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High notes for SHS

| June 9, 2016
High notes for SHS

38 secure Class 1 ratings in two areas

Thirty-eight Springtown High School students advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest by making 1st Division ratings on Class 1 – the most difficult – solo, or by making a 1st Division rating on a class 1 ensemble at the Regional Contest held in February.
Gold medal 1st Division winners were: Cameron Bosch, Jacob Matthews, Jacob Nelson, and Grant Trichel.
In the 2nd Division, silver medalists were: Kayla Levesque, Madison Beckwith, Shea Bailey, Ashley Levesque, Clara McIntosh, Rhiannon Meadows, Christian Brumback, Stephanie Sayles, Peter Merts, and Michael Murphy.
Despite performances rated as “excellent,” the ensembles earned second division ratings that were not high enough to medal.… Read the rest

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AD busy each summer

| June 9, 2016
AD busy each summer

Duties don’t end when school does

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
School’s over but Springtown ISD’ Athletic Director Brian Hulett’s work is not.
He has programs to oversee and, more importantly right now, two more coaches to hire for the upcoming school year.
And that’s proving to be a chore.

Coach/teacher needed
Speaking to the Springtown Optimist Club at its weekly meeting June 7, Hulett said plugging in a coach who also fills an academic class need is difficult.
Right now, he’s trying to find anyone who can coach football and teach math.
On highly-monitored, posted websites, Hulett said he has had zero applicants so far.… Read the rest

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Cleaning Up Springtown

| June 9, 2016
Cleaning Up Springtown

The City of Springtown held a household hazardous waste collection day June 4. The event, sponsored by Bluebonnet RC&D, collected items such as antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, batteries, oil filters, fertilizers, and paint – all which cannot be placed in the regular trash.        Photo by Natalie Gentry

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199 road work ahead

| June 9, 2016
199 road work ahead

Workers labor to lay down a new surface on Hwy. 199 heading west. Parker County Commissioner George Conley said the repaving will continue out toward the Agnes area.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Parker County Arrests

| June 9, 2016

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 during the days of May 26- June 5:
Reno Police officers arrested a 50-year-old Springtown woman May 26 for assault causing bodily injury to a family member. She posted her bond of $2,500 and was released from jail May 27.
A 42-year-old Springtown man was arrested May 26 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a parole warrant. As of June 7 he remained in jail.
Springtown Police officers arrested a 48-year-old Springtown man May 26 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2-A.… Read the rest

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Leketa L. Dollar 1938 – 2016

| June 9, 2016
Leketa L. Dollar 1938 – 2016

Leketa L. Dollar went to her heavenly home on May 29, 2016.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2016 at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home, Springtown.
Leketa was born Dec. 15, 1938 in St. Jo, Texas. She raised her family in Saginaw, Texas before moving to Winkelman, Arizona with her husband of 32 years, Larry Dollar. They returned to Texas and made their home in Springtown, where they lived for more than 20 years.
Leketa was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and Mamaw. She was the sweetest friend and had a beautiful heart.… Read the rest

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Springtown’s Horton places second in PGA charity challenge

| June 9, 2016

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Each year, PGA TOUR tournaments raise millions of dollars for charity, with more than $2.14 billion raised to date.
Part of this fundraising is through the Volunteer Challenge.
This year Springtown resident Tim Horton came in second place in the challenge at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.
This is the second year Horton was the runner-up, losing to his friend Wally Diehl of Benbrook both years.
Although he didn’t win the challenge Horton garnered 1,137 votes in the friendly “vote-for-me” competition.
The longtime volunteering duo – both of whom serve as standard bearers – were among tournament volunteers seeking votes on the PGA website in order to present a $10,000 check to Birdies for Charity Foundation.… Read the rest

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OSU Grad

| June 9, 2016
OSU Grad

Rebekah Workman Hartfield, daughter of David and Judy Workman of Springtown, graduated from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Stillwater May 6 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Hartfield was also awarded the Gentle Doctor Award for exemplary clinical skills and outstanding leadership. She is employed by Cushing Veterinary Clinic in Cushing, Oklahoma.

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Plant Problem

| June 9, 2016
Plant Problem

The rain in early June finally beat down this blooming yucca at First and Hwy. 199. However, drier weather is predicted for the next two weeks.    Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Library Magic Man

| June 9, 2016
Library Magic Man

Brett Roberts kept the crowd at the Springtown court Annex Building enthralled with his visually exciting tricks during the first Springtown Public Library summer program. Next up is Val Oliver, the Yo-Yo Lady, June 9 and representatives from the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge June 16.

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