BY CHRISTINA DERR
All it takes is one.
One mistake can end a life in tragedy.
Or, one life can be saved by seeing the true consequences of a bad decision before making the same one.
A grieving mother has allowed the Springtown Police Department to display the wreckage of her deceased son’s vehicle at Springtown High School in hopes that seeing it will cause students to give serious thought to the consequences of their actions.… Read the rest
A Springtown woman was arrested in the parking lot of Allsup’s in Azle after she was discovered with 4.5 grams of methamphetamine and 16.1 grams of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate – also known as GHB in her possession.
Betty Suann Capko, 38, was arrested April 17 by Weatherford Police Department investigators assigned to the Parker County Special Crimes Unit.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the SCU officer was conducting surveillance of Capko in reference to a narcotics investigation.
When the officer observed Capko park her vehicle in the Allsup’s parking lot in the 1600 block of Northwest Parkway, he approached her, and the two began what was described in the warrant as a “consensual encounter.”
The officer stated in the affidavit that he then asked Capko if she was in possession of any illegal narcotics.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
In a voice that cracked with emotion, Reno Mayor Pro Tem Eric Hunter spoke the words no one on the city council wanted to.
During the council meeting Monday evening, April 24, Hunter struggled to keep his composure while making a motion to enter a vote of “no confidence” in Reno’s police chief, Hank Pope, because of problems with Pope’s ability to carry out his duties.
The motion also directed Mayor Lynda Stokes and city staff to proceed with an effective date of May 2.
In an obvious show of support for Hunter’s motion, council members Billie Steele, Bonnie Black, Ken Parnell and John Basham seconded it in unison before voting unanimously to approve the action.… Read the rest
The final meet of the 2017 season for the Springtown Middle School teams was conducted at Porcupine Stadium April 11.
Several SMS athletes collected gold medals:
• Brooke Bailey, 7th grade girls – long jump (14 feet, 10 inches) and triple jump (33-0)
• Collin Tidwell, 7th grade boys – triple jump (33-3)
• Shanna Teague, 8th grade girls – 100 hurdles (17.16 seconds)
• Coltyn Yost, 8th grade boys – 400 (57.16)
• Jesse Martin, 8th grade boys – 300 hurdles (43.43)
Silver medals were earned by seventh grade girl Heaven Wright in the discus (69-9); Brendon Norwood, an 8th grade boy, in the triple jump (36-8.5) and 300 hurdles (43.57); the 7th grade girls 4×100 team of Bailey, Madysen Fry, Britney Tyree, and Destiny Rodriquez with at time of 55.18; eighth grade boy Dominique Bugarin in the 2400 (8:05.61); and Jesse Martin, an eighth grade boy in the 110 hurdles (17.61).… Read the rest
Overall, eight girls were picked for the District 7-4A All-District roster.
Leading the way for Springtown was a pair of First Team selections.
Those plaudits went to standouts Brianna Escobar and Aubra Parker.
Two more Lady Porcupines were named to the Second Team – Scottie Holmes and Nina De La Cruz.
Springtown’s final four choices were Honorable Mention.… Read the rest
POJO Maker nearing, too
The annual summer sports camp season is returning soon for Springtown youth.
Already participants can register with an online application available at www.springtownisd.net.
Click on Our Schools, then Springtown High School then Athletics. Camp info is on the right-hand side with POJO Maker details, too.
Youth camps include football, volleyball (regular and an elite camp), boys and girls basketball, wrestling, softball, and baseball.
The first camp, volleyball, starts May 30.
POJO Maker 2017 Speed and Strength Camp begins June 5 and runs through July 20. The deadline to sign up is May 31.… Read the rest