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Uganda Youth Singers

| February 11, 2016
Uganda Youth Singers

The Uganda Kids Choir will sing at Azle Christian Church, performing traditional songs and dances at 117 Church Street at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.

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SHS courting 12 Angry Jurors for UIL one-act play competition

| February 11, 2016

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Hot off the heels of the wildly successful production of Bye Bye Birdie, the students of the Springtown High School drama department are changing gears as they prepare to tackle this year’s entry for the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play competition.
SHS Drama Teacher Susan Davis has chosen 12 Angry Jurors as this year’s entry.
While some plays are designed to whisk the audience away to a fantastical world – an alternate reality where folks spontaneously break into song – plays like 12 Angry Jurors are ultra-realistic fly-on-the-wall experiences that not only explore the workings of the judicial system, but the human experience as well.… Read the rest

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Muzquiz an HPU graduate

| February 11, 2016

Joel Torres Muzquiz of Springtown was one of 84 graduates to receive a degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood at the university’s commencement, held at the close of the fall 2015 semester.
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Spiller on elite roster

| February 11, 2016

Jacob R. Spiller, who lists Springtown as his hometown, earned scholastic honors from Angelo State University.
Spiller landed on the ASU Dean’s List which requires maintaining a grade point average of 3.25 or better.… Read the rest

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Area students now WC grads

| February 11, 2016
Area students now WC grads

At the end of the fall semester, several local residents earned degrees from Weatherford College.
Among the Springtown graduates were Misty Beaty, Zachary Brown, Breanna Cozart, Brian Furr, Diana Hobbs, and Layni Lesko.
Also, Charles Reyonlds, Lindsay Sheets, Amanda Stinson, Gregory Talbot, and Austin White.
Three graduates hailed from Poolville – Candice Adams, Katherin Bessire, and Chelsea Williams.

Kurt Cartwright (left), local winner of the H&R Block 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, celebrates in the office at 470 East Highway 199 in Springtown where he was presented a giant check. Tax preparer Larry Vantrease (right) joined in the festivities.

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Encouraging Coach

| February 11, 2016
Encouraging Coach

Springtown head wrestling coach Tye Adams shouts encouragement to Porcupines on the mat in Azle at the district tournament Feb. 6. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Remainder of school year loaded with a slew of varied activities

| February 11, 2016
Remainder of school year loaded with a slew of varied activities

The rest of the school year will keep students, teachers, and administrators busy.

February
15 – student holiday, in-service for employees
19 – 4th six weeks ends
22 – school board meeting
23 – 2-hour early release

March
7-11 – Public Schools Week
14-18 – Spring Break
28 – school board meeting
29-31 – STAAR testing

April
15 – 5th six weeks ends
15 – bad weather day (if necessary)
25 – school board meeting

May
2-6 – STAAR testing
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Parker County primary ballots now complete

| February 11, 2016

By Natalie Gentry
Parker County voters will head to the booths Tuesday, March 1 with only four contested local races in the 2016 primaries.
Five men are vying for the Republican nomination for Parker County Precinct 1 constable including David T. Place, Joe Slinkard, Charlie Hunt, John Chancellor, and Ray Jones.
There are three Republican candidates running for judge, Parker County court at law number 2; Lynn Marie Johnson, Deborah Kernan, and Curtis Jenkins.
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PC Attorney sponsoring area artists’ contest

| February 11, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Talented local students can earn prizes for their art work.
Students at all Parker County schools can participate in the 8th Annual Parker County Attorney’s School Art Contest during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16.
For more than 30 years, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has served as an avenue to remind us that victims of crime deserve respect and justice.
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Community wellness challenge start date delayed until Feb. 29

| February 11, 2016

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Due to overwhelming participation across the nation, NBC and The Biggest Loser have delayed the competition’s start date until Feb. 29.
That means there is still time for local teams to register to participate in the program.
“We are so excited to have nine teams signed up so far for the Biggest Loser Community Challenge,” said Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce Director Amy Walker.
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