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Susan Carr’s Diary, Part 2: Surviving in the wilderness

| July 10, 2014
Susan Carr’s Diary, Part 2: Surviving in the wilderness

We lived with brother George through the winter, living mostly on what game we caught. It was a cold, tedious winter with deep snow. Game was plenty such as deer and moose.
“On June 1, 1622, husband started south-west for a warmer climate, with a pocket compass and an Indian guide. Brother George went a two days’ journey with us, and then returned home. I carried my son George in my arms and on my … Read the rest

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Panel gets input on population influx at border

| July 10, 2014
Panel gets input on population influx at border

A U.S. House Homeland Security Committee field hearing titled, “Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors,” was conducted in McAllen on July 3.
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw was among those who testified. He said unaccompanied Central American children are continuing to make the journey to the United States through Texas in record numbers; and
• U.S. Border Patrol detention facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere are overwhelmed;… Read the rest

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Larry Dollar 2014

| July 10, 2014
Larry Dollar 2014

Larry Dollar, 71, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown, 76082.
Larry worked at Asarco Cooper Mine for 34 years. He then moved to Texas from Arizona. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.… Read the rest

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Robert McCrone 2014

| July 10, 2014
Robert McCrone 2014

Robert McCrone, 52, passed away unexpectedly in New York on July 3, 2014.
Survivors include his mother, Mary McCrone and sister, Janet Gingrich, both of Springtown.

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Heflin releases poetry book

| July 10, 2014
Heflin releases poetry book

by Carla Noah Stutsman
After logging enough years on this earth to have several great-grandchildren, a beloved Azle woman has released her first book.
Love & Laughter – Poems, Analogies & Other Things Volume 1 by Ola Fay Denman Heflin – known by most simply as “Olie” – was released a few weeks ago and is now available for purchase.… Read the rest

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Krause on SMU honor roll

| July 10, 2014

Chance Krause, of Springtown and a first year at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, was named to the 2014 Spring Honor Roll.
To be listed on the elite list, students must be in the top 15 percent of their school of record.
SMU’s Spring 2014 enrollment included 10,614 students.… Read the rest

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Harvesting the good earth

| July 10, 2014
Harvesting the good earth

 

Springtown man labors in garden then shares the bounty

By Natalie Gentry
Cultivating a garden in the typical Texas summer can be a challenge, even for the most stalwart of gardeners.… Read the rest

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Stewart Street Accident

| July 10, 2014
Stewart Street Accident

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Springtown Summer Program

| July 10, 2014
Springtown Summer Program

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Wellness For Life

| July 10, 2014
Wellness For Life

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