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ISDs fall short of fed standards

August 9, 2012

All three Howard County school districts received sub-par ratings in the latest round of federal accountability listings.

Almost three quarters of Texas' public school district failed to meet Average Yearly Performance (AYP) benchmarks this year, according to information released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency.

TEA noted that only 28 percent of the state's school districts — and 44 percent of individual campuses — received passing AYP marks this year, a fact the agency blamed on a substantial increase in requirements.

Health care providers to get scrutiny

August 9, 2012

For those wanting to know where the medical community stands this year, the State of the Community Series Part 3: Medical Update — set for Aug. 21 — will provide that information.

Reports will be delivered by Ed Moughon, CEO of Big Spring State Hospital; Dr. Judith Madura, CEO of South Plains Rural Health Services; Larry Rodgers, CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center; and Dan Marsh, CEO of West Texas VA Health Care Systems.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• SETH SAVAGE SLAYTON, 19, of 506 N. Second St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated robbery.
• BERNARDO FRAUSTO PEREZ JR., 48, of 2910 Cherokee St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JENNIFER CANALES, 25, of 2605 W. Dow, was arrested Wednesday on charges of manufacture delivery of controlled substance between four grams and 200 grams, failed to maintain financial responsibility and no drivers license when unlicensed.

Annette Howard

August 9, 2012

Annette Howard, 75, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the funeral home.

Annette was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Tarzan, Texas. She retired from Pollard Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac as office manager after 50 years of service.

She was a member of Baptist Temple.

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