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Vernon ends SHS volleyball season

| November 13, 2014
Vernon ends SHS volleyball season

The Lady Porcupine volleyball team battled to the very end before falling in the Area round to Vernon at Bowie.
Springtown (22-17) lost a marathon, 25-23, 15-25, 27-25, 17-25, 12-15.
A Lady Lion outside hitter made things tough for SHS all night, coach Leighann Strickland. “We had one rotation that hurt us all night.”
In her final volleyball match as a Lady Porcupine, Brooklyn Dauenhauer was phenomenal.… Read the rest

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Bobo final football contest winner

| November 13, 2014

The final football contest of 2014 season was a bona fide toughie.
Only one contestant missed two games; five others were off on three.
The outright winner, with those two misses, was Mike Bobo.
He took the $20 top prize.
The tie-breaker game of Dallas 31, Jacksonville 17 (48) sorted out the other five vying for two cash places.
Second and $10 went to Paul Rayfield who nailed the tie-breaker on the nose.… Read the rest

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Ladies take hoops opener

| November 13, 2014

The 2014-15 Lady Porcupine basketball season began with a 52-46 win over Nolan Catholic.
Coach Susan Croft said the volleyball girls had just arrived from their playoff run a few days earlier.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer hit the ground running, scoring 25 points, including a pair of three-pointers. She also blocked three shots.
Adrienne Easter scored 8 points, Khristin Mote 6, and Kendyl Dean 5 in the first game.… Read the rest

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POSTSEASON!

| November 13, 2014
POSTSEASON!

Bi-district! Springtown vs. Sanger at Saginaw HS Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Go, POJO, Go!

Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Listening to the deafening sounds of silence

| November 13, 2014
Listening to the deafening sounds of silence

The fluid was gurgling in my ear.
Everybody has some sort of weird anomaly with their bodies. Some have hairy backs. Others weird feet. And still others have an extra something or other.
I’m an earwax guy.
It builds up through the years despite my living by the creed of “put nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear.”
(When I was a boy, my mom was the master at digging wax out with a … Read the rest

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The British point of view – American Loyalists, Part 6

| November 13, 2014
The British point of view – American Loyalists, Part 6

The U.S. attacked with 2,500 troops at Fort Malden where the only men General Brock had available was 150 British, 150 Indians, and 300 Canadian militia (Loyalists), who knowing their fate if they failed, fought with such determination that another 700 Indians and former slaves joined in to help out repelling the invaders.
“Upper Canada would have been vitally under siege, but for the Federalists in New England and Vermont who wanted nothing to do … Read the rest

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Abbott and Patrick voted into top Texas posts

| November 13, 2014
Abbott and Patrick voted into top Texas posts

Winners in the Nov. 4 general election on the whole proved that incumbency and/or running as a Republican continue to be assets when Texas voters hit the polls.
Democrats Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte lost by wide margins to Republicans Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor, respectively. In the Abbott-Davis race, the spread was 20 points: 59 to 39 percent. Similarly, the spread in the Patrick-Van … Read the rest

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What I meant to say…

| November 13, 2014
What I meant to say…

You have probably seen some of these classic church bulletin bloopers, but here are a few, just in case you haven’t. I offer these as examples of why every church needs a proofreader before anything goes to print. I offer my commentary on each one because, well…I can.
1. “Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.” (Every 10 year-old boy … Read the rest

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Worldwide love:

| November 13, 2014
Worldwide love:

Area churches take part in Operation Christmas Child

by Natalie Gentry
For the tenth year in a row, First Baptist Church Springtown will act as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child (OCC).
Also, the week of Nov. 17-24 marks the fourth year that First Baptist Azle has collected shoeboxes for OCC – a program aimed at providing needy children all over the world with Christmas gifts.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

| November 13, 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 between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.
• A 35-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Oct. 24 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams. She also had active warrants for failure to identify from Westworth Village and a   parole … Read the rest

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