Open registration for 2014-15 begins Aug. 11
by Natalie Gentry
While area students enjoy the sweltering days of summer break, Springtown Independent School District (SISD) is beginning preparations for the 2014-15 school year.
Springtown High School will be open Aug. 11-14 for “Welcome Week,” which provides all new and returning students a chance to register for classes.
Students from five years of age to under 21 as of Sept. 1 are eligible to attend SISD … Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
The 1st Annual Eagle Mountain Classic Boat Club’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Poker Run/Beer Cruise will begin at noon Saturday, July 19 at Eagle Mountain Marina.
At stake? The title “Best Burger on Eagle Mountain Lake.”
Event organizer Andy Butchard says although it’s a “first,” years of planning has gone into the event.
When it’s over, the winning burger will be announced, and you can bet the “burger joint” that serves it … Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Even in the summertime, the Springtown Optimist Club passes out its monthly Texanne and Texan of the Month awards to Springtown High School juniors.
For July, the winners were Kalie Wells and Tyler Hickman.
Wells, the daughter of Kirk and Melissa Wells, was Miss Springtown 2013.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
After logging enough years on this earth to have several great-grandchildren, a beloved Azle woman has released her first book.
Love & Laughter – Poems, Analogies & Other Things Volume 1 by Ola Fay Denman Heflin – known by most simply as “Olie” – was released a few weeks ago and is now available for purchase.… Read the rest
Chance Krause, of Springtown and a first year at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, was named to the 2014 Spring Honor Roll.
To be listed on the elite list, students must be in the top 15 percent of their school of record.
SMU’s Spring 2014 enrollment included 10,614 students.… Read the rest
SISD secures drug sniffing dogs again
By Natalie Gentry
The Springtown Independent School District (SISD) has secured Black Creek K-9 Services to provide canine detection teams on the campuses throughout the district.
“We haven’t had drug dogs on our campuses in several years,” SISD Superintendent Mike Kelley said.
The service used to be partially funded by federal grants, but since that time canine teams have been absent from the schools.… Read the rest