BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The bodies of a Springtown man and woman were found inside a business Monday morning, May 2.
Their deaths are believed to be the result of a murder-suicide, according to authorities.
Captain Mark Arnett of the Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division said the incident occurred in the 3000 block of East Hwy. 199 in Springtown at Collective Recycle.
An employee of the company arrived to work Monday morning, discovered the deceased couple and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
When investigators arrived on scene, they discovered two people dead inside the recycling shop located on the property, behind a secured gate.… Read the rest
PD seeking help to identify suspicious vehicle; occupants reportedly offering children candy
BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Springtown Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspicious vehicle reported in the city.
According to Lt. Curtis Stone, a report was received in March of a black pickup driven by a Hispanic male and accompanied by two other males.
The complainant stated that the driver was offering her juvenile son candy.
“Then on April 27 we received a report of a black pickup occupied by a man and woman,” Stone said.
“The complainant reported that the occupants tried to coax his son into the vehicle.”
While the occupant description is different in each occurrence, the information was provided by the juveniles.… Read the rest
The Springtown SplashPad is scheduled to open for the summer beginning May 31 and it will stay open through August 21.
Park hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
From now through May 27, presale entry bands are 10 percent off.
Day passes – sold only at the SplashPad – for city residents are $3 and $5 for non-residents.
Entry passes for people not planning to get wet (non-participant) are $1.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Lady Porcupine Kylie Hornback won the Region I shot put title at Lubbock and claimed a berth at the state track meet in Austin.
The senior threw 37 feet, 9 inches to win the gold, a personal best. She actually broke the school record but barely foot-faulted and scratched.
Two Springtown athletes finished seventh in their events.
Pole vaulter Hunter Robinson ended up there, clearing 12-6.
In the girls 3200, Alli Roglin ran eight windy, hot laps in 12 minutes, 39.73 seconds.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Springtown softball coach Scott Mann had high hopes for his Lady Porcupines against bi-district foe Kennedale.
SHS was hitting well, and the Ladykat pitching was not as superlative as last season.
But KHS had at least one stellar hurler, Megan Calhoun; Springtown (11-16, 5-3) got no-hit in the playoff opener at Northwest Eaton, 11-0.
The Lady Porcupine bats revived the next day, April 29.
After falling behind 10-0 two innings in, SHS began a furious rally – cutting the deficit to 10-8 after four and one-half innings.… Read the rest