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City administrator  resigning position

City administrator resigning position

Doug Hughes

Hughes has also served as mayor

by Mark K. Campbell
After years serving Springtown citizens, City Administrator Doug Hughes is resigning.
Hughes, who has also served as mayor, will have his severance package discussed at the city’s next council meeting, Thursday, June 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Also on the meeting agenda is “consideration and/or action” on finding an interim city administrator to replace Hughes.
The outgoing administrator said he did not want to comment on his exit until after the council meeting.… Read the rest

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Reno 7 month old drowns in bathtub

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Reno Police Department and Parker County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the drowning death of an infant Tuesday, June 13.
According to a press release issued by Reno Mayor Eric Hunter, Reno police responded to a call of a child fatality at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle that evening.
The infant, a 7-month-old female, had been taken to the hospital from the 1500 block of East Reno Road following a drowning incident.
Although no cause or manner of death has yet been released, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the child as Zayla Hernandez of Reno.… Read the rest

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Epigraph 2nd in state contest

At the annual Texas Press Association June 17 Better Newspaper Contest, the Epigraph finished second in its division.
The paper placed in five categories and won a trio of first place plaques.
Reporter Christina Derr claimed two of them.
She won the Column Writing competition and the Feature Writing category – the latter in part thanks to a story on the retirement of SISD’s Mike Gilley.
Judges lauded her “good story telling” and use of “topical issues.”
Mark K. Campbell won Editorial with pieces on SISD Superintendent Mike Kelley and Donald Trump.
Campbell also finished second in Feature Photo and third in Sports Coverage.… Read the rest

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SFD Responds to House Fire

SFD Responds to House Fire

One person was transported to a hospital by LifeCare ambulance as a result of a mobile home fire in the 200 block of Bryon Drive Friday morning, June 16. Parker County ESD1 firefighters from La Junta, Silver Creek, and Springtown fire departments responded to the blaze. Photo by Christina Derr

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Sports

Porcupines qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

Porcupines qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

Porcupines discuss a recent 7-on-7 game after its conclusion. Success at a qualifying tournament at Jim Ned June 16 qualified Springtown for a state berth for the third year in a row. The state tourney is again at College Station, June 29-30. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

For 3rd consecutive year, Springtown is headed to elite event at College Station

by Mark K. Campbell
Once more, the Porcupine varsity 7-on-7 football squad has secured a berth at the state’s most elite tournament.
With a favorable coin flip that determined Springtown the top seed, SHS “won” the Jim Ned state qualifying tournament June 16 and will play in College Station June 29-30.… Read the rest

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Sports camps resume in July

With football and volleyball

The summer camp season is in a lull for the rest of June.
Action picks back up next month with:
• football (youth) – July 11-13, $50
• elite volleyball – July 27-29, $125
• football (older) – Aug. 1-3, $50
Participants can register with an online application available at www.springtownisd.net.
Click on Our Schools, then Springtown High School, then Athletics. Camp info is on the right-hand side.
Call (817) 220-3040 for more information.… Read the rest

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Soccer Camp Action

Soccer Camp Action

Soccer campers are all smiles while playing and drilling June 20 at Springtown High School’s practice fields. SHS coaches Katherine Kummerfeld and Jeff Hunt led the camp.             Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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