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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

SISD prepared to combat illnesses

Ebola, Enterovirus outbreak concerns addressed through proactive policies

By Natalie Gentry
America has watched with barely contained horror as a second case of the lethal Ebola virus was confirmed in Dallas and as Enterovirus D-68 has swept through the Midwest sending hundreds of children to hospitals.
However, the Springtown Independent School District (SISD) says that the school system has protocols in place designed to prevent or eliminate the spread of infectious illnesses.… Read the rest

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Woman sentenced in 32-year-old crime

Woman sentenced in 32-year-old crime

Mathis given 10 years’ probation for niece’s death

Decades later, justice was served in the death of a young child.
Teena Jolene Mathis, 55, of Springtown was sentenced Monday to 10 years’ probation after pleading guilty to the murder of her 15-month-old niece 32 years ago.
According to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, Mathis reached an agreement with prosecutors who contend that she beat the child – Heidi Page – at Mathis’ Fort Worth … Read the rest

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30 years:

30 years:

Sanger man bound for prison for molesting 7 year old

A 42-year-old Sanger man pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Weatherford Oct. 7.
James Burt Opitz was accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl on numerous occasions in 2012 and 2013 in northern Parker County near Springtown.
The plea bargain took place in the 43rd District Court with Judge Craig Towson presiding.… Read the rest

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Square Deal fundrasier here Sat.

Square Deal fundrasier here Sat.

By Natalie Gentry
The Square Deal is poised to provide Springtown families with a plethora of activities on Saturday Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Although entry to the event is free, a $5 donation to the Tabernacle fund will provide patrons with a wrist band that allows for additional access to activities.
Advance purchase of the wrist bands can be made at City Hall.… Read the rest

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Sports

Ladies alone in 2nd after 1st district round

Ladies alone in 2nd after 1st district round

Dauenhauer, Martin set new SHS marks

by Mark K. Campbell
While Decatur was as tough as advertised – the Lady Eagles are No. 2 in the state in 4A – the Lady Porcupines had plenty to be happy about…especially two young ladies.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer and Mackensie Martin shattered old Springtown (19-15, 4-1) records.
Dauenhauer set a new kills mark; she got 14 in a 3-2 win over Castleberry Oct. 14.… Read the rest

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Springtown leads Kennedale early but falls

Springtown leads Kennedale early but falls

by Mark K. Campbell
For a while there, Kennedale must have wondered what was going on.
Springtown (3-3, 0-1) put the No. 4 team in 4A in a hole twice and the Porcupines led after the first quarter.
But, the Wildcats began running successfully and altered a 10-7 Springtown lead to a 58-10 Kennedale victory in the 5-4A opener for each.
SHS zoomed down the field, covering 76 yards in just three plays. The final … Read the rest

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Springtown Middle School

Springtown Middle School

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Movie Man

Dracula returns again: New Vlad not all that bad

Dracula returns again: New Vlad not all that bad

It’s quite a battle when it comes to the character that has been filmed the most.
Actually, it’s a fight between two characters with a couple more rather far behind.

About the film
Hamlet and James Bond are the runners-up in the character contest, with 48 and 25, respectively. Two dudes are above the Prince of Denmark and 007 in the most appearances category.

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