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High speed chase starts here

High speed chase starts here

Springtown man’s pursuit runs through 2 counties

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Springtown man is in custody in the Parker County jail after leading Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a 20-mile pursuit in a stolen pickup Friday, June 17.
Christopher Paul Pinneke, 35, is charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance. He was also the subject of a Lake Worth PD arrest warrant for reckless driving.
According to a press release issued by Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, Springtown Police alerted deputies that a red pickup was stolen from Kay’s Donut Shop in Springtown.… Read the rest

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One step closer to home

One step closer to home

Debra Wakeland

Wakeland, new Main Street Director in Weatherford, has Springtown roots

BY NATALIE GENTRY
When she accepted the position as the Main Street Director in Weatherford a couple of months ago, Debra Wakeland took one step toward returning home to Springtown.

Work still to do
Previously CEO and president of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, Wakeland began her new job with an eye to develop communication and a support network between businesses in Weatherford and promote economic growth in the city.
“I want to continue to bring tourism to Weatherford and, by way of proximity, to Springtown,” she said. “Springtown is set for development and I hope to foster communication between the cities and the chambers.”
The Main Street Director is a member of the city of Weatherford’s planning and development department, and provides support to the Main Street advisory board and the Historic Preservation Commission.… Read the rest

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Keeping the ‘Faith’

Keeping the ‘Faith’

Members of the Project Faith Works group “Shingle Eaters” remove layers of shingles from a roof in preparation for new set. Six crews worked on seven homes as part of the project this summer. Photo courtesy Aimee Coplen

Church’s Faith Works project helps needy

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Hilltop Family Church sponsored a community project aimed at those in need through Project Faith Works.
Six crews made up of 6-7 kids and two adults focused on helping residents with repairs to their homes that they had been unable to afford or repair themselves.
The crews spent a week visiting seven homes in Springtown and Bridgeport where they replaced roofs and made other repairs to the exteriors of the homes.… Read the rest

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Rains, mud break water line again

FEMA will help with repair costs

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The recent rains have caused more headaches for the Springtown Public Works Department.
Workers detected a leak in a 10-inch main transmission water line in the middle of Walnut Creek on June 8.
The line provides water from Springtown’s water plant, located in Reno, to Springtown.
According to Springtown City Administrator Doug Hughes, rainfall had saturated the soil near the pipe which caused a ground slide.
The slide put pressure on the water line and caused the break.
Hughes said the two city water wells and Walnut Creek Water Supply were able to provide water to customers over the weekend with very few interruptions in water pressure.… Read the rest

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Sports

Off to state

Off to state

Jonathan Chavez (8) snags a pass during Springtown’s league game against Boyd on the SHS campus June 21. Earlier, the Porcupines claimed a berth at the state 7-on-7 tournament in Jim Ned. HS. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Porcupines qualify for 7-on-7 tournament at College Station

by Mark K. Campbell
They did it – at the last moment.
The Porcupine 7-on-7 football team needed a top two finish to qualify for the state tournament.
After falling short in two SQTs – state qualifying tournaments – one remained for SHS, at Jim Ned High School.
On June 18, Springtown secured a state spot in Tuscola.… Read the rest

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Brit soccer camp Mon.

by Mark K. Campbell
A British soccer camp, sponsored by the Springtown Soccer Association, is set for June 27-July 1 at Porcupine Stadium.
First Kicks for ages 3-4 costs $103 and runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mini soccer is $117 for ages 5-6 from 6:30-8.
Half Day Camp for ages 7-16 costs $155 and runs from 5:30-8:30
The next camp arrives July 11-14, a youth football camp at the SHS indoor facility.
Grades 2-9 will learn from 10 a.m. until noon for $50.
A boys and girls soccer camp follows, from July 18-21 in three sessions:
I – grades 1-3, 5-5:30 p.m., $30
II – grades 4-6, 5:45-6:30 p.m., $40
III – grades 7-9, 6:45-7:30 p.m., $40
A second football camp for older Porcupines – grades 7-9 – is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m.… Read the rest

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UIL considering baseball, basketball proposals

by Mark K. Campbell
From changes in the baseball playoffs to regular season hoops, the University Interscholastic Committee on Athletics is pondering suggestions.
At its June 14 meeting, the committee gathered in Round Rock to listen to a variety of proposals.
A couple of older suggestions were again considered by the committee.
One was to mandate baseball coaches to play a best-of-three series rather than a single game elimination contest in the first and second rounds of the postseason.
In another piece of old business, the committee revisited limiting pitch counts for high school hurlers.
New business included a host of proposals:
• eliminating any blocks below the waist in football, including chop and cut blocks
• installing a 35-second shot clock in basketball
• adding Wednesdays as possible playing dates in volleyball tournaments
• allowing the top two representatives in each football district to host first round playoff games
• adding an area tournament in golf
• allowing 3A schools to play up in 4A soccer
• considering the playing of non-sanctioned sports like lacrosse and water polo
Also heard was Athena Willliams who discussed allowing transgender athletes to play the sport they identify with.… Read the rest

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Finding Dory can’t hunt down the magic of Nemo

Finding Dory can’t hunt down the magic of Nemo



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