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Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

| October 16, 2014
Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

Azle’s Steagall on his life, career, and the cowboy way

by Carla Noah Stutsman
He may be most famous for his 1976 hit song “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” but Red Steagall says the love of poetry has always been a part of his being.
Steagall, who lives on a ranch outside Azle with his wife, Gail, will host the 24th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival in the Fort … Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

| October 16, 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 Sept. 28-Oct. 8.
• Chester Lee Martin, 53, of Springtown, was arrested Sept. 28 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for possession of child pornography, a second-degree felony.
• Springtown police arrested a 20-year-old Springtown man Sept. 28 for warrants for failure to appear in court, … Read the rest

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Ladies alone in 2nd after 1st district round

| October 16, 2014
Ladies alone in 2nd after 1st district round

Dauenhauer, Martin set new SHS marks

by Mark K. Campbell
While Decatur was as tough as advertised – the Lady Eagles are No. 2 in the state in 4A – the Lady Porcupines had plenty to be happy about…especially two young ladies.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer and Mackensie Martin shattered old Springtown (19-15, 4-1) records.
Dauenhauer set a new kills mark; she got 14 in a 3-2 win over Castleberry Oct. 14.… Read the rest

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Springtown leads Kennedale early but falls

| October 16, 2014
Springtown leads Kennedale early but falls

by Mark K. Campbell
For a while there, Kennedale must have wondered what was going on.
Springtown (3-3, 0-1) put the No. 4 team in 4A in a hole twice and the Porcupines led after the first quarter.
But, the Wildcats began running successfully and altered a 10-7 Springtown lead to a 58-10 Kennedale victory in the 5-4A opener for each.
SHS zoomed down the field, covering 76 yards in just three plays. The final … Read the rest

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Springtown Middle School

| October 16, 2014
Springtown Middle School

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Pruitts win FB contest

| October 16, 2014

Four contestants missed two games each so the tie-breaker game of Oklahoma 31, Texas 26 (57) decided who pocketed some cash this week.
Being just four points off with a guess of 53 made Dakota Pruitt $20 richer with a first place check.
Second place went to Johnny Pruitt. (It was a good week for the Pruitts.)
His guess on the tie-breaker was 63, seven points off; he won $10.… Read the rest

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Cross Country

| October 16, 2014
Cross Country

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SHS JV edges Wildcat rivals

| October 16, 2014
SHS JV edges Wildcat rivals

The Porcupine junior varsity football team rallied to beat Kennedale, 9-7.
Springtown (4-2, 1-0) trailed 7-0 into the second half.
Tyler White scored on a 50-yard run in the third quarter; but, with a failed kick, SHS was still behind, 7-6.
The game was won in the final period when Dayton Schrage booted a 20-yard field goal.
“The JV Porcupines showed true grit in a hard-fought contest that was won by controlling the line of … Read the rest

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High cotton: 327s, Blue Knights, and a Beamer

| October 16, 2014
High cotton: 327s, Blue Knights, and a Beamer

I’m not really a car guy.
When my fellow high schoolers were drooling over their first cars and getting them “souped up,” I was watching old scary movies and learning shorthand. (Today, I can remember only one thing in shorthand – and I advanced to regional in the UIL competition in 1973 – my first name.)
I just never got the car bug. I never drove fast; President Jimmy Carter’s lowering of the speed limit … Read the rest

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The British Point of View: American Loyalists, Part 2

| October 16, 2014
The British Point of View: American Loyalists, Part 2

From a look across the pond, the British felt that although rarely mentioned “the local legislatures for their own ends, kept devaluing their currencies to the point of making them virtually worthless. This cheated creditors out of money, but also created large numbers of debtors in the colonies.
The money owed wasn’t theirs to lose, so by promising to absolve these debts, the rebels devised a powerful incentive for support.… Read the rest

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