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Two SHS juniors earn Optimist Club honors

| May 22, 2014
Two SHS juniors earn Optimist Club honors

by Mark K. Campbell
The Springtown Optimist Club gave monthly awards to Texan Mistian Whitehead and Texanne Amber Benton at its May 20 meeting.
Both juniors, Whitehead and Benton are well-involved in multiple school activities, including theater and drama.… Read the rest

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Splishin’ and Splashin’

| May 22, 2014
Splishin’ and Splashin’

SplashPad opening set for Saturday, May 24

By Natalie Gentry
The Saturday many Springtown area kids have been waiting for is fast approaching – the day they can finally enjoy a wet and wild time in Springtown’s new SplashPad.
The shiny new facility opens at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 24.
Future facility hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.… Read the rest

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Hwy. 199 motorcycle mishap claims man

| May 22, 2014
Hwy. 199 motorcycle mishap claims man

by Carla Noah Stutsman
One man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, May 21, in an accident involving a motorcycle in the 1600 block of Northwest Parkway (also called SH 199) in front of Allsup’s Convenience Store.… Read the rest

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Johnson indicted now on federal hate crime charges

| May 22, 2014
Johnson indicted now on federal hate crime charges

By Natalie Gentry
Brice Johnson, 19, of Springtown was accused of severely beating a gay man last September and has now been indicted on federal hate crime charges.
A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Johnson on May 14 for charges of kidnapping and “willfully causing bodily injury to a person because of the actual or perceived sexual orientation of that person,” according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.… Read the rest

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Wheels on the bus

| May 22, 2014
Wheels on the bus

SISD bus drivers create art to express pride in their jobs

By Natalie Gentry
Every school day, bus drivers for the Springtown Independent School District (SISD) are entrusted with safely transporting students to and from the schools.
Regardless of the weather, lighting, or traffic conditions, SISD drivers are required to transports students, so their performance on the road is critically important.… Read the rest

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Springtown High School 2014

| May 22, 2014

Read the complete Springtown High School 2014 online.

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Splishin’ and Splashin’

| May 22, 2014
Splishin’ and Splashin’

An overhead view of the SplashPad highlights the different areas of fun awaiting Springtown youth (and adults) beginning Saturday, May 24.                                                                        Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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May 22, 2014

| May 22, 2014

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Area residents indicted by Parker Grand Jury

| May 15, 2014
Area residents indicted by Parker Grand Jury

by carla noah stutsman
The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, May 1, to consider evidence in criminal cases filed by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
The Grand Jury returned 41 indictments against 32 individuals. One is a Poolville resident, three live in Springtown, two in Azle, and one in Pelican Bay.
• Augustus Henry Atherton, 22, of Poolville, was indicted for burglary of a building, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

| May 15, 2014

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 May 4-10.
Parker County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39-year-old Azle woman May 6 on a motion to adjudicate guilt for a prior charge of theft of property $50-$500. As of May 12 she was held in the Parker County Jail without bond.… Read the rest

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