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Me versus Leatherface

| April 9, 2015
Me versus Leatherface

She had me at Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The Bride and I had been driving around the Hill Country seeing all the purty flowers (which are mighty good this year.)
Tiring, the phone app said the closest available hotel room was in Johnson City. But, as we drove that way through Kingsland, the Bride spied a simple sign that said The Antlers Inn. I pulled a U-ie and we drove in.… Read the rest

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William Eric McDugle 1976-2015

| April 9, 2015

William Eric McDugle, age 38, of Springtown, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Eric was born April 6, 1976 in Amarillo, to William Harvey and Nita McDugle. He was an air conditioning technician and a Baptist. Eric was a loving husband, father and son. He enjoyed sport shooting, fishing, four wheeling and playing his guitar.… Read the rest

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Ricky Eugene Murray 1950-2015

| April 9, 2015
Ricky Eugene Murray 1950-2015

Ricky Eugene Murray, 64, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015.
A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Friday, Calvario Funeral Chapel (formerly Shannon North) 111 W. Northside Drive. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.
A native of Hobart, Oklahoma, Ricky was born May 30, 1950 to Harold and Opal Kimmel Murray. He was a self employed painter. Fishing was his favorite past-time.… Read the rest

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Duane Schlarbaum 2015

| April 9, 2015
Duane Schlarbaum 2015

Duane Schlarbaum, 71, passed away at home Thursday, April 2, 2015.
He will be laid to rest in Dallas.
Duane served our country in Vietnam. He enjoyed being outside in the yard and garden.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Marie Metcalf.
Survivors include his loving wife, Armanda Schlarbaum of Springtown; six sons, Richard and wife, Terry, Ronnie, Randy, Rodney and wife, Julie, Duane and wife, Lisa and Kenny Schlarbaum; two brothers, … Read the rest

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James ‘Jabo’ Hale 1937-2015

| April 9, 2015
James ‘Jabo’ Hale 1937-2015

James ‘Jabo’ Hale, 77, of Chico, Texas passed away Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 at home in Chico.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 10 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Alvord, officiated by Dale Webster, Jamie Reed, Bobby Miles and Kelvin Miles. Visitation will be Thursday, April 9 from 6-8 pm at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial will be at Cumby Cemetery in Chico.… Read the rest

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Inge on elite Dean’s List

| April 9, 2015

Abigail Inge of Springtown was named to the Trevecca Nazarene University Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester.
This list honors students who achieved a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester, and it recognizes the hard work and dedication of those students.
Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee is a fully accredited, comprehensive institution with more than 2,600 students.… Read the rest

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Easter Egg Hunts

| April 9, 2015
Easter Egg Hunts

It wasn’t hard to find an Easter egg hunt this year. For the first time, Springtown Park was the site for the Friends of the Tabernacle event which kicked off near the Newby Pavilion. Hunts were also conducted at First United Methodist church and the city of Reno.
Photos by Natalie Gentry

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Cases move forward in deadly hit-and-run

| April 9, 2015
Cases move forward in deadly hit-and-run

Victim from Poolville later died from injuries

 

by Natalie Gentry
A Parker County grand jury indicted Jacob Richard Edwards, 22, of Weatherford on Thursday, April 2 for felony evidence tampering in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that left a Poolville woman dead last year.
Marla Zane Carroll, 58, was struck while walking into work at Walmart in Hudson Oaks around 10 p.m. Aug. 11, 2014.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

| April 9, 2015

Officers with the Springtown Police Department arrested the following individuals between March 23-April 5.
• A 28-year-old Springtown man was arrested in the 500 block of East 7th Street March 24 for warrants for failure to appear in court and no seat belt. He posted $513 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail March 28.
• A 31-year-old Fort Worth man was arrested in the 1000 block of East Highway 199 March 26 … Read the rest

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New Officer

| April 9, 2015
New Officer

The Springtown Police Department introduced its newest officer to the city council during a recent board meeting. Officer Clayton Morris graduated the academy this past year and after a short stint with the Parker County Sheriff’s Department, he applied for and was selected for a position in Springtown.
Photo courtesy of the Springtown Police Department

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