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PCSO looking for 2 suspects in rural vehicle burglaries

| July 2, 2015
PCSO looking for 2 suspects in rural vehicle burglaries

The Parker County Sheriff’s office is seeking help locating two suspects in a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in June 24-25.    Photo courtesy PC Sheriff’s Office

Investigators with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating two suspects in connection with seven vehicle burglaries occurring last week.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspects entered seven vehicles late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning (June 24-25) and took … Read the rest

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Homeward bound

| July 2, 2015
Homeward bound

Kathy Donoho, Paula Lunsford, and Toni Farmer celebrate Lunsford’s career with the district at a luau themed party June 23.

 

Lunsford leaving SISD for more time with family

BY NATALIE GENTRY
After 18 years with the Springtown Independent School District (SISD), Paula Lunsford – administrative assistant to SISD directors of special programs and instruction, assessment, and accountability – is making a career change.
“I’m going to be a stay-at-home grandmother, just playing and taking … Read the rest

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Doggone scared

| July 2, 2015

With noise, iffy food, and heat, July 4 not much of a holiday for many animals

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Most humans like Independence Day – and all the festivies surrounding it – just fine.
But your dog, cat, or horse…not so much.
July 4 is an injurious day for mankind.
And for animals. According to BluePearl Veterinary Partners, July 4 is one of the busiest days of the year for animal emergency hospitals.… Read the rest

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Critter Man Thrills Again

| July 2, 2015
Critter Man Thrills Again

At the Springtown Library, Critter Man Dave Kleven,
explained how animals in the American grasslands depend on one another to survive as visitor Jessie pets the ferret “Slinky.” Photo by Natalie Gentry

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County will issue gender-neutral marriage licenses

| July 2, 2015

BY NATALIE GENTRY
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning same-sex marriages  Parker County Clerk Jeane Brunson said the County Clerk’s office will begin issuing gender-neutral marriage licenses.
“As an elected official, I have taken an oath to execute the duties of the office, and that I will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States and of the State of Texas without subjecting those actions to … Read the rest

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Fixin’ A Hole

| June 25, 2015
Fixin’ A Hole

The effort to replace the Saddle Ridge Court bridge was a daring affair – a successful one overseen by Wise County. A crane was brought in and it dropped a stout railway tanker car into position to fill the substantial gap washed out by Tropical Depression Bill. The replacement made for fine drama for spectators (above), ready to no longer be separated from the world. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Mighty Cold Ice Cream

| June 25, 2015
Mighty Cold Ice Cream

Members of the Ward Welding team treated attendees of the Springtown Chamber of Commerce to a special dessert of liquid nitrogen-cooled ice cream at the June 24 Chamber luncheon.                                   Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Epigraph earns state plaudits

| June 25, 2015

The Epigraph finished tied for first place as the best paper in its division at the annual Texas Press Association competition.
First place eluded the Epigraph, however, when the tie-breaker went to the Lake Travis View.
Also tied in the competition was the Westlake Picayune.
Still, the Epigraph had a fine showing, placing in seven different categories.
The paper won one first place plaque, for reporter Natalie Gentry’s newswriting.… Read the rest

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Springtown TEEA attends 4-H Roundup, presents scholarships

| June 25, 2015

BY NATALIE GENTRY
State President of the Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) and Springtown resident Julia Moseley presented $12,000 in scholarships at 4-H Roundup – one to each of the twelve district winners in Texas.
This year a total of $2.3 million dollars was presented to more than 225 4-H members at Roundup, held at Texas A&M University.
These funds come from many different groups that support Texas 4-H and believe in its efforts to … Read the rest

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Ford Tough for 80 Years

| June 25, 2015
Ford Tough for 80 Years

Daniel Stienshouer, an engineer with Freese and Nichols and the manager of the Walnut Creek Widening Project, said the contractor dug up the front part of an old wrecked truck, likely a 1935 Ford, while removing earth from the work site. He noted that the motor was missing.                                  Photo courtesy Parker County… Read the rest

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