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Sheriff’s office requests help in locating missing Springtown girl

Sheriff’s office requests help in locating missing Springtown girl

A missing juvenile has investigators seeking the public’s assistance.

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking information about 16-year-old Ashley White of Springtown.

One of the girl’s parents contacted the Parker County Sheriff’s Office to report the missing 16-year-old female from the family’s residence in Springtown late Wednesday evening.

There is no Amber Alert at this time for White, because Sheriff’s investigators believe she left the home voluntarily. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Sheriff’s investigators said they also believe White left her home on her own accord, taking her personal effects with her.

The girl was last seen wearing a dark shirt, black hoodie, and dark pants with tennis shoes.… Read the rest

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Great job, band!

Great job, band!

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Front Page News

Free wheelin’

Free wheelin’

Donations get paralyzed dog, Sophie, a wheelchair

BY CHRISTINA DERR
When Angie Carter was referred to The Dog House in Springtown, she assumed it was because they were good dog groomers, but the service she received was more than she could have ever expected.… Read the rest

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Hoops kids set to pour into town

For fundraiser

By Mark K. Campbell
If you see lots of children in basketball gear in town in the next few days, it’s because of the Springtown Showdown.
The event, set for Thursday-Friday, Feb. 23-25, is a dual fundraiser for Project Celebration 2017 and the Springtown Education Foundation.… Read the rest

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Miss winter?

Miss winter?

Warmest Feb. ever might be a prelude to sizzling spring, summer

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The weather lately sure has had people asking “What happened to winter?”
If it has seemed unseasonably warm, that’s because it has been.… Read the rest

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Springtown, Reno looking at elections

No challengers in SISD

The filing deadline for both places on the ballot and write-in candidates has passed, and it appears only the city of Springtown will have to hold an election.
Elsewhere the election has the potential to be canceled in the city of Sanctuary while the city of Reno has nine candidates vying for three seats.… Read the rest

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Sports

Duvall 5th, alternate for state wrestling

Duvall 5th, alternate for state wrestling

Noah Duvall (top) missed a berth at the state wrestling tournament by one match. However, he will still attend the elite event as an alternate at 113 pounds. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
Three Porcupines competed at the Region 2 wrestling tournament Feb. 17-18 at Frisco Heritage High School.
Springtown’s highest seed, Noah Duvall, came out best.… Read the rest

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Soccer squads end 1st district round

Soccer squads end 1st district round

by mark k. campbell
The first trip through soccer district play had Springtown traveling to Benbrook and Lake Worth.
Girls’ keeper Nina De La Cruz kept Benbrook from scoring, stopping 15 shots.
Regulation ended 0-0 so penalty kicks ensued.
Springtown won there, 4-3, with De La Cruz getting one of those four true boots.
Also scoring were Brianna Escobar, Jazzmyne Mannin, and Kiersten Williams.
Next came Lake Worth which was “a hard fight,” coach Katherine Kummerfeld recalled.
Until just 10 minutes remained, the score stood 0-0. But the Lady Frogs finally found the net and won 1-0.
“The girls played hard and never gave up,” the coach said.… Read the rest

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SHS softball ladies start 2017 going 1-1

SHS softball ladies start 2017 going 1-1

A Lady Porcupine beats a throw to second base in Springtown’s rout of visiting Bridgeport. The victory evened SHS’ record at 1-1. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by mark k. campbell
The new softball season began with games against Petrolia and Bridgeport.
On Feb. 17. Springtown (1-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead that held up until the fourth inning.
Petrolia broke open a 2-2 game with 5 sixth inning runs to win 7-2.
Coach Scott Mann said, “We struggled to hit a good pitcher.”
Elaina Garcia and Haley Praytor had safeties; Valarie Garcia scored.
Catcher Elaina Garcia threw out a baserunner, and Taylor Jay handled 10 fielding chances flawlessly.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Wall isn’t exactly Great, but it looks cool

Wall isn’t exactly Great, but it looks cool



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