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Melba Oxford Coleman 1935 – 2016

| December 8, 2016
Melba Oxford Coleman 1935 – 2016

Melba Oxford Coleman died on Nov. 30, 2016 at a local care center.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. with visitation from 9-10 a.m. before the service at the Springtown Church of Christ with internment to follow in the Springtown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Melba’s name be made to the Springtown Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 763 Springtown TX 76082.
Melba was born May 13, 1935 in Springtown. She was a homemaker and former bookkeeper for Tri-County Electric in Azle. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a lifelong resident of Springtown.… Read the rest

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Warren Mullennix 1924 – 2016

| December 8, 2016
Warren Mullennix 1924 – 2016

Warren Mullennix, 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Springtown. Interment was at Azleland Memorial Park.
Warren was born Aug. 25, 1924 in Crowley to Margaret Viola Clinton and Eugene Douglas Mullennix. He was employed at General Dynamics for 36 years. Warren was a Mason in Azle for over 50 years. He was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church and then First Baptist Church of Springtown.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; and a daughter.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Mullennix; daughters, Jonetta Wright(Martin) and Shauna Smitt (John); grandchildren, Brent, Russell, Aubyn and Shaun; and five great-grandchildren.… Read the rest

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Donald Lee Teague 1954 – 2016

| December 8, 2016
Donald Lee Teague 1954 – 2016

Donald Lee Teague, 62 a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at home surrounded by those that love him.
Graveside service was at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Annis Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Donald was born Aug. 26, 1954 in Fort Worth to Albert and Doris Blackmon Teague. They both preceded him in death along with his daughter, Christynn Holt and brothers, C.A., Charles and Billy Teague.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 42 years, Rosemary; son, Chris Teague and wife, Cristy; daughter, Tisha Grace and husband, Todd; brothers, Dennie, Geary and Lloyd Teague; grandchildren, Addison Teague and wife, Melanie, Trent Grace, Brelyn Bevely and Alexa Teague; great-grandchildren, Bonnie and Waylon Teague; and several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.… Read the rest

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Allen Larry Gibson 1944 – 2016

| December 8, 2016
Allen Larry Gibson 1944 – 2016

Allen Larry Gibson, 72, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
Service is at 2 p.m. Friday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown. Interment: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home.
Allen Larry Gibson was born June 29, 1944 in Stamford, Texas to Wilson and Ophelia Gibson. He graduated from O’Brien High School in 1962 and attended Texas Tech. Larry married the love of his life, Jean Manning in 1964, they made their home in Springtown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Gibson.… Read the rest

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Over 100 attend annual senior luncheon

| December 8, 2016
Over 100 attend annual senior luncheon

Event hosted by Springtown Educational Foundation was 40th annual

Springtown Education Foundation hosted its 40th Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon Saturday, Dec. 3.
More than 100 volunteers from SISD high school and middle school organizations, including FCCLA, Springtown 4H, National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society, served 176 area senior citizens.
Each guest received door prizes that were donated by local businesses, SEF board members, and high school student organizations.
The luncheon was paid for by donations that were collected by the Springtown Chamber of Commerce.
Woody Creek Barbecue catered the event with smoked turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and rolls.… Read the rest

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Pouncing Porcupines

| December 8, 2016
Pouncing Porcupines

Springtown,with impressive numbers, began the wrestling season by hosting Brewer Dec. 5. This year, experienced Porcupines are joined by a slew of newcomers in what could be an exceptional season for SHS. Here, Porcupine Jabril Cummings (top) has a Bear in trouble at the  Springtown gym.    Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Trio charged with drug crimes

| December 8, 2016
Trio charged with drug crimes

Meth found in 2 Springtown homes

Alana Hunt

Barry Jackson

Tony Odom

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Three Springtown residents have been charged with first-degree felonies after they were discovered possessing a significant amount of methamphetamine and materials needed to sell the drug.
Tony Drew Odom, Barry Dwight Jackson, and Alana Hunter, all of the Springtown, were arrested by officers with the Parker County Sheriff’s office Special Crimes Unit.
Odom, 52, was arrested Nov. 28 at his Springtown home. Investigators conducted a search of his home after he’d been detained regarding another incident.
During the search, the investigators discovered over four grams of methamphetamine, an unspecified amount of marijuana, electronic scales, small plastic baggies, and other drug paraphernalia items.… Read the rest

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SISD investigating innovative program

| December 8, 2016

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The Springtown Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a resolution to take the next step in the process of becoming a District of Innovation (DOI).
The board voted unanimously at its Nov. 21 meeting to adopt a resolution scheduling a public hearing to allow citizens to discuss the idea.

Becoming a DOI
If, after the public hearing – which is planned to take place before the Dec. 12 regular board of trustees meeting, the decision is made to pursue the idea even further, the board will appoint a committee to develop a local innovation plan.
The board of trustees has 30 days after the initial public hearing to decide whether or not to formally pursue becoming a DOI.… Read the rest

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Two local teens hurt in wreck

| December 8, 2016

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Two Springtown teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday, Nov. 30.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, a Dodge truck, driven by Jacob Deskins, 19, of Springtown, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 199.
Around 5 p.m., near the intersection of Hwy 199 and Rainbow Trail, Deskins’ truck struck the rear of a Cadillac Escalade.
The driver of the Escalade, Lacey Wells, 30, of Poolville, was stopped to make a left turn.
After he struck the Cadillac, Deskins’ vehicle left the roadway and entered a ditch.
The truck then hit a culvert in the ditch and overturned multiple times.… Read the rest

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Spruced up for Christmas on the Square

| December 8, 2016
Spruced up for Christmas on the Square

Christmas decorations hang on the Springtown Tabernacle ahead of the Christmas on the Square. The 23rd annual holiday festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. Chilly but dry weather is predicted.                  Photo by Christina Derr… Read the rest

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