Archive - Sep 20, 2012
Light the bonfire, strike up the band and don the black and gold â€” Big Spring homecoming time has arrived.
Big Spring High School 2012 homecoming celebrations kick into high gear tonight and continue with events scheduled through Saturday.
BSHS students have marked homecoming all week with themed â€śdress up days,â€ť but really get a chance to celebrate tonight at the annual bonfire rally. This year, the bonfire has been moved from the the old city compost facility to a vacant lot adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The event is scheduled to begin at around 8 p.m.
School enrollment is busting out all over, it seems.
Fueled by the oil industry hiring boom, most area public schools are seeing a surge in enrollment figures, officials confirmed.
Nowhere is the increase more notable than at Big Spring Independent School District, which is recording enrollment figures not seen in more than a decade.
The latest count shows 4,148 students enrolled at BSISD campuses, an increase of more than 200 from the same time last year â€” and that figure doesn't take into account more than 80 children enrolled in pre-kindergarten classes.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE MONTEMAYOR JR., 45, of 427 E. Davis Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for speeding in a school zone.
â€˘ AMARIS BERNAL, 25, address unknown, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 2500 block of Langley.
In the 3700 block of Dixon.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 2300 block of Kentucky.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson.
Elsie Spurgin, 66, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at her daughterâ€™s home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.