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Heat at the Finish Line

| April 24, 2014
Heat at the Finish Line

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Ford convicted in child sexual abuse case

| April 24, 2014
Ford convicted in child sexual abuse case

Jury hands down no parole, 37-year sentence

A jury convicted Jamie Lee Ford, 29, of Springtown of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and sentenced him to 37 years in prison in a trial that concluded April 17 in district court in Weatherford.
Ford was convicted of sexually assaulting and fondling a young girl from ages five to nine in Parker and Tarrant Counties.… Read the rest

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Flood mitigation project to cost less Savings of $400,000 seen

| April 24, 2014
Flood mitigation project to cost less Savings of $400,000 seen

By Natalie Gentry
The revised budget for the Main Street creek widening and flood mitigation project is now estimated to be approximately $1.4 million instead of the original figure of $2.2 million.
In response to the decrease in the overall budget, the Parker County commissioners have voted to adjust the county’s 50 percent cost-share agreement with the city from $1.1 million to $700,000.… Read the rest

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Work continues on the Springtown Splashpad

| April 24, 2014
Work continues on the Springtown Splashpad

By Natalie Gentry
Construction on the Springtown Splashpad is steadily progressing toward its Memorial Day weekend grand opening.
The park took shape last week as water elements were installed and the majority of the masonry was completed on the restroom and the admissions building.… Read the rest

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Polls opening for early voting Monday

| April 24, 2014

by Natalie Gentry
Early voting for the May 10 General Election in Parker County will begin on April 28.
Voters in Springtown can go to City Hall located at 102 East 2nd Street to cast their votes in the council meeting room.
Another option is the Parker County Courthouse Annex kitchen located at 1112 Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford.
The meeting room in the Azle Masonic Lodge at 257 W. Main Street will also act … Read the rest

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Waldrop a top scholar-athlete

| April 17, 2014
Waldrop a top scholar-athlete

Honored by Dallas Gridiron Club

 

 

by Mark K. Campbell
Porcupine Kolyn Waldrop took time off from being the District 6-3A discus champion to pick up a prestigious honor.… Read the rest

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Pearson is RRC seismologist

| April 17, 2014

Seismologist, former Texas ranch manager, strong advocate for protecting and conserving Texas groundwater and surface water.
Those are just a few words that describe Dr. David Craig Pearson, who was hired March 28 by the Railroad Commission of Texas to be its staff seismologist.
Hired in direct response to the infamous “30 earthquakes in 60 days” that occurred mostly in November and December 2013 in and around the Azle area, Pearson is also a former … Read the rest

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Who let the dog out?

| April 17, 2014
Who let the dog out?

Children’s author and his canine companions visit SES

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Morrow earns national award

| April 17, 2014
Morrow earns national award

SHS student’s essay picked No. 1 in Minnesota

By Natalie Gentry
Kendall Morrow, a junior at Springtown High School, competed at the Future Educators Association (FEA) National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 10-12.
She earned first place with her essay “Unite Together” which examines the high school dropout epidemic in the U.S.… Read the rest

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SISD employee attacks Azle cops

| April 10, 2014
SISD employee attacks Azle cops

Man wrecks city vehicle, injures 2 APD officers at police station

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A now-former employee of the Springtown Independent School District is held in the Tarrant County jail after he waged an attack on the Azle Police Department Saturday night, April 5.
A police vehicle owned by the city was damaged and two officers were injured in the wake of the attack.… Read the rest

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