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Top VOC Student

| November 10, 2016
Top VOC Student

Nancy Martinez (left) was the vocational student honored by the Springtown Chamber of Commerce at its October luncheon. Martinez is a Springtown High School senior who plans to attend University of Texas in Arlington next year to study international business and management. At SHS Martinez is active in Business Professionals of America and was a member of the UIL Accounting team that placed first at last year’s district competition. Martinez also won the district accounting competition as an individual. In addition to her involvement in school activities, Martinez volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce over the last summer, and assisted Chamber Director Amy Walker with the Chamber’s new teacher luncheon in August.… Read the rest

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Riding for Veterans

| November 10, 2016
Riding for Veterans

Ride Texas is a five-day, 500-mile event during which 24 cyclists bike from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi. The event is organized by Wish For Our Heroes, a non-profit organization that raises money for local veterans and their families. The first leg of the route, Wichita Falls to Fort Worth, took these riders down Hwy. 199, passing through Springtown and Azle on Monday, Nov. 7.      Photo by Christina Derr

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Senior Angels seeking donations

| November 10, 2016

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The Springtown Chamber of Commerce is again organizing its annual Senior Angel Christmas tree project.
Amy Walker, director of the chamber of commerce, said she expects to have around 60 Angels for this year’s project.
Walker said the chamber would work with each applicant to create a list of needed and wanted items to be listed on their angel.
Once the applications have been submitted, and all relevant information is collected, the Chamber will have the angel Christmas tree set up at its location for those who wish to stop by and pick out a senior angel.
Walker said cash donations are always welcome for those who wish to contribute but are unable to shop for an angel.… Read the rest

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Rollover leads to arrest on Hwy. 199

| November 10, 2016
Rollover leads to arrest on Hwy. 199

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Wet road conditions and allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol did not mix well for a Fort Worth man Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Leighton Ray Smith, 44, of Fort Worth, was arrested by Texas Department of Safety (DPS) troopers after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday.
The wreck occurred in the 6400 block of Hwy. 199, near the intersection of Oak Creek Drive.
According to DPS troopers, around 2 p.m., Smith’s 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck lost control, left the roadway, went through a fence before overturning multiple times.
Smith was reportedly combative with bystanders and allegedly attempted to the leave the area prior to first responders’ arrival at the scene.… Read the rest

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Helping out here

| November 10, 2016
Helping out here

Group distributes funds to local charities

Looking to donate to a worthy cause but want to keep help local?
Then check out Springtown Cares & Shares, board member Denise Taylor told the Springtown Optimist Club Nov. 8.
The group acts as a clearinghouse for multiple groups, assuring that all funds donated go to area groups that need it.
Among those Springtown Shares & Cares helps: Neighbor to Neighbors; Good News Living at Home/Block Nursing Program; School Supply Assistant Program; Dental Hygiene Program; and REACT.
For more info: P.O. Box 1592, Springtown, 76082.

Denise Taylor

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Showstoppers Food Drive

| November 10, 2016
Showstoppers Food Drive

Springtown High School Showstoppers dance team is conducting a food drive through Tuesday, Nov. 15. Take food donations to Carneceria Y Taqueria Rancho Nuevo, located at 466 E. Hwy. 199, or to Springtown High Schools. Boxes to collect the donations are at both locations.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Playoff bound!

| November 10, 2016
Playoff bound!

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New police chief making things happen

| November 10, 2016
New police chief making things happen

Motley active during first 90 days

Springtown’s Chief of Police Tony Motley has implemented many changes and improvements to the Springtown Police Department during his first 90 days on the job. Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Springtown Chief of Police Tony Motley has instituted several changes to the department in his 90 days on the job.
Motley, who was sworn in as Chief of Police on Aug. 1, updated the Springtown City Council of his progress at the council’s Oct. 27 meeting.
The police department, after hiring three new officers and a dispatcher is fully staffed as of Oct.… Read the rest

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Great job, band!

| November 10, 2016
Great job, band!

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Off to San Antone

| November 10, 2016
Off to San Antone

Springtown High School’s Sound of Springtown marching band received an escort from the Springtown Police Department as the band began its journey to San Antonio where the unit competed in the state marching band competition Monday, Nov. 7.

Springtown Intermediate School offered congratulations to its alumni who began their band careers at SIS and competed at the state marching competition.

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