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.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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.”… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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… Read the rest
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, … Read the rest