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Soldier returns home today

A badly injured soldier is returning home to Reno this afternoon where he will continue his recovery. Private Laramie Dockery will be escorted from DFW Airport by the Patriot Guard Riders and numerous fire and police departments, including Lakeside PD, Azle PD and FD and Briar-Reno VFD. The procession will eventually come west on SH 199 and along Azle’s Main Street before heading to Reno. The timing is fluid, but we’ll keep you posted so … Read the rest

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Summertime!

Summertime!

The Springtown SplashPad offers more than locals a place to cool off. On a scorching June 30, Alex Pyle (left) from Dallas and (l-r) siblings Link and Jubilee Stotler from Weatherford take refuge under a water bubble. The SplashPad will be open July 4. Tickets are $3 for city residents (definition: if you pay your utility bill at City Hall) and $5 for everyone else, non-residents. Park hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday … Read the rest

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Up and up

Up and up

Springtown monthly sales tax take up 20.28 percent from 2014

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
This year has been plenty good for Springtown – and most other entities – in 2015.
The city of Springtown’s June sales tax revenue of $85,176 is up 12.80 percent compared with $75,508 in June 2014; with $516,387 for the year so far, it’s up 20.28 percent from $429,320 through June 2014.… Read the rest

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Ward Welding: In Springtown for decades

Ward Welding: In Springtown for decades

Clarence Ward stands in front of the building that housed his blacksmith shop in the 1930’s. Ward Welding is one of the oldest continually operating businesses in Springtown.     Photo corurtesy Ward Welding

 

BY NATALIE GENTRY
A Springtown business has been around for almost 80 years.
WestAir, also known as Ward Welding, hosted the June 17 Chamber luncheon with an open house.
The event celebrated WestAir’s 45th anniversary and recognized the history of the local … Read the rest

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Science!

Science!

“Dangerous” Edison, as he is known to the kids, had the crowd in awe with his hands-on scientific “experiments” and science emporium at the Springtown Public Library on June 18. Here, Kendall Riley helps with a messy demonstration.    Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Sports

Porcupines heading back to 7-on-7 state tourney

Porcupines heading back to 7-on-7 state tourney

For the first time ever, 7-on-7 players will wear a specially-reinforced headband at state.  Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

 

Springtown to see some top Texas teams in College Station

By Mark K. Campbell
After a one-year hiatus, the Springtown varsity football 7-on-7 squad is returning the state tournament for the third time.
There has been one major change since the 2013 Porcupine squad reached the Sweet 16 – the deepest penetration SHS has … Read the rest

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Football ‘bible’ likes Springtown to reach the postseason again this autumn

Football ‘bible’ likes Springtown to reach the postseason again this autumn

Several veteran Porcupines return for Coach Brian Hulett’s second season. Above, the coach congratulates Jonathan Chavez (8). The 2014 season took an unexpected turn when quarterback Kaleb Chesney (1) broke his wrist at Homecoming. He is completely healed for the 2015 slate.               Photos by Mark K. Campbell

 

By Mark K. Campbell

The first time the football Porcupines hit the field for 2015 comes mid-August against Sanger.… Read the rest

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Two camps set here in late July

Two camps set here in late July

Hollie Hutson, head coach of 5A Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School, will be joined again by veteran Julie Green for the elite volleyball camp.  Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

Football and volleyball

Two summer camps – the final pair – arrive in July.
The annual football camp is slated for July 27-30.
Conducted at the Multi-Purpose Center, the fee is $50 for incoming 7 through 9 grade boys.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Ted 2: Simply ‘1’ of the worst movies ever made

Ted 2: Simply ‘1’ of the worst movies ever made

The seemingly impossible has occurred: A worse movie than Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Movie Man No. 1136, 3) has arrived.
Ted 2 is awful – so horrible that it goes down as one of the all-time terrible movies in the history of cinema.

About the film
The Movie Man isn’t one to give out many 1s – it is far and away the number readers are least likely to see. (Well, there has never … Read the rest

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