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Chamber banquet honors Springtown’s standouts BY NATALIE GENTRY Springtown High School was abuzz Saturday night, March 1, as members of the business community gathered to celebrate 2013’s outstanding citizens, organizations, and businesses. Newly crowned Miss Springtown 2014, Kacee Newkirk, kicked off the evening as she led the room in a classic rendition of the national anthem. The fi rst honor presented that evening was the Hometown Heroes award. This award was presented posthumously to Tommy Frantom, the late owner of Shinola’s Texas Cafe in recognition of his dedication to his restaurant, his staff, and his community. Frantom’s widow, Robin accepted the award on his behalf. Mary Beckworth was honored as the Educator of the Year for her out-

Taco Casa owner Tom Loughery standing support of both students and took home the Chamber Member of co-workers alike. The Public Works Employee of the the Year award. And the Judy Smerud Spirit of Year went to Phillip Harrell. Springtown police dispatcher, Sheri Springtown Award went to Marcia Rhodes received the Law Enforce- Garcia. Next week, fi nd more about all the ment Employee of the Year award. Dustin Rowe was selected as the winners in our special section dediSpringtown Volunteer Firefi ghter of cated to the Chamber banquet in the the Year while Robert Schiederich was March 13 edition of The Springtown recognized as the La Junta Volunteer Epigraph. Firefighter of the Year. The Outstanding Organization of the Year award went to the Spring- Dr. Larry Murphy hoists his Oftown Education Foundation for their fi cial Wild West Festival Trash continued dedication to providing Collector Award at the Chamber scholarships to high school students. banquet on March 1. He, Mary Brookshire’s was awarded the OutHarms, and Dr. James Gieb standing Business of the Year award. were recognized for their 30 This year’s Woman of the Year was years of service on the ChamBarb Claffey and the Man of the Year ber of Commerce’s Board of was Mark Baumann. Directors. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Heading back to where it all began SHS Principal Chris Pennington resigns to return to the classroom BY NATALIE GENTRY Springtown High School (SHS) is looking for a new principal. Chris Pennington’s resignation was announced at the monthly school board meeting in January. “I can’t point to any single part of my current job that prompted my decision to go back to the classroom,” Pennington said. “This is a great job and there are certainly parts of it that I will miss.” He continued, “I have a great relationship with Mr. [Mike] Kelley [district superintendent] and Mr. [Mike] Gilley [assistant superintendent], and I work with a great faculty and staff here at the high school.” Pennington acknowledges there is a natural gulf between the students and a principal and said he would prefer to be able to work more directly with them.

“Administrators have an impact [on students] in the grand scheme of things, but more than anything else in our business, it’s what goes on in the classroom that makes a difference,” he said. “This is a decision to get my ‘boots back on the ground;’ so to have a more direct impact on the lives of students.” In addition, Pennington wants to return to his educational roots. “I miss teaching history,” he said. “Since I’ve given up coaching, I’ve become a pretty active reader and my interests have gravitated back to my undergrad studies.” According to Pennington, this decision has been a long time coming. “This is not a decision that we (our family) made overnight,” he said. “There have been a lot of discussions and prayers over the last six months. “I didn’t want to wait until this

summer to give my notice because I wanted Mr. Kelley to have plenty of time to select the right person for SHS.” Kelley said that the hiring process has begun. “The challenges of leading a high school campus through March, April, and May are incredible,” he said. “Mr. Pennington will wrap most or all of those things up here before we hire someone new. “With that in mind, we will not begin formally reviewing applications until after Spring Break. Interviews won’t begin until, at the very earliest, late March.” Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the kingpin of the educational system. ~Sidney Hook

Thou shalt not steal? Break-ins plaguing local church BY NATALIE GENTRY Solid Rock Bible Church on South Here, in June 2012 and with personal inspiration Winston Churchill peering down, Chris Pennington Reno Road has experienced two burhad just completed his freshman year as SHS principal. Photo by Mark K. Campbell glaries in the past three months. The fi rst incident happened in November when the thieves kicked in the door to the pastor’s offi ce and took all of the church’s computers. The most recent burglary occurred Two “bad weather days” were al- waiver of the remaining fi ve missed on Feb. 20, and this time the thieves Due to inclement weather the Springtown Independent School ready designated on the SISD school instructional days. did much more damage TEA has asked districts to delay District (SISD) – as well as many calendar as make-up days. Once they gained entrance by pryTherefore, Friday, April 18 and applying for waivers until March, ing the back door in the sanctuary area schools – had to close schools for several days since early Decem- Monday, May 19 will be regular when the threat of winter weather open, they took two guitars belonging school days rather than holidays, and will have passed. ber. to members of the church. If TEA grants the waiver requests, Icy conditions forced SISD to shut require student and staff attendance. They also lifted a Yamaha keyboard The district will apply to the Tex- the fi ve missed instructional days and stand, two stage monitors, and a down for seven days (Dec. 6, 9, 10, 11 and Feb. 6, 7, and 11) this winter. as Education Agency (TEA) for a will not have to be made up. safe that was in secretary’s office.

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And, the criminals stole the brand new computer, monitor, speakers, and printer from the secretary’s offi ce – all items that were replaced from the previous break-in. In addition to the thefts the burglars also caused a lot of damage to the church itself. They knocked a large hole in the wall to gain entrance to the pastor’s offi ce where they destroyed many items The damage also includes craft paint that was spilled on the carpet in secretary’s office. Anyone with information about the burglaries should contact the Reno Police department at 817-221-2500.

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NEWS DIGEST Spring forward Sunday morning! The calendar change from February to March didn’t affect Old Man Winter’s attitude – maybe setting our clocks forward in observance of Daylight Saving Time will convince him to kiss 2014 goodbye! Officially, the time will change at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 9 to 3:00 a.m.; it’s easier to set your clocks forward Saturday night before bedtime.

Optimist pancake supper March 6 The 11th annual Springtown Optimist Club Pancake Supper is set for Thursday, March 6 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Springtown High School cafeteria. The cost is $5 and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Children 5 and under eat free. The event also includes a silent auction. All funds raised go toward scholarships for local students.

G/T nominations being accepted Nominations for the SISD gifted/talented program are being accepted through the month of March for students in grades 1-12. Teachers, counselors, parents, or other interested parties can nominate students. Also, students in grades 6-12 may nominate themselves. Contact the Advanced Academics’ coordinator at students’ campuses for more information.

May STAAR testing signups open 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 May 2014 EOC OOD registration ends March 28. Contact Tammy Shaw, the Springtown High School campus test coordinator for information about registering as an OOD student at 817-220-3041.

This year’s Miss Springtown Pageant winners were: Miss Baby Springtown: Brynn Simmons Miss Crawl About: Kymber Hudson Miss Walk About: Vivienne Powell, 1st runner up: Zoe Latham, 2nd runner up: Brylie Myers, 3rd runner up: Miley Savage Miss Talk About: Addison Weber, 1st runner up: Brayleigh Trotter, 2nd runner up: KenLee Logan, 3rd runner up: Kaydence Seybert Junior Lil’ Miss Princess: Faith Styles, 1st runner up: Tristen Fiachum, 2nd runner up: Samantha Mooneyham, 3rd runner up: Emma Jo Penrod Lil’ Miss Princess: Brooke Basham, 1st runner up: Ava Kelley, 2nd runner up: Lily Seigel, 3rd runner up: Cheyenne Gray Junior Miss Princess: Rylee Walsh, 1st runner up: Katie Wilkerson, 2nd Runner up: Taylor Conlon Miss Princess: Ashton Parrton, 1st runner up: Grace Ashlock, 2nd runner up: Ashlyn Dodson, 3rd runner up: Kaylee Downing, Junior Miss Springtown: Lauren Jones, 1st runner up: Danielle Bolton, 2nd runner up: Chaney Dusek, 3rd runner up: Kristen Foster, Miss Congeniality: Lauren Jones. Talent winner: Lauren Jones. Costume winner: Lauren Jones. Photogenic winner: Deven Triggs. Morgan Randolph was crowned Miss Sweetheart by People’s Choice winner: Kristen Foster Wendy Dusek at the 2014 Miss Springtown Pageant. Photo courtesy of the Springtown Beautification Committee Miss Springtown: Kacee Newkirk. 1st runner up: Haley Hultman. 2nd runner up: Sophia Kelley. 3rd runner up: Emily Wilkerson. Miss Congeniality: Kacee Newkirk. Talent winner: Kindra Anthony. Costume winner: Jessica Cooper. Photogenic winner: Kindra Anthony. People’s Choice winner: Kacee Newkirk. Miss Sweetheart: Morgan Randolph

Project Celebration meets Mar. 17 The next meeting of Project Celebration, a free, no-alcohol after-prom party for the Class of 2014, is slated for Monday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. All parents of students that will attend the event are encouraged to come.

FFA benefit dinner is March 28 The Springtown FFA Benefit Dinner is Friday, March 28 at the high school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and the proceeds benefit SISD FFA members who place at the Parker County Livestock Show and will sell their projects at a June 14 auction. Tickets for the dinner are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Springtown Feed and Fertilizer, and the high school. Call 817-995-0765 or email for more information.

Miss Walk About, Vivienne Powell waves to the crowd at this year’s Miss Springtown Pageant. Addison Weber, Miss Talk About 2014, smiles at the judges while on stage at the 2014 Miss Springtown Pageant. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Parker County Primary Election Results Republican Party: County Judge: Mark Riley Cary McKay

Judge, County Court at Law #1 Jerry Buckner 100.00% District Clerk: Sharena Gililland 100.00% County Clerk: Jeane Brunson 58.39% Paula Hawkins Durant 41.61% County Treasurer: Jenny Barnwell Dedra Vick

Justice of the Peace, Precinct #4: Lynn Marie Johnson 69.41% Bernard Suchocki 30.59%

County Commissioner, Precinct #2: Craig Peacock 100.00%

61.70% 38.30%

50.41% 49.59%

Winners displayed in bold type * A runoff election will be held between the candidates in bold type

* County Commissioner, Precinct #4: Steve Dugan 48.09% Fred Hammons 19.06% Dusty Renfro 32.85%

Republican County Chair: Zan Prince


Precinct Chairman, Precinct #410: Kala A. Ash 52.17% Ella Bullock 47.83%

Justice of the Peace, Precinct #1: Wayne Hayes 100.00%

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct #2: Kelly Green 100.00%

Democratic County Chairman: Penny McCool 100.00%

* Justice of the Peace, Precinct #3: Anne Hollis 32.23% Dusty Vinson 40.81% Greg Martin 11.11% Jerry Hataway 15.86%

Precinct Chairman, Precinct #215: Bob Holland 45.00% Sondra Nelms 55.00%

Audit report finalizes Springtown’s fiscal year BY NATALIE GENTRY The government-wide activities fund had an Things are still looking good for Springtown’s ending net position of approximately $8.7 milfinancial future. lion. The city council listened to the 2012-2013 This shows a change in net income of $31,000. municipal audit as presented by Adam McLane, General funds had an ending fund balance of an accountant representing Weaver and Tidwell about $1.7 million for the year. accounting firm. “The fi nance director was very prepared and This presentation included the analysis of three we certainly appreciate that,” the auditor said. “It documents representing the auditing fi rm’s fi nd- makes for a very efficient and effective audit.” ings: the annual fi nancial report, the single audit There were no disagreements between the aureport, and a letter from Weaver and Tidwell. ditors and the city’s financial management. The annual fi nancial report includes the city’s City administrator credited Financial Director fi nancial statements and the fi rm’s audit opinion Kim Mathis for the smooth and effi cient process. for the 2013 fiscal year. In all of the documents, the fi rm presented a “This is the fi rst time since I’ve been involved clean or unmodified opinion on the statements. in government that an audit didn’t have some McLane said this opinion is the highest level sort of signifi cant fi nding in the way we do busiof assurance that the fi rm can give on a set of ness,” Krey said. “I’m proud of the excellent job Kim has done.” financial statements.


Adam McLane, an accountant with Weaver and Tidwell accounting fi rm presented the 2012-2013 annual municipal audit to the City Council Feb. 27. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Area Candidates City of Springtown Place 1: Annett Burk, incumbent Place 3: Tom W. Clayton Tony D. Smith, incumbent Place 5: Greg Hood, incumbent

Springtown Independent School District * Place 4: Jody Lowery, incumbent Place 5: Amy Walker, incumbent *Election will be canceled The Sound of Springtown band had 41 students to qualify for the State Solo and Ensemble Competition slated for May 24. Photo courtesy of SISD

Sound of Springtown advances 41 students to State

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Band brings home 71 First Division medals from regional Seventy-nine students from the Sound of Springtown competed in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 7 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Crowley High School on Saturday Feb. 22. SHS students earned 71 first division medals and 41 advanced to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May. To qualify for state, soloists must perform a class one (most difficult) solo by memory and earn a first division rating. Ensembles must perform a first division ensemble and earn a first division medal as well. Solos and ensembles are graded on a 1 – 5 scale with 1 being the best. The UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest will be held at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville May 24 and 26.

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Veteran teacher about all things ag Swanzy a track mark k. campbell Tony Pearson has taught ag in schools for 20 years. He’s seen it ebb and flow, witnessed technology affect all facets of agriculture. And, with all the changes, he still loves it. “There are lots of good things in ag,” he told Springtown Optimists March 4. At Springtown High School, the Future Farmers of America program is involved in a bevy of activities, including major stock shows. He is currently buying animals for the upcoming Parker County Livestock Show in June. Almost 50 Springtown youth will participate in that event, Pearson said. His attempts at purchasing animals brought an unusual topic to the fore – the disease known as PED, porcine epidemic diarrhea. Pearson said the “horrific” disease is wiping out pig populations in the Northeast and the epidemic is spreading, including this direction. He told a story of trying to buy animals and being kept miles from the purchase farm by a wary seller. Boots, birds, and tires can spread the deadly disease and sellers are exceptionally cautious about visitors. In some cases, purchasers are kept as far as 12 miles away, the ag teacher said. Pearson said, “You won’t

hear about PED on the news yet, but you’ll hear about it when pork prices go up.” PED kills infant pigs especially quickly, he said. The disease has resulted in “bio-security” – measures taken to secure the safety of animals. Aside from the Northeast, PED is rampant in Iowa, Illinois and some Southeast states like North and South Carolina. “There are just a few cases in Texas,” he said. “But the big thing is, it’s moving.” At times, the disease has been reported to be advancing as much as 12 miles daily, he said. Pearson said solving the PED problem is a major reason why it’s important for kids today to study animal science. SHS ag students are now offered a variety of options; it’s not just raising animals anymore, Pearson said. “There has been a lot of growth in ag,” he said. Springtown ISD has had a great deal of success in areas like “ag advocacy” where SHS advanced to state after winning district and area. “We had not been to state in years,” he said, adding that teacher Emily Grant spearheaded that team’s success. Other areas of study include public speaking and online record keeping, he said. Plus, a garden is going in next to the ag building, giving students a chance to plant and

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Tony pearson, SISD ag teacher, said educating youth is crucial to stopping animal diseases and protecting our future food supply. Photo by Mark K. Campbell grow. Pearson said supporting the schools is one way to help the SISD ag program. Another is to attend fundraisers. The March 28 Benefit Dinner at the SHS cafeteria funds students’ showings at the Parker

County Livestock Show, he said. “Ag is always changing,” Pearson said. And keeping youth abreast of those changes is vital, he noted: “These ag kids will be the ones protecting our food supply in the future.”

released to Tarrant County authorities on Feb. 26. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 61-year-old Azle man on Feb. 25 for an active warrant for theft of property – $1,500-$20,000. He posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail five hours later. A 24-year-old Springtown woman was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 25 for a warrant for abandon/endangering a child – criminal negligence. She posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 26. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 54-year-old Azle man on Feb. 25 for a warrant for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, less than one gram. He posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 26. Springtown police arrested a 19-year-old Springtown man on Feb. 25 for a warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle. As of March 3, he was held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. Springtown police arrested a 45-year-old Springtown man on Feb. 26 and charged him

with driving with an invalid license and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 27. A 33-year-old Azle man was arrested on Feb. 27 by Reno police and charged with driving with an invalid license and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 28. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 22-yearold Springtown man for active warrants for theft of property, $1,500-$20,000 and burglary of a habitation. He posted $32,500 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on March 1. Azle police arrested a 25-year-old Azle woman on Feb. 27 for a warrant for theft of property, $50-$500. As of March 3 she was held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $4,000 bond. A 35-year-old Azle man was arrested on Feb. 27 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, less than one gram. He was released to Tarrant County authorities on Feb. 28. Azle police arrested a 35-year-old Azle man on Feb.

by mark k. campbell Springtown’s Eddy Swanzy continues to rake in track and field awards at Senior Games events. At College Station Feb. 23, Swanzy placed in four different categories. In the Brazos Valley Senior Games, he won the high jump, finished second in pole vaulting, took the bronze in the long jump, and was fourth in javelin. Swanzy, who has a pole vaulting pit at his house, competed for Rosebud High School as a teenager. In 1960, he cleared 12 feet the Old School way – by sticking a metal pole into a dirt pit. At college at North Texas State University, Swanzy sailed over the bar at 13 feet, his personal best. Today, at 72, he competes in the Senior Games and Senior Olympics. At College Station, Swanzy competed in the 70-74 age group in events that are for ages 50 through 100. Swanzy has been training for two years and in 2013, he qualified for nationals in Cleveland, Ohio where he finished fifth in his age group, clearing 8 feet. Next up for Swanzy is a qualifying meet at the eddy Swanzy cleared eight Texas State Seniors Games feet in college Station to finin San Antonio, March ish second in the brazos Valley Senior Games. 27-April 6.

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 Feb. 23-March 1. Hudson Oaks police arrested a 29-year-old Springtown man on Feb. 23 and charged him with public intoxication. He paid a $260 fine and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 24. A 26-year-old Azle man was arrested on Feb. 23 by Springtown police for active warrants for failure to appear in court, no insurance, and driving with an invalid license. He posted $987 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on March 2. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-yearold Reno man on Feb. 23 and charged him with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams. He also had active Reno warrants for criminal mischief, operating a vehicle with unsafe equipment, and 11 traffic violations. As of March 3 he was held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $14,863 bond. Carlene Elizabeth Winkles, 54, of Springtown was arrested on Feb. 23 by Springtown police and charged with DWI. She posted $1,500 bond and was re-

leased from the Parker County Jail the same day. Shannon Lanay Ashmore, 35, of Azle was arrested on Feb. 24 by Azle police and charged with DWI, with a child under 15. She posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 27. Reno police arrested a 22-year-old Azle man for active Reno warrants for speeding and driving without a license. He posted $415 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail three hours later. A 42-year-old Azle woman was arrested on Feb. 25 by Weatherford police for insufficient bond for a prior charge of possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, more than one gram. As of March 3 she was held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $15,005 bond. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old Springtown man on Feb. 25 and charged him with burglary of a habitation. As of March 3, he was held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. A 25-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Feb. 25 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for a previous charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence. He was

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27 for a warrant for theft of property, $500-$1,500. He posted $6,000 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 28. A 46-year-old Azle man was arrested by Azle police on Feb. 27 and for active warrants for theft of property – less than $1,500, two or more convictions, and fraud – destroying, removing, or concealing writing. He posted $3,000 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on Feb. 28. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old Azle woman on Feb. 28 for a commitment order for driving with an invalid license. As of March 3 she was still held in the Parker County Jail without bond. A 26-year-old Springtown man was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 28 for active warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, expired registration, and no driver’s license. He posted $839 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on

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Emmitte Keys 1949 - 2014 at the family home. Burial private. Emmitte was born July 4, 1949 to Glover and Jimmie Keys in Buffalo, Texas. Proceeded in death by both parents and one brother, Jimmy Keys. Survivors include; wife, Sonda; son, Leon Keys and wife Cindy; daughter, Ginger Marie De LaCruz; step-son, Tyler Ferguson; two brothers, Herburt Keys and Skeeter Keys; two sisters, Ginger Peruis and Roxie Graham; three grandchilderen, Kaleb Keys, Victoria Emmitte Keys 64, retired and Abby De LaCruz and many welder died Tuesday Feb. 25 more loving family members. 2014. Celebration of life memorial The Springtown Epigraph, will be held Saturday, March March 6, 2014 Edition 8, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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Teachers and students at Springtown Intermediate School (SIS) participated in the school’s Open House March 4. SIS combined its event with Math and Science Night. This combination allowed the students to play entertaining and challenging activities while parents were given the opportunity to speak with their students’ teachers. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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1919 - 2014 George O. Hutcheson, Jr. M.D., 94, passed away Feb. 25, 2014. Cryptside service was at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. George was born in Springtown on Feb. 28, 1919. He graduated from North Texas State College and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. George served as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. He practiced internal medicine in Fort Worth from 1956 until


1994 and was also the Tarrant County Medical Director in the 1960s. George was a longtime rancher in Parker County. He was a Master Mason in Eureka Lodge 371 in Springtown for over 70 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Annie Hutcheson. Survivors include; wife of 65 years, Charlotte Hutcheson; sons, Richard Hutcheson and wife, Elizabeth, George Z. Hutcheson.

Spaghetti dinner benefit March 30 A fundraiser for Project Celebration is slated for Sunday, March 30 at the Springtown Senior Center, 1070 North Main Street. The spaghetti meal and a dessert auction run 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plates cost $5 each and all under 5 eat free. Project Celebration is a free, no-alcohol after-prom party.

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Christine Cheney Green 1954 - 2014 Thursday at Walnut Creek Baptist Church. Christine was born Nov. 25, 1954 to Milburn and Nell Brooks. She was a rock and a blessing to everyone she knew and touched many hearts. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include; husband, Jay Green; mother, Nell Brooks; son, Frank Cheney; daughter, Kerry Cheney Reynolds; grandchildren, Jesse and Emily Cheney; grandson, Timothy Reynolds; many Christine Cheney Green, 59, nieces and nephews; and many went home to be with the Lord, friends. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at home, The Springtown Epigraph, surrounded by those who loved March 6, 2014 Edition her. Memorial service at 1 p.m.,

Mayor Doug Hughes accepted a check from Springtown’s Taco Casa owner Tom Loughrey March 4. The $5,400 check will be added to the Tabernacle fund and includes $1,400 raised during tabernacle donation Wednesdays as well as a $4,000 donation. Accepting the check: (l-r) tabernacle committee member Al Garrett, Hughes, Loughrey, Springtown City Administrator Mark Krey, Springtown City Secretary Jhanna Bogan, and committee member Oleta Parker. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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SMS earns multiple academic awards By Natalie GeNtry Springtown Middle School (SMS) took home third place over all in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) A+ Academic competition at Azle Junior High School on Feb. 21-22. Seven eighth graders placed individually: Karen Canales – 1st in Art; Mckenna Devlin – 2nd in math and 6th in science; Sara Hartsell – 3rd in dictionary skills; Kaleb Northrup – 5th in calculator; Coleman Phillips – 6th in maps, charts, and graphs; Tristan Rix – 1st in calculator and 3rd in science; and Eric Stuber – 2nd in chess and 5th in maps, charts, and graphs. The SMS seventh grade had 13 students to place in individual competitions: Lisvet Araujo – 5th in listening; Anthony Chilcutt – 5th in chess and 6th in impromptu speaking; Nadia Contreras – 2nd in Art and 3rd in dictionary skills; Mathew Gum – 2nd in calculator; Holden Fry – 5th in number sense and 5th in math; Nick Haggard – 1st in science, 1st in maps, charts, and graphs, and 1st in social studies; Bryce Hornback – 1st in oral reading, 3rd in impromptu speaking, and 4th in listening; Shelby Knopf – 3rd in chess; Samantha Matthew – 4th on impromptu speaking; Vanessa Murillo – 2nd in spelling and 3rd in ready writing, and 3rd in science; Kaiden Passmore – 3rd in math; Taylor Smith – 3rd in Art and 5th in dictionary skills; and Kyler Wilson – 1st in math and 3rd in number sense. Sponsor, Erica Weber, was very happy with the results. Springtown Middle School placed third overall at the Uil a+ academic competition “I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of Springtown Middle School,” Weber said. on Feb. 21-22 at azle Junior High School. Photo by Natalie Gentry “I’d also like to thank the staff and administration for their support.”

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Chance Krause, of Springtown and a first year student at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, is listed on the university’s honor roll. To earn a place on the list, students must be in the top 15 percent of their school of record. SMU’s fall 2013 enrollment included 10,972 students. SMU is a nationally ranked private university in Dallas founded 100 years ago.

By Natalie GeNtry Springtown Middle School (SMS) finished second at the district University Interscholastic League (UIL) One Act Play Contest. SMS performed Feb. 21 at Azle High School with their presentation of A Canterbury Tale from the Wife of Bath. SMS students Macario Buendia, Amanda Lacey, Cooper Frizzell, and Ehren Batig made All-Star Cast, while Ashley Levesque made Honorable

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Mention All-Star Cast. Cordelia Lee received the Tech Award. The rest of the cast and crew included Camden Beltran, Lexus Cabell, Maysie Courtney, Madison Doka, Audriana Fierro, Sara Hartsell, Jasmine Havens, Hanna Phares, Kassidy Sugg, Racheal Warner, Baylee Watson, Ashley Whisenhunt, and Britney Whitehead. The play was directed by Tammye Shadle and co-director Dianne Morgan.

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Gotta have it! Fessing up to being a cheater


eah, I cheated. Please don’t tell the Bride. She was out of town, I was alone, and, suddenly, there sat such lusciousness, tempting me with all the ingredients a man like me desires, lusts for, has got to have – I’m not made of steel! I had to have it! And I did. And, man, that macaroni and cheese was worth it! I have one of those loving Brides who monitors every morsel of food intake “because I love you.” She disagrees with my food theory: Eat everything you can for a long as you can before some sort of disease forces you to change. No one on their deathbed ever said, “Thank goodness I didn’t eat too many chocolate donuts!” Or the converse: “Man, I’m glad I choked down

so much kale before I succumbed!” An older friend and I occasionally commiserate about how aging is not only a bummer but sometimes literally painful. His shoulder is forever hurting from decades of baseball/softball and my ever-warping arthritic fingers wake me up at night with shooting pains. But we both agree that there’s something Father Time has not snatched from us yet – the joy of eating. When together, we eat chicken strips and hamburgers and enchiladas and ice cream and other manna from heaven. The Bride lies to me sometimes, I’m sure. She says that salads taste good. I think women make that claim because there’s something in their DNA that says they must say that, like cooing over clearly ugly babies or touching every rack at Kohl’s.

I say salad is not tasty. I confess, my diet is terrible. Still, with a beach vacation slated for late summer, I’m eyeing getting into better shape, to ON YOUR promising don a SpeeMARK do thong. (I know if Mark K. Campbell don’t that exists but there’s some money to be made there, gag money – in every sense of the word.) My way of losing weight drives the Bride crazy. It’s very low carb and anti-sugar – sadly my two favorite things in the world.

But I abstain, run some extra miles, and, voila!, I can get 10 pounds off in a couple of weeks. The best part is breakfast which consists of four or five eggs and 10 or so pieces of bacon. This mortifies the Bride who will nibble on the edge of a bagel and, perhaps, ingest some free-range oatmeal with some sort of organic fruit atop it. Even more frustrating for my beloved is that such crazy eating – gallons of diet Coke and the majority of a pig some days – does not affect my medical numbers in the least. Cholesterol? No problem, well under suggested guidelines. Triglycerides which should be in six digits by the amount of sugar I normally gobble daily? Perfect. To exact her revenge, the Bride will not acquiesce to my suggestions that she work out a little. She will not exer-

cise and doesn’t have to. God loves us all but some more than others, apparently, judging by the fact that she looks super with such little physical effort. After surviving the High Impact Aerobics Plague of the 1980s, she eschews all exercising. She’s one of those who gets her workout by gardening and “moving around a lot.” So, I run then eat Blue Bell. She Facebooks and has celery. The Bride is especially leery of my intake of fake foods. Around her, I’ll pretend to eat some “good” food; I can choke down “spring mix” salad, whatever that is. Then, when the Bride is out of town, I’ll visit my secret love: the Velveeta and shell macaroni in the cupboard. Oh, baby! Mark K. Campbell is the Epigraph editor and the lady in the donut shop said was worried when he had not been seen in there recently.

Saying goodbye to a fetching friend


s a 20 year pastor, I They wrestled, played ball, and swam conducted hundreds in the pool while her sister, Kiley Ann, of funeral services. was being groomed and snuggled by a Even during the past 14-year-old girl. Kiley still thinks she 6 years ago, I’ve con- is a 75-pound lap dog. ducted a few. There Cinnamon loved playing ball more are people who remind me than anything. She would once in awhile that I have fetch until the ball-throwpromised to conduct theirs. er’s arm was worn out. I tell them that my schedEven after she developed ule is booked for the next the cancerous tumor on her 10 years, so they are not alforeleg a couple of months lowed to die. So far, most ago, she would limp over of them have cooperated. to me with her ball when As a dad, I have conI went out to feed them. ducted a number of pet fuFeeling sorry for her, I nerals…cats, dogs, lizards, would gently toss it just a goldfish. I dug a grave and few feet so she wouldn’t then the family gathered have to go far. Over the and we thanked God for past few days, when she how much each pet blessed LIFE MATTERS even lost interest in her our lives. Then everyone ball, I knew it was time to else went back to the house Gerry Lewis make that final agonizing and I finished the burial. trip to the vet’s office. This past weekend, I had a solo That solo funeral was a lot harder funeral for the first time. When teen- than I expected and it reminded me of agers get puppies, you don’t think a couple of things. One is the power about how the teenagers are going to of family. Regardless of the source of grow up, move away, and leave you grief, when family leans on one anwith old dogs. We got two Golden other, we are stronger. The other is a Retriever puppies from the same lit- response I sent to a friend who sent a ter (although we got them a couple of text message of condolence. I wrote, weeks apart) in August 2002. When “Thanks. It is a part of the journey. Cinnamon Sprinkles arrived at our The only way to miss this part is to house, she already had that registered skip the good part.” name. Mrs. Sweetie said it sounded Our lives matter so much to God that like the stage name of a stripper. How He has given us the capacity to feel. If she would know… we could not feel pain, we would not She was a man’s dog from the be- be able to feel joy. Today, I am incredginning. The first day we had her, she ibly thankful for both. followed me around like, well, like a Azle resident Dr. Gerry Lewis is director of puppy. She was to be favorite son’s missions for the Harvest Baptist Association, dog and she was raised like an almost which is headquartered in Decatur. He writes a blog at 12-year-old boy would raise a dog.

Letter to the editor Coaches says thanks for the hoops support

We know we did not win a state championship or even a district title, but the overwhelming support and kind words that were bestowed on this year’s team and program was tremendous. A special thanks goes out to several businesses that supported our program Dear Editor: Coach James Rike and staff, along during the basketball tournament in with the 2013-14 boys basketball December: Taco Casa, Woody Creek team, would like to thank all of the BBQ, Chicken Express, Mr. Jim’s Pizza, and Subway. fans for a tremendous year.

Thanks to our junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders for keeping the POJO spirit alive and well. To our faculty and staff, we want to thank you for all your continued support all year and being there for these young men. Thank you. James Rike, head coach Cory Gilley, assistant coach Stryker Strickland, assistant coach

Marrying a new soldier: Mary Custis Lee, Part 2


s Mary grew, her intellectual talents were not overlooked. In her early teens, she was already reading in French, Greek, and Latin. She prided herself on reading several newspapers a day to keep abreast on current events. She enjoyed history and was thrilled to meet 67-year-old Marquis de Lafayette in 1824 when he spent three days visiting Arlington. “Although history stirred her, her real passion was art; she was a very talented self-taught painter, choosing to paint the very beauty that surrounded her at Arlington. Those who knew Mary never described her as having a distinguished outer beauty – she had inherited her father's sharp nose and chin – but they were captivated by her grace, charm, and wit. During her late teens, she was considered a social butterfly and many were drawn to her magnetic personality. At 17, she was introduced to, and briefly courted by, 32-year-old, dashing Sam Houston. Her heart was unmoved. “Instead, her joy was founded in a

man she'd known since childhood. His name was Robert E Lee. The two were distantly related and often played together at the Ravensworth estate, which was owned by William Fitzhugh, Mary's uncle. “In 1824, 16-year-old Mary wasn't surprised to learn that Robert received an appointment at West Point. He was intelligent, studious and responsibleall traits she admired. Unlike her, he excelled in math, the very subject that she was weakest. From 1824 through 1827, the two grew closer and Mary timed a visit to Kinloch, home of a distant cousin, the same time she knew Robert would be there visiting. It was during this visit, Mary realized with certainty she loved Robert and wanted to marry him. “Robert graduated from West Point second in his class and demerit-free in 1829. He journeyed to Arlington for a visit and it was during that time, he asked his “Molly” to marry him. She gave him a resounding yes. “After his visit, they relied on letters to share their intimate feelings – letters that Mary never hesitated to share with her mother. However, when Rob-

ert found out, he expressed his discomfort that his intimate thoughts went beyond Mary's eyes. She respected his request to have his most private thoughts read HISTORICAL only by her never HIGHLIGHTS and again shared a Laurie Moseley letter with her mother. “During this time, Mary also began a prayer journal that clearly conveyed her commitment to her faith in God. In this journal she also wrote of her apprehension concerning Robert's faith, which didn't appear to be as strong as hers – a fact she would struggle with for some time. Nonetheless, they two set a wedding date of June 30, 1831 and the planning for the Arlington social event of the year was underway. “In November 1830, Mary became gravely ill and wasn't expected to live.

Just as she resigned herself to death and placed herself in God's hands, she began to recover. As her body slowly regained its strength, her commitment to God was even more cemented; she had faced death and hadn't been afraid. “After weeks of recuperation, the wedding day had arrived. During the service, Mary recalled being taken aback by how handsome Robert looked with his newly-grown sidewhiskers. Robert, in turn, was impressed with her radiance and poise. She had been the envy of many of the young women in attendance. Robert humorously recalled later that the minister had read the vows of the Episcopal service “as if he had been reading my death warrant.” “After the ceremony, the newlyweds, along with Mary's mother, journeyed to Ravensworth for a visit. There, Mary once again fell ill with fever. This time her recovery was slower and even when she had recovered and was ready to travel, Robert noticed that the illness, following so closely on the heels of the previous one, had taken its toll on her. She appeared tired and drawn and never fully recovered

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her coloring. This would be the beginning of many physical ailments that would beset her. “A month prior to the wedding, Robert had received news of his new assignment – Old Point Comfort where Fort Monroe was under construction. The news had pleased the Custis family; it meant Mary would remain close to Arlington. Even so, both mother and daughter were faced with somber adjustments when she moved away. Her mother was faced with the loss of the one person she'd doted on most of her life and Mary was faced with the challenges of managing a household without the slaves or her mother nearby to direct matters. “Robert picked up on Mary's confusion with taking care of the house and often teased her about her shortcomings and once confided in a letter to a friend, “Mrs. L is somewhat addicted to laziness and forgetfulness in her housekeeping…but she does her best, or in her mother's words, 'The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.'” 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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Federal court rules on same-sex marriage


n the final week before Tuesday, March 4, Primary Election Day, candidates put on final pushes in hopes of getting enough votes to be their party’s nominee for the general election in November. A ruling by a San Antonio federal court on Feb. 26 moved a hot-button issue front and center, giving candidates a lastminute opportunity to delineate their stand. In a case brought by two same-sex couples, San Antonio U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia declared unconstitutional the Texas law and a related state constitutional amendment that prohibit samesex marriage and the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. On page 46 of his ruling, Garcia wrote, “Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration — it is a constitutional mandate. Consequently, equal protection is at the heart of our legal system and is essential for the ex-

istence of a free society.” Right away, however, Garcia placed a stay on his order preventing the state from enforcing those laws, pending an appeal filed by the Texas attorney general’s office in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Gov. Rick Perry reacted, saying, “It is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens. The 10th Amendment guarantees Texas voters the freedom to make these decisions and this is yet another attempt to achieve via the courts what couldn’t be achieved at the ballot box.” Texas Roman Catholic Bishops issued a joint statement expressing disappointment in the court’s decision. “There are “good, wellmeaning people” on both sides of the issue, said Texas Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. But, he added, “The Texas Constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman. If the Fifth Circuit honors those

p r e c edents, then tod a y ’s decision should be overturned and the Texas Constitution will STATE be upheld.” CAPITAL Te x a s HIGHLIGHTS D e m o Ed Sterling cP raart ti yc Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, in a statement released after Judge Garcia’s ruling, said: “The Texas Democratic Party believes that everyone should have the right to be with the person they love and we look forward to the day in Texas when everyone can marry who they love. This is a historic day for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) community and the state of Tex-

as. As Dr. (Martin Luther) King (Jr.) once stated, ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ Today, all Texans can celebrate that we are one step closer to justice and equality for all.” Awareness day is proclaimed Gov. Perry proclaimed Feb. 27 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Texas, saying the key “to preventing and ending this horrible crime is public awareness that millions still suffer exploitation around the nation and the world.” He urged Texans to join him “in bringing awareness to this important issue as we continue to fight to bring justice to human trafficking offenders, and help to their victims.” Schools achieve progress State Comptroller Susan Combs on Feb. 26 called attention to the new “Financial Allocation Study for Texas” available at the website which shows an increase

in school districts earning the highest ranking of five stars. “FAST” was created by the comptroller’s office in response to 2009 legislation directing the agency to “identify school districts and campuses that use resource allocation practices that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations.” “I am pleased to see more schools being better stewards of our citizens’ tax dollars while achieving better academic outcomes,” Combs said. Chair lauds pipeline progress Barry Smitherman, Texas Railroad Commission chairman and Republican candidate for the office of Texas attorney general, spoke in Beaumont Feb. 26 in a ceremony marking the “start of operation” of TransCanada’s Gulf Coast Pipeline Project. “On behalf of the Texas Railroad Commission and the people of Texas, I welcome the Gulf Coast Pipeline project and look forward to hearing

that the Keystone XL Pipeline, its northern leg, is approved as soon as possible in Washington, D.C.” A presidential permit has not been granted to complete the project. Interim charges announced Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Feb. 26 publicized interim charges for the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice. Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate and is campaigning to be the Republican Party’s nominee for lieutenant governor in the November general election, asked the committee to study and make recommendations on “health within the prison system” and “jail diversion for mentally ill” before the next Texas Legislature convenes in regular session in January 2015. Veteran state reporter and legislative analyst Ed Sterling is member services director for the Texas Press Association, whose 518 member newspapers have combined circulation of 3.7 million.

Ancient fish back in Texas They’re back. Scary and queer looking, an ancient fish is back swimming in Texas waters. Fifty paddlefish were released into Caddo Lake in East Texas – on the Louisiana border – in an experiment to see if further expansion of the fish program is feasible. Paddlefish, with long mouths and extended “spatula” noses, can live up to 30 years, grow seven feet long, and weigh 200 pounds. They are the among the oldest surviving fish in North America, having lived in the

Mississippi River Basin since the days of the dinosaurs. Researchers believe the fish’s decline in Texas came when a dam was built on Big Cypress Bayou to create Lake O’ the Pines in 1959. The dam’s creation changed sediment flow which covered gravel beds essential for paddlefish to spawn. To combat that, a 1,500-foot gravel bar was restored in 2008 on the bayou near Jefferson. Former rock star Don Henley of the Eagles is chairman of the Caddo Lake Institute and helped instigate the program.

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Lady Porcupine lifters pumped up for state SHS 5 going for Corpus Christi gold by MARK K. CAMPbeLL Lots of teenagers head to Corpus Christi around this time of year since Spring Break is near. But five Lady Porcupines will venture there to compete. A quintet of Springtown powerlifters are bound to the state event in Corpus this weekend. That group: Jocelyn Pando, Martha Chavez, Tabitha Rogers, Melissa Perrone, and Lizeth Melendez. The state trip is the capper to a remarkable season where the Lady Porcupine team won every meet it entered. Aside form the five above, the victorious team consisted of Lizbeth Melendez, Allison Roglin, Chayton Seabourn, and Kati Roglin. The SHS girls have a good chance to place at state, coach Missy Castro said. In fact, only five pounds separates several athletes from each other in most classes, she said. Perrone heads to Corpus ranked No. 2 in the state. Chavez is fourth in Texas. After winning district, Springtown took the team title in Region 6, Division 2. SHS competes at the AmeriThe undefeated Springtown Lady Porcupine powerlifting team: (front, l-r) Lizbeth Melendez, Lizeth Melendez, Melissa Perrone; (back) Allison can Bank Center, facing Corpus Roglin, Martha Chavez, Tabitha Rogers, Kati Roglin, Jocelyn Pando, and Chayton Seabourn. Photo by Mark K. Campbell Christi Bay.

Softball clobbers Tolar First-year coach Amy Balke’s Lady Porcupines got in several more games, preparing for district play. In a Granbury tournament, Springtown, opened by popping Everman 12-10. Kelsey Hinson and Kelsey Huff walloped back-to-back home runs in the win. Next, Ekko Hurst smashed a four-bagger in an 8-7 loss to Arlington Seguin. SHS also faced Snyder, No-

lan Catholic, and Clifton. In the latter game, Balke said the Lady Porcupines scored 5 runs in the fourth inning, 3 coming on another homer by Huff. “But we couldn’t score after that,” Balke recalled. Back home at the Springtown diamond – finally – the Lady Porcupines beat Tolar 4-2 in some chilly weather March 4. Huff pitched and mowed down the Lady Rattlers, fan-

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ning 11. Only one Tolar run was earned, All SHS runs came in the fifth inning. Karrah Cooper and Hinson walked. Next came singled from Jasmine Ricks and Julia Perez. Then Huff followed with a bases-loaded double. After helping host a tournament this weekend, district play begins with a trip to Kennedale March 11.

Springtown faced brewer on the White Settlement pitch. Thiago Peredo (above left) and the Porcupines tied the bears, 1-1. eric Avalos got the SHS goal. The girls and Ally Cordell (21) battled in brewer. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Porcupine catcher Tyler Hickman, a junior, lunges for a foul pop during a recent tournament. On the mound, he defeated Castleberry in Glen Rose. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Hardball Porcupines win Springtown played in Glen Rose in the Porcupines’ second baseball tournament of the year. SHS (3-3) defeated 6-3A rival Castleberry, lost to Clifton 4-2, and topped Whitney 8-2. Tyler Hickman got the victory over Castleberry and the

winner of the Whitney game was Ryan Hester. Against Clifton, Collin Rector took the loss, coach Stan Gideon said. Shining at the plate were Garrett Mauldin and Rector, the first-year coach recalled. “It was a solid day of play for SHS baseball,” Gideon said.

Springtown’s pool ended up in a three-way tie at 2-1; Clifton advanced to the top round by virtue of allow one less run than the Porcupines. At SHS’ next tournament in Kemp March 6-8, the Porcupines will face Fairfield, Scurry-Rosser, Quinlin Ford, and Eustace.

Golfers hit the links in Azle SHS golfers ventured to Azle’s Buzzy Open for the first tournament of the year. The boys were led by Jerry Lilo whose 89 was tied for 10th among top scorers. Tyler Plato was next with a 97. Also playing: Cody Croft

(100) and Hayden Nettleton (110). The team tally was 396. The girls squad was led by Abbi Hatton’s 103, tied for 12th best at Cross Timbers Golf Course. Then came Kaylon Cremeen

(111), Rachael Rayford (113), and Michala Rodriguez (119). The girls’ team score was 446. Next up is at trip to Iron Horse Golf Course to play in the Richland Invitational March 17.


Thursday, March 6, 2014


Porcupines 2nd in Ram Relays BY MARK K. CAMPBELL In the midst of a brutal winter came a glorious Feb. 28 and that’s when Springtown raced at Mineral Wells. There were plenty of highlights for the boys and girls teams. The boys varsity fi nished second with 107 points. Porcupines were golden in four different events – 400 (Mateo Herrera, 53.81 seconds); Dillon Springfi eld (300 hurdles, 39.62); Benji Brokenshire (pole vault, 15 feet, 6 inches); and the 4x400 team

(Ricardo Reynoso, Chanse Lee, Evan Glesne, Tyler Farris). Silvers went to the 4x100 team that was the same as the 4x400, Farris in the 200 (22.97), and Springfi eld in the 110 hurdles (15.72). Another top hurdler, Ryan Snow, was pulled out after suffering some hamstring pain, coach Brad Legan said. The varsity girls jumped. Savannah Sutton won the

long jump in 16-7.75 and teammate Kelly Boyett took fi fth, leaping 15-4. In the triple jump, Kendyl Dean fi nished as the runner-up sailing 34-7.5. From there, SHS ran at the JV level. The foursome of Sutton, Kristine Camacho, Dean, and Brandy Branson won all three relay races. In the longest race of the day, Harley Williams was golden in

the 3200 in 13:24.99. For the boys JV, fi ve was the magic number as several Porcupines ended up there. Two relays teams were fi fth and so was Omar Lopez in the 300 hurdles (49.89) and Jacob Deskins in the long jump (180.25). Freshman Books Pennington fi nished fi fth in the high jump (5-4) and the triple jump (35-9). SHS ran in Granbury Mar. 6.

On a sunny, windy Feb. 28, Springtown competed at the annual Ram Relays in Mineral Wells. Racing around the oval for SHS (clockwise from left) Jackson Walker; Luis Martinez and Sam Lund (in cast); and Brandy Branson (left) and Kristine Camocho. Photos by Mark K. Campbell




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Audience questions Geren entertained question from Rotarians. About Medicaid, Geren was quick to say, “We will not be part of Obamacare, I’ll just tell you that.” Currently, Medicaid costs 30 percent of the Texas budget and is growing, he said. Geren added that he believes some states will see their budgets busted because of Medicaid – but not Texas. The cost of fuel and gas taxes was raised. Geren said the process that sent funds from gas taxes to the Department of Public Safety has been stopped. Overall, fewer dollars are coming in via gas taxes because of more fuel efficient vehicles, natural gas vehicles, and electric cars. “We must find a way to recover those costs,” Geren said. When asked about a pair of bridges still not constructed on

Highway 199, he said the project was a priority and he was working on it.” He must work with TxDOT – Texas Department of Transportation – and arrive at new figures, Geren said. “I will work my tail off to get those bridges done,” he vowed. What about immigration? Geren said that nothing could be done about the influx of illegals across the Mexican border until it gets “sealed. Until then, we’re wasting our time. It’s a merry-go-round down there.” State representative charlie Geren discussed several statewide He added and local issues with the azle rotary club Feb. 27. that immigrants Photo by Mark K. Campbell have a “positive have something to do with the and let’s see what happens.” impact” on the The rep said he considers the Texas economy and mentioned recent quake swarm. “If you talk to any reasonable earthquakes an important topic. how many immigrants work on person in the oil and gas indus“The Railroad Commission highway construction. Geren said the permitted try, they’ll agree that the earth- hasn’t done as good a job as number of legal immigrants quakes are caused by those dis- they could have,” Geren said. I don’t want to overregulate it, from Mexico is actually very posal wells,” he said. But, Geren added, much de- but we need to address it.” low, much below the number of pends on geology, too. “We He said processes are being most countries. Finally, the area earthquake need to look at those two wells developed for reusing injection and others in the area. question arose. water, especially in South TexHe said that he believes the “I’m for shutting down the as where there is a severe water two local injection wells must wells for 60, 90, or 120 days shortage.

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Future governing make up When legislators reconvene on Jan. 15, 2015 for the next regular session, the House and Senate will look quite differently than the group assembled in 2013, Geren said. Before then, there will be a new governor elected and runoffs are likely for comptroller, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, he said. “There are some good candidates. It could be May before

Upcoming issues Geren said the Texas Constitution requires a balanced budget and that will be a major focus at the new session. He added that he had some “priority items” he would assess when the House and Senate get back together. His first efforts would go toward remedying the water situation for Blue Mound, he said. Other topics he will cover next year include public education, transportation, and “dark money.” Public education will always be a priority for him, Geren said. “Dark money” is a concern, the rep said. Geren said recent negative political advertisements were funded by “dark money” – con-

tributions from unnamed sources to campaigns. He said he would work toward a process that would require all “dark money” sources be identified. That’s currently a requirement for political action committees and labor unions. Some “dark money” is coming from other states. He said gambling interests from Oklahoma and Las Vegas spend funds here to make sure Texas does not permit gambling. Not that gambling has much of a chance of happening in the state right now: “It will not pass until Texas is strapped for cash.”

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The last session Still, there were positives, he said – like the restoring of some money to education and the passage of a water bill. He said he was pleased that military veterans can now avoid having to serve one-year apprenticeships for specific jobs when soldiers return to civilian lives. “That took six years to pass,” he said. Geren noted that he was proud that he got a three percent increase to retired teachers’ pensions, the first since 2001. He said he oversaw the approval of a new coliseum for Fort Worth. Geren noted the Rainy Day Fund still bulges with $8 billion.

we know,” he said, quickly adding, “Texas is not turning blue any time soon.” Geren addressed the growing Hispanic population in Texas and its potential effect on voting. Locally, the Castleberry school district is comprised of 64 percent Hispanics. In the Azle ISD, that number is 16 to 17 percent and rising about one percent a year, Dr. Ray Lea said from the audience. In the 2012 presidential race, 40 percent of Hispanics voted, but that number was only 22 percent in Texas. However, that number will surely rise, Geren said. “They will be a strong force in the future,” he said. “Texas will have a different face than it does today.”

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by mark k. campbell At the Feb. 27 meeting of the Azle Rotary Club, State Representative Charlie Geren discussed a variety of topics. A member of the club, Geren took to the podium and initially recapped the previous legislative session, one he deemed “tough, fun, and frustrating.”




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Azle, Springtown residents among 25 indicted The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, Feb. 20, in Weatherford and returned 31 indictments against 25 individuals. Three are Azle residents while another trio live in Springtown. • Derek Kyle Auvenshine, 33, of Azle, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault of a public servant as well as for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. • James Patrick Davison, Jr., 29, of Azle, was indicted for assault family violence (choking), a third-degree felony. • Sara Lin Kirby, 19, of Azle, was indicted for injury to a child, a third-degree felony. • Jerry Wade Curtis, 43, of Springtown, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony. James Patrick Davison, Jr. Sara Lin Kirby Jerry Wade Curtis Thomas Joseph Sonnier • Michele Renee House, 47, of Springtown, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in dicted for assault family violence (choking). penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. • Dustin Colby Jenot, 25, Weatherford, was indicted on two ARKER OUNTY MERGENCY • Thomas Joseph Sonnier, 67, of Springtown, was indicted for counts of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, ERVICES ISTRICT possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than less than one gram, a state jail felony. one gram, a state jail felony. • Eric Joseph Lamm, 19, of Roswell, New Mexico, was indictIndictees who live outside the immediate Springtown/ Azle ed for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, area include: less than one gram, a state jail felony. • Shelby Taylor Avery, 20, of Mansfield, was indicted for pos• Nathan David Rawls, 30, of Andrews, was indicted for posPRINGTOWN IRE EPARTMENT session of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one session of a controlled substance in penalty group 1-A, less than gram, a state jail felony. 20 abuse units, a state jail felony. Saturday-Friday, Feb. 22 - Feb. 28 • Edward Jermaine Bell, 25, of Longview, was indicted for • Rockey Allen Robinson, 27, of Weatherford, was indicted for forgery, a state jail felony. failure to stop and render aid for accident involving serious in- Feb. 22 10:53 a.m. ................ EMS ......................................................... City of Springtown 12:57 p.m. ................ EMS ......................................................... City of Springtown • Nicolas Castro, Jr., 33, of Weatherford, was indicted for as- jury, a third degree felony. 24 7:03 p.m. ................ Illegal burn .................................................. Springtown area sault family violence enhanced, a third-degree felony. • Michael Kelly Scott, 53, of Fort Worth, was indicted for theft, Feb. 25 9:41 a.m. ................ EMS ............................................................ Springtown area • Ernest Alford Colliflower, 56, of Weatherford, was indicted less than $1,500 enhanced with two or more prior theft convic- Feb. Feb. 26 9:52 a.m. ................ Lift assist ..................................................... Springtown area for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less tions, a third-degree felony. 11:51 a.m. ................ Vehicle accident.......................................... Springtown area than one gram, a state jail felony. He was also indicted for manu• Joseph Chester Sylvis, 31, of Aledo, was indicted for posses- Feb. 27 6:56 a.m. ................ Vehicle accident............................................... LaJunta area facture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, sion of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one 8:30 a.m. ................ EMS ............................................................ Springtown area Feb. 28 3:18 a.m. ................ EMS ......................................................... City of Springtown less than one gram, a state jail felony. gram, a state jail felony. • Benjamin Edward Cooper, 27, of Joshua, was indicted for • Paul Valdez, no age or address listed, was indicted for sexual manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty assault. A UNTA OLUNTEER IRE EPT group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. • Cammie Shea Cox, 36, of Weatherford, was indicted for posSaturday-Friday, Feb. 22 - Feb. 28 session of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Feb. 22 7:50 p.m. ................ EMS ................................................................. LaJunta area 9:04 p.m. ................ EMS ......................................................................Reno area • Melimda Kai Danley, 28, of Weatherford, was indicted for Feb. 24 11:02 a.m. ................ Controlled burn ................................................ LaJunta area possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than 11:18 a.m. ................ Controlled burn ................................................ LaJunta area one gram, a state jail felony. Feb. 27 6:54 a.m. ................ Vehicle accident............................................... LaJunta area • Leamon Laurence Edwards, 42, of Abilene, was indicted for 3:20 p.m. ................ EMS ................................................................. LaJunta area evading arrest with a prior conviction for evading arrest, a state 10:55 p.m. ................ Fire/smoke investigation .................................. LaJunta area jail felony. Conservation Current Current • Cierra Ann Garrett, 27, of Fort Worth, was indicted for posLevel Level Status session of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one ILVER REEK IRE EPARTMENT gram, a state jail felony. Lake Bridgeport 836.00 814.74 -21.26 Saturday-Friday, Feb. 22 - Feb. 28 • Gustavo Guillen-Mendez, 29, of the Bronx, was indicted for Eagle Mountain Lake 649.10 641.84 -7.26 fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state Feb. 22 7:54 a.m. ................ EMS ...........................................................Silver Creek area Richland-Chambers Res. 315.00 307.97 -7.03 jail felony. 5:51 p.m. ................ EMS ...........................................................Silver Creek area • Mandi Lea Hamilton, 36, of Weatherford, was indicted on Cedar Creek Lake 322.00 318.38 -3.62 11:01 p.m. ................ Vehicle accident.........................................Silver Creek area Feb. 24 7:04 a.m. ................ Structure fi r ..............................................Silver Creek area three counts of forgery, a state jail felony. Lake Arlington 550.00 545.94 -4.06 Feb. 25 3:36 p.m. ................ EMS ...........................................................Silver Creek area • Stephen Michael Hawkins, no age or address listed, was inLake Benbrook 694.00 688.26 -5.74 Feb. 27 12:00 a.m. ................ EMS ...........................................................Silver Creek area 4:42 a.m. ................ Vehicle accident.........................................Silver Creek area Lake Worth 594.00 590.77 -3.23 10:59 p.m. ................ Fire/smoke investigation .................................. LaJunta area *Data provided by USGS March 4 Feb. 28 10:43 p.m. ................ Illegal burn .................................................Silver Creek area














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021 Child Care 2005 Ford Diesel, great work truck, runs good, well maintained, $7,988. Possible trade, call or text 817-937-3013. FOR SALE: 1989 Jaguar XJS, excellent condition, 85K miles. Sell or Trade. $9,500/OBO. 817-9152788.

2000 Chevy 3500 truck, in great condition, auto, V-8, bed cover, leather interior, new tires, new brakes, 103K miles, $6,500. 817253-4526. Buying junk vehicles, $200, plus title or not. 940-255-7572.

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.

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

026 Excavating


Sand, Dirt & Gravel Qualified Family Business Since 1938

☺ All types materials delivered ☺ Excavation—Final Grade—Demolition We Shape the World to Fit Your Needs! You have a Friend in the Business! 1960 Ford 3/4 ton truck. Runs and drives. The bed floor is rusted in front and it is in Azle, $2,300. Cell 972-835-2088. FOR SALE: 1993 Lexus SC300, $500. 817-523-7444. 2000 Chevy Express wheelchair full size Van. Runs great and in great condition, low mileage. $9,000. 817733-1181.

011 Boats, Motors 27.5 ft. Pontoon Boat, newly leather covered seats, bar, restroom, LED lights, boat cover and more. A Must See! Asking $19,500. For appointment 682239-6690.

Find it in the classifieds

Cliff Hall



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

019 Cement Work ART’S CONCRETE. All types of concrete: foundations, driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc. Free Estimates. 20 years experience. 469-348-6379. Allen Chesney Concrete All Types of Concrete Work Residential - Commercial Foundations, driveways, sand, gravel, demolition, haul-off, retaining walls 817-271-4541

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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

Up to 16 words, first insertion:

Combo (Azle & Springtown) Only $8.00! Over 16 words, add 20 cents per word



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

ALL TYPES OF EXCAVATING Tanks • House Pads • Clearing Also .. Sand • Top Soil • Gravel

817-523-7248 • 817-239-6215 Bobcat & Tractor Service

• Lot Clearing • Driveways/Parking Lots • Pasture Mowing


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BOBBY’S FENCE. All types, free estimates, over 23 years experience 817-444-3213. RAY’S FENCE CO. Free Estimates, 817-444-2146, raysfencecompany@ KILEY CHESNEY CONSTRUCTION All Types Fences - Tractor Work 817-846-6645

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

• Boxed display ads also available (All ads must be paid in advance unless you have previously established credit)

030 Firewood


For Sale

36” Electric cooktop; double oven; misc. house and office furnishings, etc. 817-929-0503. 14x30 Leeland Barn, 2 lofts, work bench, wired 220, fluorescent lighting, 3 windows, shingle roof, double doors, on skids. Paid $9,000, want $6,000. Excellent condition, AC window unit can go with it. 817658-4107. Beringer Ultra-Tone K3000FX Keyboard Amplifier. Keyboard piano with standing cover, one microphone, $600 total package; small refrigerator, $75; one rocker, $50; two recliners, $25 & $50. 817444-5956.

034 Garage Sales Multi-Family Sale! Friday and Saturday 8A-3P, no early birds! 416 N Ave E., Springtown. A LOT of everything at this sale. Large two car canopy, kids clothes, housewares, furniture and crafts. Huge Estate Sale March 6th-8th, 8A-5P, 4243 E. Hwy 199, across from Midway Flea Market. House, huge shop, many, many items, furniture, tools, collectibles, geriatric bed and supplies. Everything must go! Patricia 580-595-0331 House, 2 shops and 4 acres also for sale. Listed with Slate Real Estate, Lisa 817-220-2700. Garage Sale: 307 N. Avenue C, Springtown Saturday-Sunday, 8A5P. Baby items, washer/dryer and lots more. Moving Sale Saturday only, 8A-1P, 113 Creekpath Drive, Azle, near intersection of 1886 & Church Road. 3-Family Yard Sale Saturday only, 7A-?, 608 Park Street, Azle. Furniture, too much to list!

FREE ESTIMATES. Mowing, weed eating, scrap haul off, property clean up. Call Brett 817-881-2357. SEASON SMART TREE SERVICE. Fully insured, trimming, hazard prevention, removal, stump grinding, senior discount. Seth 817-829-9656. INFERNO LAWN SERVICE. Off duty firefighters providing a dependable lawn service you can trust. 817-7347448.

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

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


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


• 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

Chad's Tree Service


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

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

Residential • CommeRCial tRee Removal • topping pRuning • Feeding

817- 220-1141 817-444-9574

Garden/Mowing Service Continued next column...

RNA Lawn Services

Serving Our Community since 2007.

Reliable Ser vice at a Competitive Rate.




Alfalfa 100# Arizona/California leafy green bales. Buy 100 get one free special. 817-798-7712. NO Blister Beetles(See us on Facebook AzleAlfalfa).

& Tipton 85 940-229-1045 940-229-1046

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. One Experienced Telemarketer needed early AM hours, smoking ok. Call 817-677-5134 before noon, ask for Ms. Wright. Wise Ready Mix now hiring Mix Drivers, Class B-CDL. Apply in person, 1349 NW Parkway, Azle. Experienced Parts/Sales Counter Help needed. Must pass drug test. Apply in person: A Tractor Shop, 100 New Highland Road, Springtown. Full-time Plumbing Tradesmen, Service Techs for service work. Driver’s license required. Fax inquiries to 940-627-5363.

Best Prices in Town!

FREE E stimat es Estimat stimates

Lawn & Garden Maintenance

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

NOW OFFERING: Brush Hog Services

Pete Garcia • Joe Garcia


Firefighter Tractor


Tree Service

All work is done by off duty professional firefighters

Serving the Metroplex Since 1975 Family Owned• FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED WINTER DISCOUNT 10% OFF

035 Garden/Mowing Service

Best Lawn Guarantee in Town SPRIGGING Landscape Dependable 4 COUNTIES: and Reliable Online Account Wise, Jack, Sprinklers Management Pa r k e r & Ta r r a n t Lawn Care Coastal Bermuda



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

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

• Discounted rates for additional insertions available if no weeks are skipped and words do not change

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




035 Garden/Mowing Service

014 Campers & Trailers RV 5th wheel-2010 Keystone Cougar 326MKS, cherry wood interior, 2 recliners, 4 slides, center kitchen, free standing dinette, front queen bed, rear living room w/window, gas/ electric water heater w/DSI, electric awning, 2 AC’s, 36 ft., only towed 500 miles. Asking loan pay-off $21,325.61 (pics available) 817-8311720.


Dump Truck Hauling

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


Tree Removal & Trimming · Brush Hog · Box Blade Front Loader · Tiller · Truck & Trailer for Hauling

Jon Reed, Owner Call, Text 817-291-3955 or Email

Inside Sales & Customer Service. Classic Green. If you like to communicate with people, give excellent service, close deals and have a background in phone sales or customer service, we have a position for you! Telemarketing experience a plus. Must be able to work in a small, professional, fastpaced company set for explosive growth. Hourly plus commission. Full-time, seasonal. Send resume to 817479-9503. Opening for experienced Alterations or Seamstress Person. Apply at Comet Cleaners, 489 E. Hwy 199, Springtown. No phone calls, please. Lawn/Landscape Crew Leader, Immediate Openings. Good working environment with competitive wages. Must be cleancut, honest, professional, valid DL and SS#, and a clean record. Lawn care or landscape crew leadership experience required. Irrigation experience a plus. Bilingual a plus. W-2 job, not 1099. Call Classic Green 817-479-9503 or service@ Double L Plumbing in Azle is looking for a young mechanically inclined individual to become a Plumbing Apprentice. Get the opportunity to learn a well-paying trade. Must have high school diploma, pass a drug test and have good driving record and clean criminal record. Please call 817-444-3100.

Help Wanted Continued next page...



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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

Help Wanted

Drivers: CDL-B: Great Pay, Hometime! No-Forced Dispatch! New Singles from Dallas to surrounding states. Apply: or: 1-866-2248948. Drivers: Stiles Truck Line: Local & Regional: Home Weekends Medical Benefits, 401k, Vaction Pay CDL-A w/Flatbed Exp. 855-314-5676. MAINSTREAM (group home for adults with developmental disabilities) is hiring Part Time Contact Staff for 17 hour weekday shifts (2nd & 3rd shifts) 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 9am-3pm. Hendershot Equipment in Decatur is hiring a full time service technician with ag/construction experience. Must have own tools. Full benefits. Apply online at The City of Springtown is now accepting applications for a parttime Librarian, $10.08 an hour, 16 hours per week, open until filled. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 102 E. Second Street, Springtown, Texas. E.O.E. Drivers: Home Daily or Weekly Dedicated Runs! No-Touch, Insurance, 401K, PAID Vacation, CDL-A, 1 year OTR. Apply: mtstrans. com. 800-748-0192 x1.

Wise Regional Health System


Help Wanted

Oil Field OILF I E L D Service SERVICE

IS HIrIng a ToTer Truck DrIver Class A or B Driver Toter/Skid Truck Driver

is Hiring a

Must have tanker endorsement Hauling Mobile Home & Skid required. Houses Minimum 2 yrs. experience Decatur, TX Location Decatur, TX location Moving mobile homes in the oil field.

Satellite (713) 857-0093 T ech Competitive benefits Competitivepay paybased based on on experience/full experience/full benefits Competitive salary & benefits. Apply Within 1865 2264, Decatur, TX Call FM Office 940-626-2274 Call 940-626-2274 call Mickey at 940-626-2274

For information NOW HIRING pleaseLube call Willie at Technician


Automotive experience a plus, will train. Must be dependable & committed to customer service.Valid driver’s license required. Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training.

Spray-N-Bedliner Technician Needed. Experience preferred, will train. Must be dependable & have a good driving history.

Gas & Diesel Technician Experience in Automotive Repair Required Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training.

For all of our available job opportunities, visit A Not-For-Profit Hospital • EOE Decatur, TX • Job Line: 940-626-2525


Employees needed for 2014 opening of New Dealership

NOW HIRING Automotive Technician Up to $7500.00 SIGN ON Bonus for Chrysler Certification Experience & ASE Certification Required Chrysler / Dodge Experience Preferred Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training

Parts Warehouse Personnel/Driver Warehouse or parts experience a plus, will train. Must be dependable & have a valid driver’s license. We offer 5-day work week, paid holidays, vacation & training.

Class A CDL Drivers

Karl Klement Properties, Inc.

with 2 years experience

Laundry/Cleaning Attendant Full & part time schedules available.

Oilfield/Environmental Construction Transportation Paid Weekly, Insurance, Aflac, Paid Vacations and much more

Call Daniel 1-800-448-6323

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


Home Improvement

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. PAINTING, REMODELING, CARPENTRY. Home Improvement Special: $100 off any job of $1,000 or more. Painting, carpentry, sheetrock, storage buildings, porch covers, decks. 36 years experience. Call Bill Rosser now for a Free Estimate. 817-374-2566; 866-3743559. DEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Carpentry, cement, rock, granite, tile, painting, siding, insulation, kitchen/ bath, roof/gutters, powerwashing, decks. SPRING SPECIAL: 20% Off w/this Ad! 817-629-9608. 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. WORKHORSE HANDYMAN SERVICES. Bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, remodels, mobile home repair and roof repair, well repair. Quality at a reasonable rate. 817-874-6109.

Home Improvement Continued next column...

ACROSS 1 TX repair kit: baling wire and duct ____ 5 TXism: “hot as _ ___ of mesquite coals” 6 TX George H. in 1988: “____ my lips: no new taxes” 7 this TX Yale is NFL hall of famer 8 TX Perot started this co. in 1992 9 Cowboys’ “Rocket” Ismail started his career in this league (abbr.) 12 this TX Bud was the owner of the Houston Oilers 17 TXism: “suits me __ _ ____-thee-well” 19 TX Willie Nelson has appeared in many of these small roles 21 TX Charley Pride’s “My Eyes Can ____ ___ as Far as You” 22 oven helpers 23 a TX Ranger, e.g. 28 ‘92 TV movie about death of Price Daniel Jr.: “Bed of ____” 29 in Falls Co. on 77 30 NW TX region that includes 24 counties: “South _____” 31 TXism: “if I ___ __ druthers . . .” 35 TX Gary Morris’ “One Fall is ___ __ Takes” 36 TXism: “lower than a snake’s belly __ _ _____ ___” 42 large hairy spider


Affiliated with Baylor Health Care System

For consideration of all positions apply to:

Jodi Dusek, H/R Mgr. 605 N. Business 287, Suite 102, Decatur, Texas


040 Home Improvement AZLE HOME REPAIR & REMODEL. No job too big; no job too small. 30 years experience. Contact Doug Batey 817-361-2361. Handyman Service, over 35 years experience for all your home needs call 817-907-2487.

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

817-692-5624 ask for Doug

Spring Special

Chimney & Dryer Vent Cleaning



Chapman Carpentry Off-Duty Firefighter Professional & Dependable

040 Home Improvement

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

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

817-946-6787 817-444-4198


817-239-9571 817-237-9571


Many Happy Local Customers Since 1978

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

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

Call Devin at 817-629-9608 BMH

Custom Homes BRIAN HENSLEY 817.229.7668

Advertise in the classifieds today!


44 this TX Spelling was a prolific TV producer 46 TXism: “_______ __ write home about” 48 init. of first name + last name of star Cowboy RB 49 golf’s “hole in ___” 50 influential abstract painter Nicolas de _____ 51 TXism: “worthless __ ___ boot” 52 poetic “before” 23


House Cleaning

T&M CLEANING. Cleaning done the way you want. 15 years experience, reliable, references. 817-333-8786. Do you want clean floors, bathrooms, kitchen and more? Can’t seem to find the time. Treat yourself to some well earned time off, and let Serene Green Cleaning do it for you. 817-602-1696, Robert.








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by Charley & Guy Orbison


Copyright 2014 by Orbison Bros.







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

You’ll love the care you get!

048 Maintenance/Repairs METROTEX WINDOW & DOOR. Window, door and glass replacement. Contact: 682-4011822 for FREE Estimate.


Masonry Azle, TX

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27 TXism: “she could talk the legs off __ ____ stove” 32 Dallas media co.: “_ _ Belo Corp.” 33 __ Leon, TX 34 TX Kristofferson’s “Why __ Lord?” 36 Jesus’ last words: “__ __ finished”

Pets, Livestock

Pets, Livestock



Brindle male Chihuahua mix. Loves cuddling, good with kids and other dogs. Free to good home. 682-582-4070.


Pool Service

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




Plumbing Repairs

FRIDAY, Mar 7, 2014 - 6:00 PM Hwy. 281 N. - Stephenville (254) 646-3161 or 968-4844 On-Site EIA Test - $15

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

817-983-1435 062



“The Solution To All Your Plumbing Needs”

Drains Cleaned Water Heaters Faucets Slab Leaks

817-444-3054 M10078

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



37 Jewish pastry 38 seaweed 39 “Latin Lover,” Novarro 40 TX pro athletes must give _____ samples 41 some TX car dealers “____ the note” 43 Dallas sportscaster Hitzges (abbr.) 45 state of the 1st pres. primary (abbr.) 47 flowering plant 48 TXism: “____ high on the hog” (rich) 55 don’t do this while driving

Pet Sitting Specialist Local References

commercial • residential




Carolyn’s Critter Sitter



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



We furnish Tools & Chemicals

Hospitality Guarantee “Your Way”




Your Cleaning Service

Backgrounds Checked



MILLIE’S HAVE BROOM WILL TRAVEL. Experience since 1990. 817-771-5541; 817-455-9877.

our pros may be out chasing fairy dust



13 TWU newspaper before it became DOWN a weekly (2 wds.) 14 bullets 1 University in 15 TX politicians like to Stephenville “____ and greet” 2 TXism: “drawing _ 16 “I need to ____ it out” ____ __ it” 18 texting abbr. 3 seat of Frio Co. 20 Elvis Andrus pos. on 4 this Jim was a the Rangers (abbr.) defensive coach for 23 old abbr. for longOilers & Cowboys playing record 9 24 Lone Star beers 24 A&M beat this no. 1 10 lake swimmers team in 2012 (abbr.) (3 wds.) 25 TX Owen voiced 11 TX actor: Tommy “Cars” from ____ ___ Jones Disney Pictures 12 TX Buck Owens’ 26 in Milam Co. on 79 “___ Naturally”

Professional Cleaning since 1989 Phone hours: Mon thru Fri 7 am - 1 pm: 817-237-9848 PLEASE LEAVE VOICE MAIL












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House Cleaning

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53 “____ deaf” (can’t sing) 54 “Blueberry Hill” singer, Domino 56 anger 57 “___ Flags Over Texas” 58 cowboy lid






Sebastian Enterprises

exterior & interior remodeling, patio covers, drywall repairs


Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday



ROOFING & REPAIRS. Free Estimates, all work guaranteed, 30 yrs experience. Call Ray Carpenter 7 days a week 817-690-1925.

CommercialResidential Serving Springtown, Azle, Boyd, Weatherford Area

817-220-2469 Sell It In The Classifieds! 066



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

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


28 Years in Azle


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

 ®

Certified PREFERRED CONTRACTOR State Applicator # 106

PLACE AN AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! 817-270-3340 817-220-7217 057


Will pay top dollar for grazing and hay leases. Call 940-389-1936. HORSESHOEING: Hot, Cold, Corrective. 26 years experience, Vet references. Prompt, reliable service. 817-690-0924. Local Breeder Selling Parakeets & Love Birds; Parakeet, Love Bird & Parrot seed and different size cages, plus millet spray. 817-715-2446, 9A-6P. Looking for baby goats, guineas and Bantam chickens. 817-964-4244.

Continued next column...

Commercial & Residential • Roofing • Windows • Attic Insulation • Painting

712 N. MaiN • SpriNgtowN

817-523-4137    Insurance Claim Specialists  


Robert Burge

Roofing & Remodeling Residential 817-344-8465 Commercial

New Construction Add On’s Electrical Painting

Plumbing Sheetrock Roofing Remodeling

Roofing Continued next page...

Flooring Fencing Free Trimming Landscaping


817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 066




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



Innerspace Storage Hwy 199, Springtown. Now renting all unit sizes, 24-hour access. 817-6774050. NEW STORAGE OPEN! 8x8x48 to 8x8x53 containers, $200-$225/mo. 11475 FM 730 N., Azle. Call Darrell 817-308-6345.


Dauenhauer Contractors, Inc.


Version 2

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

1350 Liberty School Rd, Azle

5x10 $25/month


Fabrication and erection of quality metal buildings at reasonable prices, any size - any design Office

 Fax 817-237-0904

Mark Cozart 817-233-6668

Jeremy Cozart 817-237-2028

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


$20.00 per month 1st Month Free!




RV, Boat or Trailer Spaces Available

Office 11400 FM 730 N. Azle

ons E truc R& tion Metal Building Specialist • Weld Ups/ Bolt Ups • Pipe Fencing • Concrete • Horse Barns • All Types Fencing • Metal Roofs

Compare Pricing NO JOB TOO SMALL

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

West Side Storage 20-5813 -



• 1670



Now Leasing Storage Units


Metal Building Erectors

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

1220 E. Hwy. 199 • Springtown


Advertising Works!

Ash Creek Storage Convenient Location

Corner of Main St. & Locust • Azle

817-444-3292 Sand/Gravel

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



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

081 Business/Commercial 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.

40x50 building for rent 3 miles west of Springtown 817-713-7495. 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. 3 acre gravel lot in Springtown area for lease. 817-657-5682.


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

Dozer and Tractor Work

Commercial Building For Rent: Over 2,000 sq. ft., small office, $500/mo. 120 Porter, Azle. 817-444-0090.



Jerry W. Mitchell


Ad Deadline: Mondays by 5PM

Houses for Sale

3-2-2, 2 living areas, proudly kept, on a large treed lot, $118,500. Possible Owner Finance. For appointment 682-239-6690.

FOR SALE OR RENT: 6,700 sf office/warehouse at 1750 N. FM 51, Springtown. Several offices, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, large meeting room, warehouse area, loading dock, all on 1 acre. $169,000 or $1,600/mo. 817-220-5339; 817-7980891. 40x60 metal building on 1 acre for rent. 1661 E. Hwy 199, Springtown. $800/mo. $800 deposit. 817-3609318. 40x40 building with office and rollup door at Hwy 199 & New Highland Road, Springtown. 817-313-7821.

085 Mobile Homes For Sale Manufactured home on 1 acre, lots of trees, ready to move in, Azle schools, $59,900. K&P Homes. 817677-3446. RHOME, TEXAS: 4 BR 2 BA, 2,027 sf on 2.69 acres, horses okay! $94,900. Will help with financing. 817-385-7892.


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

AZCO Self Storage



Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday

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




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Large 4 bedroom on 1 acre. New paint on interior. Located at 150 Browder Road in Springtown. Financing Available with Low Down Payment. Call Mitch 855847-6806. NEW HOME, BOYD, TEXAS: 4 BR 2 BA, 1,755 sf, 2 story brick home, open floor plan, energy efficient, 42” cabinets, new appliances, $144,900. Will help with financing! 817-3857892. NEW HOME, BOYD, TEXAS: 3 BR 2 BA, 1,503 sf, energy efficient, 42” cabinets, new appliances, $134,900. Will help with financing! 817-3857892. NEW HOME, WEATHERFORD, TEXAS (Peaster ISD): 4 BR 2 BA, 1,516 sf on 1 acre lot! Energy efficient, 42” cabinets, new appliances, $134,900. Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. NEW HOME IN WEATHERFORD, TEXAS (Peaster ISD): 4 BR 2.5 BA, 2,229 sf, has gameroom, 2 story on 1 acre lot! New appliances, granite countertops in kitchen, tile floors, energy efficient, 42” cabinets. Will help with financing! 817-385-7892.

084 Mobile Homes for Rent Units starting at $450/mo., trash service paid. 817-221-3112; 817235-2284. 3-2 DW, 1 acre, Springtown ISD, no pets, $800/mo. $500 deposit. 817360-9363; 817-360-9318. 3 BR 1 BA mobile home, $525/mo. + electric & propane, $500 deposit, CH/A, Azle ISD, no pets, $35 application fee. 817-744-7874; 817501-2238. PELICAN BAY: 1545 PARTRIDGE, 2-2, $485/$300 deposit; 1525 PARTRIDGE, 2-1, $395/$300 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-246-4646. gtatx. com. Hablamos Espanol. Efficiency Home for Lease, free wifi and water, $500/mo. plus electric. Call James 817-332-4442. REMODELED 2-1 WITH FRESH PAINT. 6 miles south of Springtown on FM 51. No large pets, $500/mo. $350 deposit, owner pays water/ trash service. 682-551-0424; 682559-1512. NICE REMODELED 3-2. 6 miles south of Springtown on FM 51, $600/mo. $300 deposit. 682-5510424; 682-559-1512.


GRANBURY: 3 BR 2 BA, 1,624 sf, lots of trees, $74,900. Will help with financing! Cheaper than rent! 817385-7892. SPRINGTOWN: 3 BR 2 BA, 1,344 sf on 1 acre lot! $79,900. Affordable payments, will help with financing! 817-385-7892. WEATHERFORD: 3 BR 2 BA, 1,760 sf on 1 acre! $82,900. Owner financing available and affordable payments! 817-385-7892.

Single older woman wants to buy older settled mobile home/house on 5-10 wooded acres/sloping land, owner finance or rent-to-own only. Must be rural near Springtown/ Poolville area. No flat parcels. No junked land. 682-215-6871 cell evenings. We buy used mobile homes with clear titles. K&P Homes, Inc. 817677-3446.

086 Mobile Home/RV Lots 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.

12667 FM 730 South • 1 mile south of Azle

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

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

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

We’ll relocate your RV here for FREE! (up to 50 miles)

EaglE REsoRts RV PaRk 4627 Robertson Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76135

817-237-2527 We have new sites available.

Texas Star RV Park Inc.

Small RV Spots for Lease, free wifi and water, $325/mo. plus electric. Call James 817-332-4442.


Rent Furnished

Small 1 BR apartment w/some furnishings, very clean, $650/mo. $250 deposit. Pecan Acres RV Park 817-937-8921.


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.

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)

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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.

2 BR Eagle Mountain Lake front with dock, $800/mo. $500 deposit, bills paid. 817-237-2852. AISD, 3-1 brick house. New cabinets & countertops in kitchen, bath and laundry room, new flooring, CH/A, vaulted ceiling, large laundry room, ceiling fans, window blinds and huge backyard. Dishwasher, stove & microwave furnished. Rent includes water, trash service and lawn maintenance. NO DOGS. $975/mo. $650 deposit. 817-444-2314; 817845-4440. Cozy 2 bedroom home, CH/A, appliances, no pets, $850/mo. 817444-3636.

Heritage rV Park

Adult Park • Large Spaces • Lots of Trees • Free Wi-Fi • Free Mail Service • Free Storage • Free Water • Free Lawn Maintenance

5 Miles south of azle on 730 • 817-444-3760

Ask Us About Moving Your RV FREE!


Halfway between azle and springtown

Tiny Houses & RV for Rent

Covered & Uncovered Spaces for Rent


• Free Wi-Fi • Mail Service • Laundromat • Coke Machine

Rent Unfurnished Continued next column...

K&P Homes, Inc. USED HOME SUPER CENTER 14x56 Fleetwood 2/1



16x56 Crestridge 2/1.5 28x56 Clayton 3/2 28x72 Homestar 4/2

Stk#1554 Stk#2054 Tape & Texture

$20,000 $36,900 $45,900


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


Laundry and Coke Machine


086 Mobile Home/RV Lots

16x56 Champion 2/2 28x68 Champion 4/2 32x98 Champion 4/2

RV space with 20x20 outbuilding. Hwy 199 between Springtown & Azle. $300/mo. water & trash service provided. 817-360-9318.

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

80x14 MH on 1 acre, fenced double lot, Loma Vista. Very solid home, needs remodeling. Some work already completed. Private location. By Owner, will finance or lease/ purchase. 972732-7430.

Pecan Acres RV Park Inc.

Sites Available in Gated RV Community. $20 off 1st Month’s Rent with Mention of This Ad! Catering to Fulltime & Retirees 817-444-0922

085 Mobile Homes for Sale

OWNER FINANCE. Springtown, 3-2 on 1 acre lot! Easy terms, no banks, Bad Credit ok. 817-975-1798.

Mobile Home/RV Lots

$310/mo Bills Paid. Includes water, trash, lot, electric cap of $110. You will need to use a holding tank on these sites. We will dump your holding tank once a week free of charge. We are located off Ten Mention Mile Bridge Road and are 2 miles this ad from Eagle Mountain Lake. and save.

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.

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


WEATHERFORD HORSESHOE BEND near Brazos River: 3 BR 2 BA, 1,624 sf, $69,900. Will help with financing! 817-385-7892.

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



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$27,900 $51,900 $72,900



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Rent Unfurnished

AISD. 3-2-2, good neighborhood. Complete remodel: ceramic tile, granite, hardwood, blinds, stainless steel stove, microwave, dishwasher, new walls, fixtures and all new cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms. Large fenced yard with Pecan trees, large back porch and shed. No pets, non smoking. $1,250/mo. $1,000 deposit & first/last month’s rent. 1-year lease. 334-718-9301. HALF OFF FIRST MONTH’S RENT! 3-2 Duplex, water/trash service included, $700/mo. $500 deposit. 817-909-5160. 4-2 for lease, 1594 sq. ft., huge fenced in backyard, Azle ISD. $1500/ mo. Call for appointment 817-5993131. 2 BR duplex in Springtown, W/D connections, $575/mo. 817-8450219.

Continued next column...


Rent Unfurnished

Azle Creek Apartments 519 West Main St. • Azle


1/1 - $475 & Up 2/1 - $595 (Water, Trash & Sewer Included)

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

Pet Friendly!

(size restrictions and additional fees apply)

Call for appointment


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817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 088

Rent Unfurnished



1 & 2 Bedrooms

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 700 JARVIS • AZLE 817-444-1712

1 & 2 Bedroom Unfurnished Rent based on income. TDD:

800-735-2989 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Rent Unfurnished


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For Rent



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Real Estate

Dana Bryant/Realtor 817-613-7189


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

13.58 ACRes inside city limits. Excellent and convenient location for business. $155,000

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.

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

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12533 FM 730 S. - Handyman Special!! 4-2 situated on a little over 4 acres. Great project home. G bedrooms. 1113 Willow Ridge Dr. - Nice INsplit NDwith PE4-2-2 Large living area has brick WBFP, bay window in breakfast area, 16x12 workshop with loft and electricity. 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. 301 Alameda Rd. - Great corner lot!! 3-1 priced to sell!! Bring cash offers. 916 Red Bud Dr. - Fantasic 3-1 home on great lot! Lots of trees! Bonus room could be 4th bedroom or office media room. POOLVILLE & SURROUNDING AREAS

8844 Crosswind Dr. -Updated 2870 sq. ft. home. 4-3-2 with 2 master suites!! WBFP, hardwood floors, built-ins, etc. So much more to see!! 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! ! covered front porch. OLD 7253 Tin Star: - Really nice 3/2/2 Cute Shome. 7225 Denver City: - Wonderful 3/2.5/2 home on big corner lot.

1379 CR 4764 - Country living just minutes from town. Cute and cozy 2-1 on 5 acres. 10x24 metal building. 189 CR 4871 - Custom 2-2 on nice .5 acre lot with plenty of mature trees.

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!

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, ! on 2.3 acres, aboveOLD4-3-3 ground pool. True countryS 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.

Jimmy Dickens 817-929-3481

Beth Dickens 817-929-3185

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

511 W. MAIN ST. • AZLE 817-444-2555


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


134 Blue Ridge Drive 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2 story home.New construction! Granite kitchen counter tops. Tile floors and open kitchen with 42” overhead cabinets. Huge master suite with walk-in closet.


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