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I am Iron Man

| November 20, 2014
I am Iron Man

Springtown man creates functional and artistic metalwork pieces

by Natalie Gentry
A burning forge heats raw metal red-hot. The bang of a hammer hitting metal rings out. Slowly it is transformed into art by the hands of Springtown resident Melvin Maley.… Read the rest

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Jay Bird Lane Wreck

| November 20, 2014
Jay Bird Lane Wreck

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Going (really) old school

| November 20, 2014
Going (really) old school

SHS AP students earn Ivy League shirts for top scores

By Natalie Gentry
The Advanced Placement (AP) World History course at Springtown High School (SHS) is the first AP course students encounter.
By taking this college prep class, these students have the opportunity to earn college credit.
“It is a difficult subject to master since it covers the history of everything.” said AP World History instructor David Lamb.… Read the rest

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Beyond the stacks

| November 13, 2014
Beyond the stacks

Digital age requires expanded roles and resources in the SHS Library

By Natalie Gentry
Since the time of the Library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt the defining role of libraries has been as an archive of books.… Read the rest

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A different kind of playoff hunt

| November 13, 2014
A different kind of playoff hunt

Hornback seeks teams to play at Porcupine Stadium

by Mark K. Campbell
Carl Hornback likes the playoffs – for Springtown and for the football venue he oversees.… Read the rest

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‘Bay considers abolishing VFD

| November 13, 2014

Vote slated Nov. 24 on contract with Briar VFD

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The regular monthly meeting of the Pelican Bay city council didn’t take place Monday, Nov. 10, as scheduled.
The consent agenda for the meeting included the approval of minutes from the Oct. 27 meeting, approval of the monthly police report and approval of the ordinance and animal control monthly report.
Items for deliberation included the review, discussion and possible action to terminate … Read the rest

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Reno welcomes new city secretary

| November 13, 2014
Reno welcomes new city secretary

By Natalie Gentry
The new Reno City Secretary, Ramah Burns isn’t afraid of a challenge, and that’s a good thing.
At the Nov. 10 Reno City Council meeting, Mayor Lynda Stokes and the council members approved agenda items that will allow Burns to complete the various jobs required of her position.… Read the rest

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Springtown named a Purple Heart City

| November 6, 2014
Springtown named a Purple Heart City

By Natalie Gentry
The third annual Run to Remember took place on the frosty morning of Nov. 1.
The event honors the military men and women who have served, fought, and died to protect our country, so the opening ceremonies were the perfect time for Mayor Doug Hughes to proclaim Springtown a Purple Heart City.
“The City of Springtown has great admiration and the utmost gratitude for all the men and women of the Armed … Read the rest

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Express yourself

| November 6, 2014
Express yourself

SHS students personalize parking spots

By Natalie Gentry
Springtown High School (SHS) students have a new way to express themselves and help raise money for Project Celebration.
Beginning in September, seniors were given the opportunity to reserve parking spaces and submit designs to paint in the spaces.
According to guidelines, the four foot square design proposal must be approved by an SHS administrator prior to painting.… Read the rest

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Sound of Springtown 11th at state marching contest

| November 6, 2014
Sound of Springtown 11th at state marching contest

Finals missed by 1 point

By Natalie Gentry
The “Sound of Springtown” (SOS) finished in eleventh place in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Contest Monday, Nov. 3.
Following a spirited send-off Sunday afternoon, SOS arrived at the Alamodome after a second place finish at the Area competition on Oct. 25.
The band missed the opportunity to perform in finals by one place, a single point.… Read the rest

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