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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

| September 18, 2014

With the queer instance of a remnant of a hurricane bearing down on Arizona, maybe it is wise to take heed of September being Emergency Preparedness Month.
Knowing what to do and what to have on hand for a disaster is essential, noted the local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office.
Statistically for North Texans, the greatest chance of an emergency will come from tornadoes, floods, or wildfires.… Read the rest

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Davy Crockett and the Alamo’s last days, Part 4

| September 18, 2014
Davy Crockett and the Alamo’s last days, Part 4

February 26. Colonel Bowie has been taken sick from overexertion and exposure. He did not leave his bed to-day until twelve o’clock. He is worth a dozen common men in a situation like ours. The Bee hunter keeps the whole garrison in good heart with his songs and his jests and his daring and determined spirit. He is about the quickest on the trigger, and the best rifle shot we have in the fort. I … Read the rest

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We’ve tweaked the Epi

| September 18, 2014

We have made two changes to the paper.
Did you notice we changed our front page banner Sept. 4?
Also: We have moved almost all of the reports we receive from fire and police departments out of the paper.
They are still available – free and in their entirety – online.
When you log on to www.springtown-epigraph.net, a series of tabs is set at the top of the web page. There’s a new one … Read the rest

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War of words?

| September 18, 2014
War of words?

Texas, Mexico exchange words over border military force

While the governor and group of trade-with-Texas promoters were in Japan and China last week, the 13th anniversary of the “9-11” terrorist attacks on the United States was broadly observed. Perry acknowledged the anniversary from afar and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who serves as acting governor when Perry is out of the state, also made a similar, solemn statement on Sept. 11.… Read the rest

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Meredith J. Singleton 1938-2014

| September 18, 2014
Meredith J. Singleton 1938-2014

Meredith J. Singleton, 76, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at home.
Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 212 Pearson Lane, Azle.
Meredith was born March 16, 1938 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Meredith and Nandie Lea Singleton, they both preceded him in death.… Read the rest

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Anita Louise Presley Allen 1958-2014

| September 18, 2014
Anita Louise Presley Allen 1958-2014

Anita Louise Presley Allen, 56, a loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home surrounded by those who loved her.
Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. in Ashcreek Cemetery, under the direction of Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home, Springtown.
Anita was born Aug. 6, 1958 in Dallas to Earl Wayne and Roxy Joy Baker Presley they both preceded her in death.… Read the rest

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Sanders an SHSU grad

| September 18, 2014
Sanders an SHSU grad

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Klassy Kloggers

| September 18, 2014
Klassy Kloggers

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Museum speaker’s local ties deep

| September 18, 2014

Ellis’ family has long history in the area

By Natalie Gentry
The Springtown Legends Museum will be hosting Connie Ellis – a Springtown native – Sept. 25.
Ellis has a rich history that connects her to many Springtown families.
The program will feature the history of Martha Ann Gilliland Keeling, Ellis’ grandmother or “Granny” and involves the history of Goshen Cemetery.

A little back story
Nancy Keeling, Granny’s mother, came to this area by ox … Read the rest

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Construction Underway

| September 18, 2014
Construction Underway

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