Archive - Aug 4, 2012
City administration and members of the Big Spring City Council will roll up their sleeves and delve into fiscal planning for the coming year during a special work session Monday evening, as the municipality looks to begin the process of nailing down its 2012-2013 budget.
Preparing the budget will mean much more than just crunching numbers, however, as the city will be facing a number of serious challenges in the coming years, a fact City Manager Gary Fuqua pointed out May 29, when the council and administration met during a preliminary budget work session.
Despite a year of disruptions, distractions and noise, Big Spring High School officials are keeping their eyes on the finish line.
With construction wrapping up on four new elementary campuses, the last remaining part of Big Spring Independent School Districtâ€™s $60 million bond project is renovation at the high school. As part of the bond package, the school will receive a new roof, updated science labs and a remodeled fine arts wing.
Howard County commissioners are set to hold a special meeting Monday morning to discuss â€” and possibly take action on â€” the proposed 2012-2013 tax rate, the foundation for the courtâ€™s fiscal plan for the coming year.
According to County Auditor Jackie Olson, the effective tax rate â€” the rate which would bring in the same levy as last year â€” is 30.9221 cents per $100 valuation. The rollback rate, which is comprised of the effective rate plus an 8 percent increase in the levy, has been calculated at 33.1460 cents per $100 valuation.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 31, of 2403 S. Main St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CODY DEAN JAMES, 23, of Lamesa, was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication and urinating in a public place.
â€˘ MARGIE GREEN, 29, of 711 S. Johnson St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ISRAEL MIRAMONTES, 28, of 411 N. Scurry St., was arrested Saturday, on a charge of evading arrest/detention previously convicted SJF.
Otilia Alvarado, 84, of Big Spring, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Baylor Medical Center of Grapevine. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Urena â€śJudyâ€ť Loya, 80, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Urena was born June 6, 1932, in Sonora, Texas, and married Octavio A. Loya. He preceded her in death July 23, 2004.