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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

SISD board approves budget, tax rate

SISD board approves budget, tax rate

2014-15 taxes drop 3 cents per $100 in property value

by Natalie Gentry
Following the first day of school for students, the Springtown Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met to discuss the new school-year’s budget.
District Chief Financial Officer, Gary Shaw led a public hearing during which he explained the process of establishing a tax rate sufficient to fund an assortment of education-related expenses.… Read the rest

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Tractor Parking

Tractor Parking

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Low H2O

Low H2O

Dwindling levels in Lake Bridgeport lead to emergency raw water pump placement

By Natalie Gentry
In order to address the critically low lake levels on Lake Bridgeport, both the Walnut Creek Special Utility District (SUD) and the Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. have employed the North Richland Hills engineering firm of E.S. & C.M., Inc. to design emergency raw water pumping facilities.
The problem with a severe low lake level is that the existing selection … Read the rest

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The heat is on

The heat is on

Man found unconscious off Hwy. 199

by Natalie Gentry
As temperatures again soar to the usual August levels with temperatures topping 100 degrees. area residents need to take caution when out in the heat.
North Texas summers are notoriously hot and first responders from the Parker County ESD 1 are accustomed to responding to heat-related calls during this time of year.… Read the rest

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Sports

Lady Porcupines clobber visitors to gym

Lady Porcupines clobber visitors to gym

by Mark K. Campbell
While things did not go great at a Glen Rose tournament, the Lady Porcupine volleyball team won its first two home matches of 2014.
On Aug. 22, Springtown (9-8) swept Rio Vista 25-9, 25-11, 25-6.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer shone with 9 kills, 14 assists, 4 aces, 3 digs, and a block.
Brittany Stroud an Ashton Weaver killed 5 balls apiece.
Sydney Farris carded 10 assists. Gabby Terry and Jazzmyn Mannin blocked a … Read the rest

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Scrimmages: Porcupines Versus Bulls

Scrimmages: Porcupines Versus Bulls

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Season opens Friday here

by Mark K. Campbell
Ready or not, the 2014 Springtown High School football season arrives Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Decatur is the first foe for new coach Brian Hulett.
He has seen his new charges in a pair of scrimmages and 16 practices.
The second scrimmage against Bridgeport Aug. 21 showed Hulett more about his Porcupines.
“We did better things,” he said. “But we’ve got to get better and develop a finishing mentality.”… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Latest graphic novel adaptation plenty graphic

Latest graphic novel adaptation plenty graphic

The follow up to 2005’s Sin City (Movie Man No. 606, a 5) took its time arriving. It’s finally here just over nine years later and, unfortunately, it suffers from the same woes of the original.

About the film
The first one wasn’t a colossal hit at $74.1 million. But it had its fanboy base and that grew via in-home viewing.
This sequel is similar to the original with a couple of exceptions.

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