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TxDOT to ‘turn dirt’ by year’s end on SH 199

TxDOT to ‘turn dirt’ by year’s end on SH 199

Transportation Commissioner Bugg, Geren, Johnson announce plans

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN

A small crowd gathered Wednesday, Jan. 20, near the intersection of SH 199 and Western Center Boulevard – really just a stubbed-out street on the south side of the highway – to hear some good news.
State Representative Charlie Geren, with help from Tarrant County Pct. 4 Commissioner J. D. Johnson, welcomed Texas Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., who announced that work to complete the long-overdue project will commence before year’s end. (more…)Read the rest

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Town leader dies

Town leader dies

Bragg served on several groups that made Springtown improvements

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Cliff Bragg, owner of Cliff’s Goodyear and an active community member, died Feb.1.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 5, at White’s Funeral Home from 5-7p.m.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Azle.
Mayor lauds Bragg
Those who knew him describe Bragg as a vital member of the community who was involved in the town’s activities.
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No big moves from UIL

Biennial realignment has little effect on SISD

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The University Interscholastic League’s biennial rearranging of Texas high schools can be an earthquake sometimes.
This time around it was mainly just a rumbling for Springtown.
But that doesn’t mean a few things didn’t get shaken about a bit.
Springtown will keep some familiar foes once 5-4A begins play next fall.
Those recognizable faces: Kennedale, Lake Worth, Castleberry, and Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis.
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Homeless with homework

Homeless with homework

School districts partner up to guarantee homeless students can attend school

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Homeless – for many, the word evokes pictures of people in tattered clothing huddled around a small fire burning in a rusty 50-gallon barrel.
While this situation is all too real for many people who find themselves without a place to live, the image isn’t always accurate for homeless school-age children.
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Fire destroys Suncrest Drive home

Fire destroys Suncrest Drive home

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Trucks from Springtown, La Junta, and Poolville Volunteer Fire departments responded to a residential structure fire call Jan. 28 just before 8 a.m. in the 100 block of Suncrest Drive in Springtown.
Parker County Fire Marshal Kurt Harris determined the cause of the fire was electrical.
There were significant flammables and combustibles inside the mobile home which made getting the fire under control difficult.
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Sports

B’port tough on SHS hoops

B’port tough on SHS hoops

Both Springtown squads remain in good postseason position

by Mark K. Campbell
They play solid basketball in Bridgeport.
The Bulls – the reigning 4A state champs – are again ranked this season, No. 10.
The Bridgeport girls defeated the Lady Porcupines 49-34 on Jan. 12 at the SHS gym.
Both Springtown squads lost on the road Jan. 29.
The boys (1-2 in 8-4A) fell 63-44.
The Porcupines hung with the Bulls through the opening period; the buzzer sounded with the squads tied 11-11.
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Soccer squads fall to Venus, Mineral Wells

Soccer squads fall to Venus, Mineral Wells

by Mark K. Kampbell
Springtown High School soccer coach Trent Davis watched his charges play some good ball at times against Mineral Wells and Venus.
But SHS went 0-4 in the two clashes, boys and girls.
The boys (1-8) had another near miss – they’ve played several already this young season – when Mineral Wells edged Springtown 1-0.
“We played the best game that we’ve played all year,” Davis said.
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Lady lifters start strong

Records fall in Perrin meet

by Mark K. Campbell
After finishing second at the season opening Bowie meet, the Lady Porcupine powerlifters won in Santo.
Then came Perrin Jan. 30 where records were toppled by SHS lifters.
Tabi Rogers erased several meet records at 198 pounds previously held by Lady Porcupine Danielle Thiesen.
Rogers squatted 405 pounds, deadlifted 345, and totalled 945 – all new marks.
Rogers was not alone in setting new Perrin records.
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Third time’s a winner for Kung Fu Panda

Third time’s a winner for Kung Fu Panda



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