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Four-time deported arrested for molesting Springtown girl

Four-time deported arrested for molesting Springtown girl

Known criminal alien, Israel Andrade, was arrested July 12 for molesting a 9-year-old Springtown girl. Andrade had been deported from the country four time prior to the arrest.

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Memorial grows for slain toddler

Memorial grows for slain toddler

Local residents continue to leave ribbons and stuffed animals on a Sarra Lane bridge just west of Old Agnes Road where the body of a murdered little girl was discovered.

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Front Page News

Springtown pilot is sky high

Springtown pilot is sky high

Crump given FAA’s highest honor

by Natalie Gentry
“Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.”Read the rest

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Four-time deportee arrested for molesting Springtown child

Four-time deportee arrested for molesting Springtown child

A known criminal alien, identified as Israel Andrade, 35, was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s investigators early Saturday morning, July 12, after a woman called 9-1-1 to report her daughter had been sexually fondled by a stranger who broke into her home.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the scene in Springtown, where Andrade was reported to have forced his way in to the residence through a bedroom window just before 6 … Read the rest

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Springtown teen recovering from third degree burns

Springtown teen recovering from third degree burns

Fund created for injured Koenig

By Natalie Gentry
Dylan Koenig, 19, was taken by CareFlite to Dallas’ Parkland Hospital Burn Intensive Care Unit after suffering gasoline burns on June 20.
He sustained second and third degree burns on over 50 percent of his body while helping to build a bonfire at a friend’s house.
Due to the severity of his injuries, Koenig was placed in a medically induced coma for the following 15 days.… Read the rest

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Bingo! Electrical con-man arrested at Oklahoma casino

Bingo! Electrical con-man arrested at Oklahoma casino

By Natalie Gentry
Gregory J. Long, an alleged con artist wanted by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office for the charge theft of property $1,500 but less than $20,000, was reported taken into custody July 10.
Quapaw Tribal marshals apprehended Long and two other previously unidentified associates at a casino in Ottawa County, Oklahoma after being alerted by the United States Marshal’s Service who was working in conjunction with the Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team … Read the rest

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Sports

Schedules for 2014 sports reveal few long trips for SHS

Schedules for 2014 sports reveal few long trips for SHS

By Mark K. Campbell
Figuring out which opponent to play can by tricky for coaches.
The biennial University Interscholastic League realignment causes a tizzy every two years as coaches – especially in football – have penciled in tentative games well in advance of the annual UIL announcement.… Read the rest

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Two camps remain at SHS

Two camps remain at SHS

At the end of July, the final two summer sports camps arrive.
The first one is the football camp set for July 28-31 at the indoor facility on the Springtown High School campus.
For athletes headed to grades 7 through 9, the camp costs $45 and runs from 7-8:30 p.m.… Read the rest

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Volleyball All-Star

Volleyball All-Star

Ashley Mainord competed for the victorious Red Team at the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game conducted at Arlington High School July 10. With her is SHS head coach Leighann Strickland. Mainord signed to play ball at the next level with Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph. Mainord was a First Team All-State pick by the Texas Sports Writers Association.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Dawn rises to the occasion as an Apes sequel

Dawn rises to the occasion as an Apes sequel

 

The Movie Man has visited before how rare it is when a sequel equals and (rarely) even surpasses the original.
While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a second movie is mighty good. This is one of those times.

About the film
This recent Planet of the Apes reboot, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, follows a 2012 film that followed what many consider a disastrous “revisiting” of the 1968 original by quirky … Read the rest

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