: 2 Openings at group homes located in Azle. 1 parttime & 1 full-time position. Both positions require working weekends. Must have clean criminal & driving records. Training will be provided. Please text or call 817-443-2494, Monday-Friday, 9A-5P. Creative Dimensions Hair Salon Stylist Wanted. 817-658-3946. One Experienced Telemarketer needed early AM hours, smoking ok. Call 817-677-5134 before noon, ask for Ms. Wright. Looking for Licensed Plumber with construction/remodel experience. Looking for seasoned Crew Leader for residential, remodel & light commercial. For interview call 817444-3100. MAINSTREAM (group home for adults with developmental disabilities) is hiring part-time Direct Contact Staff for 17 hour weekday shift (2nd & 3rd shift) or 24 hour weekend shifts, paid training. Starting pay is minimum wage. Good potential for full-time employment. Call Sandra or Carole at 817-2702747, Mon-Fri, 9A-3P. $10.50ph. PT shipping associate for toy club in Lake Worth/Azle area. M-F 9:30-3:00pm. We are seeking a non-smoker to efficiently and accurately pick and pack our products. This position will require the use of a computer on a daily basis. You must be proficient in using the internet, typing (at least 35-40 WPM), and basic math skills. Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold, able to lift 40+ pounds, stand on your feet the entire day, and able to work extra hours as assigned by supervisor. Must have reliable transportation to/from and good attendance. Let us know if you have experience using Endicia or FEDEX shipping software. HS Diploma/GED required. Must pass an employment test, background check, and drug test. Send work history, qualifications, education level attained, WPM typing, and why this job is a good fit for you. Email:

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 039

Help Wanted

Temp. Equipment Operator, Comm. Tractor Mowers/Basic Grounds Keeping, Fort Worth, Valid TX DL, HS Diploma/GED required, $12/hour. Wise Ready Mix now hiring Mix Drivers, Class B-CDL. Apply in person, 1349 NW Parkway, Azle. Higginbotham’s is looking for fulltime and part-time associates that are customer service driven and self motivated to work as Cashier and/ or Retail Sales. 1-2 years of retail experience is preferred. Company benefits available. Applications can be located online at: www. or picked up at 440 E. Hwy 199, Springtown, Texas. You may email your resume to: Phone number: 817-668-7656. HBC is an equal opportunity employer. USED CAR SALES. Buy Here Pay Here Car Lot seeking experienced Salesman. Must be self-starter, organized, neat appearance and able to pass drug test. Call 817-2332633; 940-399-7060.


Help Wanted

employment Opportunities Applications for employment are accepted Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. To interview or be considered for a position with Azle ISD, the applicant must have a completed employment application on file in the Human Resources Department. As openings for professional or paraprofessional employment become available, they are listed at All applications may be obtained from the website and submitted by mail or fax. Notices or employment openings are also posted in the Human Resources Department at the AISD Central Office Building, 300 Roe Street, Azle, TX. 76020. Bus Drivers Azle independent school District is currently in need of bus drivers. starting full time pay $46.89 daily rate at 3½ hours per day = $13.39 hourly rate of pay. The District Will Train and prepare new drivers for exams. If you are interested in a position with AISD as a bus driver, please contact Randy Spiker, Transportation Supervisor, at (817) 444-1322.

Local Doctors looking for an experienced Medical Assistant. Please fax resume to 817-523-5422. Gen. Maint. Tech II. Fleet and equip. maint., diag. electric, hydraulic, fuel sys. req. FW, TX DL, HS/GED, Req.

No positions available at this time.

Carpet Shampoo Trainee. Company seeking men & women to help fill contracts. Above average earning potential based on production. $300+ weekly to start, per company agreement. Call or Text Now! 817470-5775. Part-time Municipal Court Assistant. City of Reno, Parker County. Prefer court and general office experience. Computer knowledge and good customer service skills required. Hours flexible. Send Resumes to HANDYMAN with wide range of skills to maintain rental homes for owner. 817-905-2899. Need Tutoring? Have Master’s Degree. Qualified to work w/ children and adults. Enjoy working with special needs. Need help with GED? Contact Julie 817-729-6049. Payment-cash only. The City of Springtown is now accepting job applications for a full-time Police Dispatcher, $12.94/ hour. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 102 E. Second Street, Springtown, TX. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. E.O.E. Person to help around home and yard with misc. chores. Must love animals. Flexible hours, $6-$7 per hour depending on experience. 817905-2899.

Ramping Up! Employees needed for 2014 opening of New Dealership

NOW HIRING • Sales Associate • Automotive Technician Sales Associate Be part of a Growing Sales Team! Sales Experience a plus, will train. Must be commited to customer satisfaction. Commission & Bonus Opportunities, Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training. Automotive Technician Experience in Automotive Repair Required ASE Certification Required, Chrysler Experience Preferred, Tools Required, Valid Drivers License, Paid Holidays, Vacation, & Training, 5 Day Work Week, Rotating Saturdays

Affiliated with Baylor Health Care System

Trucking Company

Hiring “Class A” Flat Bed Drivers and Frac Sand Haulers. 2 years of verifiable driving exp. $500 BONUS after 90 days, plus Benefits. 817-444-7711 • 817-444-7774

Part-time Laundry 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Excellent Salary & Company Benefits

Azle Manor


721 Dunaway Ln • 817-444-2536


Class A CDL Drivers with 2 years experience Oilfield/Environmental Construction Transportation Paid Weekly, Insurance, Aflac, Paid Vacations and much more

Call Daniel 1-800-448-6323

PLACE AN AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! 817-270-3340 817-220-7217


Before you buy vinyl siding or windows, call Jimmy for a free estimate 817-444-5270; 817-2967567. Keith Hays Construction Company. All types cement work, carpentry, roofing and metal buildings. 817-220-7201 Let my 40 years of experience work for you. Integrity and quality work at affordable prices. BOBBY MCWILLIAMS PAINTING 817-8216377. WORKHORSE HANDYMAN SERVICES. Bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, remodels, mobile home repair and roof repair. Quality at a reasonable rate. 817-874-6109. DEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Carpentry, cement, rock, granite, tile, painting, siding, insulation, kitchen/ bath, roof/gutters, powerwashing, decks. WINTER SPECIAL: 20% Off w/this Ad! 817-629-9608.

Steve Feltman Painting

• Interior & Exterior • Bed • Commercial Residential • Texture • Tape • Seal & texture • Sheetrock repair/replace • Remove old wallpaper/seal & texture • Pole fence painting • Pressure washing Cabinetry/Wood Work/Staining

Call Steve


040 Home Improvement WILLIE SIMON TILE & WOOD. Shower, Tub Surround & Backsplashes. 817-366-4555. ROBERT’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. I do additions, kitchen & bathroom remodel, ceramic tile, foundation repair, painting, pressure washing, roofing, fencing and decks. Call for Free quote. 817-964-2562.

LOOK Vinyl Siding: Insulated Replacement Windows: Complete Remodeling Lowest Prices: Best Material Free Estimates: Since 1963 817-991-6815

Chapman Carpentry Off-Duty Firefighter Professional & Dependable exterior & interior remodeling, patio covers, drywall repairs

817-946-6787 817-444-4198 BMH

Custom Homes BRIAN HENSLEY 817.229.7668

Devin’s Handyman Service • Carpentry • Cement • Rock • Granite • Tile • Painting • Siding

• Insulation WINTER • Kitchen/ SPECIAL Bath 20% OFF • Roof & with Gutters this ad! • Powerwashing • Decks

Call Devin at 817-629-9608




by Charley & Guy Orbison


Copyright 2014 by Orbison Bros.







Sebastian Enterprises CUSTOM HOME BUILDING Since 1995

817-239-9571 817-237-9571









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Masonry Since 1989

JAMES WOOD MASONRY. INC. Quality Masonry work! • No job too small BRICK • STONE • GLASS BLOCK

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Pets, Livestock

Menix Pet Lodge Where Pets are Pampered Climate Controlled Kennels Dog Runs, Large Yard


Carolyn’s Critter Sitter Pet Sitting Specialist Local References

Since 1978

817-319-6224 Mr. Sweeps Chimney Cleaning Service

Winter Special

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Route Driver Route driver for Vending Services. Must be dependable and have good driving record.

605 N. Business 287, Suite 102, Decatur, Texas





Jodi Dusek, H/R Mgr.




Karl Klement Properties, Inc.

For all of our available job opportunities, visit

A Not-For-Profit Hospital • EOE Decatur, TX • Job Line: 940-626-2525

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Keep your home safe. Call Parker/Wise County’s oldest chimney sweeping company, Mr. Sweeps

For consideration of all positions apply to:

Wise Regional Health System


Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday

059 2000 Harley Sportster, red/white/ blue, 10,000 miles, $8,000 817228-2255.




House Cleaning

Start the New Year fresh! Very dependable residential & commercial cleaner. Spouse of a military veteran with 10 years experience! Call for a free estimate. 907-328-8865. SERENE GREEN CLEANING. Residential & Commercial. All Natural & Safe Products, Family Owned & Operated, Fully Insured & Bonded, Free Confidential Estimate. 817-602-1696. A&J’s CLEANING SERVICE. Let us do your Spring Cleaning! New customer discount! Referral discount! Over 7 years experience. Free Estimates. Have References. Call 817-448-7857.

Your Cleaning Service Professional Cleaning since 1989 Phone hours: Mon thru Fri 7 am - 1 pm: 817-237-9848 PLEASE LEAVE VOICE MAIL our pros may be out chasing fairy dust

Backgrounds Checked We furnish Tools & Chemicals

2012 Harley Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle, $10,500. Call Wes 817-991-5522, leave message. 2007 Honda CRF 450, low hours, excellent condition, $2,500. 817929-0360, ask for Billy.



U.S. Army Retired-but not tired! Careful moving-Cheap. Call Big Jim @ 817-237-5151.



Local Breeder Selling Parakeets & Love Birds; Parakeet, Love Bird & Parrot seed and different size cages, plus millet spray. 817-715-2446, 9A-6P. Free to Good Home: CKC registered Chihuahua male, 9 months old, housebroke. 817-565-3275.

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Senior Citizen Discount Free Estimate Lic# M39407

817-495-1991 817-821-9793


Plumbing Repairs Drains Cleaned Water Heaters Faucets


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Slab Leaks

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One time - Monthly - Bi-Weekly - Weekly, or as needed

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Commercial • Residential FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED Repairs • New Construction

You’ll love the care you get!

28 Years in Azle


MASONRY & STONEWORK, retaining walls, patios, flowerbeds, entryways, anything w/stone and repairs. Senior Citizen Discount. 817-919-4487.

Residential Commercial Industrial Sewer & Drain Care

Will pay top dollar for grazing and hay leases. Call 940-389-1936.

Hospitality Guarantee “Your Way”


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Certified PREFERRED CONTRACTOR State Applicator # 106

Azle, TX

Commercial & Residential


• Roofing • Windows • Attic Insulation • Painting


commercial • residential

Landscape Designs, Patios, Outdoor Kitchens, Retaining Walls, Mailboxes Free All Types Stone & Brick Work New Construction • Remodels Estimates

Cell 817-308-6512 Home 817-444-3806 email


Cantrell Plumbing

817-692-5624 ask for Doug

T&M CLEANING. Cleaning done the way you want. 15 years experience, reliable, references. 817-333-8786.

Pool Service

Too cold to clean your pool? Give us a call and we’ll do it all! 817-2303838.

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QUALITY UPHOLSTERING. Free Estimates. Pick-up and Delivery Service. 817-727-6836.


ROOFING & METAL BUILDINGS 817-220-1794 817-304-4224 Tired of always replacing your roof? Call us for a metal roof quote.

We’ll be here after the storm.

Well Drilling

Need a quality water well at a fair price? Also pump sales and installation. Kelvin’s Pump and Well Service, 817-221-4300.



Our Business is Metal Buildings - And We’re Good! DESIGN



art METAL z o C BUILDING SYSTEMS Fabrication and erection of quality metal buildings at reasonable prices, any size - any design Office

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Innerspace Storage Hwy 199, Springtown. Now renting all unit sizes, 24-hour access. 817-6774050.

Mark Cozart 817-233-6668

Jeremy Cozart 817-237-2028

Welding Continued below...

Ash Creek Storage Convenient Location

Corner of Main St. & Locust • Azle


AZCO Self Storage


RV, Boat or Trailer Spaces Available

owner Rodney Vick 817-220-3044 fax 817-523-7639 cell 817-253-1614

$20.00 per month 1st Month Free!


ons E truc R& tion Metal Building Specialist


Office 11400 FM 730 N. Azle

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LeasiNg s to r ag e UNits WEST SIDE STORAGE 817-220-5813 817-239-1670



• Weld Ups/ Bolt Ups • Pipe Fencing • Concrete • Horse Barns • All Types Fencing • Metal Roofs

Compare Pricing NO JOB TOO SMALL

Dauenhauer Contractors, Inc.

Metal Buildings · Pre-Engineered · Shops / Barns Arenas / Churches · Aircraft Hangars


Version 2

1350 Liberty School Rd, Azle

5x10 $25/month

Special! 6 Months ... $125 817-246-4646 069


Driveway gravel, top soil, septic rock, tandem dump trucks. Grady Mansell 817-713-7495.


SAND • DIRT • GRAVEL Dozer and Tractor Work



Jerry W. Mitchell


Quality Family Business Since 1938 CALL Cliff Hall

(817)221-2681 We go the extra mile to ensure you get more for your $. On House Pads, Driveways, Lot Clearing & Tractor Work, Etc.




Last Puzzle Solution N T H E H O N E M A S T WR E D I A C O T S S O P H T H E S R A F L A BWO U T I E R E E T A G A P I T O C E N




Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday Houses for Sale

MUST SELL! 4 BR 2 BA plus den on 1 acre! Huge island kitchen! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-458-9340. NEW HOME: 4 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Owner financing available! Cheaper than rent! New appliances! 817-458-9340. New Home MUST SELL! 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817-458-9340. PEASTER ISD: New home, 3 BR 2.5 BA, gameroom, 2 story on 1 acre lot! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-458-9340. Reno. Small 2 bedroom house, shop and barn on 2.5 acres, $85,000. Possible owner finance. 682-2159451.

085 Mobile Homes For Sale OWNER FINANCE. Springtown, 3-2 on 1 acre lot! Easy terms, no banks, Bad Credit ok. 817-975-1798. 3-2, new A/C, septic, black stove & dishwasher, flooring, etc.; 3-2 on 1 acre on a court in the country. 817-994-3730.

Advertising Works!

Metal Building Erectors

• Pre-engineered Weld-up • Barns/Shops • Arenas/Hangars • Fencing

1220 E. Hwy. 199 • Springtown




3-2 DW, 1 acre, Springtown ISD, no pets, $750/mo. $500 deposit. 817360-9363; 817-360-9318.

RV Spaces by Day, Week or Month We now have Pull-Throughs!

BOYD: 2-1 MH, storage shed, covered porch, colored/stamped driveway & sidewalks, No Pets, $650/mo. $650/deposit. 940-4335542. 2-1 MH, central heat. Bed, couch, refrigerator, stove furnished + camper w/bed close by. Large trees, 2 acres, creek for fishing. Located 1.5 miles east of Springtown. $500/ mo. $300 deposit. 817-713-3200.

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Large Shaded Lots Nice & Clean Electric, Water & Sewer included Laundry Room & Shower Facilities Wi-Fi

(up to 50 miles)

12198 FM 730 N., R-2, Azle. 3 BR 2 BA, water/trash service paid, $725/ mo. $600/deposit. 817-247-8414. 12198 FM 730 N., Azle. RV Parking, $350/mo. water/electric paid. 817247-8414. 2-2 on large lot, $650/mo.; 3-2, $700/mo. 817-944-1617 or 817-9802901. PELICAN BAY: 1505 LARK COURT, 2-2, $545/$400 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-2464646. Hablamos Espanol. 3-2 doublewide on 1 acre with workshop, Reno Elementary, Springtown ISD, $850/mo. plus $900/security deposit. 682-2254034. 3-2 SW, newly remodeled, Springtown ISD, carport, NO PETS, $725/mo. $350 deposit. 817-3609318.

MIDWAY MOBILE HOME PARK AFFORDABLE COUNTRY LIVING 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent. Also, RV lots & rentals and mobile home lots for rent.


Call About Moving Your RV FREE • Large Spaces with Trees • Covered Spaces • Carport & Storage Building


Rent Unfurnished

4-plex, 2-2, Azlewood, $695/$400 security deposit, WBFP, walk-in closets, box windows, large kitchen w/pantry, 1,100 sq. ft. 817-3603039.

3-2-2 brick house, CH/A, large lot, Springtown, $1,000/mo., deposit required. 817-220-7418. 2 BR Eagle Mountain Lake front with dock, $800/mo. $500 deposit, bills paid. 817-237-2852.



Rent Unfurnished

UPSTAIRS EFFICIENCY APARTMENT: 1 BR 1 BA, 900 sq. ft., no pets, $600/mo. plus deposit. 817-925-4343.

ROOMMATE WANTED: $350/ mo., access to house, Direct TV. References a must, be on your job for at least 3 years. Call 682-5970774 or 817-360-9804. FOR SALE OR RENT: 3-2 with added 12x24 M-I-L apartment on 3/4 acre in Reno, 20x20 garden shed, oversized 2 plus car garage, 20x30 steel shed & storage, all fenced, lots of concrete walks & patios, $1,100 rent, $1,100 deposit. Call 817-422-6449. It’s Available Now! 3-2 home on 2 large city lots, 2-car carport and storage building, $895/ mo. $895 deposit. Wendy, Agent/ Owner, 817-658-6554. 2-1 Duplex with covered parking. Small fenced backyard with storage. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, ceiling fans. Yard maintenance included. Mostly seniors in duplexes, non smoking, no pets, no exceptions. 1 year lease with references, $800/ mo. $600 deposit. Seniors 62 & over, $650/mo. $600 deposit. Call 817372-2514 or text 817-372-8626.

Crestwood Apar tment Homes Apartment 525 Commerce St. 817-444-0030 Mon-Sat 9-6 • Sun 1-4 1, 2 & 3 Large Bedroom Floor Apartments Plans Pool • Water paid

From $565/mo.


APARTMENT 700 JARVIS • AZLE 817-444-1712

1 & 2 Bedroom Unfurnished Rent based on income.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

FOR RENT: Half Duplex - 1 BR Unit, garage, fenced backyard, quiet country living in Sanctuary. $600/mo. includes water, plus $600 deposit. Call Bob 281-217-6673.

1 & 2 Bedrooms



Commercial Leasing: 328 W. Main Street, Azle. Suites starting at $.90 per sq. ft. 817-235-2284; 817-6820838.

32x44 Crestridge 3/2 28x76 Clayton 4/2 28x72 Homestar 4/2

Stk#2562 Stk#1818 Tape & Texture

$32,900 $41,900 $45,900

Find it in the classifieds.

7697 Peden Road, Azle. 1 BR, $650/ mo. $600/deposit, carport, big yard. 817-247-8414.

SPRINGTOWN APARTMENTS, 624 East 3rd Street. 2 bedroom 1 bath, clean, new carpet, $600/mo. includes water, trash service & basic cable, $500 deposit. 817-875-8406.

14x56 Fleetwood

Commercial Building For Rent: Over 2,000 sq. ft., small office, 120 Porter, $600/mo. 817-444-0090.

Rent Unfurnished

1616 Newsom Mound Road, Springtown. 2-1, totally remodeled, tile floors, gas range, above stove microwave, dishwasher, fridge w/ice maker, pet friendly, trash service & yard work included, $850/mo. $850 deposit. 817-902-5142.

Great building for Lease, industrial area in Azle. The building is 12,000 sq. ft., bathrooms and office area with heat and A/C. Majority of the 12,000 sq. ft. is shop, concrete floor, loading dock, big overhead door, plenty of parking space. For information call 817-360-3627.



· New, Used Repos · Mobile Home Insurance · Service After the Sale

Heritage RV PARK • Free Wi-Fi • Paved Streets • Adult Park • Laundromat • Tiny Houses & RV Rental

Rent Unfurnished Continued next column...

16x70 Champion 3/2 28x68 Champion 4/2 32x68 Champion 4/2

Between Azle & Springtown

• Mail Service • Free Wi-Fi • Laundromat

WEATHERFORD: 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre! Owner financing available and affordable payments! 817-458-9340.

GRANBURY: 3 BR 2 BA, fireplace, lots of trees. Will help with financing! Cheaper than rent! 817-458-9340.


Tiny Houses & RV Rental Covered & Uncovered Spaces

085 Mobile Homes for Sale TURN TO THE EXPERT In Financing Mobiles on Acreage & Land. Quick & Easy with No Credit Check or Qualifications. Any or No Credit. 817-994-3730 7 days til 11PM Pictures Available

We’ll relocate your RV here for FREE!

12198 FM 730 N., R-5, Azle. 2 BR 2 BA, water/trash service paid, $600/ mo. $500/deposit. 817-247-8414.


PELICAN BAY: 1576 REEF, 3-2-1, $685/$300 deposit; 1852 CORAL ROAD, 2-2, $595/$400 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817246-4646. Hablamos Espanol.

817-846-8190 Call for Rates - 817-291-4679

SPRINGTOWN: 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Affordable payments. Will help with financing! 817-458-9340.

Professional Office Space For Lease. 800 sq. ft., Suite 101, 1230 E. Hwy 199, Springtown. 817-220-2150.


12667 FM 730 South • 1 mile south of Azle

Unimproved 1.74 acres For Sale or Trade, $15,000. Close to Springtown. 817-703-3754.

SHOP FOR RENT, 2016 Greg Street, Azle. 817-270-0647.

14504 FM 730 N. • 6 miles North of Azle • Large Lots RV Spaces by • Nice & Clean Day, Week or Month 30 amp - $325/mo. Laundry Facilities 50 amp - $350/mo. - Free Internet (Electric, Water & Sewer included)

Pecan Acres RV Park Inc.

2 & 3 bedrooms, 2 bath duplexes, 1 car garage, fenced backyard, all appliances, all brick, great location. Stewart Bend Duplex Homes in Azle. 817-444-2362.

3 acre gravel lot in Springtown area for lease. 817-657-5682.

Texas Star RV Park Inc.

Units starting at $450/mo., trash service paid. 817-221-3112; 817235-2284.

SPRINGTOWN: 5 BR 3 BA on 1 acre! Huge living room, home like new. Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817-458-9340.

40x50 building for rent 3 miles west of Springtown 817-713-7495.

Mobile Home/RV Lots

086 Mobile Home/RV Lots

Georgeous 3-acre lot near Briar (FM4869) with 100’s of Eagle Mountain Lake waterfront (although dry at present) for lease/rent. Perfect for a few horses. Move your RV/ Trailer or mobile home onto the site. $750/mo. https://anthonymiko.wix. com/lakelot. Anthony 323-377-8640.

081 Business/Commercial


PELICAN BAY: Mobile Home Lots for rent: 1405 PELICAN DRIVE, $185/mo. $50 deposit; 1708 GALE DRIVE, $155/mo. $50 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-2464646. Hablamos Español.



084 Mobile Homes for Rent

Remodeled 4-1 MH on big lot between Springtown & Weatherford on FM 51. $600/mo. $350 deposit. 682-551-0424; 682-559-1512.


Stk#0347 Stk#0444 Stk#0001

$22,900 $49,900 $69,900



4272 E. Hwy 199 · Springtown, TX 76082 · Lic. #35875 In Business 10 Years · Open Monday - Saturday




AISD, 2-1 Duplex, CH/A, utility room, window blinds, ceiling fans and storage building. Stove & microwave furnished. Freshly painted, new flooring. Water/lawn maintenance included. NO DOGS. $665/mo. $475 deposit. 817-444-2314; 817-8454440.

See the Dif f erence! 817-444-6122

Split-level 1 BR 2 BA, 1,500 sq. ft., No Pets, $700/mo. plus deposit. 817-925-4343.


608 W. Columbia, Azle. $700/mo. $600/deposit, 2 BR 1 BA, carport, fenced yard. 817-247-8414. 901 Greg Street, Azle. 1 BR, $775/ mo. $600/deposit, electric & water paid. 817-247-8414.



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Duplex Homes For Lease 2 & 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bath • 1 Car Garage Stewart Bend Court, off South Stewart Street close to Cross Timbers Golf Course in Azle

(817) 444-2362



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Classifieds real estate

Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday

Rent Unfurnished

Azle Creek Apartments

Real Estate Deadline Monday by 12:00 PM


519 West Main St. • Azle


1/1 - $475 & Up (Water, Trash & Sewer Included)

Jimmy Dickens 817-929-3481

Beth Dickens 817-929-3185

Deborah Cottongame 817-999-9026

• Newly Remodeled • Friendly & Quiet Community • Laundry On Site

Cally Winstead 817-688-9856

Debi Leewright 940-389-6077

Michele Holmes 817-723-9580

Jeral Tipton 817-771-5944

Frank Henderson 817-229-3287

Adam Jacobs 325-277-9498

Dana Burton 936-662-4237

Bobby Dauenhauer 817-832-3469 Teresa Bobbitt 817-308-6911

Dana Forehand 817-542-5793

Pet Friendly! (size restrictions and additional fees apply)

Call for appointment

noW SErving you in 2 locationS:


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511 W. MAIN ST. • AZLE 817-444-2555

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RESIDENTIAL ______________________________________________________ $45,000 - 3-2-2 Car Carport Singlewide Mobile on Approx. 0.46 Acres. Well maintained mobile in nice rural area close to lake with landscape, trees and covered patio. Contact Kathy at 817-237-3338. $70,000 - 3-1-1 Brick currently leased until September 2014. For details call Crystal @ 817-658-6786 Reduced! $79,900 - 3-2-2 Brick that was being remodeled with nice floor plan but needs finishing. $84,900 - 2-2-1 Brick Small Older House that has a brick add-on with Dining/Breakfast.WBFP can heat house in winter, gated fence, storage and newer HVAC. Reduced! $85,000 - 3-3-2 Car Carport doublewide on Apprx.1 acre. Very nice and good floor plan. Several out buildings. $95,000 - 3-2-2 Brick with large living area, WBFP, fenced and conveniently located next to Shady Grove Park and baseball fields. $125,000 - 2-1-1 Brick on 7 Acres. Cute home includes 2 barns, tack room and 1 car detached garage. Boyd! Reduced! $135,000 - Brick Duplex with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Unit A is currently leased until February 28, 2014. Unit B is available for lease. $144,900 - 3-2-2 Brick in Saginaw. 3 or 4 bedroom home with in-ground pool and spa. Fresh paint, new carpet and more. Must see! Reduced! $220,000 - 2-2.5-2 Brick on Eagle Mtn. Lake. Enjoy lake living in this home with boat lift for easy lake access. $233,000 - 4-2.5-2 Brick Home. Picture your family & friends hanging out in large kitchen playing 42 or Chicken Foot around dining table and watching your favorite team all together, it’s possible here! Covered parking for 3 vehicles, large workshop, storage building. Must see! $276,000 - 3-2-2 Brick, Approx. 68.82 Acres. Ranch/Farm. Sandy loam, new 6 slick wire fence most way around, corral and good well. Callahan County. Reduced!

12533 FM 730 S. - Handyman Special!! 4-2 situated on a little over 4 acres. Great project home. 1113 Willow Ridge Dr. - Nice 4-2-2 with split bedrooms. Large living area has brick WBFP, bay window in breakfast area, 16x12 workshop with loft and electricity. 105 Venado Ct. - Beautiful new construction home with 4-2-2 with ! formal dining or study. Large OLDliving, Ssecond extra room to used as open family room. 1528 Chaparral Lane - Fabulous 3-2-2 doublewide with so much to offer. Newly upgraded with lake views!!! 110 Willow Ct. - LAND!!! 1.35 acres located on a cul-de-sac with other houses on the street. 11004 Dillon St. - Charming 3-2.5-2 Open ! kitchen with island. SOatLD Covered front porch. Balcony upstairs landing. Secluded neighborhood. 301 Alameda Rd. - Great corner lot!! 3/1 priced to sell!! Bring cash offers.


COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT ___________________ $225,000 - Approx. 2.77 acres, fronts Jacksboro Hwy. $1,500,000 - Large Restaurant and Event Facility. Includes 1.5 story river rock home, bldg. with covered parking which was formerly a day spa, hardware store, 2 residential rentals and 5 storage buildings. Will consider splitting properties. Unique Opportunity!

1379 CR 4764 - Country living just minutes from town. Cute and cozy 2-1 on 5 acres. 10x24 metal building.

LOTS AND ACREAGE (LAND ONLY) _______________________________ $22,000 - Lovely wooded lot in Timberlake Estates. $145,000 - Downtown Fort Worth. Great lot in the heart of the hospital district! $145,375 - Approx. 11.63 Acres with large oak trees and pretty coastal field. Would make an attractive building site. $269,900 - 18 Acres. Coastal field with hilltop view. Currently with AG Tax Exemption. MOBILE HOME LOTS in Pelican Bay for sale or lease, call Bill.

RENTALS ________________________________________________________________ $800.00 - 4-2-1 Duplex Available 1/15/14 $1,100 - 3-2-2 House Available in Fort Worth. $1,200 - 3-2-2 House Available Soon

$1,200 - 3-2-2 House with office & 2nd living area. Available 9/1/13 Saginaw


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES Century 21 Alliance Properties has several Commercial Properties for your business needs. For a complete and upto-date detailed list of our commercial listings, please call the office or check out our website!

COMMERCIAL RENTAL $1,000 - 30x40 with 14 foot doors was used as a brewery.

GOLF/LAKE COMMUNITIES 8826 Sandcastle Ct. - Great opportunity!! Live in one side and SOLD! rent the other. Lots of upgrades!! 9951 Boat Club Road - Watch gorgeous sunsets with a 180 degree view from high on a bluff overlooking beautiful Eagle Mountain Lake. This unique home situated in a park-like setting with over 50 large mature trees is perfect for entertaining. Lake water irrigates the approx. 2 acres with 200 feet of waterfront, private deep-water covered dock. 2 blocks from Fort Worth Boat Club. No city taxes or water bills! GCute covered front porch. 7253 Tin Star: - Really home. DIN EN3/2/2 Pnice SPRINGTOWN AREA 340 Huggins Dr. - Great neighborhood. Won’t last long!! Remodeled in 2008, granite countertops, custom upgrades and great landscaping. 104 Cora Ct. - This home has it all, 4-3-3 on 2.3 acres, aboveground pool. True country paradise. 7726 W. Highway 199 - 17.52 Acres of COUNTRY PARADISE! 4 bedrooms, possibly 5, 3.5 bathrooms. Secluded house sits far from the highway noise. 650 Newfield - Great 3/2/2 country home on over 9 acres with barn & stock tank. 3051 Jay Bird Lane - Great 4-5 bedroom home on 1 arce. Bring your horses. 3 stall barn/tackroom. 213 Lake Dr.- Location! 3/2/2 w/large fenced backyard, open concept. 900 E. Reno Rd.- Unique property. Great investment. Duplex that has commercial potenial.

The Bryants Co. 817-220-2021 Dana Bryant/Realtor 817-613-7189

112-A E. Main St. Azle Marsha Hardin: 817-235-8839 Gilda Brawley Jackson: 817-980-0569 Kelly Dildy: 817-233-9128 Mark Donahew: 817-528-1535 Karen Fuller: 817-300-7703

Real Estate

· 817-444-5330 Gena Grauman: 817-901-4491 Shane Grauman: 817-401-1030 Tim Riddle: 817-929-7112 Linda Sharp: 817-846-6063 Robert Hard: 682-239-7129

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2-2 triplewide on 8.74 acres. Double horse barn, corral, pond and 24 x 24 workshop $137,500. 3-2 on .830 acres. Easy access to town. Older home on nice wooded lot.

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3-2 Dw on 2.906 ACRes. Peaster ISD. $79,900

Azle Pkwy CenteR neAR Azle hosPitAl 1,980 sq.ft. $950/mo

13.58 ACRes inside city limits. Excellent and convenient location for business. $155,000 1 ACRe restricted lot on cul-de-sac. $18,500 1.26 ACRes on restricted cul-de-sac. $18,500 13 ACRes, WILDLIFE EXEMPTION! $97,500

4.510 ACRes with water, septic and electric, ready for your home and $950 deposit animals! Slidell ISD. $42,500

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174 Oakley Circle 3 bedroom, 2 bath Beatiful new home on 1 acre!

$123,900 Jackie Greenwood 817-458-9340

Blue Ridge Estates

Peaster I.S.D. Weatherford I.S.D.

134 Blue Ridge Drive 4 bedroom, 2 bath New construction! Perfectly laid out 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home! Open kitchen with 42” overhead cabinets, huge mater suite w/ walk-in closet. Won’t last long.

3732 Venera Street Fort Worth 76106 Fort Worth 76106 4 bedroom, 3 bath Open kitchen w/42” cabinets & granite counter tops, huge master suite, back up to school corner lot. 2,370 sq. ft.


Beth Skinner 817-385-7251 3604 Venera Street Fort Worth 76106 3 bed, 2½ bath Open eat-in kitchen, game room, back up to school. 1,755 sq. ft.


From 51 & Hwy 920 - Go N. on 920 past 1885 1 mile to left on Blue Ridge Dr. - Follow the LONGTIDE SIGNS!

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FHA VA USDA Conventional Less than perfect credit Owner financing Available!

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01-23-2014 Issue of The Springtown Epigraph published in Azle, Texas.