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Black Balloon day march 6

Joseph Castro (left) with his mother Jessica Castro Photo courtesy of Jessica Castro

03/04/2021 - 5:00am
Joe and Jessica Castro know they are not the only parents grieving the loss of a child to a drug overdose, but at times they feel all alone. Their son, Joseph Castro, died of a fentanyl overdose June 24, 2019. He was 28. Jessica Castro said she was...


lady ‘Pines go 4-2 at Stephenville Softball tourney

Springtown High third baseman Shaylee Mann fields a ball before throwing to first at a recent home game. Photo by Quinton Lilley

03/04/2021 - 5:00am
The Springtown High softball team hit the road for the first time this season as they played in the Stephenville Tournament this past weekend. After a blowout victory last Tuesday night at home, the Lady Porcupines went 4-2 in Stephenville’s...


Fred “Ted” Austin
03/04/2021 - 5:00am
Fred “Ted” Austin, 80, passed away, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at home. He was born July 22, 1940 in Reno to Fred and Cyril “Susie” (Castleberry) Austin. They both preceded him in death along with his brothers, Woody and Don Austin and sister,...