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Battle of the Beards

| September 18, 2014
Battle of the Beards

Wild West Festival hosts first-ever whisker competition

By Natalie Gentry
The time has come for bewhiskered brothers of the Springtown area to assemble for the first ever Wild Wild Whiskers Competition at the 30th Wild West Festival Sept. 20.
Proud beard owners, those sprouting their first patch of peach fuzz, and the whisker-free, are all invited to enjoy the competition.

A wild hair
Event creator and coordinator, Dustin Morrow of Thomas’s Barbershop, said his longing … Read the rest

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It’s a grand ol’ flag

| September 18, 2014
It’s a grand ol’ flag

New SISD flag to join others at PC courthouse

by Natalie Gentry
A newly designed Springtown Independent School District (SISD) flag will soon be flying over the Parker County Courthouse.
Parker County Judge Mark Riley asked all local schools – public and private – to provide a school flag to display every Friday throughout the school year.… Read the rest

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Chamber seeks holiday houses to showcase

| September 18, 2014
Chamber seeks holiday houses to showcase

By Natalie Gentry
The search for festive homes to showcase in the 35th annual Legends Museum Christmas Tour of Homes has begun.
The Springtown Chamber of Commerce is looking for houses in the greater Springtown area to add to the event, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6.
In keeping with the rich tradition of Southern hospitality, homeowners on the tour invite the public into their abodes to catch a glimpse of their unique and varied holiday … Read the rest

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SISD Takes Extra Point

| September 18, 2014
SISD Takes Extra Point

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SISD deals with student death

| September 11, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
Barely a week and a half into the school year, Springtown High School has faced the challenging task of discussing coping with the Sept. 3 death of freshman John Tafoya, age 15.
“We activated the Crisis Team immediately after confirming the tragic news,” said Springtown ISD Superintendent Mike Kelley.
“Recognizing the importance of sharing facts rather than allowing rumors to circulate, SHS Principal Scott McPherson assembled the freshman class in the auditorium … Read the rest

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Leading in a time of change

| September 11, 2014
Leading in a time of change

McPherson takes high school reins

By Natalie Gentry
It’s a new school year and the students at Springtown High School (SHS) have a new principal.
For Scott McPherson, accepting the position was a homecoming of sorts.… Read the rest

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Springtown women arrested for cruelty when heat kills dog

| September 11, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
Animal control officers with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office received a call Sept. 2 about a small black and white dog chained to a pole.
The animal was without adequate water or shade.
According to the probable cause affidavit, no one answered the door when deputies knocked.
The dog – later identified as Gator – came out of his “Dogloo” but collapsed once he reached the full length of his chain.… Read the rest

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Homecoming Court

| September 11, 2014
Homecoming Court

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SISD reacts to ruling on school finance system

| September 4, 2014
SISD reacts to ruling on school finance system

Funding per student over $1,300 lower than other local districts

BY Natalie Gentry
Springtown Independent School District is pleased with Judge John Dietz once again ruling that the current school finance system violates the requirements of the Texas Constitution, Superintendent Mike Kelley said.
For a second time in 18 months the state judge overturned Texas’ school finance system.
Dietz ruled in favor of the more than 600 school districts across the state – including SISD … Read the rest

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Old Coaches Day

| September 4, 2014
Old Coaches Day

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