BY CHRISTINA DERR
“Lethal water, higher prices, and a Splashpad that nobody uses” is how Macy Altam, a Springtown business owner, summed up her concerns when she addressed the Springtown City Council, Thursday, Oct. 13.
The council met in front of a larger, and more vocal than usual audience during its called meeting.
At the center of discussions was – as has been at most council meetings over the past two months – what the city should do about its water and sewer rates.… Read the rest
BY CHRISTINA DERR
The Springtown Police Department welcomed three new officers to its ranks.
The officers – Josh Long, Foster Marshall, and Katy Wacasey – were officially sworn in by City Secretary Jhanna Bogan, Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Springtown City Hall.… Read the rest
The Nov. 8 Presidential Election is fast approaching, bringing with it opportunities for local voters to elect state representatives and judges, and a transportation bond.
Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Friday, Nov. 4 according to the following schedule:
• Monday through Friday, Oct. 24-28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Monday through Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Residents of Parker County can vote early at any of seven early voting sites in the county, including:
• Parker County Courthouse Annex, 1112 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford
• Springtown Municipal Court Annex, 200 N.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The two taxing entities in the area that have lagged in sales tax revenues in 2016 are now almost even with 2015 totals.
Most others in the area are well above 2015 marks, including Springtown.
Here, October sales tax revenue of $99,246 is up by 18.28 percent compared to October 2015’s $83,906. The city is up 10.33 percent over year-to-date totals in October 2015 of $875,797, with $966,337 in its coffers so far in 2016.
The city of Azle’s October revenue of $203,206 is 13.04 percent more than in October 2015, when it was $179,758. The city’s year-to-date revenue of $2,053,081 is up 10.03 percent from the same time frame in 2015 when it had received $1,865,817.… Read the rest
Hoselton also off to regional
by Mark K. Campbell
It took a while to get the annual district cross country meet going.
But, after a 3-hour rain delay at Arlington’s Harold Patterson Sports Complex, Springtown’s runners toed the wet line at 11 a.m.
Things worked out well for the Lady Porcupines who finished second overall and earned a berth at the Region I event in Lubbock later this month.
For the varsity boys, Chris Hoselton finished in the top 10 and also will travel to Mae Simmons Park Oct. 29.
The girls ran first on a course that was almost completely flat – over soccer and softball fields – but was saturated with some stray showers still falling.… Read the rest
The weekly football contest once again needed the tie-breaker and, again, it didn’t help.
There was an out-right winner – Jacob Cobb who was the only person to miss just one game; he took the $20 top check.
Four prognosticators were off on three games – no one missed two – so the tie-breaker of Baylor 49, Kansas 7 (56) settled things.
Second place and $10 went to Paul Rayfield for his guess of 79 on the tie-breaker.
Both Clyde Bradshaw (72) and Lana Cobb (58) were off by 3 points so the cash was combined and each got $2.50.… Read the rest
Two more matches and two more victories for the Lady Porcupine volleyball team.
Springtown (23-7, 9-1) quickly dispatched visiting Mineral Wells and Castleberry to remain tied at the top of 5-4A with Kennedale.
On Oct. 14, the Lady Rams of Mineral Wells fell easily 25-10, 25-11, 25-13.
“Our pace looked good,” SHS coach Leighann Strickland said.
The defense was also stout with a whopping 11.5 blocks, including 3 from Gabby Terry and Ashton Weaver; Jordan Babcock added 2.… Read the rest