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School board to meet Feb. 27

| February 24, 2017
School board to meet Feb. 27

The Springtown Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold their February meeting next Monday, Feb. 27.

The meeting will begin 7 p.m. in the SISD administration office board room located at 301 East Fifth Street.… Read the rest

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SOS advancing 30 to state event

| February 23, 2017

Thirty members of the Sound of Springtown earned a berth to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest after their performances at the Region 30 competition Saturday, Feb. 18
In all, 90 members of the Springtown band competed at the event and won a combined 81 First Division medals.
Forty-seven of those medals were award to students who performed Class 1 solos, the most difficult category.
SOS director Chris McLellan said no student earned lower than a second division rating on the UIL’s 1-5 scale.
Springtown finished third overall at the regional competition behind Western Hill and Bowie High Schools.
State-bound musicians will perform Memorial Day weekend at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville.… Read the rest

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Valentine’s Day Fire

| February 23, 2017
Valentine’s Day Fire

A romantic fire on Valentine’s Day evening ignited the chimney of a home in the 300 block of Miramar Circle off Newsom Mound Road in the La Junta area. Flames quickly spread to the second story of the home, but firefighters from Parker County ESD 1, with assistance from Azle Fire Department, arrived and were able to save most of the residence. Above, firefighters make entry into the home to douse flames.                   Photo courtesy Dexter Waldrep

 

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SMS FCCLA advances

| February 23, 2017
SMS FCCLA advances

Springtown Middle School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sent 24 students to the organization’s Region II leadership conference in Waco Feb. 9-11.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cutting

| February 23, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

Springtown Chamber Ambassadors welcomed new member RDL Tires with a ribbon cutting. Owners Richard and Dee Dee Lutrell (center) are longtime Springtown residents.… Read the rest

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Rotary Contribution

| February 23, 2017
Rotary Contribution

Springtown Optimist Club President Laurie Moseley (left) with club member Jenny Barnwell accepts a $500 donation from BBVA Compass bank representative Ryan Mordecai (right). The funds will go toward the Optimist’s annual pancake supper, set this March 23 at SHS.            Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Reno Rollover

| February 23, 2017
Reno Rollover

The driver of a 2012 gray Mitsubishi Highlander was not injured Monday, Feb. 20 when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled it into a drainage ditch in the 4100 block of East Hwy. 199, just east of the Jaybird Lane intersection. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and the La Junta Volunteer Fire Department responded.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Public Schools Week activities set March 6-10

| February 23, 2017

Several campuses in the Springtown Independent School District will hold events in honor of Texas Public Schools Week March 6-10.
Texas Public Schools Week is an annual week of festivities to highlight public school activities.

Springtown Elementary
Tuesday, March 7
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Book Fair
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Classrooms open
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Family Folk Dance
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Title 1 meeting and questions for principals

Reno Elementary
Tuesday, March 7
• 6-7:30 p.m. Classrooms open

Goshen Creek Elementary
Tuesday, March 7
• 6-7:30 p.m. Open house
• 6 p.m. Second-grade musical

Springtown Intermediate
Monday, March 6
• 5:30-7 p.m. March Math Madness and parent family night

Springtown Middle School
Thursday, March 9
• 6:30-8 p.m.… Read the rest

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On this day in 1934

| February 23, 2017
On this day in 1934

On this day in 1934, La Junta became the newest town in Texas.
At the time it was described as located on Highway 34 (now Hwy. 199) between Azle and Springtown.… Read the rest

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Three Springtown musicians performed with All-State band

| February 22, 2017
Three Springtown musicians performed with All-State band

The Sound of Springtown’s three TMEA 4A All-State band members were (l-r) Noah Rayos, Jacob Matthews, and Noah Gilstrap. The trio performed at the TMEA All-State concert Feb. 8-11 in San Antonio.

Three members of the Sound of Springtown performed at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State concert Feb. 8-11 in San Antonio.

Senior percussionist Jacob Mattews, junior trombonist Noah Gilstrap, and sophomore bass clarinetist Noah Rayos were selected to the All-State band after their performances at the regional event in January.… Read the rest

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