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SISD schedules sub orientations

| August 25, 2016

Sept. 22 at SISD admin.

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Springtown Independent School District (SISD) will be holding an orientation for all returning substitute teachers on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting is set for the SISD Administration Building at 301 East 5th Street.
Anyone interested in substituting for SISD for the 2016-17 school year must attend the meeting as it is unknown at this time if or when another orientation may be held.
Applicants should bring their driver’s license, Social Security card, transcript, and a voided check to the orientation.
In addition, all subs are required to pass a criminal history background check.… Read the rest

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Herbert H. Carter 1928 – 2016

| August 25, 2016
Herbert H. Carter 1928 – 2016

Herbert H. Carter, 87, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.
Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown, 76082. Interment will be at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home.
Herbert was born Oct. 17, 1928 at the family farm in Springtown to Arthur and Maude Carter. His mother picked cotton the day he was born.
Herbert graduated from Springtown High School in 1947 and Weatherford College in 1949. He was an outstanding athlete who excelled in baseball and basketball. He played college basketball and was drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates to play baseball.… Read the rest

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At the Community Prayer Rally

| August 25, 2016
At the Community Prayer Rally

Springtown Independent School District Superintendent Mike Kelley addresses the crowd at the Springtown Ministerial Alliance community prayer rally Aug. 21 at the Springtown High School auditorium. Other speakers included (front, l-r): Dawnette Harris, Doug Harris, David Fergeson, Springtown Police Chief Tony Motley; (back): Darrel Mathis, Josh Richards, Lance Hall, and Shane Scott.                          Photo by Christina Derr

 

Members of Springtown’s Move, Pray, Obey organization served as ushers at the community prayer rally at SHS. Pictured are (front, l-r): Pearl Henderson and Krisha Snapka; (back) Terry Vaeth, Shirley Morris, Shelly Cannon, Mary Orms, Penny George, Linda Patterson, and Tiffany Neely.… Read the rest

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Teen killed in wreck

| August 25, 2016

Vehicle hit pole on Poolville Cut-Off Road

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A one-vehicle accident Saturday, Aug. 20 near Poolville killed a Springtown teenager.
Troy Conrad Frechette, 18, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident in the 2100 block of Poolville Cut-Off Road at 9:59 p.m.
According to Sgt. Richard Hunter, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Frechette was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup south on Poolville Cut-Off around 9:30 p.m. when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
The front left portion of the pickup struck a telephone pole.
A 16-year-old female passenger in Frechette’s pickup was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth with non-life-threatening injuries.… Read the rest

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Expert: Residents carrying water bill load

| August 25, 2016
Expert: Residents carrying water bill load

Says businesses pay less than what it costs to serve them 

New Springtown Police Chief Tony Motley told the council that the city needs a radio upgrade; SPD cannot currently communicate with any nearby local PDs. Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
According to Springtown Mayor Tom Clayton, clean, safe, and reliable drinking water should be the city’s top priority for the coming fiscal year.
At the Aug. 20 meeting at Springtown City Hall, Clayton and the council were shown a Utility Rate Study presentation by Dan Jackson of Willdan Financial Services.
According to Jackson, Springtown’s residential water and wastewater customers are paying more than their fair share of costs.… Read the rest

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ESD1 taxed by ESD8’s lack of response

| August 25, 2016
ESD1 taxed by ESD8’s lack of response

Board plans meeting to seek solutions, remedy

Parker County ESD1 Chief Stephen Watson discussed concerns at the ESD1 meeting Aug. 22. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
It’s common knowledge that firefighters are a hardworking crew who dedicate a considerable amount of time keeping our communities safe.
However, at the Parker County Emergency Services District 1 Board meeting Monday, Aug. 22 ESD1 Chief Stephen Watson informed the board that units from ESD1 are having to compensate for limited or no response – on a significant scale – to calls in another district.
“In the last 18 months the Parker County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD1) has responded to 98 calls from ESD8 – 54 of which were considered single company incidents,” Watson said.… Read the rest

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‘God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise…Uh-Oh…’

| August 25, 2016
‘God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise…Uh-Oh…’

Walnut Creek did rise – a lot – on Saturday morning,  Aug. 20. Debris flowed under the Main Street Bridge where the water rose to within a few feet of traffic after several inches of rain. The height reminded old-timers of the great flood of Halloween 1981.    Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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August 24, 2016

| August 25, 2016

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Parker County jury indictments: 1 from Azle, 3 from Springtown

| August 18, 2016
Parker County jury indictments: 1 from Azle, 3 from Springtown

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A quartet from the area was rcently indicted.
A Parker County grand jury met Aug. 4 in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury handed down 34 indictments, including one against an Azle man and a trio against three men who reside in Springtown.
• Lonnie Doyle Covey, Jr., 28, of Azle, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
• Terry Lee Kelley, 26, of Springtown, was indicted on charges of burglary of a building, a state jail felony, and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

| August 18, 2016

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the week of Aug. 8-14:
* Shawn Michael Fuller, 37, of Springtown, was arrested Aug. 8 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with theft of property, $1,500-$20,000, a state jail felony. As of Aug. 15 he remained in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
• A 30-year-old Azle man was arrested Aug. 10 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license, with previous convictions. He posted $750 bond and was released the following day.… Read the rest

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