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Icy conditions put brakes on activities

| February 26, 2015
Icy conditions put brakes on activities

Two school days cancelled

by Mark K. Campbell
Getting around town got tough for a few days there.
An inch of sleet collected in the area and it hung around, from Sunday into Wednesday.
Even though a projected snowstorm didn’t arrive that Wednesday – only a dusting fell – Springtown ISD administrators had decided the night before to postpone school openings for two hours.
Already, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23-24, had been cancelled because of … Read the rest

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Flapjack fun(ds)

| February 26, 2015
Flapjack fun(ds)

Optimists hosting pancake supper fundraiser March 5

By Natalie Gentry
It’s for the kids – and their future education.
The griddles will be hot and the food will be plentiful Thursday, March 5 at the 12th Annual Springtown Optimist Club Pancake Supper.
The meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Springtown High School Cafeteria.
Tickets are $6 per plate and children five and younger eat free.… Read the rest

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Hanger, 9 Mile TxDOT projects accelerated

| February 26, 2015

Jacksboro Hwy. early beneficiary of Prop I

by Carla Noah Stutsman
At long last, there is good news about three construction projects that will virtually complete the 10-mile stretch of highway between Azle and Lake Worth known as State Highway 199 or the Jacksboro Highway.
According to State Representative Charlie Geren, the three projects are now included in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) proposed projects for years 2, 3 and 4 of Proposition I.… Read the rest

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SISD hosts Open House events March 3, 5

| February 26, 2015

By Natalie Gentry
Texas Public School Week runs March 2-6; however, most Springtown ISD schools will welcome the public March 5.
Only Springtown Intermediate School offers a different date. SIS will hold their March Math Madness Tuesday, March 3 from 6-7:30 p.m.
All other schools invite visitors Thursday, March 5.
Goshen Creek Elementary and Reno Elementary will host their Open Houses from 6-7 p.m.
Springtown Elementary will hold an assortment of presentations including a book … Read the rest

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SHS evacuated after suspicious device found

| February 19, 2015
SHS evacuated after suspicious device found

Homemade fireworks-stuffed tube discovered in boys’ bathroom

By Natalie Gentry
Students at Springtown High School were evacuated at approximately noon Feb. 17 once Assistant Principal Kirt Shaw was notified of an unusual object in one of the boys’ restrooms.… Read the rest

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Special needs dance class a joy for everyone

| February 19, 2015
Special needs dance class a joy for everyone

By Natalie Gentry
Dance is the only art in which we ourselves are the stuff of which it’s made.                         – Ted ShawnRead the rest

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VFD: A work of heart

| February 19, 2015
VFD: A work of heart

By Natalie Gentry
The Parker County Emergency Services District is a blending of full-time paid personnel and volunteers.

Willing to work
Although the ESD rosters are currently robust, individuals interested in volunteering are always encouraged to fill out an application.
In order to become a volunteer firefighter with the ESD, certain requirements must be met.… Read the rest

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City notifies residents of TCEQ violation

| February 19, 2015

It’s a quantity, not quality issue

By Natalie Gentry
Springtown residents received a letter dated Feb. 6 regarding a violation of the lead and copper monitoring as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
However, according to City Administrator Doug Hughes, the notice regards the frequency of water testing, not the quality of water.
The letters, required by TCEQ, stated Springtown did not complete mandatory lead and copper testing between Jan. 1, 2012 … Read the rest

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Bucked For Bucks

| February 12, 2015
Bucked For Bucks

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Former SISD teacher convicted

| February 12, 2015
Former SISD teacher convicted

‘Bell’ taught sixth grade here

BY NATALIE GENTRY
A former Springtown Middle School teacher was found guilty of conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance 1-4 grams in a Wise County courtroom Feb. 3.
According to court records, Shirley Jean Johnson, 56, of Chico, used text messages to set up a drug purchase on Oct. 5, 2012.
At the time of her arrest, Johnson went by the last name Bell.… Read the rest

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