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SISD ‘Welcome Week’ starts Aug. 11

Open registration for the new school year is set for Springtown High School and runs Aug. 11-14.
All Springtown ISD eligible new and returning students ages 5 to 21 can sign up from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
SHS will also be open Thursday, Aug. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. Interpreters will be available at all times and departments will be on hand to answer questions.… Read the rest

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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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Front Page News

Longtime local pastor dies

Longtime local pastor dies

‘Encourager’ Conway a fixture around Springtown

by Mark K. Campbell
If you were in Springtown very long at all, you ran into Johnnie Conway.
Sadly, that won’t happen anymore.
The pastor of Hilltop Family Church, Conway died on the morning of Aug. 19.
Visitation is slated from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 with funeral services set for Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Both events take place at Hilltop, 1227 Old Cottondale Road.… Read the rest

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Water Main Break

Water Main Break

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Suspected Parker Co. package thief arrested

Suspected Parker Co. package thief arrested

Investigators from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office recovered a large amount of property reported stolen in a theft case.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said Jerry Lynn Weeks, Jr., 34, of Weatherford was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 13.
The case was initially reported late last week, when a victim stated a package had been stolen from his property off of FM 920.… Read the rest

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Chamber welcomes 41 new teachers to SISD

Chamber welcomes 41 new teachers to SISD

by Natalie Gentry
The Springtown Chamber of Commerce devoted much of the luncheon Aug. 14 to recognizing the Springtown Independent School District’s (SISD) newest educators.
SISD Superintendent Mike Kelley introduced the principals from each campus, who in turn announced new faculty members at their schools.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this school year,” Kelley said. “This group is a terrific mix of new and experienced teachers who have new and exciting ideas to contribute.”… Read the rest

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Sports

V’ball ladies up and down

V’ball ladies up and down

by Mark K. Campbell
The volleyball season, even this early on, has been a bumpy one for Leighann Strickland’s Lady Porcupines.
Springtown (4-5) opened the season with a 1-3 loss at Weatherford on Aug. 12 as plenty of new players began to fit in.… Read the rest

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One scrimmage down, one to go for Porcupines

One scrimmage down, one to go for Porcupines

New coach sees good things at Sanger

by Mark K. Campbell
After several days of hitting each other, the Porcupine football teams – under new coach Brian Hulett – loaded up and traveled to Sanger for the year’s first scrimmage.
The aggressive hosts took the Springtown varsity aback initially, the coach recalled.
“They hit us in the mouth from the start,” he said.
The good news was that the Porcupines bounced right back.… Read the rest

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Six SHS sports get new head coaches this year

Six SHS sports get new head coaches this year

10 coaches and a new head trainer have been hired

by Mark K. Campbell
The hiring dust is settling as the new school year looms and there are plenty of new faces that will be seen around Springtown ISD sporting venues.
Eleven new hires will have a direct impact on student-athletes – 10 coaches and a trainer.
Six sports have new head coaches.
Brian Hulett will direct the Porcupine football team; he hails from Eastland … Read the rest

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Movie Man

Old Expendables soon to become Dependables?

Old Expendables soon to become Dependables?

Well, you can’t blame a guy for trying.
Sylvester Stallone has been churning out movies as he approaches the latter stage of his life. And a slew of them just haven’t been embraced.

About the film
With a couple of exceptions, Stallone has had an astonishing stretch of snubbed movies. That duo of accepted films – Rocky Balboa (2006, Movie Man No. 698, 6) and The Expendables (2010, MM #892, 6).

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