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SHS evacuated after possible explosive devise found

SHS students are back in class after concerns about a possible explosive device prompted administration to evacuate the school. An object was found in a boys restroom that turned out to be multiple fireworks placed in a cardboard tube. Explosive detection canine teams were brought in to canvas the school for other threats. After the search was completed students returned to class. A student admitted to placing the device after surveillance video corroborated information provided … Read the rest

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SMS students briefly evacuated the building at approximately 1:30 p.m. after a bearing failed in an exhaust fan motor over the gymnasium, causing smoke to trigger the fire alarm.  Power to the fan motor was turned off, and the Springtown Fire Department soon gave the “all clear” for students to return to class.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

Icy conditions put brakes on activities

Icy conditions put brakes on activities

Two school days cancelled

by Mark K. Campbell
Getting around town got tough for a few days there.
An inch of sleet collected in the area and it hung around, from Sunday into Wednesday.
Even though a projected snowstorm didn’t arrive that Wednesday – only a dusting fell – Springtown ISD administrators had decided the night before to postpone school openings for two hours.
Already, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23-24, had been cancelled because of … Read the rest

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Flapjack fun(ds)

Flapjack fun(ds)

Optimists hosting pancake supper fundraiser March 5

By Natalie Gentry
It’s for the kids – and their future education.
The griddles will be hot and the food will be plentiful Thursday, March 5 at the 12th Annual Springtown Optimist Club Pancake Supper.
The meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Springtown High School Cafeteria.
Tickets are $6 per plate and children five and younger eat free.… Read the rest

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Hanger, 9 Mile TxDOT projects accelerated

Jacksboro Hwy. early beneficiary of Prop I

by Carla Noah Stutsman
At long last, there is good news about three construction projects that will virtually complete the 10-mile stretch of highway between Azle and Lake Worth known as State Highway 199 or the Jacksboro Highway.
According to State Representative Charlie Geren, the three projects are now included in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) proposed projects for years 2, 3 and 4 of Proposition I.… Read the rest

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SISD hosts Open House events March 3, 5

By Natalie Gentry
Texas Public School Week runs March 2-6; however, most Springtown ISD schools will welcome the public March 5.
Only Springtown Intermediate School offers a different date. SIS will hold their March Math Madness Tuesday, March 3 from 6-7:30 p.m.
All other schools invite visitors Thursday, March 5.
Goshen Creek Elementary and Reno Elementary will host their Open Houses from 6-7 p.m.
Springtown Elementary will hold an assortment of presentations including a book … Read the rest

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Sports

Track takes off at Roo Relays

Track takes off at Roo Relays

The day before the weather got bad, Springtown track athletes enjoyed a fine day at the Roo Relays in Weatherford.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, several Springtown athletes shone at the meet.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer, fresh off a successful basketball season, started the track year on a high by winning the long jump in 16 feet even.… Read the rest

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Lund, Clark vie at state

Lund, Clark vie at state

by Mark K. Campbell
Two Porcupines battled the best in Texas at the annual state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-21.
Juniors Sam Lund and Caice Clark hit the mats at Garland’s Culwell Center.
Competing in the 182-pound division, Lund won his first match against Zach Ramos of Lubbock Estacado in a close 3-2 decision.
In his next contest later that Feb. 20, the Porcupine saw the Region 3 champion, Michael Emmanuel, a senior who would eventually … Read the rest

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Tennis squads earn medals

Tennis squads earn medals

Springtown hosted a tennis tournament Feb. 19 and things went well for several SHS athletes.
Logan Lackey went undefeated in singles and won the gold medal.
Lady Porcupine Amber Benton also was unbeaten and won gold in girls singles.
Michelle Padilla finished second in the girls event while teammate Kerstyn Haynes took third.
The boys doubles team of Trey Skaggs-Ryan Snow claimed the silver.
Jerry Lillo-Jordan Neeley finished third in the same event.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Costner breaks the tape in another sports movie

Costner breaks the tape in another sports movie

Disney is wise.
The studio makes superhero movies. They create kid-friendly pictures, animated and otherwise. They produce an annual nature film every Earth Day. (This year it’s Monkey Kingdom.)
And they put out old-timey movies that appeal to adults who long for a feel-good, inspirational story – the kind that land on the AARP Movies for Grown-Up Awards list.  That’s McFarland, USA.

About the film

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