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Rollover injures two BY NATALIE GENTRY Two people were injured in a single vehicle rollover accident Nov. 27 on Prather Road southwest of Springtown. The accident occurred at proximately 3:27 p.m. Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers were called to the scene on Prather Road at the JE Woody Road intersection. According to DPS, a black Ford Escape was traveling west on JE Woody Road, approaching a stop sign. The driver stopped but could not see if the intersection was clear. When the Ford Escape moved forward to check the intersection, a northbound Dodge pickup saw the Escape, swerved, and lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll approximately two times. Both occupants of the Dodge were taken to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth. A woman was transported via air ambulance with serious injuries and a male occupant was transported via ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. An AirEvac helicopter lands in a field near an overturned Dodge pickup that rolled when it took evasive action to avoid a colliThe Ford Escape was not damaged. sion on Prather Road Nov. 26. Photo by Natalie Gentry The crash is currently under investigation.

Christmas Tour of Homes returns Dec. 7

Garbage is pulled from the holes dug at 600 Union Lane. Tom and Dorothy Odom had the pit dug after multiple sinkholes appeared in the property and the well water went bad.

Bad weather date Dec. 8 BY NATALIE GENTRY Saturday, Dec. 7 will feature Springtown’s Christmas Tour of Homes which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the Legends Museum. However, in case of inclement weather, the tour will be moved to Sunday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. Each of the houses on the tour is a visual feast of Christmas joy. The hosts have rolled out the proverbial red carpet and created amazing spaces that embrace the holiday spirit. While on the tour, keep an eye out for those details that add that special touch to the homes. Which home features a framed Christmas wish list from the homeowner’s childhood?

Who has a white ceramic Christmas tree adorned with adorable little red cardinals? Which house displays the story of The Night Before Christmas in a uniquely visual way? Who has a fabulous “big city” view of the Springtown night lights? And which one is home to mischievous hiding elves? One of the major attractions on the tour is the live nativity that will be displayed at the Agnes Baptist Church. All of the proceeds from the tour go to the Springtown Legends Museum. Anyone interested in participating in the tour next year should contact the Chamber office. They are always looking for new homes to join in the celebration.

Photo courtesy of Dorothy Odom

Local couple fights to have an illegal dump recognized BY NATALIE GENTRY Tom and Dorothy Odom knew something was wrong with the property at 600 Union Lane in Springtown. They first noticed the holes in the property when mowing the grass in 2010. “I had mowed a section in the back and I noticed a hole by the neighbor’s fence,” Dorothy Odom said. “We measured it and it was two feet wide by two feet deep.”

The Agnes Church at 350 Agnes North will feature a live nativity scene as the finale of the 2014 Springtown Christmas Tour Of Homes. Photo by Natalie Gentry

UIL changes will affect Springtown SHS now a ‘Big School’ in ‘4A’ BY MARK K. CAMPBELL On Dec. 2, the University Interscholastic League released conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-16 school years. In that unprecedented advance move, school officials were informed on which size classification their district would fall in; usually that happens every February and is a great mystery for some schools. Beginning next August, all classifications will bump up a number: six-man becomes 1A; 5A becomes 6A, etc. Last October, Springtown submitted

a UIL-required attendance number – the average daily membership, sometimes called a “snapshot” – for reclassification. SISD’s snapshot was 889. That falls squarely in the upcoming “4A” span of 465 to 1,059. But that’s not the big news. The substantial change is now 4A schools will be grouped in specific districts as Division I (“Big School”) and Division II (“Small School”). Currently, Springtown sits in 6-3A. PLEASE SEE SPRINGTOWN, PAGE 3A.

“I kept thinking ‘why would anybody dig a hole here and just leave it,’” she continued. But that was just the beginning. The Odoms noticed other holes forming and places on the property beginning to sink. They realized the holes were continuing to grow when some of the vehicles Tom Odom kept on the property sank down to the axles. “Then Tom’s horse fell in a hole and

broke its hip,” Dorothy Odom said. “But what made us finally report the property was when our well went bad in October 2010.” They then found out that the neighbor’s well had been bad for years. What’s wrong? Searching for answers, the Odoms called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which contacted the PLEASE SEE ILLEGAL, PAGE 2A.

TCU donation saves SISD 100K New bus technology, Special Ed., and concerns about a fight discussed BY NATALIE GENTRY November was a big month for the Springtown Independent School District’s (SISD) technology department. The department, in conjunction with the transportation, moved to a new server to allow for the use of the updated Transfinder routing program. This program tracks the buses on their routes. This new version enables the district to tell the path the buses take, the speed the buses travel, the speed limits on the roads they take, where the buses stop, and how long they are idle. In addition, the update provides a service program for the district’s mechanics. Huge news for the technology department and the district as a whole was the acquisition of 250 gently used Hewlett Packard (HP) computers from

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Texas Christian University (TCU). This purchase will enable the district to upgrade over 150 employees to Windows 7, replace outdated units in three computer labs, and replace and add student computers throughout the district. The district was able to purchase the computers at a tremendous discount that saved over $100,000. Special education The district is once again staged in the Performance Based Monitoring (PBM) system this year regarding the Special Education program. A leadership team made up of campus and central office administrators has been created to conduct a needs assessment and create an intervention plan to address any areas of concern for the special education program

such as passing rates on the state tests, placements in instructional settings, special education graduation rate, and ISS placement. Financial accountability SISD received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under the Schools Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). This rating is the highest that a school district can earn in the accountability system. Schools FIRST measures the quality of a district’s financial management and reporting. The system ensures that Texas school districts are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving results cost-effectively and efficiently. The information provided by the PLEASE SEE 100K, PAGE 3A.

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NEWS DIGEST Neighbor to Neighbors needs food Springtown food pantry Neighbor to Neighbors hopes to provide full meals for 300 to 350 families this holiday season. Donations of food and money will be accepted through Dec. 18 at 413 S. Main Street. N2N is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon the first three weeks of each month. Holiday meals will be delivered Dec. 21.

Christmas festival Dec. 6 at church First United Methodist Church Springtown, 109 West 3rd, is hosting a Christmas festival Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. Events planned at the free festival include story-telling, food, a hayride, arts & crafts, and a visit and photo with Santa.

Church taking holiday toy requests Springtown families needing help providing gifts for their children can get help from First Baptist Church Springtown. Requests can be made by calling 817-220-5229.

Illegal dump woes finally settled ■ ILLEGAL, FROM PAGE ONE. who now owned the property

Parker County Environmental Department. They were told that an investigator would be sent out within 30 days to look at the property. However, no one showed up. They called again a few months later and the county sent out an investigator. The investigator told the Odoms to dig up some of the holes so that the contents, if any, could be documented. “We paid Jack Brewer to come out and dig up some of the holes,” Odom said. “He dug up all this trash, so we called the investigator again and he came right out and took more pictures.” The Odoms were told that they had, in effect, reported a dump and that the company

would be notified. After a time of trying to contact the investigator again, he was finally reached and let them know that arrests would be made. They never heard from that investigator again.

“We did our best to stop the land from being sold and subdivided,” she continued. “And we have been harassed, and mocked and watched constantly.” Once the Odoms began the moving process they were shocked at the turn of events. “We pulled some pieces trash out to the front to be picked up and someone turned us in for it,” Odom said. “So Mr. [George] Conley [county Pct. 1 commissioner] came right out and we explained why it was there.” Later Dorothy Odom called Conley, and asked why the response to their garbage was so quick when the dump in the back was still untouched. Conley had no knowledge of the dump.

Getting no help The Odoms’ next few months were filled with court dates and depositions about the ownership of the property. Finally, the family decided to stop funneling money into what they felt was a lost cause and move. “The only reason we stayed there was to make sure it was established that there was an illegal dump,” Odom said. “We didn’t want this to happen to Finally settled someone else.

Apparently, the investigator had closed the case without taking any action. Lanny Padgett was assigned to the case. “Mr. Padgett came right out and took more pictures and we finally dug up one of the big holes,” Odom said. “We pulled out car parts, more tires, drywall, and paint cans.” Padgett told the Odoms the dump would be taken care of. “Most of our time after the dump was discovered was spent just waiting on the other investigator to get back to us,” she continued. “We’re through with 600 Union Lane.” Padgett said that multiple parties with interests in the property are working with the county to clean the property.

Grad party meeting set for Dec. 9 Project Celebration – a post-prom party for graduating Springtown High School seniors – is meet again Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the SHS cafeteria.

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

Santa event Dec. 8-9 in W’ford The 2nd Annual Santa is Coming to Town is slated for Dec. 7-8 from noon until 7 p.m. at Hollow Hill Farm Event Center, 1680 Mary Drive in Weatherford. Food, games, and crafts will be available. For a fee, photographers will take family portraits or shots with Santa. For more information, call 214-596-8081 or 214-840-3980.

Register online for TAKS OOS test Springtown High School will be a test site for Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Out-Of-School exit level testing March 3-6, 2014. Those who are no longer enrolled in school but have otherwise completed district requirements for graduation, as well as former Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) examinees (including Texas Education Assessment of Minimum Skills [TEAMS] examinees) may register for the March 2014 administration of the TAKS exit level test. Registrations are accepted online only through Jan. 10, 2014 at Because the TAAS tests are no longer administered, former TAAS examinees (including former TEAMS examinees) will take the appropriate part of the TAKS exit level Eng-

lish language arts and/or math test(s) March 3-5, 2014. On the day(s) of testing, examinees should arrive at Springtown High School at least 30 minutes before the designated testing time. Examinees must present picture identification, such as a driver’s license, Department of Public Safety identification, military ID, school ID or resident alien card in order to test. Examinees will not be able to take the test(s) without a picture ID. The TAKS exit level tests will be administered on March 3, 2014 (English language arts); March 4, 2014 (mathematics); March 5, 2014 (science); and March 6, 2014 (social studies). You may contact the Springtown High School campus test coordinator for further information regarding out-of-school testing.

Freshly Frozen ■ FRESHLY, FROM PAGE 16A.

Otherwise, this is a mild PG.

Best scene The initial appearance of Olaf is so fun (and necessary) that the movie finally takes off. There’s about 10 minutes of really good fun there.

Summing up Frozen has some typical songs and wacky animals and enough wit to name characters after Hans Christian Anderson. But it’s not a classic. It’s has enough laughs to entertain The rating and will certainly score higher There’s a sorta scary snow with young girls. But 12-yearmonster that terrorizes the heroes. old boys…not so much.

LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On December 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM the City of Springtown Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and consider recommending to the City Council a Plat Revision of Lot 35R2, Block 1, Spring Branch Acres, being a re-plat of Lots 35R1 and 36, Block 1, Spring Branch Acres, an addition to the City of Springtown, Parker County, Texas and containing 1.282 acres of land. On December 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM the City Council will hold a public hearing and consider the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation on the same property. Both meetings will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 102 E 2nd St., Springtown, TX.


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Everyone is welcome to the

Azle Christmas Celebration The Optimist Club, Azle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Azle News invite you, your friends and family to join us on


DEC. 7, 2013 - 5:00 - 7:30 PM for a wonderful community Christmas celebration.

2013 theme: Christmas Around The World 4:00 PM ... Parade Line Up at the Azle Elementary Front Parking Lot

5:00 PM ... Azle Christmas Tree will be lit in front of the Azle Historical Museum on Main St. and the parade will begin. Everyone’s invited! - Bring a large outdoor ornament to be placed on the tree. Bring a can good to put under our tree. All donations will be given to The Community Caring Center. Pictures with Santa FREE for the kids. Follow the Parade ... to 404 W. Main St.,

for fun filled FREE activities for the children. Take photos with Santa Claus, decorate a cookie, drink hot cocoa and register to win one of many bicycles.

FESTIVITY DETAILS The Christmas tree will be decorated by the Optimists and the Azle Fire Department. Every Azle family is invited to bring one large, outdoor ornament. Your family ornament, when signed by each family member and dated will be placed on the Azle Christmas Tree annually. This year’s ornaments will replace all damaged ornaments and be placed on the tree. The Christmas tree wil be lit at 5pm and then the parade will begin. Everyone is encouraged to participate. To enter, please contact the Chamber Office 817- 4441112. Christmas Caroling - performed by various schools and churches.

Float Decoration Contest - all floats welcome! Final deadline for entries, Thursday, November 28th. To enter call the Azle Chamber of Commerce 817-444-1112. Winners will be announced at the festivities located at 404 W. Main St. Trophies will be given to the winners in the following categories. 1. Best Overall Parade Entry 2. Most Christmas Spirit Parade Entry 3. Best Theme: “Hometown Christmas” Parade Entry 4. Most Creative Christmas Parade Entry 5. Best Texas Christmas Parade Entry Business Decorating Contest Five winners will be announced at the Ceremony. The winning categories will be: Most Christmas Spirit Best Theme: “Hometown Christmas” Most Creative Christmas Best Christmas Light Display

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Springtown affected by UIL district changes ■ SPRINGTOWN, FROM PAGE ONE.

haps even for district play. Turner said, “They’ve got to fill up those districts.” He noted that Wichita Falls Hirschi and Burkburnett are “out there alone.” Springtown might be paired with them or that duo could be sent, well, who knows where? “The travel for some schools out west could be a nightmare,” Turner said. With the new setup, even a first round bi-district contest could result in a lengthy trip, too. The AD said, “I know what they are trying to do.” He added that it’s possible that Springtown could keep its current district and play two more years that way. Turner also said Springtown could get jettisoned to other “Big

School” 4As in the area – Sanger, Argyle, Mineral Wells, Graham, Stephenville. Because of the dearth of teams – the current 3A has fewer schools in it than any other classification – Turner said he expects most districts to be just five or six teams. “I don’t see how they can make seven or eight team districts,” he said. “It looks like five or six. Six is ideal. If you have an odd number, that means you’ll have an open date.” And that can make scheduling a mid-season headache. There’s no way to predict what will happen, Turner said. The UIL will release the district breakdowns on Monday, Feb. 3.

Athletic director Brad Turner said it’s possible SHS would notice no change since “every one of the schools in our district right now will be Big School.” The 2014-16 Division I enrollment span is 686-1,059; at 889, Springtown is securely in the middle. By creating divisions within 4A, playoff foes will be more Guests at the monthly Charity Quarter Auction raise their paddles to bid on an item. “pre-determined,” Turner said. This month’s proceeds were donated to Toys for Tots. Photo by Natalie Gentry Starting next year, each region – there are four in Texas – will have just four Big School districts and four Small School districts. That will make it more difficult to pair, for instance, West Texas 4As of the same size – which BY NATALIE GENTRY Anyone interested in the item dollars to help buy toys for could mean some long trips, perThis month’s Charity Quar- raises their specifically num- Toys for Tots. Colorful paddles waved in ter Auction at the Springtown bered paddle and turns in their the air and guests called out as Senior Center raised money bid. Once all of the bids are col- they won. for the Toys for Tots charity on The fun increased as the lected, a chip with a number Dec. 3. corresponding to the numbers guests got into the swing of Wait, what is a quarter auc- on the paddles is drawn until a things and the excitement built. winner is selected. tion? The gathering is a great place Guests must bid to be able to The workings of the auction for vendors to connect with cliwin. are fairly simple. All of the chips are placed ents and for guests to win some One of many vendors displays an item and gives a brief back in the basket and the auc- amazing deals. The next Charity Quarter description and dollar amount. tion moves on to the next item. Auction will be in February and They then assign a bid all of the proceeds will benefit amount to the object; usually So how did it go? Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti is a wonderful story told through The auction raised over $400 the Springtown Senior Center. two, three, or four quarters. music and drama of a Christmas Miracle that comes to a poor young boy, Amahl, and his mother when they are visited by three Kings on their journey to find the Christ-Child. This is a presentation by choirs from First United Methodist Church.

Charity Quarter Auction helps Toys for Tots efforts

Everyone is invited! Come see and hear

Amahl and the Night Visitors! Dec. 15th, 4 pm

100K saved by TCU donation ■ 100K, FROM PAGE ONE.

program will guide the district in their continued efforts to maximize taxpayer dollars. Citizen input Two concerned citizens addressed the board about a fight that happened on Nov 18. During the “one hit” altercation one boy’s jaw was broken and he was taken to the

hospital. The majority of the concern expressed by one man focused on the alleged actions of the head coach following the fight. He said the coach permitted the other players to vote to decide if the boy involved in the altercation should play in the game the following Friday instead of making the decision himself. The man disagreed with this

Along with choirs of Shepherds and Shepherdesses, the main characters are: the child Amahl-Jackson Penshorn; the mother-Denise Johnson; the three Kings; Balthazaar-Paul Mock; Melchior-Randy Bolding; Kasper-Wiley Lindsey.

action and expressed concern regarding the fairness of this and other decisions made by the coach. His stance was that this incident was serious enough that the decisions should have been made by an authority figure, not by the kid’s friends. The men both called for action by the board to ensure discipline is equally enforced throughout the athletic program and the district.

First United Methodist Church “Encouraging everyone to become fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ” 200 Church Street • Azle • 817-444-3323 Dr. Scott Youngblood, Senior Pastor



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Buddy the Elf: everyone’s favorite elf will perform magical juggling feats

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“Who doesn’t love a little holiday cheer?” This holiday season when you’re out and about, take a break at our Holiday Open House. There will be plenty of festive refreshments, and friends and neighbors who are happy you’re there.

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‘Flipping’ classes introduced at SMS BY MARK K. CAMPBELL What if you learned at home and did your homework at school? That’s the idea behind “flipping” – a modern concept gaining popularity in the Spring-

History/vocabulary teacher Erica Weber presented a couple of short “flipping” lessons to Springtown Optimist Club members. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

town ISD. At the Dec. 3 meeting of the Springtown Optimist Club, middle school principal Mark Wilson and history/vocabulary teacher Erica Weber detailed the concept. Weber said she first heard of the idea of a “reverse teaching model” at the Region 11 Education Service Center in Fort Worth. She said she liked the idea and immediately put it into use at SMS. “In eighth grade history, students learn 45 people,” Weber said. She added that the brief videos – often humorous – capture the attention of her students and they learn and retain more. “I try to make lessons humorous and entertaining. They watch at home and do homework in the classroom,” Wilson said. Students access lessons online and fill out workbooks. Topics are covered in class with

Weber as the facilitator. For students without Internet access, Wilson said electronics are available to check out and there are labs on campus for students to use before or after school. “They can even use friends’ cell phones to get the lessons,” the principal said. Wilson said the program has been a big success and has far more pros than cons. “It levels the playing field and helps bring kids out of their shells,” he said. “And there’s more one-on-one time with teachers.” By being able to pause and rewind lessons, students can learn at their own pace, often with substantial parental involvement. That later element particularly helps in math and science, Wilson said. “It promotes a higher level of thinking,” he said. “And students relate to teachers better.” That’s something Weber said

Facebook post of dead owl leads to citation BY NATALIE GENTRY A Springtown man is facing charges for hunting a non-game bird after posting a picture of himself holding a dead Great Horned Owl. Adolfo Rosales-Pozos, 36, claimed the owl was killing his chickens. An anonymous tip led Parker County Animal Control Super-

visor, Karen Kessler to notify Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden, Deshanna Creager. According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, when Creager investigated, RosalesPozos stated that he shot the owl with a pellet gun and was issued a class C misdemeanor citation that carries a $45-$500 fine. Creager said that it is not un-

common for owls to kill and take chickens and suggested the use of a red strobe light to discourage the birds from taking other animals. According to Creager, the Great Horned Owl is a federally protected bird and it is against the law to kill it as well as other birds of prey like hawks and falcons.

her students particularly enjoy. She makes her short, educational videos at home and said students enjoy seeing her away from school, at home, sometimes with her children playing in the background. Weber presented a couple of examples with a video illustrating a few facts about Presidents Lincoln and Washington while holding up their names before the camera. The program is proving to be especially effective with students in ESL, English as a Second Language.

Overall, Weber said she is sold on flipping. “It’s exciting. The kids are taking to it. It’s a cool way to do homework.” Whether flipping becomes a primary teaching method in the SISD remain to be seen, Wilson said. “In the future, we could be all flip, no flip, or a combination,” he noted. Wilson added, “Today’s students are 21st century learners – they learn differently.” Flipping is another way to educate, taking advantage of current technology, he noted.

Springtown Middle School principal Mark Wilson oversees the implementation of a new teaching concept to eighth graders.

Reno food pantry working to make holidays bright BY NATALIE GENTRY The city of Reno raised enough money last week to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 11 families in need of help. Thanks to the donations from citizens, council members, and mayor, the city was able to purchase six turkeys and five hams. In addition, Reno Elementary School completed its fourth annual Thanksgiving food drive. The students collected 552 canned items for the Reno food pantry which, in turn, helped 15 local families. Now that Thanksgiving is over the food and clothing pantries are running low on supplies. The city will be kicking into high gear to collect items for families who need assistance this Christmas. All donations for both pantries can be dropped off at Reno City Hall.

Scott Passmore and a Brookshire’s employee load the turkeys and hams for the Reno food pantry’s Thanksgiving dinners. The pantry raised enough money through donations to purchase six turkeys and five hams.

Photo by Natalie Gentry

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For any and all occasions, Brownstone Wedding Chapel is ready to make your dreams and visions come to life. The professionals are not only masters at creating unforgettable weddings, but are skilled at everything from meetings to parties to business luncheons and everything in between. The venue is breathtaking, situated in the heart of Weatherford at 112 West Oak Street. Elaborate stained glass windows and wooden pews await patrons. And brides glow when descending the staircase. The Brownstone chapel was built in 1894 and was formerly the Central Christian Church before owner/manager Molly Cantrell converted the building into a fullydecorated chapel that seats 150 people. Larger weddings/receptions Brownstone is ideal for elaborate weddings. In business for more than 10 years, Brownstone patrons will find the chapel – located one block south then west of the Parker County courthouse – fully decorated with prices that range from $595 to $1,195 (for weddings only). Exquisite dressing rooms are just steps from the chapel. A wedding reception package from $1,800 also includes a decorated reception hall. Sweet & Simple or elopement ceremonies Do you want a simple wedding but something much nicer than a “Justice of the Peace” ceremony? Brownstone offers a unique opportunity for those seeking a simple wedding or elopement that’s more than a Justice of the Peace ceremony.

A chaplain is included. Reservations are required and honored 365 days of the year. Prices range from $275 for a no-guest, bride and groom only service to $375 for a simple wedding with up to four people to $425 for 12 people attending with the bride and groom. For the final Sundays in 2013, all Sweet & Simple weddings and elopements will be performed at $50 off the regular price. The beauty of the building has attracted couples from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Aside from memorable weddings, Brownstone is also an on-site event center. Ms. Cantrell has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and has decades of experience in the wedding business as well as being a C.P.A. Assistant manager Julie Stegall has more than 10 years experience in the event industry and holds a BBA in Hospitality. There is no place like Brownstone in Parker County. Since 2004, the venue has hosted hundreds of events, each one made memorable. Brownstone is available for weddings and other events every day of the year. Office hours are Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m.5 p.m. However, special appointments are accepted any time, any day – even evenings. Bring in this ad during your first tour of the lovely chapel and receive $100 off the regular price of your event. If you are ready to make a memory of a lifetime, then you need to contact Brownstone Wedding Chapel at 817-5944200. Or visit or

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Walter Buckel

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Funeral services for Walter Buckel, 92, former Lamesa newspaper publisher, were held Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Lamesa Church of Christ with Mark Hackett officiating. Interment followed in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Buckel passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, at his home in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 22, 1921 in the Imperial Valley of Southern California, the son of Fred and Irene (Huth) Buckel. Leaving school during his senior year at Holtville, California, he began playing minor league baseball in California, Kansas and Nebraska. He came to Lamesa in 1941 and signed a contract to play for the Lamesa Lobos of the West Texas/New

Mexico League. Buckel served as a radio operator with the U.S. Army Air Corps in North Africa during World War II. After the war he resumed playing baseball and married Rubye Neile Mitchell on March 3, 1947 in Montgomery, Ala. They decided to make Lamesa their permanent home after he returned to play baseball here in 1947. He served as business manager of the Lamesa Baseball Club and then as cafeteria and transportation director for the Lamesa Independent School District. He was elected Dawson County Clerk and served four and one half years before resigning in 1957 to enter the insurance business. In 1960 he was named manager of KPET radio station and held that position until 1967, when he purchased the Dawson County Free Press, a weekly newspaper in Lamesa. The following year he joined with James Roberts of Andrews to purchase the Lamesa Reporter and merged the two publications to form the Lamesa Press-Reporter. He served as publisher of the Press-Reporter until 1991 and as president of the newspaper and of his sister company, South Plains Printing, until 1993. He remained on the

Annie “Molly” McGee 1914 - 2013

Annie "Molly" McGee, 98, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in Azle. Graveside services will be held in the San Antonio National Cemetery at a later date. Molly was born Dec. 17, 1914, in San Marcos to the late

John and Anna Benneck. She was a devoted homemaker and longtime resident of the Fort Worth area. Molly was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Molly was kind, generous, and an instant friend to all she met. Molly was preceded in death by her husband, Ennis W. McGee; parents; three brothers; and a sister. Survivors include daughter, Pat Crowley and husband, George; granddaughters, Cathy and Carol Crowley; great-granddaughter, Mindy; great-great-grandchildren, Molly Jo, Addison and Evan; and numerous friends and relatives. The Springtown Epigraph, Dec. 5, 2013 Edition

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boards of the two companies until earlier this year and held the title of publisher emeritus. Buckel was a part owner and board member of about a dozen other newspapers across Texas. He served as president of the West Texas Press Association (WTPA) in 1982-83 and as president of the Texas Press Association (TPA) in 1985-86. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Harold Hudson Award from WTPA and was inducted into the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2008. Buckel served in numerous leadership roles in Lamesa. He was the founder of the Lamesa Little League and a past president of the Lamesa Kiwanis Club, Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce, Lamesa Industrial foundation, Dawson County United Way, and Dawson County Museum Board. He also was a former member of the Lamesa school board. He helped raise well over a million dollars for local causes by heading fundraising efforts for the Lamesa campus of Howard College, creation of the Dal Paso Museum, establishment of the state prison here, and relocation of the Senior Citizens Center. Buckel was a longtime member of the Lamesa Church of Christ, where he served as an

elder for 26 years. A scholarship established in 1999 in honor of Walter and Rubye Buckel is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Lamesa High School. The Buckels moved to Lubbock in 2010. Buckel is survived by his wife, Rubye Buckel of Lubbock; children, Barbara Buckel of Lubbock; and Bob Buckel and wife, Krisan of Azle; grandchildren, Kara Rodriguez and husband, Bryan of Fort Worth, Katie Buckel of Fort Worth, Alex Buckel of Abilene, and Moses Lukeri of Edmond, OK; and niece, Eileen Buckel of Green Valley, AZ. He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Raymond and Fred Jr.; and sister, Dorothy. The family suggests memorials to Dal Paso Museum 125 N. Main St., Lamesa, TX, 79331, Rubye and Walter Buckel Scholarship Fund, PO Box 790, Lamesa, TX, 79331, Children’s Home of Lubbock, PO Box 2824, Lubbock, TX, 79408, or Sunset International Bible Institute, 3723 34th St., Lubbock, TX, 79410. To send condolences online please visit


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rection of White's Azle Funeral Home. Interment was in Eastlawn Cemetery in Brownwood. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Wynogene's name to Next Harvest Building Fund at Ash Creek Baptist Church, 300 S. Stewart, Azle, TX 76020. Wynogene was born Feb. 27, 1920 in Brownwood to Cortess (Poncho) and Eunice Elliott. She was the middle child of three girls. Wynogene was employed at Sears in Brownwood for 15 years and nearly 20 years at the Humane Society in Brownwood. She graduated from Brownwood High School in the class of 1938 and attended Howard Payne University. Wynogene married the love of her life, Emil Stanke, on Christmas Eve in 1940. She never met a stranger, enjoyed

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flowers, Forty-Two and liked to play all kinds of games. In her early years she was a painter. She was a lifetime member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, the longest serving member at the time of her passing. When she moved to Azle in 2006 she attended Ash Creek Baptist Church with her family. Wynogene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Emil Stanke in 1971; and two sisters. Survivors include daughters, Judy Murphree and husband, Paul of Azle and Emily Anderson and husband, John of Springtown; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends.

Terry Lee Wehres 1951 - 2013

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Azle High School students were captured on camera during an earthquake drill held Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. at the school. Photo courtesy of AISD

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“Student safety is our number one priority,” Anderson said. “Hopefully we won’t need to use these protocols, but we want to be prepared.” The curriculum for the drills is provided by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation in Bailey, Colorado. On the right is a summary of the instructions for what to do in case of an earthquake – if things keep going as they have been, you might want to keep them handy.

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It may have lasted a total of three or four seconds, if that. While at least one big city television station reported that the city has requested an investigation into the cause of the quakes, city manager Craig Lemin says that’s not entirely correct. “If we were going to request an investigation at the state level, we would have started with Representatives (Charlie) Geren and (Phil) King – but they were already on top of it,” Lemin said. “Representative Geren has advised us he would get us a copy of the report once it is available.” Once the report is seen by city offi cials, they can evaluate what needs to be done from there, Lemin said. However, he cautioned, the research will take considerable time and will likely involve offi cials in all the impacted areas. “Cleburne experienced a series of quakes in June 2009. The geologists collected data for a year and it was 2012 before the report from that study was fi nally published,” Lemin said. “That report indicated disposal wells may be contributing to the quakes but stopped short of concluding they were the source.” Lemin stressed there is no quick answer to what is causing the quakes in the area and even after some study, there may not be a conclusive answer.

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BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN Administrators, council members, some staff and a double handful of citizens were a bit shaken up at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, when the strongest earthquake to occur to date in the area – magnitude 3.6 – shook city hall during a council meeting. Most of those in attendance likened the experience to feeling as if a vehicle had hit the building – a slight rumble immediately followed by a loud “boom” and more rumbling.

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Senior Angel Tree

SHS Debate Team

The SHS debate team competed in Paradise Nov. 16. Those who placed included: (front l-r) Emily Hogan, second place prose interpretation; Crystal Darnell, fourth place prose interpretation. (back) Sarah Alvis, first place extemporaneous speaking; Tayler Berlin, third place extemporaneous speaking; Michelle Padilla and Raphael Novello, both second place extemporaneous speaking; and Josue Ramirez, third place prose interpretation. Photo courtesy of SISD

Reading Bee

The Springtown Chamber of Commerce still has approximately 40 seniors on their Angel Tree this year needing some assistance to make this Christmas a little brighter. Anyone wanting to adopt a senior angel can stop by the chamber office at 112 Trudy Sherman smiles with this year’s Score a Goal in the Classroom Second Grade South Main Street during business hours. Photo by Natalie Gentry Reading Bee contestants: (l-r) Wyatt Allison from Reno Elementary, Mclain (Doc) Miller from Goshen Creek Elementary, and Lily Siegel from Springtown Elementary. The second graders had to read stories of increasing difficulty and answer questions. The scores were very close, but Doc Miller won by two points. He represented Springtown this year at the State Reading Bee at TCU where he did not win but received a lot of books and other prizes. Photo courtesy of SISD

Vocational Student of the Month

Operation Christmas Child collections complete BY NATALIE GENTRY The Operation Christmas Child boxes are on a journey. Local collections are complete and the Springtown relay site at First Baptist Church gathered enough supplies to pack 310 shoeboxes to send around the world to needy children. Just because the collection period has past doesn’t mean that the chance to help OperaKeylee Godfrey, accompanied by her culinary arts teacher Kristi Hulme, receives her certificate as the Vocational Student of the Month from Chamber of Commerce Director Amy Walker. Godfrey is an aspiring chef who says she loves being part of the culinary arts program at SHS. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Destined for Disney BY NATALIE GENTRY The Springtown Middle School Dance Team has achieved its fundraising goal and is preparing to head to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. “The girls are so excited and we are all counting down the days until we leave,” said Ricki Babcock, the dance team coach. The purpose of the trip is to allow the dancers to participate in the Disney Technique Hip Hop Workshop. The workshop is part of the Disney Youth Programs aimed at helping students involved in performing arts perfect their skills. During their time at the Enchanted Kingdom, the team will learn and perform a professionally choreographed routine at the Waterside Stage in the Downtown Disney Marketplace on Dec. 29.

tion Christmas Child is over. Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian organization that runs the program, has a website that provides the opportunity to join Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty and build, pack, and track shoeboxes completely online. To participate, log on to and click Operation Christmas Child under the “what we do”


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NEWS DIGEST Reno kids Christmas party Dec. 13 The city of Reno is hosting a Christmas party for children Friday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at City Hall, 195 West Reno Road. Light refreshments will be served and Santa will be there for photos.

tab. In addition, the shoeboxes still have to be shipped to the children who need them, and Samaritan’s Purse is asking for donations to help. It costs $7 to ship one box and $105 to ship a carton of 15 shoeboxes. Donations for shipping can be made online at http://www.

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Two very different men leave behind legacies


went to two funerals within days of each other – two men, one 58, one 92, who could hardly have been more different yet both made substantial contributions to many. And me. David died from throat cancer. He smoked and was overweight and hated exercising and was crude and sometimes an adult bully. But, man, was he a great firefighter. He was also one of the five funniest guys I’ve ever known. His astonishing quick wit would sometimes be vulgar, but his retort would be eye-wateringly hilarious. Firefighters, like soldiers and lawmen, live on the edge and they move through the world with gusto. When there might not be a tomorrow, you squeeze everything out of today. That was David. He’d tell you that’s why

he smoked and ate and was edgy – we have today; let’s wring it out. Of all the friends I’ve ever had, I never liked a guy more, considering we had almost nothing in common. I once came in from a nocturnal jog while we were on duty, sweating from the summertime humidity and heat. David was sprawled out in a recliner, pants undone and smoking a cigarette with an empty bowl of Blue Bell on the arm, watching PBS. I said, “Can you believe we get paid to work out?” He replied, “Can you believe we get paid to watch the birth of a baby sea otter on TV?” We often stayed up late, discussing our kids at 3:35 in the morning – the only subject we ever agreed on. He always told me, “Mark, you’re a nice guy. You’re just wired wrong.” If we had a major fire, David was

the guy you wanted in the forefront of the firefight. He was also a genius at serious vehicle accidents; with his automotive background, no one freed frightened, ON YOUR trapped victims faster than DaMARK vid. Mark K. Campbell His motor burned out at 58. But he left behind a slew of talented firefighters trained in his hardnosed manner – with everyone laughing all the way. Walter made it to five days past 92.

He played pro ball, was a WWII vet, and ran a newspaper. In between, he was a superior example of exactly what a godly man is supposed to be. Gentle and conscientious, civicminded and a positive father, he always put others first. Walter was a classic example of being a good example. He was a role model for many, from his work ethic to his financial savvy to his journalistic skills. You always hear at funerals: “No one every said a bad thing about [the deceased].” Walter is the only person I’ve know that such a statement is true. For scores of people, when the U.S. mail would arrive, there’d be a small envelope addressed to them. Inside would be a simple note – sometimes handwritten, other times typed (al-

ways on an old school typewriter) – from Walter. The letters always conveyed an encouraging message. Once I got one that also contained a $2 bill. It was so cool to get such an uplifting surprise. In this life, it’s easy to be mean; but it’s just as easy to be nice. Walter’s positive notes came unsolicited and out of the blue – and they were always cherished. To be honest, I can’t see David and Walter hanging out. Yet, I was fortunate during our lifetimes to intersect with them both – certainly the only person on earth to do so. And that’s what makes life so great – living it! Whether you get 58 or 92 years. Mark K. Campbell is the Epigraph editor and tries to be a good guy.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR On Christmas, Jesus, and politics

Black Friday numbers dip For the first time since 2009, retail merchants saw Black Friday profits drop. With Thursday – Thanksgiving Day – openings, retailers’ Black Friday numbers fell, in brick and mortar buildings and online. Estimates by the National Retail Federation said consumers spent three percent less than in 2012, $57.4 billion to $59.1 billion. That equates to each person spend-

ing $407.22 less, a 3.9 percent drop. The reason for the decrease, the group said, is the ever-growing popularity of businesses opening on Thanksgiving Day. The poor start could mean even more bad news for retailers. This year, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day is shorter than ever, just 27 days. Compared to 2012, that’s six fewer

days this shopping season. A Morgan Stanley study projects a season-wide drop of 3.5 percent from last year. Walmart and Target have already reduced holiday profit projections. Among the reasons for customer decline in spending are concerns about the economy and “mission shopping” where a single item is purchased then the customer leaves the store.

Merry Christmas! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a very Merry Christmas! We spend a lot of time talking about politics. I am involved in politics because as a Christian, I am called to service to elect Godly men and women to office that promote policies that enrich our country and protect our freedoms. In all things, we have choices. The Lord has granted much to all of us that live in this country that is prosperous and has freedoms that we have obviously taken for granted, but more important, He has given us the opportunity to accept His grace. During this season, I am reminded that Jesus Christ came to this world to be the sacrifice for our sin. He died on the cross so that we may be reconciled with God through His blood. The Lord says that all who believe and accept Jesus as Savior and Lord will be saved. The Christmas season is a reminder of His love and sacrifice. My prayer for you today and every day is that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that you know the only true source of strength. All politics is spiritual, a fight for values and principles to lead our nation. Those principles need to be God centered. Each of us needs to be active in the political process to make sure that the platform reflects our values and to make sure that we elect men and women to political office that share and will vote our values. I believe in the individual’s ability to provide solutions. I believe in

personal accountability and the right to benefit from work, training, education, and sacrifice. Private property and the right to bear arms should not be a topic for discussion in our state houses or Congress. All life has value. I believe in the right to free speech and the right to worship as we choose. In this season celebrating the Birth of the Savior, we must tell our story. We must resist the “political correctness” that wants to take Christ out of Christmas. We need to stand firm on the Judeo-Christian values our country was founded on and that have made us the “Shining City on the Hill.” To each of you, Merry Christmas! Zan Prince Weatherford

Group willing to pray for anyone Dear Editor, The First Baptist Church of Springtown has begun a “Move, Pray, Obey” ministry. We meet at the church every Monday at 5 p.m. We wear our yellow T-shirts that say in bold black letters I AM PRAYING 4 U. If you see any of us walking by your house, at the grocery store, or anywhere else in town, we will be glad to pray for you if you will just ask us. Pearl Henderson

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Austin Grant, Part 2: A Texas slave’s recollections This recollection contains language night, they didn't get together, they would jes' sing at their own houses, that might offend some readers. you know. Oh, yes'm, I 'member 'em ustin Grant continues singin' 'Run, N****r, Run.' It was his interview with the too fur back for me to 'member those songs they sang those days. They WPA worker. “Christmas? I don't would raise up a song when they was know as I was ever at pickin' cotton, but I don't 'member home on Christmas. much about those songs. “My old boss I am bound to give I tell you my boss kep' me hired out. Oh, no, the slaves never did get any him praise. He treated his n****rs Christmas presents that I know of. right. He made 'em work, though, and And big dinners, I never was at nary he whipped 'em too. But he fed good one. They didn't give us nothin', I tell too. We had different families here and you, but a grubbin' hoe and axe and there on the place and they cooked for the whip. The' and that in it too.” And themselves. We had rabbits and 'possoms once in awhile. Hardly ever had he laughed. “They had co'n shuckin's in them any game, but if you could, you could days and co'n shellin's too. We would git a deer. “Let 'im ketch you with a gun, or shuck so many days and so many days to shell it up. We would shoot marbles a piece of paper either! Let 'im ketch when we was little. Sometimes they you with a piece of paper with writin' would beat me, and I would beat them on it! He'd whip you like ever'thing. sometimes. It was all the games the I believe some of the slaves, if they n*****s ever knowed, was shooting ever did get a piece of paper, they marbles. All these games they got would get it and keep it, and learned now has been 'stablished since 'Man- a few words. They didn't want you to cipation. After work at nights there know nothin', that's what nothin' but wasn't much settin' around; you'd fall work. You would think they was goin' into bed and go to sleep. On Saturday to kill you. He would whip you so if


he caught you with a piece of paper. We never got to kill no deer, but anything we could ketch, like 'possums and coons, where they went into the ground and we could twist HISTORICAL 'em out. No, never had HIGHLIGHTS we no 'n****rs h o o ters'; Laurie Moseley we learned about them after they was freed. You couldn't have nothin' but a pick and axe and grubbin' hoe. “We never got to play none. They kep' me out on the farm all the time. Our boss man hired us out lots of times. I don't know nothin' about what he got for us. We had to do any kind of work there was to do. We farmed, cut wood, grubbed anything. I herded sheep, I picked cotton, but that was on different places, that wasn't on my old boss' place.

“Now, we got up early, you betcha. You would be out there by the time you could see and you quit when it was dark. We worked hard for nothin'. Got nothin' but the lash. You'd get that! They tasked us here (in Texas). “Some of the childern that was older, they would task them more than the others. They would give them two or three-hundred poun's of cotton to bring in and you would git it too, and if you didn't git it, you better, or you would git it tomorrow, or your back would git it. Or you'd git it from someone else!” He began laughing as he remembered how they used to steal cotton from other sacks to keep from being whipped. “My grandfather, that was the one that was called Ard and named himself Filmore after he was freed. Oh, yes'm, I 'member him. Oh, sho', sho'! You bet he would tell us things! To keep the whip off our backs, you know. Oh, he would tell you, 'Childern, work, work, work, and work hard. You know how you hate to be whipped, so work hard!' And of course we childern tried, but of course we would git careless sometimes. He lived a pretty good

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while after freedom. He registered his name as Filmore. “He (the master or overseer) had a 'black snake', some called it a 'bull whip,' and he knew how to use it. He whipped me, but I don't 'member now whether he brought any blood, but he cut the blood out of the grown ones. He didn't tie 'em. He always had a whipping block or a log to make 'em lay down on. They called five hundred licks a 'light breshin,' and right on your naked back too. They said your clothes wouldn't grow up but your hide would.” The old man chuckled at the memory. He never spoke bitterly; it seemed to amuse him to recall those days. “From what I could hear 'em say, if you done wrong or run away, then was when they give you a whippin', probably fifteen hundred or two thousand licks. They'd shore tie you down then, 'cause you couldn't stand it. Then you'd have to work on top of all that with your shirt sticking to your back.” 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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exas’ primary election is rial nomination are former Univision set for March 4, 2014, personality Miriam Martinez of the and the list of candidates Rio Grande Valley, author and former for statewide office is radio show host Lisa Fritsch of Austin largely settled, and secessionist Larry S. with Dec. 9 as Kilgore of Arlington. the filing deadline. Most recently gaining 4 Republicans to vie notice was state Sen. LeWhile incumbent Lt. ticia Van de Putte, D-San Gov. David Dewhurst has Antonio, who announced presided over the Senate her candidacy for lieutenant since January 2003, he apgovernor on Nov. 23. Van de pears unready to change Putte has 22 years of expehis job description. Derience as a state lawmaker whurst, who explored and – eight years as a state reppassed on a possible run for STATE resentative and 14 years as a governor, faces a field of senator. She serves as chair three of his fellow RepubCAPITAL of the Senate Committee on licans in the GOP primary: Veteran Affairs and Mili- HIGHLIGHTS Texas Land Commissioner tary Installations. Van de and former state lawmaker Putte and her colleague Sen. Ed Sterling Jerry Patterson, Agriculture Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who is Commissioner and former state senaseeking the Texas Democratic Party’s tor Todd Staples, and state Sen. Dan nomination for governor, form the nu- Patrick of Houston, chair of the Senate cleus of an effort to end a 20-year Re- Education Committee. publican sweep in statewide elections. Also seeking the Texas Democratic 4 seek to be next AG Party’s nomination for lieutenant In the race to succeed Greg Abbott governor is Seadrift Municipal Court as state attorney general is Houston Judge Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal. attorney Sam Houston, a Democrat, State Attorney General Greg Ab- the lone candidate seeking his party’s bott, a Republican, is campaigning to nomination. Seeking the Republican succeed Rick Perry as governor. Last Party’s nomination are Texas Railsummer, Perry chose not to seek an- road Commission Chairman Barry other term in the office he has occu- Smitherman of Austin, state Rep. Dan pied since 2001 and speculation about Branch of Dallas, chairman of the his mounting a second run for the pres- House Higher Education Committee; idency continues. Also running for the and freshman state Sen. Ken Paxton Republican Party of Texas’ gubernato- of McKinney, vice chair of the Senate


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Transportation Committee and former House member (2003-2012). 4 running for comptroller Seeking the Texas GOP nomination for comptroller of public accounts, to succeed Susan Combs as the state’s chief financial officer, are Republicans Harvey Hilderbran of Kerrville, chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means; Sen. Glenn Hegar of Katy, chair of the Senate Committee on Nominations; and Debra Medina of Wharton, a registered nurse, tea party activist and GOP primary candidate for governor in 2010. Accounting executive and energy company chief financial officer Mike Collier of Kingwood is running for comptroller on the Democratic ticket. 5 after Ag Dept. role Now in primary races for the top spot at the Texas Department of Agriculture are Republicans J. Allen Carnes of Uvalde, former state Rep. Tommy Merritt of Longview, Karnes City rancher and attorney Eric Opiela, former state Rep. Sid Miller of Stephenville. Democrat Jim Hogan of Cleburne is seeking his party’s nomination for agriculture commissioner. Whoever wins election in November will succeed Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, who is running for lieutenant governor.

t’s beginning to look a lot like tians, the season of Advent anticipates Christmas. Of course, in some the coming of Christ from two differplaces, that started months ago. ent perspectives. The season offers It is, after all, convenient to be the opportunity to share in the ancient able to buy your Zombie Hal- longing for the coming of the Messiah loween costume on one aisle and to be alert for his Second Comand your tinseled garland (or is it gar- ing.” landed tinsel?) on the next. Charles Wesley (1707-1788) was Other signs of the season: people one of the most prolific hymn writwith cuts, bruises, and dark, baggy ers in history, publishing the words eyes still recovering from to over 6,000 hymns in Black Friday shopping; his lifetime. Charles and credit cards hot to the touch his brother John were orfrom the friction of holidained as Anglican clergyday-pace swiping; turkeys men, but they pushed the that survived Thanksgiving envelope of their tradition starting to look over their by emphasizing personal shoulders again; boycotand methodical study and ters getting ready for evapplication of Scripture ery “Happy Holidays” and and personal relationship “Merry Xmas” sign. It’s with Christ characterized the most wonderful time of by holy living. The hymn the year! Come Thou Long Expected During the month of DeJesus is one example of cember, I have decided to that emphasis: give Life Matters an AdCome Thou long expectvent flavor through some LIFE MATTERS ed Jesus/Born to set Thy Advent/Christmas Carpeople free. ols. Full disclosure here: Gerry Lewis From our fears and sins Growing up in a small, release us/Let us find our traditional Southern Baptist church, rest in Thee. I don’t remember even hearing the Israel's strength and consolation/ word “advent.” So, for anyone with a Hope of all the earth Thou art. similar background, here’s the WikiDear desire of every nation/ Joy of pedia version. every longing heart. “Advent is a season observed in Born Thy people to deliver/Born a many Western Christian churches as a child and yet a King. time of expectant waiting and preparaBorn to reign in us forever/Now Thy tion for the celebration of the Nativ- gracious kingdom bring. ity of Jesus at Christmas. The term By Thine own eternal spirit/Rule in is an anglicized version of the Latin all our hearts alone. word adventus, meaning ‘coming.’ By Thine all sufficient merit/Raise Advent is the beginning of the West- us to Thy glorious throne. ern liturgical year and commences on Our lives matter so much to God that Advent Sunday…At least in the Ro- he “came” to us in Jesus. My prayer is man Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, that we would enter this season with Moravian, Presbyterian and Methodist an ADVENTageous perspective. calendars, Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25, which is the Sunday between November 27 Azle resident Dr. Gerry Lewis – author, blogger, and December 3. Latin adventus is church consultant, and leadership coach – serves as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Asthe translation of the Greek word par- sociation headquartered in Decatur. The opinions ousia, commonly used to refer to the expressed in this column are his own and may not represent the views of HBA. Second Coming of Christ. For Chris-

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Meek, Mainord earn more honors Kudos keep coming for SHS duo BY MARK K. CAMPBELL The 2013 Springtown volleyball team reached the regional tournament and that was because of the play of several talented Lady Porcupines. Many were honored for their play at the district level. And now a pair of seniors have claimed two new accolades. Shelbi Meek and Ashley Mainord both picked up new recognitions. Meek landed on the Texas Girls Coaches Association AllState team. Forty athletes per conference were selected, acknowledging Meek as one of the top 4A players in Texas. The TGCA volleyball committee made its selection after its annual meeting. No other 6-3A student-athlete made the All-State list. Mainord was picked for the TGCA All-Star Game. Players were selected from conferences 1A, 2A, and 3A and from 4A and 5A. Mainord, who has signed to play volleyball for Western Missouri State, will play for the Red Team. Her squad will face a similarly assembled Blue team in July. Mainord’s Red squad will be coached by Schulenberg’s Donald Zapalac and CastleberStar volleyball Lady Porcupine Ashley Mainord was picked for the Texas Girls CoachSenior Shelbi Meek was selected as an All-State volley- ry’s Yolanda Beasley. es Association All-Star Team. Photo by Mark K. Campbell ball player in 3A this year. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

SHS hoops claim win The Porcupine varsity basketball squad got edged by Peaster, then beat Boyd before falling to Bridgeport. Peaster rallied to catch SHS as the Porcupines lost 47-6. Caleb Brown pumped in a team-high 26 points. Kruz Dominguez netted seven and Dawson Meek scored six points. A huge 23-8 third quarter advantage had propelled SHS to the lead before the Greyhound rally. Springtown (1-4) got its first victory at Boyd, 61-35. Brown turned in a big game with 27 points, four assists and three steals. Books Pennington added eight points and Dominguez netted seven. The Porcupines bolted out to 14-point lead thanks to a 19-point opening quarter. SHS led 34-15 at the half. Zack Burton, Dillon Springfield, and Meek scored four points each. Pennington grabbed six rebounds to pace the Porcupines; Springfield and Brown nabbed five each. Later, Bridgeport beat Springtown 59-53. SHS fell behind big early, 20-6 after one quarter. The rest of the game, the Porcupines out-scored the Bulls 47 to 39. Meek led in scoring with 14 points. He went 7-of-9 from the field. Brown was perfect in five free throw attempts en route to 13 points. Springfield added nine points while Dominguez got eight, six from a pair of three-pointers. Meek was also the top rebounder with seven; Dominguez and Brown grabbed five boards each. Next up for the varsity is a

Ladies tangling with tough foes The Lady Porcupine basketball team is playing a rugged non-district slate. That included games with state-ranked Aledo, former state champ Brock, and potent Graham. Aledo toppled Springtown (0-4), 76-29. Having 26 turnovers makes winning tough and “they probably scored off all of them,” SHS coach Susan Croft said. Katelynn Mainord hit three treys en route to a team high 14 points. Jordan Doremus netted 10 points. Standout Brooklyn Dauenhauer is nursing a pulled quad and scored three points with Kendyl Dean. “It was a rough game,” Croft said. “But we also did some good things that we can build on and that will help us later in district play.” Despite falling to Brock on the road 60-26, Springtown trailed by just 10 at halftime “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get any type of offense working in the second half,” Croft said. Ashley Mainord’s eight points – six coming from a pair of three-pointers – was tops. A limited Dauenhauer added seven points. K. Mainord had six points and four boards. On Dec. 3, the Lady Porcupines traveled to Graham;

Springtown’s Caleb Brown led the Porcupines in scoring in a game against Boyd with 27 points, SHS’ first victory. Photo by Mark K. Campbell Jacksboro tournament,weather permitting. Junior varsity –The SHS JV (3-1) stumbled against Peaster. A 1-point first quarter made things rough early in a 52-23 loss. Tristen Brawner led the subvarsity in scoring with seven points. Mateo Herrera netted five and Josh Brundrett and Raul Medina scored four points apiece. That would be the lone loss so far this season as the JV won

its next two games. The young Porcupines put together a strong first half in a 48-42 win over Boyd. Springtown jumped out to a 32-19 lead. Ryan Neal’s 17 points was tops. Medina hit a pair of threepointers en route to 12 points. Brandon Alaspa and Grant Murry added four points each. At home against Bridgeport, the Porcupines used another nice first half to overwhelm Bridgeport 54-46. In this one, the SHS JV led

28-22 after two quarters. Three Springtown players attained double figures – Alaspa (14), Brawner (13), and Medina (12). Neal added eight points and Austin Bauman scored five. If predicted icy weather allows, the SHS JV will play with the Springtown freshmen at a Weatherford Dec. 5-7. On Dec. 12-14, both the JV and frosh will host a tournament. District begins Jan. 10 at home against Lake Worth.

Springtown last played at home Nov. 19 and, after a Dec. 10 game against Bridgeport, won’t enjoy the cozy confines of the SHS gym until the District 6-3A opener against Kennedale, Jan. 3, 2014. The Graham clash was a close one. The Lady Blues won, 53-50. “It was a very intense and physical game,” Croft said. She lauded her squad – many just now settling in to hoops after a long volleyball season – for “coming together as a team.” SHS trailed by just two points with nine seconds left. Both Mainord sisters carded double-doubles. Ashley went 3-of-4 from the three-point line and finished with 15 points to go with 10 rebounds. Katelynn scored 14 points and also grabbed 10 boards. Freshman Adrienne Easter impressed with two bombs in three efforts behind the arc for her six points. Doremus netted five points. “I’m very proud of the girls for the heart and hustle they displayed,” Croft said. “They never quit.” The coach added, “We are getting better every game with the tough competition we are playing.” Weather permitting, SHS plays in a Santo tourney Dec. 5-7.

Wrestlers seeking mat victories Springtown High School’s wrestlers competed in a Birdville six-way event, allowing Porcupines to get in plenty of matches. Coach David Brokenshire said SHS finished fourth overall. He lauded the efforts of several athletes: • Charlie Emmert – 5-0 • Sam Lund – 5-0 • Caci Clark – 5-0 • Benji Brokenshire – 3-1

• Cody Brooks – 3-2 • Jabril Cummings – 3-2 • Trey Johnson – 3-2 • Mark Matkovich – 3-2 • Delious McCoy – 3-2 • Phillip Schneider – 2-2 “As a team, we competed well,” coach Brokenshire said. Next for Springtown is the year’s first home meet. SHS will host Fort Worth Carter-Riverside and Azle at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Springtown Elementary’s gym.



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Porcupines fill elite Academic All-District list The Springtown varsity football not only reached the postseason, but did it smartly. Literally. Coach Brad Turner said 35 of SHS’ 45 lettermen landed on the elite 6-3A Academic All-District list. To qualify, student-athletes had to retain a 90 average for the first and second six weeks during the football season. Turner lauded this senior class as being full of leaders and 16 twelfth graders earned spots on the list. Fifteen juniors placed on it as well as three sophomores and a freshman.

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Frozen ices old concepts about Disney and girls A great animated movie is good fun for everyone. Right now, there are a couple of examples out there where one cartoon is being panned and the other lauded. About the film The movie being praised right now is this week’s Frozen. The turkey is Free Birds. Disney’s Frozen arrived with much praise as well as kudos for the opening short. Free Birds has been dissed, even with a primo position right before a holiday, Thanksgiving – and a plot about that holiday. With Frozen, Disney has done something very wise. The knock against decades of animated Disney films is that a man always rushes in to save the woeful female. Or the lead, pining girl/lady just wants a Prince Charming to lead her into a wonderful life. Feminists railed against the Mouse House as pandering to little girls and perpetuating long-held sexist beliefs. The studio always claimed to illustrate strong female figures – Ariel of The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Pocahontas – but the other side of the fence was not swayed. Now comes Frozen and it is different. The second of two twists in the film reveal that; for those with long animation memories, it’s a chuckle-inducing change from the malehero-saves-the-day. (The first twist is in “What works.”) For those girl-power inclined, it’s a big step forward for Disney. Frozen has demolished poor Free Birds at the box office. Aside from the Disney logo that entices all age groups, this latest Mouse House effort is clearly aimed above the usual 8-year-old girl audience – by several years. (And it took several years to get the movie made; it’s based on “The Snow Princess,” a story by Hans Christian Anderson.) The Movie Man took a sixyear-old boy and a five-year-

old girl and both were bored madly for over 30 minutes until Olaf the wacky snowman showed up. Then it attracted those younger folk. Frozen is Disney’s first tween girl animated movie and it hits it’s target big time. The plot (spoiler) Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) are sisters, daughters of royalty. But Elsa has a magical secret – she has winter in her; she can freeze things, make it snow, etc. However, if she can’t control her emotions, she can’t control her powers. When an Elsa event injures feisty Anna, their parents decide to separate the sisters in the giant castle so no more harm will be done. After their parents are killed (it is Disney), Elsa hesitantly ascends to the throne. With people entering the castle for the first time in years, Anna immediately falls in love with Hans (Santino Fontana). When Elsa disapproves of the quickie marriage, an argument results where she accidently reveals her powers to the village. Elsa flees into the mountains – after her green kingdom is cursed with a perpetual winter. Headstrong Anna heads out to fetch her sister who has cre-



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The late November cold blast arrived when Azle Christian School was playing for the state six-man championship in Springtown. These fans showed their support for the Crusaders and toughed out some mighty chilly conditions. Ice is expected by week’s end and throughout the weekend. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Get ready to hunker down from another Arctic blast barrelling straight toward us BY MARK K. CAMPBELL After surviving one of the coldest Novembers on record, December is about to try to one up it. Following several remarkably mild days as the month started, December is about to get cold – and maybe icy. Of course, that’s what weather forecasters said Nov. 22-23 when a cold rain arrived and was expected to turn to ice – as much as two inches. Some trees were adorned with a glaze then, but the fro-

zen precipitation did not coat the roadways as feared. It remains to be seen if this week will be any different. Forecasters are guessing that things will begin to turn by Thursday. Perhaps still stung by misprognosticating in November, weathermen/women are being more cautious this time. Still, “bitterly cold” temperatures are expected to arrive by Thursday night. And Friday and Saturday are projected to be icy and miser-


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Eight from area indicted in Parker County A Parker County grand jury returned 41 indictments against 29 individuals when it met to consider evidence Thursday, Nov. 21, in Weatherford. Of those 29 individuals, four list Azle addresses and four are Springtown residents. • Shannon Paige Cooper, 41, of Springtown, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. • Chance Lee Jarrett, 25, of Springtown, indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle, a third degree felony, as well as for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony. • Willa Annette Tyler, 48, of Springtown, indicted for theft, less than $1,500 enhanced with two or more prior theft convictions, a state jail felony. • Christopher Harold Wooldridge, 18, of Springtown, indicted for theft of a firearm, a state jail felony. • Anna Brunz, 42, of Azle, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. • Kenneth Todd Rittenbury, Jr., 20, of Azle, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. • Joseph David White, 45, of Azle, indicted for burglary of a building, a state jail felony. • Walter Lee Wilbanks, 32, of Azle, indicted for failure to register as a sex offender, a third degree felony. Those indicted who reside outside the immediate area include: Daniel Paul Ahern, 55, of Weatherford, indicted for driv-

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ing while intoxicated, third or more, as well as for evading arrest with a vehicle. Both are third degree felonies. Leslie Carol Alexander, 40, of Weatherford, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a third degree felony. Cynthia Kaye Austin, 49, of Mineral Wells, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Emily Elizabeth Bryant, 34, of Graham, indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state jail

felony. Neil Clayton Cox, 35, homeless, indicted for theft of property $1,500-$20,000, a state jail felony. Shavonne Sherrie Davis, 28, of Weatherford, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Lori Michelle Estep, 42, of Weatherford, indicted for credit card or debit card abuse, a state jail felony. Courtney Mashelle Fertig, 35, of Weatherford, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams with intent

to deliver, a first degree felony, as well as for tampering with physical evidence, a third degree felony. Michael Gaine Fewell, Jr., 44, of Mineral Wells, indicted for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, 4-200 grams, a first degree felony. Fewell was also indicted for possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, a third degree felony, and for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Jay Alan Jackson, 37, of Fort Worth, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in

penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Cristi Lynn Janecka, 38, of Weatherford, indicted for possession of certain chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a second degree felony. Douglas Lynn Janecka, 55, of Weatherford, indicted for possession of certain chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a second degree felony. Lonnie Ray Lyons, 29, of Aledo, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Michael Paul Marley, 40,

address unknown, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony. Cristian Eduardo MartinezJimenez, 20, of Fort Worth, indicted for possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility as well as for tampering with physical evidence, both third degree felonies. Corey Lee Moore, 35, of Graham, indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state jail felony. Clark Edward Redmon, 49, of Weatherford, indicted for four separate charges: theft of property $1,500-$20,000; burglary of a building; theft of property $1,500-$20,000; and criminal mischief $1,500$20,000. All four charges are state jail felonies. Eddye Lou Renner, 44, of Granbury, indicted for attempt to commit possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a third degree felony. Richard Euegene Shirley, 48, of Weatherford, indicted for bail jumping, a state jail felony. Maria Kristine Shone, 29, of Weatherford, indicted for theft of property $1,500-$20,000, burglary of a building and theft of property $1,500-$20,000. All three charges are state jail felonies. Darrin Wade Spencer, 44, of Haltom City, indicted for theft of a firearm, a state jail felony. Jeremy Lynn Williams, 27, of Grand Prairie, indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a third degree felony.

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12:41 p.m. ............. Reported explosion ................................... Springtown area 5:35 p.m. ............. Illegal burn ................................................ Springtown area 10:57 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 8:05 a.m. ............. Commercial fire alarm ............................ City of Springtown 9:34 a.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 4:57 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 5:20 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 5:24 p.m. ............. Structure fi re ............................................. Springtown area 5:45 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 8:34 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 10:23 a.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 2:06 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 3:38 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 8:11 p.m. ............. Smell of gas ................................................... LaJunta area 11:36 a.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 12:19 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 2:35 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 1:43 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 4:13 p.m. ............. Smell of smoke....................................... City of Springtown 5:23 p.m. ............. Smoke investigation ............................... City of Springtown 6:58 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ..................................... City of Springtown 7:13 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ..................................... City of Springtown 2:17 a.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 11:25 a.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 2:02 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 2:20 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ........................................ Springtown area 4:24 p.m. ............. Structure fi re .......................................... City of Springtown 2:14 a.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 8:08 a.m. ............. Transformer fi re......................................... Springtown area 7:07 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 3:22 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ........................................ Springtown area


INVESTIGATIONS The following offenses occurred or were reported Nov. 17 through Nov. 22 and are being investigated by Reno police. Nov. 17 ..........................3500 block E Highway 199 ..................................... Suspicious vehicle Nov. 18 ..........................900 block Reno Road .......................................................Investigation Nov. 19 ..........................1000 block Truman Circle................................................... Animal call .......................................1700 block N Cardinal Road ................................... Meet complainant Nov. 20 ..........................1400 block E. Reno Road ....................Assist Azle Police Department .......................................200 block New Highland Road ......................................Warrant arrest .......................................3900 block Knob Hill Road .............................................Traffi c hazard .......................................11000 block FM 730 North ................................................ Hit and runt .......................................100 block Jody Lane .................................... Domestic disturbance .......................................Tarrant County Jail ....................................................Warrant arrest Nov. 21 ..........................200 block N Stewart Street............................................Warrant arrest .......................................2900 block E highway 199 ........................................... Assist motorist Nov. 22 ..........................1300 block Tiffany Street ........................................................ Burglary .......................................2700 block Knob Hill Road ........................................... Assist motorist

4:14 p.m. ............. Lift assist ................................................... Springtown area 1:59 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 1:40 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 4:25 p.m. ............. EMS .......................................................... Springtown area 1:50 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................... City of Springtown 4:25 p.m. ............. Gas leak .................................................... Springtown area


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2:26 p.m. ............. Mutual aid structure fire..................................... City of Azle 11:01 a.m. ............. Vehicle accident with entrapment................... LaJunta area 7:56 p.m. ............. Illegal burn ..................................................... LaJunta area 2:54 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 11:45 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 4:19 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ............................................. LaJunta area 8:06 p.m. ............. Smell of gas ................................................... LaJunta area 12:03 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 7:47 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 5:36 a.m. ............. Vehicle accident ..................................................Reno area 7:16 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 1:46 p.m. ............. Illegal burn ..................................................... LaJunta area 3:36 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 5:23 p.m. ............. Unknown type fire ..................................... Springtown area 7:14 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ..................................... City of Springtown 11:45 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 4:24 p.m. ............. Commercial fire alarm ............................ City of Springtown 7:06 p.m. ............. Down power line............................................. LaJunta area 11:54 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................................Reno area 9:09 a.m. ............. Lift assist ........................................................ LaJunta area 1:17 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 2:51 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................................Reno area 7:35 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area

11:00 p.m. ............. Structure fi re ............................................Silver Creek area 6:40 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 6:57 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 11:48 a.m. ............. Lift assist ........................................................ LaJunta area 11:17 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 12:35 p.m. ............. Structure fi re ............................................Silver Creek area 4:18 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident ............................................. LaJunta area 7:05 p.m. ............. Illegal burn ..................................................... LaJunta area 7:14 p.m. ............. illegal burn ...................................................... LaJunta area 9:13 a.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area 1:06 p.m. ............. Grass fi re ...................................... Mutual aid Wise County 3:04 p.m. ............. EMS ....................................................................Reno area 10:01 p.m. ............. EMS ............................................................... LaJunta area

SILVER CREEK DEPARTMENT Saturday-Friday, Nov. 16 - 29 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 22 Nov. 24 Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 29

5:28 p.m. ............. Grass fi re .................................................Silver Creek area 6:21 p.m. ............. Illegal burn ...............................................Silver Creek area 8:31 p.m. ............. Smell of gas .............................................Silver Creek area 11:17 p.m. ............. Lift assist ..................................................Silver Creek area 10:05 a.m. ............. EMS .........................................................Silver Creek area 5:50 p.m. ............. Vehicle accident .......................................Silver Creek area 11:19 a.m. ............. EMS .........................................................Silver Creek area 12:57 p.m. ............. EMS .........................................................Silver Creek area 2:59 p.m. ............. EMS .........................................................Silver Creek area 6:30 a.m. ............. Tree in roadway .......................................Silver Creek area 11:00 p.m. ............. Structure fi re ............................................Silver Creek area 3:24 p.m. ............. EMS .........................................................Silver Creek area 12:32 p.m. ............. EMS .........................................................Silver Creek area 7:56 p.m. ............. Illegal burn ...............................................Silver Creek area 2:39 p.m. ............. Smoke/fi re investigation...........................Silver Creek area 2:45 p.m. ............. Smoke/fi re investigation...........................Silver Creek area 9:59 p.m. ............. Fire alarm .................................................Silver Creek area

UIL OKs wheelchair races at state track meet The University Interscholastic League approved a proposal to add competition for students in wheelchairs to the 2014 track and field state meet. Student athletes using wheelchairs will participate in a pilot program in three events – 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, and the shot put. In other events from an Octo-

ber meeting: • the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition and the Latino History Essay Competition are now sanctioned as UIL contests for high schools seniors • a referendum ballot in the spring will decide on the concept of increasing the number of cross country teams to four and individuals not on a quali-

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also had an outstanding warrant for possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. As of Dec. 2 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $12,500 bond. A 24-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Nov. 29 by Springtown police and charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Carlos Santiago Alvarez also had an outstanding Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detainer. As of Dec. 2 he was held in the Parker County jail without bond. Parker County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-yearold Springtown man on Nov. 29 and charged him with possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. As of Dec. 2, he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $2,000 bond. A 27-year-old Azle man was

arrested on Nov. 30 by Springtown police and charged with driving with a license invalid and no insurance. He posted a $1,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail nine hours later. Deputies from the Parker County Sheriff's Office arrested a 35-year-old Azle man on Nov. 30 for warrants for manufacture or delivery of marijuana, more than a quarter ounce but less than five pounds, and a traffic violation. He posted $25,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec. 1. A 21-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Nov. 30 for a warrant for unlawful restraint of a person under 17 years of age. He posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec. 1.

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 Nov. 22-30. Springtown police arrested a 21-year-old Springtown man on Nov. 22 for a Tarrant County warrant for assault causing bodily injury. He posted $3,003 bond and was released from the Parker County jail later that day. Certified peace officers with the Springtown Fire Department arrested a 23-year-old Springtown man on Nov. 22 for two Springtown warrants. He paid $408 in fines and was released from the Parker County jail six hours later. A 25-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Nov. 23 by Parker County Sheriff's

deputies and charged with burglary. He posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail the same day. Weatherford police arrested a 23-year-old Springtown man on Nov. 23 and charged him with public intoxication. He paid $197 in fines and was released from the Parker County jail six hours later. Jerry Wade Curtis, 43, of Springtown was arrested on Nov. 24 by Parker County Sheriff's deputies and charged with DWI, third or more. He posted $10,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Nov. 25. A 46-year-old Azle woman was arrested by Azle police on Nov. 24. She was charged with criminal trespassing. She posted $1,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Nov. 30.

Parker County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-yearold Azle man for a Comanche County warrant for failure to appear in court. He posted $3,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail the same day. Saul Buendia, 51, of Springtown, was arrested on Nov. 26 for DWI with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15 percent. He posted $2,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Nov. 28. A 43-year-old Azle woman was arrested in Nov. 26 by Parker County Sheriff's deputies on a motion to adjudicate guilt for a prior charge of theft of property between $50-$500. As of Dec. 2 she remained in the Parker County jail without bond. Springtown police arrested a 22-year-old Springtown man on Nov. 26 for a motion

to revoke parole for possession of marijuana, less than two ounces. He posted $2,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail later that day. Springtown police arrested a 30-year-old Springtown man on Nov. 27 for warrants for jumping bail and failure to display a driver’s license. He paid $508 in fines and was released from the Parker County jail that day. A 29-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Nov. 27 by Parker County Sheriff's deputies and charged with possession of marijuana, more than four ounces but less than five pounds. As of Dec. 2 he was held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. Parker County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 58-yearold Azle man on Nov. 28 and charged him with burglary. He

Blue Sky Serenade captured the reserve world championship title in junior pleasure driving at the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show on Friday, Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City. The reserve world champion is owned by Rodger Call of Fort Worth and was shown by Chuck Briggs of Azle. American Quarter Horse Blue Sky Serenade is a 2008 brown gelding sired by Skys Blue Boy and out of Spooky Detail, and was bred by Brenda Larsen of Webster, Wisconsin.

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“In business since 1946”

Our family serving your family since 1908

Propane, Inc.


43Years of Quality

Dr. Michael D. Conte

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

636 Profit St., Azle, Tx

Azle Vision Source

1227 Old Cottondale • 817-220-7177

Garrett’s ngtown i r p S Drug

Clarks Precision Machine & Tool

BETTER LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3131 E. Hwy 199, Spt 817-677-2300 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY Specializing in Family Eyecare CHURCH 2233 Hwy 199 East, Springtown Therapeutic Optometrist 817-221-LIFE (5433) FAMILY CHURCH 9 miles S. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 601 B 817-599-7655 NW Pkwy • Azle FOUNTAIN OF FAITH 4397 E. Hwy 199, Springtown 817-304-4739 GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH of GOD 2964 W. Hwy 114, Paradise 940-969-2427 4800 East Hwy. 199, Suite 7 Springtown, 817-677-3208 HARVEST FOR CHRIST CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD of LAKESIDE 1108 NW Parkway (Hwy 199), Azle 9500 Confederate Park Rd. (FM 1886) 817-740-5774 817-237-5500 or 817-237-7837 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER EPISCOPAL 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL 817-221-2551 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth JUBILEE HOUSE 817-237-1888 11210 Hwy. 199 W., Poolville PROVIDENCE REFORMED 817-271-8008 EPISCOPAL 405 Bowie Dr., Weatherford LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE 817-596-7476 120 S. Main St., Springtown ST. ELISABETH EPISCOPAL 817-523-0222 5910 Black Oak Lane, River Oaks OASIS CHRISTIAN CENTRE 817-739-0504 CHURCH & HEALING SCHOOL Celebrating over 25 years in business GOSPEL 1121 S.E. Parkway, Azle CENTRAL FULL GOSPEL POWERHOUSE OF PRAISE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3009 Delaware Tr., Lake Worth AZLE 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-237-7919 817-319-7364 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Rodney Gatlin, D.C. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S BRANDED CROSS COWBOY CHURCH 400 Boyd Court WITNESSES 3282 FM 2048, Boyd 76023 212 Pearson Lane, Azle 817-221-2242 940-636-9158 LUTHERAN SECRET PLACE MINISTRIES GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN 112 Optimist Rd., Springtown (MISSOURI SYNOD) 682-229-1433 1313 SE Parkway, Azle SPRINGTOWN 7TH DAY 817-237-4822 ADVENTIST HOPE LUTHERAN (ELCA) Hwy. 199 4 miles west of Springtown 4795 Hwy. 199, Reno GOSPEL GATHERING FELLOWSHIP 817-221-HOPE 7315 Silver Creek Rd at Flatrock Rd, Azle METHODIST 817-313-1793 BOYD UNITED METHODIST GOSPEL WAY COWBOY CHURCH FM 730 North in Boyd 420 Jaybird Ln. (FM 2257/ Hwy 199) 940-433-5334 EAGLE MT. UNITED METHODIST Springtown, 817-225-8755 7955 Reed Rd., Azle LIGHTHOUSE HARBOR CHURCH 817-444-0226 1960 Long Circle, Pelican Bay FIRST UNITED METHODIST 817-444-3547 200 Church St., Azle JESUS NAME HOUSE OF PRAYER 817-444-3323 2813 E. Hwy. 199, LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP third drive past Boyd Feed Store 7200 Robertson Rd., Fort Worth 817-237-2758 817-221-4426 SILVER CREEK NEW LIFE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST 525 W. Hwy. 199, Springtown 2200 Church Rd., Azle 817-523-2045 817-444-1382 NEW LIGHTED WAY FIRST UNITED METHODIST 624 Harbor Dr. Circle, Azle Hwy. 51 N & 3rd Street, Springtown 817-444-1577 817-523-7874 NORTHWEST TEMPLE OF PRAISE GARVIN UNITED METHODIST 3 miles West of Boyd on C.R. 4699 6781 Jacksboro Hwy., Lake Worth POOLVILLE UNITED METHODIST PRECIOUS FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH 1 block W. of FM 920 8601 Hwy. 199 @ Vance Godbey’s (behind Poolville Post Office) SPIRIT FILLED CHURCH 817-599-3601 603 SE Parkway, Azle THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 817-444-3058 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER (THE MORMONS) 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 817-221-2551 OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS UNIVERSAL LIGHT OF CHRIST 1010 Timberoaks, Azle 6117 Graham St., Lake Worth 817-237-5075 817-881-3889 PENTECOSTAL REAL FAMILY FELLOWSHIP GRACE CHAPEL 202 Pearson Lane, Azle UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AMERICAN STANDARD - GOODMAN 3508 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth 817-677-5963 817- 237-4844 SOULS HARBOR IGLESIA CRISTIANA JUDA 11701 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-726-2065 TACLB021367C PRESBYTERIAN WESTERN HARVEST GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTER 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford 6577 Old Springtown Rd., Weatherford 817-594-2744 817-523-2855 or 817-995-9087 ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN SHEPHERD’S HEART CHURCH CHURCH OF FORT WORTH 14435 FM 730 N • Azle Meeting at Northwest YMCA 940-577-1954 5315 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth 817-989-9800 WESTERN STAR COWBOY CHURCH CONVENANT ORTHODOX 790 CR 3696 • Springtown PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 817-880-5488

HILLTOP FAMILY CHURCH “Caring about what Jesus cares about... You!”




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

Full Service Funeral Home Cremation Services • Pre-Need Plans Azle • Springtown • Mineral Wells • Weatherford 817-596-4811 •

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Complete Automotive, Light Truck & Diesel

“We are making drivers smile”


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 THE

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


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

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

019 Cement Work

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

004 Appliance Repair ABSTEIN’S APPLIANCES. I’m back! All major appliance repair. 817-5285030.

006 Asphalt Paving

A sphAlt & G rAvel


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

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

J.A.M. Concrete

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


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

021 Child Care 2006 Honda Civic, 4-door w/ moon roof, new tires & breaks, excellent condition, $7,500/OBO. 817-821-6377.

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. 2002 Ford Focus, mint condition, dependable car, $3,295/OBO. 817-220-4095.

026 Excavating Bobcat & Tractor Service • Lot Clearing • Driveways/Parking Lots • Pasture Mowing


1960 Thunderbird, 352 auto, rebuilt engine, new brake system, $5,500. 817-629-3153. 1998 Ford Contour, 4-door, a great beginner car, $1,500. 817-221-3548.

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


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

Dump Truck Hauling


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

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


KILEY CHESNEY CONSTRUCTION All Types Fences - Tractor Work 817-846-6645

030 Firewood Split Firewood, seasoned, ready to burn. Your truck - I load, full load, $75, credit cards accepted. 817-690-4011; 817-444-0861 A.W. Teater. Seasoned split firewood: half cord, $125; full cord, $225. Will deliver. Call 817-808-2873. Half cord picked up, $125, you load; half cord delivered, $175; 1 cord picked up, $175, you load; 1 cord delivered, $250. Add $25 for stacking. 817-596-3788. Cheap wood, my place, 2 miles east of Springtown. Oak & Pecan, $10/ car, $20-$40 pickup load. Cord split, $200, Cord logs, $120. Call 817475-9884.


* OBAMA Care Health Insurance * Confused? Need Help Getting The Health Coverage You Deserve? Our Assistance is 100% Free! www. 817444-1129. Free fluffy black kittens, also 1 grey dwarf and 1 grey fluffy stripe. 817523-6572. FREE BULL MASTIFF, 2 years old, lovable, great with kids. 817-2357023. Free upright piano, good condition you haul. 817-480-5437. German Shepherd/Mastiff, 7 week old puppies, free to good homes. Parent on site. 817-723-3985. Free male Bichon Frise to good home, neutured, 2 years old, very sweet. 817-808-1994.


For Sale

FRESH BROWN EGGS from locally pastured hens. Fertile, large to jumbo, incredibly tasty, $3/doz. 817881-7297.

2011 Chevy Silverado Crewcab, 3/4 ton, 6.0 gas, low mileage, $25,000. 817-609-5042.

Find an Auto in the Classifieds! 014 Campers & Trailers

Cliff Hall


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

817-523-7248 • 817-239-6215

For Sale or Trade: 1986 Bounder MH, very clean, have to see to appreciate. $6,000/OBO. Call David 817-363-0245.


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

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

14’ Welding Trailer with top rack, $1,700/OBO. Call 817-523-4191. Shelled papershell pecans, $7/lb. 817-444-0621. Road Base, cheap. We load - you haul. 817-220-0180, leave message. HQ Sweet Sixteen quilting machine with instructions and attachments, $3,500. 817-221-3548. AMMO SALE $0.50 PER ROUND: 59 rounds 270cal, 350 rounds 30cal, 232 rounds 357cal, 75 rounds 6mm, 20 rounds 30.06. Also, 7 30cal mags, $15 each. Call Bill at 817221-3549. Firearms: Bond Arms TX Defender 45/410, $415; Taurus 627 Tracker 357, $585; Savage 11FXP4 7mm, $370. NICS required. Call Teresa or Dave after 6PM, 817-221-3453.

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

Garden/Mowing Service

Great For Christmas

Chad's Tree Service

5-Piece Girls Bedroom Set

White with Pink Trim $500 Neg.

817-523-4075 Leave Message

034 Garage Sales ESTATE SALE - HUGE EVENT - 4243 E. Hwy 199, between Springtown and Azle, across from the Midway Flea Market, Dec. 5th, 6th, 7th, 8A-5:30P. Everything must go! House, huge shop, several storage buildings. Furniture, lots of tools, glass items and collectibles, hospital bed and geriatric supplies. A must see! Patricia 580-595-0331.

INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALE SATURDAY ONLY Dishes, Pictures, Furniture, Cast Iron 9 miles west of 199/51 on 199, left on Poolville Cutoff

035 Garden/Mowing Service Tractor, garden, tilling and brush hogging small acreages. Call Floyd at 817-220-6260. RICH TOP SOIL $10-$20 per yard. David 817-300-4350. FREE ESTIMATES. Mowing, weed eating, scrap haul off, property clean up. Call Brett 817-881-2357.

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



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

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

Commercial & Residential EM ST

SY Sprinkler Installation & Repair UR O Landscaping & Design · Drainage Y Rock & Stonework · Landscape ZE Lighting I Sod & Hydromulching ER



Family Owned & Operated Since 1989 Experienced & Competitive Prices




817-270-0544 • 817-379-0545

Best Lawn Guarantee in Town Landscape Dependable and Reliable Online Account Sprinklers Management Lawn Care


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


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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 Serving the Metroplex Since 1975 FAMILY OWNED• FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED FALL DISCOUNT 10% OFF Residential • CommeRCial tRee Removal • topping pRuning • Feeding


Sand, Dirt & Gravel

Nobody does it better!


817- 220-1141 817-444-9574


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

033 Furniture

BOBBY’S FENCE. All types, free estimates, over 23 years experience 817-444-3213. RAY’S FENCE CO. Free Estimates, 817-444-2146, raysfencecompany@

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

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

• Boxed display ads also available

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




Qualified Family Business Since 1938


Springtown Epigraph THE


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


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



All major credit cards accepted

FREE E stimat es Estimat stimates



Fertilized Coastal Hay For Sale Round Bales - Will Deliver Springtown/Azle Area 940-389-1936 Horse quality fertilized Coastal hay square bales, $8/each. 817-9094052. Horse quality square bales in barn, $7.50/bale, minimum 20 bales. No checks, cash only. 817-694-5554. HAY SALE Fertilized Coastal 4x5 Round Bales $75 each 817-221-3320

Best Prices in Town!

Lawn & Garden Maintenance

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

NOW OFFERING: Brush Hog Services

Pete Garcia • Joe Garcia



Unwanted debris removed at a reasonable rate. Call Tom 817-4488578.

817-690-4011 cell

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.

039 Help Wanted HOUSE CLEANING RELIEF POSITION. Not needed daily, but available @ 7:45AM Mon-Fri. Home by 2PM on days worked. Leave message: 817-237-9848. Cat Breeder needs part-time Clean & Care Help. Mornings, 5 days, Liberty School area of Azle. 817-270-0968. Help Wanted: Registered TAX PREPARER. Must have PTIN Number. 817-270-3672. Stone Trucking is looking to hire a class A-CDL Driver. Contact Richard at 817-677-3489.

Help Wanted Continued next page...



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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

Help Wanted

Vance Godbey’s Restaurant is now hiring Dishwashers and Caterers for part-time work. 817-237-2218. Creative Dimensions Hair Salon Stylist Wanted. 817-658-3946. Medical Assistant needed for busy Family Medical Practice in Azle. Must have degree and certified and registered. Five years experience. Must have all basic knowledge and skills for Family Medicine. Pediatric shots, EKGs, phone call triage skills, rooming patients, vital signs, etc. Only seeking full-time long-term employment. Must pass background check, pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens during employment. Fax resume to: 817270-5934. Carpet Shampoo Trainee. Company seeking men & women to help fill contracts. Above average earning potential based on production. $300+ weekly to start, per company agreement. Call or Text Now! 817470-5775. Medical Office Insurance Biller and Front Desk Receptionist needed for busy Family Medicine Practice in Azle. Must have five years experience. Must have worked in the insurance billing field. Must know ICD-9 and 10 coding. Must know CPT coding. Must have solid understanding of telephone triage, reception, appointment making skills. must know electronic billing and computer skills. Only seeking full-time long-term employment. Must pass background check, pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens during employment. Fax resume to: 817270-5934.


Help Wanted

The ideal candidate will have the following: About the environment (and the personality they need) • Team work attitude • Assumes responsibility for completion of work assigned • Reviews their own work for errors • Willing to learn new responsibilities • Proactive attitude toward working assignments/problem solving • Adaptable to change - this would include not only task processes but also team group assignments • Able to meet deadlines without constant reminders from supervisors • Ability to communicate well and often with supervisor(s)

REQUIREMENTS: • Degree in accounting or finance with full charge general ledger accounting experience • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics general ledger software • Must have basic skills with MS Office and be proficient in use of Excel • Has great problem solving skills • Has longevity with former employers • Has confidence, but is not afraid to ask questions • Must be VERY detail oriented • MUST have comprehensive general ledger analysis skills • Possess good communication skills • Experience in dealing with managers and customers is a plus

Graphic Artist Full-time position.

Training may be provided for qualified candidate. The appropriate candidate must have a positive attitude, be accustomed to working on deadlines and be a good team player.

Driver needed for pneumatic frac sand hauling, CDL-A, paid health insurance, vacation & safety bonus. Must pass drug physical. More details call 817-996-9786; 817-9969917.

Select Energy Services is seeking an Accounts Receivable Processor in Avondale, TX. High School Diploma/ GED required. Associates Degree in Accounting and/or Certification in Accounts is preferred. Must have intermediate level of proficiency in MS Excel. Receivables practices and/or equivalent experience in accounting related processes. Submit all resumes to rloggins@ EAGLE CREST VILLA taking applications for experienced Cook. Apply in person, 113 Denver Trail, Azle.

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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. 817220-7201 WILLIE SIMON TILE & WOOD. Shower, Tub Surround & Backsplashes. 817-366-4555. 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. FALL SPECIAL: 20% Off w/ this Ad! 817-629-9608. WORKHORSE HANDYMAN SERVICES. Bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, remodels, mobile home repair and roof repair. Quality at a reasonable rate. 817-874-6109. CHIP’S CONSTRUCTION. Fencing, metal buildings, welding, carports, decks, farm & ranch repair, general construction. 817-372-9472. Local Azle Movers looking for extra work during the down season. We have multiple skill sets including hauling & moving, trees, painting, yard work, cleaning/organizing garages. OVERALL HANDYMAN WORK. 817-312-4786.


To apply, Email: or Mail to: Azle News – Attn: Johnna Bridges 321 W. Main St., Azle, TX 76020


Home Improvement

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

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

Call Devin at 817-629-9608 GOOD SAMARITAN HANDYMAN SERVICE, INC. All your home repairs and remodeling needs. Dependable service, reasonable prices, free estimates. Randy 817-320-6782.

Sebastian Enterprises CUSTOM HOME BUILDING Since 1995

817-239-9571 817-237-9571



Many Happy Local Customers Since 1978

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

Fall Special $75.00

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

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

817-946-6787 817-444-4198

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

817-800-9591 BMH

Custom Homes BRIAN HENSLEY 817.229.7668

Sell it in the classifieds

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

NEWFANGLED CLEANING. Old-Fashioned Cleaning DONE BY OWNER ONLY! Residential cleaning, clean-outs, move-ins & make-ready. 25+ years experience. Call or text Beth 817-361-2182 for more information.

Wise Regional Health System Affiliated with Baylor Health Care System

For all of our available job opportunities, visit

Serene GREEN Cleaning. Residential & Commercial. All Natural & Safe Products, Family Owned & Operated, Fully Insured & Bonded, Free Confidential Estimate. 817602-1696. serenegreencleaning@ A Not-For-Profit Hospital • EOE Decatur, TX • Job Line: 940-626-2525

1986 Harley Sportster, very nice, custom with sidecar, 16” spokes, $6,500/OBO. 817-270-0647.

Your Cleaning Service


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

Double Weekend Shift

Apply In Person

AZLE MANOR, Inc. • 817-444-2536

2012 Harley Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle, $10,500. Call Wes 817-991-5522, leave message.

our pros may be out chasing fairy dust


Backgrounds Checked

Class A CDL Drivers

We furnish Tools & Chemicals

with 2 years experience

Hospitality Guarantee “Your Way”

Oilfield/Environmental Construction Transportation

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

Paid Weekly, Insurance, Aflac, Paid Vacations and much more

You’ll love the care you get!

Call Daniel 1-800-448-6323




commercial • residential

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

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

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

Local Breeder Selling Parakeets & Love Birds; Parakeet, Love Bird & Parrot seed and different size cages, plus millet spray. 817-715-2446, 9A-6P. Blue Heeler puppies for sale, first shots & wormed. Parents on site. Call Rod at 817-223-6209. Adorable, healthy kittens free to loving homes. Would make great Christmas Gifts! 817-584-3358.

Since 1989

Pets/Livestock Continued next page...

JAMES WOOD MASONRY. INC. Quality Masonry work! • No job too small



817-444-2581 cell:817-233-1126

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


817-444-7711 • 817-444-7774


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

Azle, TX

“Class A” Flat Bed Drivers and Frac Sand Haulers. 2 years of verifiable driving exp. $500 BONUS after 90 days, plus Benefits.






1998 Suzuki Intruder 1400, nice cheap. 817-270-0647.

Job Wanted

Handyman needs work. Call 817308-0787.

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House Cleaning

WANT CLEAN? Call Debbie 817565-7830. Honest, dependable, 17 years experience, references available.

721 Dunaway Ln • Azle

Excellent computer skills and some web knowledge are a must and knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and WordPress a plus. Accuracy, ability to closely follow directions and attention to detail are essential to success.


Advertising Works!

Please send resumes with salary requirement to;

Bartender needed. Apply in person at Honky Tonk Woman, 11509 FM 730 N., Azle. 817-444-6569.

Now hiring entry level Receptionist for law office. Please fax your resume to 817-237-5462.

Help Wanted

Description Of Skills Required

Telemarketing position. Must have good customer service skills and phone etiquette. Apply at 888-419-8599.

RV Park needs part-time retired person for office work. Nice house furnished. 817-444-3760.



Meat Cutter needed for deer processing shop in Springtown. Call 817-221-4422.

One Experienced Telemarketer needed early AM hours, smoking ok. Call 817-677-5134 before noon, ask for Ms. Wright.


Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday




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37 forerunner of TX 7-11’s Slurpee 40 saloon district in early Fort Worth: “Hell’s Half ____” 43 poker statement: “read ‘em and ____” 44 “Semper Fidelis” is the motto for these soldiers 50 bearlike Australian marsupial 51 this technical institute has 10 outlets in TX (abbr.)


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 057

Pets, Livestock

Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday



Carolyn’s Critter Sitter

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

Pet Sitting Specialist Local References


Menix Pet Lodge

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


712 N. MaiN • SpriNgtowN


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FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 - 6:00 PM Hwy. 281 N. - Stephenville (254) 646-3161 or 968-4844 On-Site EIA Test - $15


Commercial • Residential FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED Repairs • New Construction 28 Years in Azle


Pool Service

As the leaves fall, we’ll be there to catch them all. GANNON SWIMMING POOL SERVICE. 817230-3838.





Last Puzzle Solution D OG A O N E Y N E U T S P L E A N E E B O N E U S WM A N E A R E R S K I P I L O T N E A T E E L S P A









Convenient Location

Corner of Main St. & Locust • Azle





Plumbing Repairs Drains Cleaned Water Heaters Faucets


LEASING S TO R AG E UNITS WEST SIDE 817-220-5813 817-239-1670

AZCO Self Storage


RV, Boat or Trailer Spaces Available



“The Solution To All Your Plumbing Needs”

CommercialResidential Serving Springtown, Azle, Boyd, Weatherford Area

817-220-2469 Roofing

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



Well Drilling

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




Slab Leaks



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

Ash Creek Storage

060 Professional Services


$20. per month 1st Month Free! 00

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

1220 E. Hwy. 199 • Springtown

817-220-2150 owner Rodney Vick 817-220-3044 fax 817-523-7639 cell 817-253-1614

Office 11400 FM 730 N. Azle


nstr E ucti R& on Metal Building Specialist

STORAGE UNITS 1350 Liberty School Road


6 Months ... $150 817-246-4646 Advertising Works! 069


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

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

Compare Pricing NO JOB TOO SMALL Our Business is Metal Buildings - And We’re Good! DESIGN



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

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

Quality Family Business Since 1938

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


We’ll be here SAND • DIRT • GRAVEL after the storm. Dozer and Tractor Work Continued next column...

Ad Deadline: Mon. by 5PM

Mark Cozart 817-233-6668

Jeremy Cozart 817-237-2028

CALL Cliff Hall



Jerry W. Mitchell



Houses for Sale

FSBO: 3 BR 2 BA brick home on 6.5 acres with barn, 4 car carport, 18x30 gunite pool, 20x30 shop w/30x25 awning. FM 730 N. $245,000/OBO. 817-965-2156. MUST SELL! 4 BR 2 BA plus den on 1 acre! Huge island kitchen! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. NEW HOME: 4 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Owner financing available! Cheaper than rent! New appliances! 817-385-7892. New Home MUST SELL! 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817385-7892. PEASTER ISD: New home, 3 BR 2.5 BA, gameroom, 2 story on 1 acre lot! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. New, Energy Efficient Homes in Boyd ISD, REDUCED 3-2-2; 101 Laree NOW only $139,900. 103 Laree NOW only $154,900, MUST SEE, with Realtor Bonus! Call Billy and ask about our Holiday Special! 817-597-6443.

084 Mobile Homes for Rent Units starting at $450/mo., trash service paid. 817-221-3112; 817235-2284. Pelican Bay: 1524 Partridge, 1-1, S&R, CH/WU, $295/mo. $200 deposit. Owner/Broker 817-9889954. Pelican Bay: 1404 Dawn Drive N., 2 BR 1.5 BA, stove only, CH/A, $435/ mo. $300 deposit. Owner/Broker 817-988-9954. Very nice 36 ft. RV with 3 slides in Adult Park near Azle. Shop, store room, carport & cover over RV. For Rent or Sale. 817-444-3760. 2-2 MH, very nice. 111-A E. Bradshaw Road, Springtown, $750/ mo. $600 security deposit. 817-2204095. 3-2 DW, $725/mo. $500 deposit, $35 application fee. 817-444-0205. 4-2, 2 large living areas, 30x30 shop, on 2 acres, Azle ISD, $1,000/mo. $1,000 deposit. 817-360-9318.

3-2 on 3/4 acre, covered deck in front, nice shed and carport, $650/ mo. $650 deposit. 817-606-9353. PELICAN BAY: 1628 PELICAN COURT, 3-2, $585/$400 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817246-4646. Hablamos Espanol. Nice 3-1 MH on 2.5 acres, close to 114/51 intersection, Paradise ISD, $600/mo. $350 deposit. 682-5510424 or 682-559-1512.


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

Version 2

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9 acre hayfield w/haybarn. Springbranch & Knob Road, Springtown. $75K cash or Owner Finance. Payments, if financed, $702/mo. Shirley 903-517-8045.

086 Mobile Home/RV Lots

SPRINGTOWN: 5 BR 3 BA on 1 acre! Huge living room, home like new. Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817-385-7892.

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.

GRANBURY: 3 BR 2 BA, fireplace, lots of trees. Will help with financing! Cheaper than rent! 817-385-7892. SPRINGTOWN: 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Affordable payments. Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. WEATHERFORD: 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre! Owner financing available and affordable payments! 817-385-7892.

Covered RV Spaces, Carport, Storage Building, $250/mo. Heritage RV Park. 817-444-3760.


Rent Furnished

1 bedroom Tiny House at Heritage RV Park, $550/mo. all bills paid. 817-444-3760.

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



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

Stk#2562 Stk#1818 Tape & Texture

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

NEW HOMES - 2014 MODELS 16x70 Champion 3/2 28x68 Champion 4/2 32x68 Champion 4/2 · New, Used Repos · Mobile Home Insurance · Service After the Sale

Stk#0347 Stk#0444 Stk#0001

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



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


Mobile Home/RV Lots

For Rent Tiny Houses RVs

Covered & Uncovered RV Spaces

AZEL RV PARK 5 MI. W. OF AZLE ON HWY 199 817-677-2160

HERITAGE RV PARK 5 MI. S. ON FM 730 817-444-3760

Texas Star RV Park Inc.

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)

2 BR 2 BA SW for rent with all appliances. Quiet neighborhood, between Azle/Boyd. 817-366-9654.


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

085 Mobile Homes For Sale

2-2 MH, 1.5 acres, fenced, 2-car garage, Boyd ISD, No Pets, $750/ mo. $750 deposit, water/trash service included. 940-433-5542.

Dauenhauer Contractors, Inc.


40x60 metal building, fronts Hwy 199, $500/mo., located between Azle and Springtown, 817-992-9570.



5x10 $30/month

Professional office spaces for lease, newly repainted, 800 sq. ft. & 1,000 sq. ft. Suites 101 & 103, 1230 E. Hwy 199, Springtown. 817-2202150.

FSBO: 3-1 home on large fenced lot in Azle, stone fireplace, great starter home. 817-808-1994.

Metal Building Erectors


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

FOR SALE: 30+ acres, Commercial, w/5,000 sq. ft. metal building, between Azle/Springtown on Hwy 199. 817-798-2645, please leave message.

Certified PREFERRED CONTRACTOR State Applicator # 106

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

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



081 Business/Commercial 40x50 building for rent 3 miles west of Springtown 817-713-7495.


817-221-2002 085 Mobile Homes for Sale TURN TO THE EXPERT In Financing Mobiles on Acreage & Land. Quick & Easy with No Credit Check or Qualifications. Any or No Credit. 817-994-3730 7 days til 11PM


Pecan Acres RV Park Inc. 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)



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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

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. 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 & 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. www.stewartbend. com. 3-1.5 duplex in Reno, completely remodeled, $695/mo. $400 deposit, trash service included. 817-2281752. 2-1, Eagle Mountain Lake front, $800/mo., bills paid. 817-237-2852. UPSTAIRS EFFICIENCY APARTMENT: 1 BR 1 BA, no pets, $600/mo. plus deposit. 817-9254343. 1616 Newsom Mound Road, Springtown. 2-1, totally remodeled, tile floors, gas range, above stove microwave, dishwasher, fridge w/ice maker, pet friendly, trash service & yard work included, $850/mo. $850 deposit. 817-902-5142. 3-2 duplex, Springtown ISD, Rolling Glen, no pets, $695/mo. $350 deposit. 817-360-9318. 3-1.5 house in Azle. Available early Dec., $850 per month, $800 deposit. Call Wendy 817-253-5186. 127 S. Longhorn Drive, LaJunta. 2-1 carport, separate laundry room, refrigerator, W/D furnished, $900/ mo., security deposit. 817-4796023; 817-637-6783. 905-C Greg Street, Azle. 1-1 apartment w/carport, prefer no pets, $775/mo. $700/dep. plus propane cost. Electric, water & trash service paid. 817-247-8414. Two 2-1 houses in Reno, with appliances, carports, AC/heat. No dogs. 817-874-5392; 682-220-4731. PELICAN BAY: 1904 PELICAN DRIVE N., 3-2-1, $725/$300 deposit; 1568 REEF, 3-2-1, $645/$300 deposit; 1837 PELICAN DRIVE N., 3-2-1, $665/$300 deposit; 1831 PELICAN OVAL, 2-2, $595/$400 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-246-4646. gtatx. com. Hablamos Espanol. AZLEWOOD LEASE: Clean 3-2, fireplace, dishwasher, stove, fenced, garage, pets welcome. Available Dec. 15th, but can view before. 817994-3730.

Advertising Works!


Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday


Rent Unfurnished

Spring Garden and Spring Garden V Apartments of Springtown

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR Disabled, Low Income and Senior Tenants 1,2,3 Bedroom Duplex Amenities Include Ceramic Tile, Ceiling Fans, Washer/ Dryer Connections, Stove, Refrigerator and Dishwasher Free Basic Cable *Must Meet Housing Qualifications* Spring Garden.......817-523-7555 Spring Garden V....817-220-5585

Eagle Lake Garden APARTMENTS

• Are now taking applications on a first come first serve basis. • Will have rental assistance available for eligible households.


1300 VILLAGE GARDEN come AZLE, TX Call onr ow! by 817-444-6532

TexSCAN Week of December 1, 2013 ADOPTIONS CHOOSING ADOPTION? Loving, single woman awaits first child. Joyful, stable home promised. Education, travel, financial security. Expenses paid. Let’s help each other. Deborah, toll-free 1-855-779-3699.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Own a yogurt, dollar, mailbox, party, teen, clothing or fitness store. Worldwide, 100% financing, OAC from $55,900 complete turnkey. 1-800-385-2160;

DRIVERS AT NATIONAL CARRIERS we’ll call you and your pet by name. But, you have to hire on first. 1-888-440-2465. 6-months OTR. Refresher training program, www., EOE

PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE OTR drivers, TRAINING APU equipped, pre-pass, EZ-pass, passenger policy. 2012 and newer equipment. 100% AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825; an Aviation Maintenance Technician. FAA approved training.Financial aid if qualified. Housing available, job placement assisREGIONAL & DEDICATED CDL-A drivers tance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. with full-benefits and weekly hometime. Dallas:1-800-475-4102 or Houston: 1-800Join us today! 1-855-430-8869. Apply 743-1392 online at; EOE MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES Needed! TRANSFER DRIVERS: Need CDL-A or B Become a medical office assistant now! contract drivers to relocate vehicles to and Online job training gets you ready. Job from various locations throughout U.S. 1-800- placement when program completed. Call 501-3783 or for details! 1-888-368-1638; under careers. NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a REAL ESTATE career in trucking today! Swift Academies ACREAGE REPO with septic tank, pool, pier, offer PTDI certified courses and offer “Best-InClass” training. New academy classes weekly. ramp. Owner finance. Granbury 1-210-422-3013 No money down or credit check. Certified AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING on Lake mentors ready and available. (Paid while Fork. RV and manufactured housing OK! Guartraining with mentor) Regional and dedicated anteed financing with 10% down. Lots starting opportunities. Great career path. Excellent as low as $6900. Call Josh, 1-903-878-7265 benefits package. Please call: 1-866-259-8142 MULE DEER, rough canyons and draws, 291+ acres, Brewster County, MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $4897.00. Make deer, birds, and javelina, $85,918, low and save money with your own bandmill.Cut down, owner financed. 1-210-734-4009. lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship.

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Azle Creek Apartments 519 West Main St. • Azle

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


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

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


All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illigal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Pet Friendly! (size restrictions and additional fees apply)



APARTMENT 700 JARVIS • AZLE 817-444-1712

Call for appointment


1 & 2 Bedrooms

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

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

See the Dif f erence! 817-444-6122



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

From $565/mo.



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NEW LISTING - WARM & WELCOME! - Nice 4-2-2 with split bedrooms. Open living room has brick fireplace. Large bay window with window seat in breakfast area. Master bath features dual sinks, deep jetted tub, separate walk-in shower and his & her closets. Beautiful landscaped yard with lots of trees. Full sprinkler system in front & back. Great 16x12 workshop with electric & loft in backyard. Azle ISD - $134,900 NEW LISTING - NEW CONSTRUCTION - Great 4-2-2 with formal dining and split bedrooms. Large family room with cozy fireplace. Kitchen features granite countertops, center island and built-in microwave. Master bath has double vanities, tubG and large walk-in closet. Full landscaping package with sprinkler DIN PENgarden system included. Located in Escondido, a private gated community close to Eagle Mountain Lake. Scheduled for December completion. Azle ISD - $179,900 NEW LISTING - NEW CONSTRUCTION - Beautiful 4-2-2 with extra room to be used as formal dining, study or second living. Large open family room. Kitchen features center island and granite countertops. Master bath has double vanities, garden tub and large walk-in closet. Full landscaping package complete with sprinkler system. Located in Escondido, a private gated community close to Eagle Mountain Lake. Scheduled for December completion. Azle ISD - $189,900 LAKEFRONT LUXURY! Beautiful 5-5.1-3 waterfront home on Eagle Mountain Lake.L A gracious D foyer with curved staircase greets your guest, complete with SO study and formal living, large family room with view of the lake, pool and spa. Great kitchen for entertaining with granite countertops, lots of cabinet space, island and wet bar, private master suite with separate sitting area, 2 large living areas upstairs. Great balcony to enjoy views of lake! Azle ISD - REDUCED! $449,000 WATERFRONT LOT IN EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE! Ready for your dream home. This lot is situated on a deep canal complete with dock. Located in D established neighborhood with beautiful homes. Saginaw ISD - $130,000 SOL

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Savings for buying New, It’s our gift to you. There is no better reason to buy this season!

Pick one present below & apply to any home that can close by Dec. 31st

L-R: Gena Grauman, Tim Riddle, Gilda Brawley Jackson, Shane Grauman, Marsha Hardin, Karen Fuller, Kelly Dildy, Evelyn Faulkner, Mark Donahew, Robert Hard and also Linda Sharp.

$5000 towards Closing Costs* Move-In Ready Appliance Package (valued at 5k)*

Celebrate the Holidays in a New Home. Call Us Today! * Residential * Commercial

* Foreclosures * Property Management

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801 East Highway 199 Springtown, Texas 76082

Bring this Holiday Offer In which entitles you to 1 Incentive listed above!


Prices, plans, features, options & co-broke are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions apply. Square footages are approx. Up to $5k in closing costs, prepaids and/or upgrades for homebuyers that use LongTide Properties financing to finance and close on select inventory in select new home communities. Such incentives are subject to change without notice. Holiday offer applies to select inventory that can close on or before 12/31/13. This offer does not apply on Owner finance and REO properties. Holiday offer is valid only on new contracts and does not apply to transfers, cancellations or re-writes. Please contact a community sales representative for additional requirements for the design center upgrade offer. LongTide Homes reserves the right to substitute for equal or higher priced appliance models which may substantially affect final cost of home. Homes are subject to availability. Offer expires December 31st, 2013.


Realtor Deborah Cottongame can now add NAR Green Designee to her professional credentials. Bestowed by the Green REsource Council of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the designation equips Realtors to assist buyers and sellers in selecting eco-friendly and energyefficient homes. Peer-reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the NAR designation received the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2009. The course required for the designation gives Realtors advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices. WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Team Realty is located at 801 East Highway 199 in Springtown, Telephone (817) 220-4663. The Web address is Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA), the franchise division of Weichert, Realtors®, announced its first affiliate in 2002 and by 2005 was identified by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises. The publication ranked WREA #2 among all other competitors in its 2013 Franchise 500. Currently, affiliates serve some 240 markets in 37 states. One-stop shopping, relocation outreach, top Internet presence, agent training and leads direct to agents contribute to the Weichert reputation.





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4-2 MOBILE ON 2.277 ACRES. Small barn, fenced and cross-fenced. Nice porches, fenced yard, shade trees. $56,500 3-2 ON 2.827 ACRES. Wooded lot, fenced and crossfenced with pond. Handy man special! $39,900 3-3 ON 1.494 ACRE LOT. Heavily wooded. Manufactured home, storage building, covered area, greenhouse and fire pit. $59,900 3-2 DW ON 2.906 ACRES. Peaster ISD. $79,900 3-2 ON 2.27 ACRES. Updated, pipe fence yard, 2 patios, landscaping, mechanics dream, 30x40 shop, too many out buildings to mention! $199,000 2 STORY 3-2 on wooded 23.74 acres. Secluded home also has 2 story duplex for rental income, large shop. $371,000

5-2 DW ON 20 ACRES, nice coastal pasture for your animals or bale for hay. $109,900 13.38 ACRES with 2 separate apartments. 30x50 garage converted to party/dance hall! Great for entertaining! 20x30 workshop. $249,900



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16.91 ACRES, wooded lot with 450 feet road frontage, fenced. $105,000 13.58 ACRES lot inside city limits. Excellent and convenient location for business. $169,000 0.81 ACRE lot in town. Pecan and fruit trees. Storage building. $35,000 1.634 ACRE lot, heavily wooded. Secluded. $16,900 16.91 ACRES, Boonesville. Texas Vet Loans Available. $105,500 1 ACRE restricted lot on cul-de-sac. $18,500 1.26 ACRES on restricted cul-de-sac. $18,500 13 ACRES, WILDLIFE EXEMPTION! $97,500 4.510 ACRES with water, septic and electric, ready for your home and animals! Slidell ISD. $42,500

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$1,200 - 3-2-2 House with Office and Second Living Area. Available 9-1-13 in Saginaw. COMMERCIAL RENTAL $1,000 - 30x40 with 14 foot doors was used as a brewery

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$39,000 - 2-1 Cute home with some updates started. Still needs work to finish floors and more. White Settlement. $45,000 - 3-2-2 Car Carport Singlewide Mobile on Approx. 0.46 Acres. Well maintained mobile in nice rural area close to lake with landscape, trees and covered patio. Contact Kathy at 817-237-3338. $75,000 - 3-1-1 Brick currently leased until September 2014. For details call Crystal @ 817-658-6786 $84,900 - 2-2-1 Brick Small Older House that has a brick add-on with dining/breakfast.WBFP can heat house in winter, gated fence, storage and newer HVAC. Reduced! $85,000 - 3-3 Doublewide with land. Large mobile on approx. 1 acre. New 2-car carport in 2013. $95,000 - 3-2-2 Brick with large living area, WBFP, fenced and conveniently located next to Shady Grove Park and baseball fields $125,000 - 2-1-1 Brick on 7 Acres. Cute home includes 2 barns, tack room and 1 car detached garage. Boyd! Reduced! $135,000 - Brick Duplex with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Unit A is currrently leased until February 28, 2014. Unit B is available for lease. $156,900 - 3-2-2 Brick in Saginaw. 3 or 4 bedroom home with in-ground pool and spa. Fresh paint, new carpet and more. Must see! Reduced! $220,000 - 2-2.5-2 Brick on Eagle Mtn. Lake. Enjoy lake living in this home with boat lift for easy lake access. $233,000 - 4-2.5-2 Brick Home. Picture your family & friends hanging out in large kitchen playing 42 or Chicken Foot around dining table and watching your favorite team all together, it’s possible here! Covered parking for 3 vehicles, large workshop, storage building. Must see! $276,000 - 3-2-2 Brick, Approx. 68.82 Acres. Ranch/Farm. Sandy loam, new 6 slick wire fence most way around, corral and good well. Callahan County. Reduced! COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT ________________________________

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

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The December 5, 2013 edition of the Springtown Epigraph published in Azle, Texas.