Breaking News and Updates

Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters slated for Sept. 8

The SHS Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters will be on Monday, Sept. 8. at 7 p.m. The parade will start at Goshen Creek Elementary and travel POJO Drive turning right on Holbrook then turning immediately left on POJO Boulevard then onto POJO Drive again. It will end at the gravel lot by the old tennis courts for the Lighting of the Letters and the pep rally.… Read the rest

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TAKS Out-of-School registration

For the October 2014 administrations of the TAKS exit level tests, all registration for out-of-school examinees is online only. TAKS examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) must register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos. Examinees can continue to register on site at Springtown High School the day of testing. Registration for the October exit level tests opened August 4 and ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 5.  The October 2014 TAKS exit level tests will be administered Oct. … Read the rest

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Front Page News

SPD: Thefts in autos rising

By Natalie Gentry
A recent rash of vehicle burglaries in Springtown has been reported to the Springtown Police Department.
Twenty vehicle burglaries have been reported since Oct. 5, Springtown Police Lieutenant Curtis Stone said.
“As far as we know none of the burglaries have been forced entries,” Stone said. “It’s been people who are not locking their doors”
The perpetrators appear to be simply walking down streets checking door handles.… Read the rest

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State bound!

State bound!

Sound of Springtown to compete in San Antonio Nov. 3

Natalie Gentry
Months of early morning practices have paid off for the Sound of Springtown.
After competing against 23 bands in the 4A University Interscholastic League (UIL) Area Marching Band Contest at the Leander ISD Gupton Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25, the high school band will advance to the state competition Nov. 3.… Read the rest

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Springtown Elementary School outlines improvement plan

Springtown Elementary School outlines improvement plan

by Natalie Gentry
Springtown Elementary School (SES) principal, Pearl Russell, presented the 2014 Targeted School Improvement Plan to the board and the public at the Oct. 27 Board of Trustees meeting.
This plan is a requirement by the state of Texas for schools that need to show improvement on standardized tests scores under the new accountability system.… Read the rest

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Polls now open

By Natalie Gentry
With early voting wrapping up Friday, Oct. 31 Parker County residents have a variety of decisions to make.
Voters statewide will decide the governor for the next four years and whether to approve Proposition 1 – a constitutional amendment “providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”… Read the rest

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Sports

SHS ladies advancing to regional cross country meet

SHS ladies advancing to regional cross country meet

 

One boy qualifies for Lubbock race

by Mark K. Campbell
It was unseasonably warm – hot, if you were running – at Decatur’s Reunion Grounds Oct. 23 when the district cross country meet was conducted.… Read the rest

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Porcupines beat Indians late

Porcupines beat Indians late

TD pass with seconds left sinks hosts

by Mark K. Campbell
The Porcupines won a weird game – a crucial contest – against District 5-4A foe Alvarado, 27-24.
Springtown (5-3, 2-1) scored with 26 seconds left on the Indians’ gridiron to claim a game that will go a long way when it comes to postseason seeding.… Read the rest

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Alvarado first postseason foe

Alvarado first postseason foe

While Alvarado is a football district foe, not so for volleyball.
The Indians and the Lady Porcupines will meet in bi-district Monday, Nov. 3 at the Castleberry High School gym at 6:30 p.m.
Springtown ended 21-16, 6-2 with a win over Lake Worth and a loss to state-ranked Decatur.
At Lake Worth Oct. 24, SHS swept to a 3-0 victory.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer turned in a superlative match with lucky 13’s – 13 kills, 13 assists, … Read the rest

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Movie Man

Smarmy Murray saves generic, feel-good weeper

Smarmy Murray saves generic, feel-good weeper

How could anyone not like Bill Murray?
Whether you’ve been there from the beginning – like the Movie Man has from Murray’s Saturday Night Live days – or came along when Murray’s movie career became his focus, he’s consistently funny.

About the film
These days, Murray is famous for not being around. Filmmakers are always seeking him out for work, but he’s known for being hard to find.

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