Breaking News and Updates

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

Springtown man gets life for death

Springtown man gets life for death

Pettigrew convicted of child’s murder

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 27-year-old Springtown man will serve life in prison with no chance for parole after he was convicted of capital murder in 415th District Court in Weatherford Wednesday, Nov. 19.
District Judge Graham Quisenberry presided over the trial.
Rodney Chase Pettigrew told investigators he sat his girlfriend’s 14-month-old son, Kamden Lee Bailey, on a kitchen countertop while babysitting at a residence in the 500 block of … Read the rest

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Teens shot, man assaulted at party in eastern Parker County

Teens shot, man assaulted at party in eastern Parker County

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Roll over on Walnut Creek Dr. hurts 1

Roll over on Walnut Creek Dr. hurts 1

By Natalie Gentry
Springtown firefighters responding to a motor vehicle accident call Monday, Nov. 24 arrived to find Karen Lindsey, 57, of Springtown trapped in her red Ford F150.
According to Springtown police, Lindsey had been traveling east in the 1300 block of Walnut Creek Drive when her vehicle veered off the roadway.
Lindsey over-corrected and the pickup ended up on its side in trees on the side of the road.… Read the rest

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I am Iron Man

I am Iron Man

Springtown man creates functional and artistic metalwork pieces

by Natalie Gentry
A burning forge heats raw metal red-hot. The bang of a hammer hitting metal rings out. Slowly it is transformed into art by the hands of Springtown resident Melvin Maley.… Read the rest

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Sports

Boys open promising hoops year with win over Stephenville

Boys open promising hoops year with win over Stephenville

 

Porcupines overcome 9-point halftime deficit

by Mark K. Campbell
The 2014-15 Porcupine basketball team got off to a slow start but stormed back in the second half to win its opener, 50-43, over visiting Stephenville.… Read the rest

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Lady Porcupines fill vollleyball All-District list

Lady Porcupines fill vollleyball All-District list

 

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Sanger sinks Springtown in bi-district game, 31-21

Sanger sinks Springtown in bi-district game, 31-21

Slow start too much to overcome

by Mark K. Campbell
The Porcupines were too generous early.
Springtown (7-4) faced Sanger in football bi-district at Sanger High School, and the game could hardly have started worse.
The Indians turned two Porcupine fumbles and a failed fake punt in SHS territory into 21 short-field points by the second play of the second quarter.
Behind 21-0, the hole proved too great for SHS to claw out of – … Read the rest

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Movie Man

Mockingjay sets up major battle – for next year

Mockingjay sets up major battle – for next year

It’s really Star Wars’ fault.
When that movie hit so big in 1977 and word got out that two more were in the pipeline, fans went crazy with anticipation.
It seemed like it took forever for 1980 and 1983 to arrive with The Empire Strikes Back  and Return of the Jedi.
The trilogy craze was on.

About the film
Trilogies had arrived before the Star Wars trio, but they weren’t planned as such.

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