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On avoiding ‘one terrible mistake’

| April 27, 2017
On avoiding ‘one terrible mistake’

Springtown High School instrutor Missy Castro (center through window) tells her Teen Leadership students the story of this pickup truck and how one mistake of driving drunk killed a 23-year-old last New Year’s Eve. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Demolished pickup that killed a woman’s son on display at SHS before prom

BY CHRISTINA DERR
All it takes is one.
One mistake can end a life in tragedy.
Or, one life can be saved by seeing the true consequences of a bad decision before making the same one.
A grieving mother has allowed the Springtown Police Department to display the wreckage of her deceased son’s vehicle at Springtown High School in hopes that seeing it will cause students to give serious thought to the consequences of their actions.… Read the rest

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Springtown woman caught with meth, GHB in Azle

| April 27, 2017
Springtown woman caught with meth, GHB in Azle

Betty Suann Capko

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A Springtown woman was arrested in the parking lot of Allsup’s in Azle after she was discovered with 4.5 grams of methamphetamine and 16.1 grams of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate – also known as GHB in her possession.
Betty Suann Capko, 38, was arrested April 17 by Weatherford Police Department investigators assigned to the Parker County Special Crimes Unit.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the SCU officer was conducting surveillance of Capko in reference to a narcotics investigation.
When the officer observed Capko park her vehicle in the Allsup’s parking lot in the 1600 block of Northwest Parkway, he approached her, and the two began what was described in the warrant as a “consensual encounter.”
The officer stated in the affidavit that he then asked Capko if she was in possession of any illegal narcotics.… Read the rest

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Reno council: ‘No confidence’ in police chief

| April 27, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
In a voice that cracked with emotion, Reno Mayor Pro Tem Eric Hunter spoke the words no one on the city council wanted to.
During the council meeting Monday evening, April 24, Hunter struggled to keep his composure while making a motion to enter a vote of “no confidence” in Reno’s police chief, Hank Pope, because of problems with Pope’s ability to carry out his duties.
The motion also directed Mayor Lynda Stokes and city staff to proceed with an effective date of May 2.
In an obvious show of support for Hunter’s motion, council members Billie Steele, Bonnie Black, Ken Parnell and John Basham seconded it in unison before voting unanimously to approve the action.… Read the rest

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On Your Mark, Get Set…

| April 27, 2017
On Your Mark, Get Set…

Springtown hurdler Ashton Watson waits for the gunshot in the Area 110-meter race. He finished second and advanced to the Region I meet in Lubbock April 28-29. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Early voting concludes May 2

| April 27, 2017

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Parker County voters will be able to make choices in a variety of races as early voting for the May 6 general election opened Monday, April 24 and runs through Tuesday, May 2.

City of Springtown
In Springtown, there are three races on the ballot for city council places and the mayor’s office, but only one that is contested.
Mayor Tom Clayton and Place 2 Council member Harold Buffington are both up for reelection but are unopposed.
The contested race is for Place 4. Incumbent Robert Wilson has been challenged for his seat by Richelle Pruitt.

Springtown ISD
The election for the Springtown ISD board of trustees President Amy Walker and Secretary Jody Lowery was canceled after neither of the incumbents was met with a challenge.… Read the rest

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Death of the ‘suicide lane’ coming May 1

| April 20, 2017
Death of the ‘suicide lane’ coming May 1

The aerial view is correct except the driveway on the southside of Hwy. 199 will not be closed.

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
You know that goofy, over-sized turn lane we dare to negotiate to turn into McDonald’s, Sonic, and/or Brookshire’s?
Well, it’s about to be fixed.… Read the rest

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Kelley earns top academic award

| April 20, 2017
Kelley earns top academic award

SHS senior Connor Kelley was the high school’s lone recipient of the AP Scholar award for 2017. Kelley earned the award by scoring a “3” or higher on three separate AP exams – World History, U.S. History, and English.
Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Springtown High School is a nationally recognized campus when it comes to its students’ performances on Advanced Placement (AP) tests as a group.
Now one of its students has earned individual recognition for his performances on the exams.… Read the rest

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DAR recognizes student quartet

| April 20, 2017

Four area young women were honored by the Weatherford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution March 28.… Read the rest

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A Race to the Finish

| April 20, 2017
A Race to the Finish

Porcupine Tre Steen (right) battles a Kennedale Wildcat down the final straightaway in the District 7-4A 4×400-meter relay. Springtown finished second by an eyelash; however, SHS won not only the varsity team title but the boys’ JV as well. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Man who abused Springtown girl gets 40 years in prison

| April 20, 2017
Man who abused Springtown girl gets 40 years in prison

Donnie Lee Harwell

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A Weatherford man who pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a then 13-year-old Springtown girl was sentenced to 40 years in prison April 13.… Read the rest

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