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Four-time deported arrested for molesting Springtown girl

Four-time deported arrested for molesting Springtown girl

Known criminal alien, Israel Andrade, was arrested July 12 for molesting a 9-year-old Springtown girl. Andrade had been deported from the country four time prior to the arrest.

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Memorial grows for slain toddler

Memorial grows for slain toddler

Local residents continue to leave ribbons and stuffed animals on a Sarra Lane bridge just west of Old Agnes Road where the body of a murdered little girl was discovered.

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Front Page News

Springtown Police test bicycle patrol

Springtown Police test bicycle patrol

by Natalie Gentry
Springtown residents can see the newest addition to the police department if they visit the city’s parks and SplashPad.
Officer Frank Carroll might be riding through as one of the public places he could pass by on his department-issued mountain bike this summer.
Carroll, the Springtown ISD school resource officer (SRO) and juvenile investigator, is the proverbial guinea pig for the PD’s bicycle unit.… Read the rest

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Local man key in Parker becoming Texas’ 4th ‘Purple Heart County’

Local man key in Parker becoming Texas’ 4th ‘Purple Heart County’

Springtown’s Rupert Harrell, a veteran, wanted to see his fellow former warriors recognized for their service.
A Vietnam vet and Purple Heart recipient, Harrell, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Post 1513 out of Tarrant County, brought forth the idea for a proclamation to make Parker a “Purple Heart County.
He was successful.
On Monday, July 28 at 10 a.m., the county’s Commissioner’s Court will indeed declare Parker a Purple Heart … Read the rest

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Rains helps EML inch up

Rains helps EML inch up

Wet El Niño predicted to emerge in coming months

by Carla Noah Stutsman
More than two inches of rain fell locally Thursday, July 17, but frankly, we got the short end of the rainfall stick that day.
That’s not bad news, however, since the lion’s share of the wet stuff – in some places more than eight inches – fell northwest here, in the Eagle Mountain Lake (EML) watershed.… Read the rest

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Delay of water bills remains a mystery

By Natalie Gentry
The City of Springtown has experienced an unusually large amount of feedback stating that water bills are not arriving to customers in a timely manner.
“I took them to the post office at about 8:30 a.m. July 1,” City Secretary Jhanna Bogan said.
The Epigraph didn’t receive its bill until July 14 and Bogan said several other customers reported not receiving theirs until then as well.… Read the rest

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Sports

Making the pitch: Building SHS’ soccer program Davis’ goal

Making the pitch: Building SHS’ soccer program Davis’ goal

by Mark K. Campbell
He’s done it before and he plans on doing it again.
New soccer coach Trent Davis – who will direct the boys  and girls squads at Springtown High – has seen struggling programs blossom.
“It’s not unfamiliar territory; I’ve done it before,” Davis said.
At Trinity Valley, he raised the boys program and did the same in Pampa for a girls squad.… Read the rest

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Schedules for 2014 sports reveal few long trips for SHS

Schedules for 2014 sports reveal few long trips for SHS

By Mark K. Campbell
Figuring out which opponent to play can by tricky for coaches.
The biennial University Interscholastic League realignment causes a tizzy every two years as coaches – especially in football – have penciled in tentative games well in advance of the annual UIL announcement.… Read the rest

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Two camps remain at SHS

Two camps remain at SHS

At the end of July, the final two summer sports camps arrive.
The first one is the football camp set for July 28-31 at the indoor facility on the Springtown High School campus.
For athletes headed to grades 7 through 9, the camp costs $45 and runs from 7-8:30 p.m.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Purge binges on violence and social comment

Purge binges on violence and social comment

Hollywood folk will tell anyone who will listen that they usually have no idea whether a movie they just made will be a hit.
History is littered with “can’t miss” movies that cratered at the box office.
There is no fool-proof genre – one that, no matter the professional input or source – will be a guaranteed success.
That goes for thrillers, too.

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