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The race is on

Area elections swing into high gear as early voting inches closer

BY NATALIE GENTRY
With the window to file for a place on the ballot well behind us, each local council or board must move forward with the election process.

Unopposed races
For Springtown ISD and Sanctuary, the next step will be to begin the cancellation procedures as each incumbent in their races is unopposed.… Read the rest

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Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Garden of Hope community garden is accepting gardener registration for the 2015 growing season.
In addition to the 4×8-foot raised beds offered last year, 10×15 garden plots are a new option for gardeners.
The decision to add the plots was made after several gardeners found the raised beds too small for all the different plants they want to try.
All plots and beds are irrigated.… Read the rest

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Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper

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Briar-Reno VFD purchases ‘new’ firetruck from River Oaks FD

Briar-Reno VFD purchases ‘new’ firetruck from River Oaks FD

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Briar-Reno Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) recently purchased a 1990 Spartan fire engine.
The purchase was made via auction from the River Oaks Fire Department for just under $10,000.
Despite its age, the vehicle is deemed in good condition with only 1,800 miles and 300 hours on the pump.
It was also equipped with scene lights, a generator, and a booster hose.… Read the rest

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Sports

Lady lifters shine at state

Lady lifters shine at state

3 medal at Corpus Christi in ultimate high school powerlifting event

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, Springtown athletes impressed at the highest level of powerlifting.
Led by Coach Missy Castro, four Lady Porcupines ventured to Corpus Christi for the annual state meet.
There, three athletes placed and the Springtown team finished 13th out of 90 squads.
“The girls did great,” Castro said.
The top finish was turned in by Sydney Counts who came into … Read the rest

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Softball girls looking for 1st district win

Softball girls looking for 1st district win

The Lady Porcupine softball team lost a pair of 5-4 games – one a district clash.
Bridgeport edged Springtown (2-13, 0-2) even though SHS led at one point early.
The Lady Porcupine were ahead 2-1 after two innings. But a late 2-run rally in the final frame left Springtown just shy in an 8-4A game.
SHS out-hit Bridgeport 10-9  with four Lady Porcupines collecting 2 hits each: Kaitlyn Hill, Brittany Burris, Jasmine Ricks, and Gabby … Read the rest

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Porcupines get 2 wins

Porcupines get 2 wins

The SHS baseball team enters 8-4A play on a high note after a pair of victories.
On March 19, a 5-run second inning propelled Springtown (8-6) past Fort Worth Trimble Tech 7-4.
Ryan Neal had 2 hits and Catarino Hernandez batted home 2 teammates.
Hernandez pitched 3 innings as well then Logan McPherson took to the mound for the final 3 frames.
Next, on March 24, a 3-run seventh inning rallied SHS past Kennedale 8-6.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Guns and gazes: The revolution is so angsty

Guns and gazes: The revolution is so angsty

Teens are the primary audience for many movies and that’s certainly true for this recent spate of adaptations of Young Adult novels. From Harry Potter to the Twilight werewolves and vampires to Katniss Everdeen, teen moviegoers can make or break a YA franchise.
For all the hits above, plenty of YA movies miss big time. Then there’s the Divergent series.

About the film

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