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PD chief says safety a concern in arrest

| April 16, 2015
PD chief says safety a concern in arrest

Teenager did not obey officers’ directions

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown social media blew up last week when a story was aired on the nightly news about Dylan Waddle, a 17-year-old junior at Springtown High School, who was arrested and charged with interference after observing a police investigation and refusing to leave when instructed to do so by officers.

The beginning
The entire incident began when several 911 calls came in reporting two guys driving down … Read the rest

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Springtown man arrested for child porn possession

| April 16, 2015
Springtown man arrested for child porn possession

BY NATALIE GENTRY
A 40-year-old Springtown man was arrested April 9 on charges of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Dallas police were notified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an image of suspected child pornography had been uploaded from an email account belonging to Springtown’s Hansel Michael Ratliff last November.… Read the rest

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If you build it…

| April 16, 2015
If you build it…

Former administrator says he has proven ideas to get businesses to come to Springtown

 

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Lee Maness has been around – from Springtown to Arizona – and he told the Optimist Club that he has some established ideas to bring businesses here.… Read the rest

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Ready! Set! Go-shen!

| April 16, 2015
Ready! Set! Go-shen!

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SPD unveils body cameras

| April 9, 2015
SPD unveils body cameras

Officers now using units on Springtown streets

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown police officers now have a new tool in their kits aimed at better protecting both citizens and themselves.
Chief of Police Ed Crowdis and Sgt. Shawn Owens unveiled the new body cameras purchased by the department at the March City Council meeting.
Owens displayed the cameras affixed to his vests.
“There are multiple mounts for the device,” he said. “We have shirt mounts, belt … Read the rest

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Bee-lieve It or Not!

| April 9, 2015
Bee-lieve It or Not!

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Student’s art displayed in Austin

| April 9, 2015
Student’s art displayed in Austin

Stephens’ “Sunflowers” on exhibit at State Capitol

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown Intermediate School (SIS) sixth grader Kayla Stephens was selected as one of the top 100 art students (K-12) in the state.
Her piece “Sunflowers” will be included in the Texas Art Exhibit at the State Capitol and in the Bob Bullock Texas State Museum in Austin.
The exhibit was selected as part of the Youth Art Month sponsored by the Texas Art Educators Association.… Read the rest

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Enbridge charged with safety hazards

| April 9, 2015

Facility fined $41K for 8 ‘serious’ violations

by Natalie Gentry
According to U.S. Department of Labor news brief, workers at the Springtown Enbridge G&P (North Texas) natural gas processing facility have been exposed to several safety hazards.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began investigating the natural gas processing facility in October 2014.
The investigation findings led OSHA to cite the employer for eight serious safety violations.… Read the rest

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Brookshire’s in Azle robbed

| April 9, 2015
Brookshire’s in Azle robbed

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy located at 511 N. Stewart Street in Azle was robbed by an armed man about 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.
A Ponder man was arrested by Azle police as he attempted to flee the scene.
John Polk, 52, was arraigned Wednesday morning, April 8 on a charge of robbery by Azle Municipal Judge Douglas R. Hudman.… Read the rest

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Bee-lieve It or Not!

| April 9, 2015
Bee-lieve It or Not!

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