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City back in hunt for administrator

Selected candidate accepts, then declines council’s offer

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It’s back to the drawing board in the search for the next administrator for the city of Springtown.
Following a day-long series of interviews with the top three candidates for the position in an executive session Saturday, Sept. 9, the city council announced it had selected Ashley Stathatos to serve in the position.
Stathatos – whose strong resume included administrative and economic development positions with several larger North Texas cities – accepted the position.
Mayor Tom Clayton lauded the move.
“I like the fact we’ve hired our first female city administrator here – we’ve shattered that glass ceiling.… Read the rest

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Annual Homecoming parade on tap Sept. 18

Annual Homecoming parade on tap Sept. 18

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
There’s nothing like Homecoming in Texas, and Springtown High School will celebrate in its own, unique way during halftime as the Porcupines face off against Gainesville High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.
But first is the annual Homecoming parade, followed by the traditional pep rally and Lighting of the Letters.
Organized by the Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Athletic Booster Club, the 2017 Homecoming parade begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Parade entries will line up starting at 6 at Goshen Creek Elementary, 401 S. Pojo Drive.… Read the rest

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The 2017 Homecoming Court

The 2017 Homecoming Court

One of eight Springtown High School seniors will be crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen at halftime of Sept. 22 football game against Gainesville. The Homecoming Court is comprised of (standing, l-r) sophomore attendant Rayell Allen, senior nominees Secret Miller, Kassidy Sugg, Holly Meints, Lexy Burt, Maysie Courtney and Emily Berlin, and junior attendant Kambree Smith; and (seated) senior nominee Karlee Eddy, freshman attendant Marissa Kelley, and senior nominee Kiersten Williams. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Local man, 69, killed on Cleburne street

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Springtown man died Wednesday, Sept. 6, after he was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to walk across a Cleburne street.
Robert Michael Ritchie, 69, died from blunt force trauma of the chest, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.… Read the rest

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Sports

Perfect contest cards entered

Perfect contest cards entered

Helping fuel a fast start in 5-4A was Jazzmyne Mannin who has 18 kills to open district. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Perfection was the minimum standard in this week’s football contest.
Two prognosticators managed just that – a couple that share the same last name.
The contest’s most successful entrants struck again as Margaret and Eddy Swanzy took the top two spots by submitting 12-0 cards.
The tie-breaker of Dallas 19, New York 3 (22) made Margaret Swanzy the $20 first place winner; she guessed 48 points.
Eddy Swanzy won $10 for a guess of 48.
Third place was claimed by Clyde R.… Read the rest

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Ladies roar out to 2-0 start in district play

Ladies roar out to 2-0 start in district play

Addison Farris served 4 aces in 2 district matches. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Springtown begins 5-4A action with a pair of sweeps

by Mark K. Campbell
So far, district has been no problem for the Lady Porcupine volleyball squad.
Springtown (12-7, 2-0) blitzed both Lake Worth and Mineral Wells to start 5-4A play unmarred.
At Lake Worth Sept. 8, SHS’ serves dizzied the Lady Frogs.… Read the rest

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PC course tests SHS XC runners

PC course tests SHS XC runners

Julie Plumlee was SHS’ first finisher for the second week in a row.

by Mark K. Campbell
At the Parker County XC Championships Sept. 9, Springtown cross country males then females took off together.
With no junior varsity races, the JVers joined the varsity at Canyon West Golf Course in Weatherford.
The top Porcupine, Christopher Hoselton, medaled with a 10th place finish in 18 minutes, 40 seconds in his 3-mile circuit.
The first Lady Porcupine to cross the line also claimed a medal – Julie Plumlee who was timed in 13:11 over her 2-mile route.
In 2016, the varsity boys did not place as a team; this year, the Porcupines finished third out of 10 competitors.… Read the rest

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A rarity: It is a good Stephen King adaptation

A rarity: It is a good Stephen King adaptation



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