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Easter Fun in Springtown Park

Easter Fun in Springtown Park

It was all fun and games in sunny Springtown Park on Saturday, March 26 for kids at the annual city Easter egg hunt.  Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Raising the roof

Raising the roof

An average of 50 people came out each day of spring break to help with construction of the new sanctuary at Agnes Baptist Church.      Photo by Natalie Gentry

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This Is How You Bunt

This Is How You Bunt

This perfectly executed bunt by Austin Sexton squeezed home the runner that proved to be the difference for Springtown in a regular season finale wi over Bridgeport. The Porcupines face Venus in bi-district May 6-7. STORY, PHOTO ON PAGE 11A! Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Springtown couple dies in apparent murder-suicide

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The bodies of a Springtown man and woman were found inside a business Monday morning, May 2.
Their deaths are believed to be the result of a murder-suicide, according to authorities.
Captain Mark Arnett of the Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division said the incident occurred in the 3000 block of East Hwy. 199 in Springtown at Collective Recycle.
An employee of the company arrived to work Monday morning, discovered the deceased couple and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
When investigators arrived on scene, they discovered two people dead inside the recycling shop located on the property, behind a secured gate.… Read the rest

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Citizens: Be on the lookout…

PD seeking help to identify suspicious vehicle; occupants reportedly offering children candy

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Springtown Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspicious vehicle reported in the city.
According to Lt. Curtis Stone, a report was received in March of a black pickup driven by a Hispanic male and accompanied by two other males.
The complainant stated that the driver was offering her juvenile son candy.
“Then on April 27 we received a report of a black pickup occupied by a man and woman,” Stone said.
“The complainant reported that the occupants tried to coax his son into the vehicle.”
While the occupant description is different in each occurrence, the information was provided by the juveniles.… Read the rest

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SplashPad ready to open May 31

SplashPad ready to open May 31

The Springtown SplashPad will open its gates May 31. Residents can buy season passes at 10 percent off through May 27. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Springtown SplashPad is scheduled to open for the summer beginning May 31 and it will stay open through August 21.
Park hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
From now through May 27, presale entry bands are 10 percent off.

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Day passes – sold only at the SplashPad – for city residents are $3 and $5 for non-residents.
Entry passes for people not planning to get wet (non-participant) are $1.… Read the rest

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Sports

Off to state!

Off to state!

Springtown senior Kylie Hornback landed a berth at the state meet after her golden Region I performance.

Hornback Region I shot champion

by Mark K. Campbell
Lady Porcupine Kylie Hornback won the Region I shot put title at Lubbock and claimed a berth at the state track meet in Austin.
The senior threw 37 feet, 9 inches to win the gold, a personal best. She actually broke the school record but barely foot-faulted and scratched.
Two Springtown athletes finished seventh in their events.
Pole vaulter Hunter Robinson ended up there, clearing 12-6.
In the girls 3200, Alli Roglin ran eight windy, hot laps in 12 minutes, 39.73 seconds.… Read the rest

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Ladies fall in bi-district

Ladies fall in bi-district

Lady Porcupine Chayton Seaborn played her final game for SHS in bi-district. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Bats wake up too late against Kennedale

by Mark K. Campbell
Springtown softball coach Scott Mann had high hopes for his Lady Porcupines against bi-district foe Kennedale.
SHS was hitting well, and the Ladykat pitching was not as superlative as last season.
But KHS had at least one stellar hurler, Megan Calhoun; Springtown (11-16, 5-3) got no-hit in the playoff opener at Northwest Eaton, 11-0.
The Lady Porcupine bats revived the next day, April 29.
After falling behind 10-0 two innings in, SHS began a furious rally – cutting the deficit to 10-8 after four and one-half innings.… Read the rest

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Porcupines to tangle with Venus Fri.-Sat.

Porcupines to tangle with Venus Fri.-Sat.

Fans got their money’s worth in the regular season finale against Bridgeport April 27. Springtown scored three times in the fourth inning – including Jonathan Chavez (above) after a Jake Jordan sacrifice fly – to draw even with the Bulls in 8-4A following a 3-2 victory. A later seeding game went to Bridgeport in extra innings, so, as the third seed, the Porcupines will face 7-4A runner-up Venus at Northwest Eaton May 6-7.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Porcupine baseball team ended the regular season in thrilling fashion with a 3-2 victory at home against Bridgeport April 27.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Sing along on this trip down movie music lane

Sing along on this trip down movie music lane



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