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The Willow Springs School District will have students returning to school beginning in July.   A seated summer school will be held beginning July 6, 2020 and running through July 31, 2020.   Summer school is open to all K-8 students who will enroll in the grade that they will be in for the 2020-...
The Mountain View School Board held a meeting on Thursday, June 18 shortly after the election of new member Eric Wells, and re-election of Keith Tharp, and Shelly Mantel.  The monthly financial report primarily discussed the benefits and downsides to The Cares Act money the district received....
The Willow Springs R-IV Schools is announcing its annual summer food service program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each year the USDA sponsors a program to make nutritious meals available to children and teens free of charge.  Willow Springs R-IV Schools takes the opportunity...
Matt Hobson, newly elected member of the Willow Springs School Board.
First-time candidate Matt Hobson was elected to the Willow Springs R-IV School Board in the municipal election on June 2.  Hobson was educated in the district himself from kindergarten to high school. When he stopped by Howell County News to discuss his election win, he hinted that he knew...
The Springfield Symphony is preparing its 86th consecutive season with musical comfort food. The organization's 2020-2021 season, Comfort Food, will continue its tradition of a nine-concert subscription series. All concerts will be performed at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts...
Three counties span the Willow Springs School District: Howell, Texas, and Douglas. By 9:00 p.m. on the night of the election, June 2, County Clerks from each of the counties were reporting unofficial results. The below totals are based on poll numbers released from each county once 100% of their...
Superintendent Bill Hall speaks at the Lions Club meeting on June 11 (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
The Lions Club of Willow Springs met on June 11. Prior to their regular business meeting, the Lions awarded scholarships in the amount of $500 each to four Willow Springs High School students.  Lion Dean Aye gave a short address about the Club and its work before inviting the students to sit at...
A new face on the Willow Springs School Board led at the polls on June 2. Adam Webb received a total of 460 votes, 42 more votes than his closest competitor.  When he saw he received far and away more votes than anyone else, Webb said he was “baffled.” “Growing up in a community, you know a...
The annual MVBT Back to School Fair will not be held this year. In a statement about the choice, Dianne Cooke said, “The health of our students, their families, and our volunteers must be given priority in these days of COVID 19. Instead, our committee will provide essential school supplies to...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 10th at 3:00 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School Library, 1054 Old Highway 60, to discuss the terms of the tentative agreement between the MVBT School District and bus drivers employed by the MVBT School...

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