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Light my fire

| October 22, 2015

Guidelines for safe outdoor burning

by Natalie Gentry
As the weather cools down the many people believe that the dangers of outdoor burning lessen because of the drop in temperature.
However, this is not the case.
It’s not unusual for counties to issue burn bans around this time of year and, in fact, Tarrant County is under a burn ban until Nov. 16, and Parker County has issued a burn ban ending Oct. 23.
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Parker County Arrests

| October 22, 2015

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. 5-15.
• A 46-year-old Poolville man was arrested Oct. 5 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for bail jumping on a prior charge of driving with an invalid license.
• Springtown police arrested a 23-year-old Springtown man Oct. 6 on warrants for failure to appear in court and a defective tail lamp.
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It’s fall, ya’ll!

| October 22, 2015
It’s fall, ya’ll!

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Duo advances to regional meet

| October 22, 2015
Duo advances to regional meet

Girls miss moving on by 1 point

by Mark K. Campbell
So close.
The Lady Porcupine cross country team missed out on a trip to the regional cross country meet by a single point.
At Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur Oct. 15, Lake Worth edged Springtown 88-87 for the final Region I berth.
The good news was that SHS’  Meleah Pineda finished tenth overall and will continue her season.
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Select Stars

| October 22, 2015
Select Stars

Playing for the Fort Worth Mavericks – which won a tournament – are Springtown U-11 select baseball players (l-r) Aaron Tidwell, Aaron Coleman, Danny Owens.

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Bradshaw wins weekly contest

| October 22, 2015

Three contestants missed one game each in the weekly football contest.
The tie-breaker was Alabama 41, Texas A&M 23 (64).
With a guess of 60, the first place $20 went to Clyde Bradshaw.
Second place was claimed by Eddy Swanzy who guessed 53 on the tie-breaker.
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Springtown Middle School

| October 22, 2015
Springtown Middle School

The 8th grade girls cross country team won district. They are: (front, l-r) Elizabeth Keith, Julie Plumlee; (middle) Samantha Gille, Kaylee Greenwood, Mikayla Ybarra, Rebecca Johnson; (back) Sara Powers, Jamie Clymer, Marlene Bird.

The 8th B volleyball team took second in an Irma Marsh tourney. They are: (bending, l-r) Haven Horton, Teryn Schlote, Cheyenne Appell; (standing) Madi Schoppenhorst, Mikayla Ybarra, Alexis Horner, Elizabeth Keith, Riley George, Hailey Diaz, Dakota Casselman, Samina Uddin, Coach Ashley Watson, Katy Turner.

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Porcupines blow by Diamond Hill-Jarivs

| October 22, 2015
Porcupines blow by Diamond Hill-Jarivs

Austin Bauman (12) and the Porcupines ran away – and passed past – the Diamond Hill-Jarvis Eagles in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy Tyler Plato Photography

by Mark K. Campbell
It was a good time for Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis to show up on the schedule.
Springtown (3-4, 1-1), after a pair of brutal games against talented squads, got a chance to recover and rest some players in a 56-0 swamping of the Eagles.
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Volleyball secure in 2nd in 5-4A

| October 22, 2015

by Mark K. Campbell
Solidly in second place.
That’s a fine slot considering volleyball powerhouse Decatur resides in 5-4A.
Springtown (18-13, 4-1) continued to take care of business against other district teams and will soon be playoff bound.
The Lady Porcupines improved to 3-0 in district on Oct. 6 with a sweep of Lake Worth.
Ashton Weaver continued to be the squad’s big hitter, hammering down 17 kills.
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Mary Joyce Cardwell 1953-2015

| October 22, 2015
Mary Joyce Cardwell 1953-2015

Mary Joyce Huddleston Cardwell, 62, of Springtown, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday in Alexander’s Midway Chapel, Springtown. Burial will immediately follow at Jay Bird Cemetery. Visitation from 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary was born March 2, 1953 in Charleston, Mississippi to Floyd B. and Velda Jo McCathern Huddleson.
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