Archive - Apr 16, 2012
Big Spring Independent School District officials are already thinking about their next budget, but few of those thoughts are pleasant.
Continued cuts in state revenue have educators across the state scrambling to balance educational needs with decreased funds, and Big Spring ISD is no exception.
When Texas legislatures crafted the state's biennial budget in 2010, they cut more than $5 billion from education expenditures. That meant local school districts would have to make do with less â€” in Big Spring's case, about $3 million less â€” over a two-year period.
Time may have sprung forward recently, but the Howard College Dance Department is taking things back with its spring concert Thursday and Friday. Students will take to the stage of the Hall Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. to perform â€śMovin' with the Movies.â€ť
â€śThere is a lot of history in this show,â€ť Eulaine McIntosh, Howard College dance instructor, said. â€śYou start seeing a lot of connection to the future when you start researching.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTOR JOE TODD, 47, of 1301 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1900 block of N. Highway 87.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1000 block of N. Main Street.
Billy Wayland "B. W." Cunningham, 78, of Big Spring died April 13, 2012, in Midland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Birdwell Lane Church of Christ with Ralph Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Christina Louise Stallings Garrard, 39, of Big Spring died Friday, April 13, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
She was born June 19, 1972, in Hollis, Oklahoma. She had been a resident of Big Spring for 21 years, coming from Tye, Texas. In addition to a homemaker, she was a bookkeeper and office manager for Four Seasons.
Tommy Liedtke, 86, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 13, 2012, in Big Spring. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Internment will be at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas.
Tommy was born July 11, 1925, in Paducah, Texas. He married Naomi Boykin Feb. 28, 1944 in Paducah, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1983.
The couple moved from Paducah to Amarillo in 1952 and lived there for 60 years. Mr. Liedtke served in the United States Army during World War II in the European theater.
William M. "Bill" Skiles, 95, of Big Spring, died Sunday, April 15, 2012 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Keith Morrison, right, takes the oath to become the newest member of the Emergency Services Chaplains Corp. from Chaplain Joel Miller.
Madison Fields, was chosen for The Spotlight on Excellence Award from the 6th grade class at Marble Falls Middle School.
She is the daughter of Clark and Melissa Fields of Marble Falls, formerly from Big Spring, and the granddaughter of Alton and Becky Fields also of Marble Falls and formerly of Big Spring.
She is also the granddaughter of Jimmy and Sandy Shanks and great granddaughter of Frances Ringener, and Wade and Dorothy Shanks, all of Big Spring.
She was chosen for this award from approximately 315 students in the 6th grade.