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No bull: Wild West Festival No. 30 a big hit

| September 25, 2014
No bull: Wild West Festival No. 30 a big hit

By Natalie gentry
According to everyone involved, this year’s 30th Annual Wild West Festival was a great success.
The morning started off at a pleasant 73 degrees as almost 200 vendors, concessions, and children’s area booths were set up.
There was a little something for everybody including cowboy hats, jewelry, clothing, home decor, skin care, homemade soaps, wood crafts, sauces and jellies among others.… Read the rest

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Reno Council approves 2014-2015 fiscal budget

| September 25, 2014
Reno Council approves 2014-2015 fiscal budget

By Natalie Gentry
The Reno City Council approved the proposed operating budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at the September regular city Council meeting.
According to City Secretary Becky Young, the new budget represents hours of research and analysis by the staff to assess community and fiscal needs.
She said the goal is to create a cohesive plan which serves the needs of the citizens and the goals of the council in such a way … Read the rest

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Be there and be Square

| September 25, 2014
Be there and be Square

New event planned to raise funds for Springtown’s icon

By Natalie Gentry
While still basking in the glow of having Springtown’s Tabernacle Square improvement project named a finalist in the 2014 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program, the Friends of the Tabernacle committee are planning to continue fundraising efforts by hosting an event on the Square.

A day of fun for everyone
The name of the new event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 is … Read the rest

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Tabernacle Restoration

| September 25, 2014
Tabernacle Restoration

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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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