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TCR presents the 2nd annual Blue Bonnet photo contest

WINNERS SELECTED WEEKLY All submitted photos to be featured on the   website with winners chosen weekly. Weekly winners will receive a Bluebonnet T-Shirt , their photo featured on social …
Springtown Council to decide on rezoning for Main Street martial arts studio
SPRINGTOWN — Springtown City Council will have the chance to decide whether to allow a zoning change that would make way for a martial arts studio on North Main Street. Heather and Bryan …
Wildscape program, plant sale on horizon
The Native Plant Society of Texas, Cross Timbers Chapter, will meet for its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford. The …
Northern Lights?
The Tri-County Reporter previously reported that a Weatherford nonprofit claimed to have  witnessed the Northern Lights during the April 8  eclipse.  Nick Baczewski, the Noble …


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The total solar eclipse of 2024 time lapse

Really cool time lapse of today's total solar eclipse shot from Abe's Landing in northern Hood County! The solar eclipse occurred over Texas beginning with a partial eclipse at 12:23 p.m. and …

Paradise drag-racing youngster Lane Swift won the 2023 award for Junior Sportsman Champion at the Feb. 3 Ardmore Dragway Racer Appreciation Banquet in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Local young drag racer named junior sportsman champion
SULPHUR, Okla. — Paradise drag racing youngster Lane Swift keeps coming home with hardware and cash. Lane, 9, won the 2023 award for Junior Sportsman Champion at the Feb. 3 Ardmore Dragway …
Back row, l-r: AHS Colorguard Director Caleb Hunter, Abigail Evans, Phybie Guinn, Karma Cavil, Jayden Evans, Dunessca Gutierrez, Edward Holt, Nevaeh Jackson, Madilyn Sweetser and Debra Oldroyd (staff). Middle row, l-r: Sierra Leal, Evelyn Hymer, Jianna Menefee, Annika Birkeland and Katie Ann Hoyt. Front row, l-r: Bryanna Pender, Captain Gracie Cazares and Sara Gonzales.
Winter Guard takes first in season opener
AZLE — Azle High School’s Varsity Winter Guard won big at the first contest of the season. The school’s varsity team placed first above some 2023 Winter Guard International finalists and North Texas Colorguard Association winners.
AHS sophomore Landrie Lain with her Grand Champion Market Lamb, Panda.
Azle students make strides at stock show
AZLE — The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is a time-honored tradition for cowpokes, ag enthusiasts and spectators alike. For Azle High School students, the event’s competitions offer a …
Azle, Springtown UIL division realignment brings some changes
The league schedule will have almost an entirely new look for the Springtown football team come the fall, thanks to the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment announced …
Dauenhauer was a valuable asset to the Springtown volleyball team, and has gone on to academic distinction.
Springtown’s Dauenhauer on elite list
MAGNOLIA, ARKANSAS — Brinklee Asher Dauenhauer earned a 4.0 GPA in the fall 2023 semester, securing a reputable position on Southern Arkansas University's President's list. Dauenhauer is a …
Azle Junior High Wind Ensemble members.
Azle bands blast through UIL competition
AZLE, KELLER— The North Zone Region 30 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight-Reading Contest was March 26-27 in Keller ISD. The Azle Junior High Symphonic Band competed …
Texas schools in turmoil, Azle ISD to stand steady
AZLE — Texas schools are facing a perfect storm of financial problems, but Azle ISD expects to weather through. “In theory, at least in the past, the whole budget concept was …
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Porcupines VS Bullfrogs
On Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024, the Springtown Varsity Boys Basketball team won their game against Lake Worth High School by a score of 83-28.
Lady Pines VS Lady Bullfrogs
On Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024, the Springtown Varsity Girls Basketball team won their  game against Lake Worth High School by a score of 58-52.
Porcupines VS Bulls
On Friday, Feb 2, 2024, the Springtown Varsity Boys Basketball team won their  game against Bridgeport High School by a score of 75-40.
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Fun games with real-world physics
Here are a couple of quick-to-play physics games that will keep you entertained for a few of hours. 'Physics games' usually assign physical properties to objects in the game, and the puzzle is learning how to manipulate those physical properties to manipulate the object.
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
We Happy Few
We Happy Few is set in 1964 Britain, in an alternate timeline in which the nation lost the war with Germany. The citizens take a drug they call Joy that keeps them happy and causes memory loss, which is a bonus for many of these people. They have a lot of memories they’d like to suppress. But the drugs just aren’t working as well as they used to.
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an actor, author, playwright and entertainment producer/promoter.
Which side of the coin does your candidate fall on?
As time has passed, the leaders in education have adjusted and altered curriculums to align with the perceived needs of contemporary society. Two generations ago, a traditional education included a healthy dose of the sciences, civics, mathematics and traditional languages like Latin.
Jennifer Harrison - My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Chuchel, from Amanita Designs, is another lighthearted game from Jaromír Plachý. He started work on Chuchel shortly after finishing Botanicula in 2012.
"Harbor Lights: Stories" by James Lee Burke
It's a hand-to-mouth existence; you never know where your next meal will come from, unless it's from a warden or a trusty. You never truly know who you're sleeping against or where your next ten bucks'll come from. There's no privacy living in the underbelly. You can lose your soul there. And in "Harbor Lights," a new short-story collection by James Lee Burke, you could also lose your life.
Charles Richardson 1945-2024
Charles Richardson 1945-2024 Charles Boyce Richardson passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024, in Azle. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church of …
James Gilley 1934-2024
James Gilley 1934-2024 James Aaron Gilley, age 89, passed from his earthly home to his eternal home Saturday, March 16, 2024, while surrounded by his family. A funeral service was at 10 a.m. …
Michael Lane 1946-2024
Michael Lane 1946-2024 Michael Eugene Lane, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Weatherford. He was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Fort Worth to Robert Ray and Dortha Ellen (Ford) Lane. …
Raymond Smith 1938-2024
Raymond Smith 1938-2024 Raymond William Smith, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2024, in Springtown, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18 at 1 p.m. in …
Nancy Holly 1940-2024
Nancy Holly 1940-2024 Nancy Jo (Bettis) Holly, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, departed this earthly life to heaven Wednesday, March 13, 2024. A graveside service was …
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Passover is a Jewish holiday remembering sorrowful events and celebrating hope for a better future
Jewish families will gather for Passover this year in circumstances that will, like the celebration itself, reflect on dark times while looking ahead toward better ones to come. …
Fermented foods sustain both microbiomes and cultural heritage
Many people around the world make and eat fermented foods. Millions in Korea alone make kimchi. The cultural heritage of these picklers shape not only what they eat every time they crack open a jar …
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
Scrumptious Ways to Simplify Springtime Meals: Make weekday dining a breeze with easy, delicious recipes
(Family Features) These Shrimp, Broccoli and Potato Skewers with Lemon and Thyme can let you put a little spring in your weeknight dinners when paired with Easy as 1-2-3 Potato Salad.
A Genetic Connection to Kidney Disease
(Family Features) A genetic condition that can cause kidney failure, APOL1-mediated kidney disease (AMKD) represents a group of kidney diseases associated with mutations in the apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) genes. In honor of National AMKD Awareness Day, consider this information to better understand the disease and become APOL1 aware.