Archive - Jul 2011
An agreement between Howard County and West Texas Centers tops Mondayâ€™s agenda for county commissioners, as the court holds its regularly scheduled meeting.
Also part of the agenda, County Judge Mark Barr is expected to discuss renewal of the health and employee benefits pool, as well as meet with officials involved in the Ports-to-Plains project.
The math is pretty simple â€” or simply depressing, depending on your point of view.
Howard College trustees will get their first look at a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year when they hold a workshop at 10 a.m. Monday in the Student Union Buildingâ€™s Tumbleweed Room. The workshop will be followed by a trustee meeting scheduled for 12:30 a.m.
Because of significant cuts in state aid to the college this year, the budget promises to be beyond conservative, officials promise.
College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks listed the areas where Howard will lose significant chunks of state revenue:
Big Spring police are investigating two shootings which took place Friday night, one of which landed a local man in jail.
Timothy Arview, 30, was arrested at his home in the 800 block of Creighton and charged with deadly conduct.
Officers had been called to the residence about 9:30 p.m. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arriving at the scene, officers recovered numerous shell casings.
Comanche Trail Golf Course is hosting its City Golf Championship tournament July 30-31. The tournament will be open to any Howard County resident or current annual member of CTGC or Big Spring Country Club. The field will be divided into three divisions: Womenâ€™s, Menâ€™s and Menâ€™s Senior (55 or older).
Men must declare themselves eligible for the Championship Flight before play begins. Flights will be determined after Saturdayâ€™s (July 30) rounds are completed. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each flight.
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The search for a District 3 trustee was one of several items discussed by Big Spring Independent School District trustees during their Thursday meeting.
After three months of sometime-intensive effort, Big Spring Independent School District officials have a new voting-district map they believe will receive federal and public approval.
Trustees discussed the new map, which is designed to increase minority representation on the school board, during their Thursday meeting at the high school board room.
Agriculture is an important part of our world, especially in a lot of West Texas communities. Just how important that role is is portrayed in a new book, “Agriculture on the High Plains.”
Samantha Yates Borgstedt, a Texas Tech graduate and employee of Cotton Economics Research Institute, teamed with Darren Hudson, Director of Cotton Economics Research Institute at Texas Tech, to compile a book highlighting the importance of the agricultural industry.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMES BRYAN KEITH HAMMONDS, 21, of 2611 Dow, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ASHLEY NICOLE RUNCIE, 23, of 1308 Jeffery Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft.
â€˘ ZACHARY THOMAS WALSH, 19, of Bronte, was arrested Thursday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking materials and use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.
AMARILLO â€” Charles â€śChuckâ€ť Denson, 32, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Great Plains Western Church with Pastor Royce Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Claude Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Carolyn â€śGrannyâ€ť Redding, 74, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel.