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Springtown man wins $1 million Powerball prize

| January 28, 2016

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown’s Jordan L. Crittenden claimed a Powerball prize worth $1 million for the Jan. 13 drawing.
Crittenden missed winning the massive $1.5 billion jackpot by one number.
His Quick Pick matched all five of the white ball numbers including 4, 8, 19, 27, and 34, but not the red Powerball – 10.
Crittenden purchased his ticket at Horizon #1 located at 104 North Highway 287 in Decatur.… Read the rest

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Ch-ch-changes

| January 28, 2016
Ch-ch-changes

Biennial UIL realignment arrives Feb. 1

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL

Everyone will know by 9:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1.
Then the scrambling begins.
The University Interscholastic League reshuffles Texas schools into classifications, regions, and districts every two years.
And that’s about to occur again.
Determining how the UIL will assemble the puzzle of all those schools – some far flung – will be divulged Monday.
Trying to guess where Springtown will end up is nigh impossible.… Read the rest

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Man arrested for setting car on fire with girlfriend inside

| January 28, 2016
Man arrested for setting car on fire with girlfriend inside

Said she was ‘going to die tonight’

Charles Eugene Franklin

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Charles Eugene Franklin, 50, of North Richland Hills, in Springtown Jan. 18 after he set his girlfriend’s car on fire while she was inside.
According to the probable cause affidavit, deputies responded to a call in the 100 block of Hyde Away Lane in Springtown at approximately 8:20 p.m.… Read the rest

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Caring for Cassidy

| January 28, 2016
Caring for Cassidy

This ball of gray, cinnamon, and white has found a permanent home after being thrown from a moving car in Springtown in December.                      Photo by Natalie Gentry

Disabled kitten thrown from a moving vehicle finds a new home

BY NATALIE GENTRY
(Note: Due to the sometimes sensitive nature of fostering abused and neglected animals, the names of foster families have been withheld.)… Read the rest

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| January 28, 2016

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Marian Jean Thrower 1935 – 2016

| January 21, 2016
Marian Jean Thrower 1935 – 2016

Marian Jean Thrower, 80, of Springtown, passed away Jan. 13, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jean was born on May 22, 1935 in Malden, Missouri to H.R. and Mable Edmonston. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include husband of 38 years, Jerry “J.T.” Thrower; son, Michael Minson; daughter Nina Bellah and husband Kirk Bellah; and grand- daughter Kayla Bellah.… Read the rest

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John William “Bill” Lanier 1949 – 2016

| January 21, 2016
John William “Bill” Lanier 1949 – 2016

John William “Bill” Lanier, 66, of Azle, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2016 in Azle after a 15-month battle with cancer.
Visitation was held Jan. 14 and funeral service was Jan. 15 at Biggers Funeral Home. Interment was at Azleland Cemetery.
Bill was born March 30, 1949 in Fort Worth and lived in Azle all of his life.… Read the rest

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James W. Cannon 1934 – 2016

| January 21, 2016
James W. Cannon 1934 – 2016

James W. Cannon, 81, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Veal Station Cemetery.
James was born March 18, 1934 in Tioga, to Vancel Baron and Dorothy Cook Cannon.
His parents preceded him in death along with his sisters, Bonnie Hinkle and Peggy West.… Read the rest

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Eva Lee Pyle 2016

| January 21, 2016
Eva Lee Pyle 2016

Eva Lee Pyle, 79, completed her earthly journey Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at 4:20 a.m. and went home to be with her Heavenly Father.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Springtown Church of Christ. Interment at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at White’s Funeral Home.
Eva Lee was a Godly woman that loved the Lord and her family. She and Dwight Pyle were married March 5, 1960 at Springtown Church of Christ. Together they raised 3 children. She enjoyed cooking, canning, quilting, sewing, Bible class and raising her family.… Read the rest

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Cynthia Johnson 2016

| January 21, 2016
Cynthia Johnson 2016

Cynthia Johnson, 66, left her worldly body and gained her heavenly wings on Sat., Jan. 16, 2016 while visiting in Galveston.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Jaybird Cemetery and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biggers Funeral Home.
She fought a long battle and never gave up living life to the fullest. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.… Read the rest

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