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

WBAP reporter, two others injured in head-on crash on FM 51

WBAP reporter, two others injured in head-on crash on FM 51

By Natalie Gentry
Farm Road (FM) 51 was shut down for more than an hour Friday evening, Dec. 5 following a head-on collision that sent two people to John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital in Fort Worth via separate air ambulances.… Read the rest

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In the aftermath:

REACT volunteers assist victims of abuse and assault to find help

By Natalie Gentry
Kim Chilcutt and Karen Ewell of Parker County’s Responding to Every Assault and Crisis Team (REACT), a victim centered organization developed to assist those who have been affected by trauma and violent crime, spoke at the weekly Springtown Optimist Club meeting Dec. 9.
REACT works closely with law enforcement officials to provide victims with information regarding their rights, needs, case follow-up, … Read the rest

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City to host farewell reception for Krey

City to host farewell reception for Krey

By Natalie Gentry
The City of Springtown will host a reception for outgoing City Administrator Mark Krey from 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.
The event will be held in the Municipal Court Annex building at 200 North Main Street.
Krey’s time with the city has been called one of progress and growth.
Among the many projects Krey has coordinated are the completion of the new water treatment plant, the reconstruction and resurfacing of approximately half … Read the rest

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Santa’s Lap

Santa’s Lap

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Sports

Ladies best tourney hosts in Jacksboro

Ladies best tourney hosts in Jacksboro

Springtown won a close one and lost a close one at the Jacksboro tournament.
The Lady Porcupine basketball squad opened with a 57-45 loss to Windthorst in a game that was tied at 29 at halftime.… Read the rest

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Porcupine boys battle in Jacksboro

Porcupine boys battle in Jacksboro

By Mark K. Campbell
The Porcupine basketball team ventured to Jacksboro and played five games in a tournament.
Springtown (6-6) opened Dec. 14 with a 67-47 dashing of Godley.
Five Porcupines accounted for a batch of points: Dawson Meek led with 16, Jared Green scored 12, and Triston Brawner added 10. Kruz Domingez hit for 9 and Trent Partain netted 8 points.… Read the rest

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Porcupine wrestlers hit local mats

Porcupine wrestlers hit local mats

By Mark K. Campbell
The Porcupine wrestling team, under new coach Tye Adams, ventured to local mats.
On Dec. 4 in Azle, the gathering was supposed to be a clash with the Hornets and Arlington Seguin. But the latter was double scheduled and cancelled.
Three Porcupines won: Caice Clark (145 pound class), Sam Lund (182), and Charles Emmert (195).
In exhibitions, Springtown winners were Montana Harthcock, Cyrus Naal, Aiden Baxley, Mason Phillips, and Clark.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

It’s a wonderful Christmas movie list

It’s a wonderful Christmas movie list

What are the best Christmas movies?
It’s a genre that never dies, especially on TV. Annually, Lifetime churns out holiday themed films nonstop. They are almost always forgettable. This year’s real stinker is Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.
With regularity, Christmas movies get released theatrically, too. They come and go, few have staying power.
This year has produced what could be the all-time holiday turkey, Saving Christmas starring Kirk Cameron. When the movie got lit … Read the rest

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