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Springtown pilot is sky high

| July 17, 2014
Springtown pilot is sky high

Crump given FAA’s highest honor

by Natalie Gentry
“Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.”Read the rest

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Four-time deportee arrested for molesting Springtown child

| July 17, 2014
Four-time deportee arrested for molesting Springtown child

A known criminal alien, identified as Israel Andrade, 35, was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s investigators early Saturday morning, July 12, after a woman called 9-1-1 to report her daughter had been sexually fondled by a stranger who broke into her home.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the scene in Springtown, where Andrade was reported to have forced his way in to the residence through a bedroom window just before 6 … Read the rest

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Springtown teen recovering from third degree burns

| July 17, 2014
Springtown teen recovering from third degree burns

Fund created for injured Koenig

By Natalie Gentry
Dylan Koenig, 19, was taken by CareFlite to Dallas’ Parkland Hospital Burn Intensive Care Unit after suffering gasoline burns on June 20.
He sustained second and third degree burns on over 50 percent of his body while helping to build a bonfire at a friend’s house.
Due to the severity of his injuries, Koenig was placed in a medically induced coma for the following 15 days.… Read the rest

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Bingo! Electrical con-man arrested at Oklahoma casino

| July 17, 2014
Bingo! Electrical con-man arrested at Oklahoma casino

By Natalie Gentry
Gregory J. Long, an alleged con artist wanted by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office for the charge theft of property $1,500 but less than $20,000, was reported taken into custody July 10.
Quapaw Tribal marshals apprehended Long and two other previously unidentified associates at a casino in Ottawa County, Oklahoma after being alerted by the United States Marshal’s Service who was working in conjunction with the Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team … Read the rest

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TRWD busy with several projects, EML levels a concern

| July 17, 2014
TRWD busy with several projects, EML levels a concern

by Mark K. Campbell
Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) Planning Director Wayne Owen has been doing plenty of planning.
And some of it is long range including near-future and distant projects.

TRWD history
The organization was created in 1924 and within eight years had built two lakes – Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake (EML) – in 1929 and 1932.
Owen said EML filled in 1934.… Read the rest

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Slain toddler found south of Springtown

| July 10, 2014
Slain toddler found south of Springtown

Locals making bridge a memorial for 19-month-old girl

By Natalie Gentry
A small unassuming bridge on Sarra Lane, located a quarter mile west of Old Agnes Road in Springtown has taken on the tragic moniker of “grave site.”… Read the rest

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Boy recovering from accidental shooting

| July 10, 2014

13-year-old in good spirits
By Natalie Gentry
A 13-year-old Springtown boy has spent the last few days at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth recovering from a gunshot wound he received July 1.
Carl Davis was at his friend’s home near Briar in Wise County at County Road 4764 Tuesday afternoon when he and his friends spotted a snake.
Tammy Davis, Carl’s mother, said the snake had bitten a friend’s dog, so Carl and one … Read the rest

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Making every SISD cent count

| July 10, 2014

CFO oversees $25.5 million

by Mark K. Campbell
Gary Shaw, Springtown ISD’s chief financial officer (CFO), knows he has a big responsibility.
He’s the person who directs the school district’s funds; for the upcoming 2014-15 year, that will mean properly taking care of $25.5 million.
Shaw detailed to the Springtown Optimist Club July 8 just how the average dollar is spent annually.
By far the biggest chunk of each dollar – 57.5 cents – goes … Read the rest

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LaJunta Fire

| July 10, 2014
LaJunta Fire

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Beating the heat at the SplashPad

| July 3, 2014
Beating the heat at the SplashPad

Facility averaging over 150 visitors daily

By Natalie Gentry
With June under its belt, the Springtown SplashPad seems to be a hit with area kids.
At the regularly scheduled Springtown City Council meeting on June 26 City Administrator, Mark Krey recounted how well the water park has done.
“The SplashPad has been open for 19 days and, on average, there have been 151 people there per day,” Krey said.… Read the rest

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