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SPD: Thefts in autos rising

| October 30, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
A recent rash of vehicle burglaries in Springtown has been reported to the Springtown Police Department.
Twenty vehicle burglaries have been reported since Oct. 5, Springtown Police Lieutenant Curtis Stone said.
“As far as we know none of the burglaries have been forced entries,” Stone said. “It’s been people who are not locking their doors”
The perpetrators appear to be simply walking down streets checking door handles.… Read the rest

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State bound!

| October 30, 2014
State bound!

Sound of Springtown to compete in San Antonio Nov. 3

Natalie Gentry
Months of early morning practices have paid off for the Sound of Springtown.
After competing against 23 bands in the 4A University Interscholastic League (UIL) Area Marching Band Contest at the Leander ISD Gupton Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25, the high school band will advance to the state competition Nov. 3.… Read the rest

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Springtown Elementary School outlines improvement plan

| October 30, 2014
Springtown Elementary School outlines improvement plan

by Natalie Gentry
Springtown Elementary School (SES) principal, Pearl Russell, presented the 2014 Targeted School Improvement Plan to the board and the public at the Oct. 27 Board of Trustees meeting.
This plan is a requirement by the state of Texas for schools that need to show improvement on standardized tests scores under the new accountability system.… Read the rest

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Polls now open

| October 30, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
With early voting wrapping up Friday, Oct. 31 Parker County residents have a variety of decisions to make.
Voters statewide will decide the governor for the next four years and whether to approve Proposition 1 – a constitutional amendment “providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”… Read the rest

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Suspects sought in PCSO furniture restoration scam

| October 30, 2014
Suspects sought in PCSO furniture restoration scam

Missing a chair or table?
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators executed a search warrant at a local storage facility stemming from an investigation where a husband and wife team is facing numerous theft charges.… Read the rest

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Sound of Springtown advances to Area

| October 23, 2014
Sound of Springtown advances to Area

SHS band earns 1st division rating

by Natalie Gentry
The Sound of Springtown earned a first division rating from all three judges at the University Interscholastic League Region 7 Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Glen Rose.
The superior performance earned the band a trip to Area Competition this Saturday, Oct. 25 at Gupton Stadium in the Cedar Park – Leander ISD.

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Hip to be Square

| October 23, 2014
Hip to be Square

First Square Deal deemed a success

by Natalie Gentry
The inaugural Square Deal fundraiser on Oct. 18 was a hit.
According to Tabernacle committee member and Square Deal coordinator David Ward, the event was a success.
“It may not have been super crowded, but we exceeded our financial goals and expectations for the Tabernacle Fund, and that’s what it was all about.” Ward said. “For a first year, we did really well.”… Read the rest

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SHS choir students move on

| October 23, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
Twenty-two Springtown High School choir students competed at the second level of All-State auditions Saturday, October 11.
Nineteen of these students were selected for All-District and All-Region choirs.
In addition, senior Emily Mitchell was chosen to advance to the Pre-Area round.
Students selected for the All-Region choir included seniors Mitchell, Taylor Myrick, and Mistian Whitehead;  juniors Cera Dyson and Ema Mathers; and sophomores Taylor Teague and Cody Swanson.… Read the rest

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Lady Porcupine

| October 23, 2014
Lady Porcupine

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Early voting ongoing locally

| October 23, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election began Monday, Oct. 20, and ends Friday, Oct. 31.
Voters statewide will decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment “providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”
Republican incumbent Phil King faces Democratic challenger Matthew Britt for State Representative, District 61.… Read the rest

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