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New schools prompt changes for students

January 13, 2012

You child may be moving next year — to a new school, that is.

At Thursday's Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees meeting, officials unveiled new maps detailing where students in grades kindergarten through 5 will attend school starting with the 2012-2013 school year.

The new attendance zones will become a necessity next year when the district opens four new elementary campuses, shuts down Bauer Elementary and converts Kentwood Elementary to a pre-kindergarten campus.

Standardized dress code gets look by BSISD officials

January 13, 2012

Local public school officials are looking at a standardized dress code as one way to help improve the learning environment at Big Spring secondary campuses.

Big Spring Independent School District officials trustees vigorously debated the idea during their monthly meeting at the high school board room Thursday night.

Proponents of a standardized dress code said the plan, which would effect students in grades 6 through 12, would help build a better learning environment at the junior high and high school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVE RODRIGUEZ, 30, of 2110 Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a charge of harassment.
• CURTIS DEWAYNE WOODRUFF, 26, of 214 N. Johnson, was arrested Thursday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone (two counts), no driver's license – when unlicensed and a warrant from another agency.
• MANUEL GONZALES, 23, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.

Charles 'Charlie' Trantham

January 13, 2012

Charles “Charlie” Trantham, 60, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Walter McCall officiating.

He was born May 29, 1951, in Germany. He lived in Big Spring most of his life. He was a truck driver for a moving company and was a member of the Church of Christ.

There are no known survivors.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

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