A fundraiser for Project Celebration is slated for Sunday, March 30 at the Springtown Senior Center, 1070 North Main Street. The spaghetti meal and a dessert auction run 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plates cost $5 each and all under 5 eat free. Project Celebration is a free, no-alcohol after-prom party.… Read the rest
The calendar change from February to March didn’t affect Old Man Winter’s attitude – maybe setting our clocks forward in observance of Daylight Saving Time will convince him to kiss 2014 goodbye!
Officially, the time will change at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 9 to 3:00 a.m.; it’s easier to set your clocks forward Saturday night before bedtime.… Read the rest
by Natalie Gentry
Springtown High School was abuzz Saturday night, March 1, as members of the business community gathered to celebrate 2013’s outstanding citizens, organizations, and businesses.
Newly crowned Miss Springtown 2014, Kacee Newkirk, kicked off the evening as she led the room in a classic rendition of the national anthem.
The first honor presented that evening was the Hometown Heroes award.
This award was presented posthumously to Tommy Frantom, the late owner of Shinola’s … Read the rest
SHS Principal Chris Pennington resigns to return to the classroom
by Natalie Gentry
Springtown High School (SHS) is looking for a new principal.
Chris Pennington’s resignation was announced at the monthly school board meeting in January.… Read the rest
Break-ins plaguing local church
By Natalie Gentry
Solid Rock Bible Church on South Reno Road has experienced two burglaries in the past three months.
The first incident happened in November when the thieves kicked in the door to the pastor’s office and took all of the church’s computers.
The most recent burglary occurred on Feb. 20, and this time the thieves did much more damage… Read the rest
Due to inclement weather the Springtown Independent School District (SISD) – as well as many area schools – had to close schools for several days since early December.
Icy conditions forced SISD to shut down for seven days (Dec. 6, 9, 10, 11 and Feb. 6, 7, and 11) this winter.
Two “bad weather days” were already designated on the SISD school calendar as make-up days.… Read the rest
SHS 5 going for Corpus Christi gold
by Mark K. Campbell
Lots of teenagers head to Corpus Christi around this time of year since Spring Break is near.
But five Lady Porcupines will venture there to compete.
A quintet of Springtown powerlifters are bound to the state event in Corpus this weekend.
That group: Jocelyn Pando, Martha Chavez, Tabitha Rogers, Melissa Perrone, and Lizeth Melendez.
The state trip is the capper to a remarkable season … Read the rest
First-year coach Amy Balke’s Lady Porcupines got in several more games, preparing for district play.
In a Granbury tournament, Springtown, opened by popping Everman 12-10.
Kelsey Hinson and Kelsey Huff walloped back-to-back home runs in the win.
Next, Ekko Hurst smashed a four-bagger in an 8-7 loss to Arlington Seguin.
SHS also faced Snyder, Nolan Catholic, and Clifton.
In the latter game, Balke said the Lady Porcupines scored 5 runs in the fourth inning, 3 … Read the rest
We’ve discussed before about great untapped movie audiences – Hispanics and Christians to name a couple.
The former is proving its clout with recent Spanish-speaking movies becoming successes in America, like Instructions Not Included which made a whopping $44.5 million in the U.S. last fall.
The latter (to which the Movie Man belongs) is more fickle. We made The Passion of the Christ (2004, Movie Man No. 549, an 8) the biggest moneymaking R-rated movie … Read the rest