Breaking News and Updates

Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters slated for Sept. 8

The SHS Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters will be on Monday, Sept. 8. at 7 p.m. The parade will start at Goshen Creek Elementary and travel POJO Drive turning right on Holbrook then turning immediately left on POJO Boulevard then onto POJO Drive again. It will end at the gravel lot by the old tennis courts for the Lighting of the Letters and the pep rally.… Read the rest

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TAKS Out-of-School registration

For the October 2014 administrations of the TAKS exit level tests, all registration for out-of-school examinees is online only. TAKS examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) must register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos. Examinees can continue to register on site at Springtown High School the day of testing. Registration for the October exit level tests opened August 4 and ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 5.  The October 2014 TAKS exit level tests will be administered Oct. … Read the rest

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Front Page News

No bull: Wild West Festival No. 30 a big hit

No bull: Wild West Festival No. 30 a big hit

By Natalie gentry
According to everyone involved, this year’s 30th Annual Wild West Festival was a great success.
The morning started off at a pleasant 73 degrees as almost 200 vendors, concessions, and children’s area booths were set up.
There was a little something for everybody including cowboy hats, jewelry, clothing, home decor, skin care, homemade soaps, wood crafts, sauces and jellies among others.… Read the rest

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Reno Council approves 2014-2015 fiscal budget

Reno Council approves 2014-2015 fiscal budget

By Natalie Gentry
The Reno City Council approved the proposed operating budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at the September regular city Council meeting.
According to City Secretary Becky Young, the new budget represents hours of research and analysis by the staff to assess community and fiscal needs.
She said the goal is to create a cohesive plan which serves the needs of the citizens and the goals of the council in such a way … Read the rest

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Be there and be Square

Be there and be Square

New event planned to raise funds for Springtown’s icon

By Natalie Gentry
While still basking in the glow of having Springtown’s Tabernacle Square improvement project named a finalist in the 2014 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program, the Friends of the Tabernacle committee are planning to continue fundraising efforts by hosting an event on the Square.

A day of fun for everyone
The name of the new event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 is … Read the rest

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Tabernacle Restoration

Tabernacle Restoration

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Sports

With break over, SHS Porcupines head to Vernon

With break over, SHS Porcupines head to Vernon

by Mark K. Campbell
Off weeks allow for recovery and, for new Springtown football coach Brian Hulett, several more days to get his Porcupines more accustomed to him and his staff.
The Porcupines (2-1) smashed Wichita Falls Hirschi 51-29 on Homecoming Sept. 12.
Then came the off week.
Now, there is no more rest. Non-district action resumes when Springtown takes a long trip to Vernon, 142 miles and more than 2 hours northwest.… Read the rest

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Contest a triple dead heat

Contest a triple dead heat

Of all the weeks in the football contest – 11 of them – the one that ran last week was likely the toughest.
That’s because an open date for the Porcupines forces the selection of games that many contestants are probably not too familiar with.
So someone predicting every game correctly is impressive.
And three prognosticators getting every game right is downright freaky.
But that’s what happened last week.… Read the rest

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Ladies earn another set of victories

Ladies earn another set of victories

 

By Mark K. Campbell
Two more volleyball wins put the Lady Porcupines safely over .500 as district play finally nears.
Springtown (16-14) recovered from a slow start to beat Krum 3-1.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Some call it Maze: YA film kind of corny late

Some call it Maze: YA film kind of corny late

Trends in Hollywood are always copied. When teens flocked to Young Adult (YA) novel adaptations thanks to Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games, the rush was on.
Yet, fickle teenagers have turned their collective noses up at most of the latest YA cinematic efforts.

About the film
The list of misfires is long, including the still in theaters (if you hurry) The Giver as well as recent releases like Beautiful CreaturesRead the rest

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