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Lunsford earns top FFA award

| July 30, 2015
Lunsford earns top FFA award

Taylor Comer-Lunsford (left) receives her Lone Star FFA Degree at the 87th annual Texas FFA Convention.

 

 

Taylor Comer-Lunsford, of the Springtown FFA Chapter, was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the group’s 87th annual convention held in Corpus Christi July 13-17.
The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science … Read the rest

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Man charged in wreck that killed Springtown man

| July 30, 2015
Man charged in wreck that killed Springtown man

Daniel Scott Norfleet

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An accident in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway on May 12 killed David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown.
Now the driver of the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which Johnson was a passenger faces charges related to his death.
Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was arrested July 23 after Wise County Sheriff’s deputies served him with a warrant issued by the Azle Police … Read the rest

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Epigraph 2nd in WT competition

| July 30, 2015

At the West Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, the Epigraph finished second among papers in its circulation division.
Second was a common theme for the paper; the Epi was runner-up in five different categories.
All entries came from 2014 publications.
Reporter Natalie Gentry took second in News Writing. Stories about a slain toddler and a dog shooting were called by judges as having an “excellent narrative” and being “wonderful.”… Read the rest

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News Digest

| July 30, 2015
News Digest

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Summer Library Program

| July 30, 2015
Summer Library Program

Cammy Fox Riley, author of Truckee’s Adventures, visited the Springtown Public Library for a read-aloud with area kids.                                                 Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Pork Pro

| July 30, 2015
Pork Pro

Melton Harms, recently inducted into the Pork Producers Hall of Fame, told the Springtown Optimist Club about his decades of working with the organization.
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The future of our water

| July 30, 2015
The future of our water

As the earlier drought wore on, pumping water from Richland Chambers kept Eagle Mountain Lake from becoming a “mud hole,” according to a Texas Regional Water District administrator.     Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

 

TRWD looking for ways to keep the levels up

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
“The ick factor.”
When Tarrant Regional Water District Assistant General Manager Dan Buhman was discussing four ways the organization is trying to keep local lakes … Read the rest

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Azle woman charged with child crime

| July 23, 2015

Sexual assault on 15-year-old boy a 2nd-degree felony

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A 33-year-old Azle woman has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a child.
Ashley Adams Whited was arrested July 9 on an Azle Police Department warrant after an investigation found evidence of the sexual assault.
According to Azle PD detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers, Whited was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy that apparently began in November … Read the rest

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Texas sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

| July 23, 2015

A sure sign school is about to start again: the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday.
This year, it’s being held across the state Aug. 7-9, and smart shoppers can realize big savings on certain items priced under $100.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.… Read the rest

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Minecrafting

| July 23, 2015
Minecrafting

Springtown Intermediate science teacher Wendy Kennedy (back row, fourth from left) joined teachers from around the state at a workshop to learn about the mining industry.

SISD teacher attends geology  workshop

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown Intermediate science teacher Wendy Kennedy joined other teachers from across the state in a week-long workshop to learn about the mining industry July 13-17.
The workshop – hosted by the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA) – was held at … Read the rest

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