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
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
Wild West Festival hosts first-ever whisker competition
By Natalie Gentry
The time has come for bewhiskered brothers of the Springtown area to assemble for the first ever Wild Wild Whiskers Competition at the 30th Wild West Festival Sept. 20.
Proud beard owners, those sprouting their first patch of peach fuzz, and the whisker-free, are all invited to enjoy the competition.
A wild hair
Event creator and coordinator, Dustin Morrow of Thomas’s Barbershop, said his longing … Read the rest
New SISD flag to join others at PC courthouse
by Natalie Gentry
A newly designed Springtown Independent School District (SISD) flag will soon be flying over the Parker County Courthouse.
Parker County Judge Mark Riley asked all local schools – public and private – to provide a school flag to display every Friday throughout the school year.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
The search for festive homes to showcase in the 35th annual Legends Museum Christmas Tour of Homes has begun.
The Springtown Chamber of Commerce is looking for houses in the greater Springtown area to add to the event, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6.
In keeping with the rich tradition of Southern hospitality, homeowners on the tour invite the public into their abodes to catch a glimpse of their unique and varied holiday … Read the rest
Springtown out-scores Wichita Falls visitors, 51-29
by Mark K. Campbell
Before a big Homecoming crowd on a windy, misty evening, the Porcupines pulled away from the visiting Wichita Falls Hirschi Huskies, 51-29.
Springtown (2-1) knew going in that one Huskie would tote the ball often. And while Cedric Battle collected his third 300-plus yard game of the young season, the SHS defense thwarted him often.… Read the rest
With two victories – one on the road and one at home – the Lady Porcupines returned to .500 for the 2014 season.
Springtown (14-14) swept at Alvarado, 25-20, 25-23, 25-11.
SHS dug out a slew of balls – 83! – with four girls reaching double digits: Mackensie Martin (18), Brooklyn Dauenhauer (16), Kendyl Dean (11), and Abbi Hatton (10).
Dauenhauer was solid all the way around with 9 kills, 14 assists, 4 aces, and … Read the rest
Another meet, another chance for Springtown cross country runners to improve.
And they did just that, Coach Trent Davis said.
Impressive since SHS was the only 4A team at the meet.
In White Settlement at the Brewer Invitational Sept. 12, most runners lowered their times – some substantially.
The varsity girls finished 12th out of 18 teams, but more importantly, “every single girl ran their best time of the season,” Davis recalled. In fact, some … Read the rest
The Movie Man dipped back – for the last time in a while, hopefully – to a movie that has been out a spell, When the Game Stands Tall.
It’s a film that fills more than one niche; it’s an inspirational movie, a sports picture, and one with a spiritual bent made, in part, by a “religious studio.”
About the film
Cinematic history is full of inspirational movies, some of them sports films.