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Parent urges ISD to arm teachers

January 25, 2013

When it comes to student safety and security, Big Spring Independent School District officials say very few options are off the table.

Student safety, which has become the main topic of discussion for school officials everywhere since last month's killing of 20 elementary students in Newtown, Conn., was addressed during Thursday's BSISD trustee meeting, and officials said they are willing to consider just about any viable method — including arming teachers — to achieve that goal.

Four Steer Band members earn all state honors

January 25, 2013

In a good year, Big Spring High School places one or two students in the all-state band.

What do you say about this year, then?

Four Steer Band members — a number that is a modern record, to say the least — have been selected to the Class 3A and Below All-State Band.
“That's the most we've had since I've been here,” said BSHS Band Director Rocky Harris, who has led the program for almost 15 years. “And it may be the most we've ever had.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-25

January 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• LETICIA MARIA CRUZ, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JENNIFER LOPEZ URIBE, 38, of 1101 Mesa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for permitting an unlicensed minor to drive (parent or guardian).
• ASHLEY CASSAREZ LUNA, 27, of 800 Creighton, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CHANCE ALLEN PERRYMAN, 28, of 225 Brooks Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

James Hollis Meek

January 25, 2013

James Hollis Meek, 79, of Odessa passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1934, in Big Spring, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy and was owner of the Swim Shop.

He is preceded in death by his parents, J.M. and Helen Meek; daughter, Karla Meek; and sister, Reba Kennedy.

Jay Loyd Howard Brooks

January 25, 2013

SEMINOLE — Funeral services for Jay Loyd Howard Brooks, 48, of Seminole will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ned Nugent officiating. Services are under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Jay passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Seminole. He was born March 20, 1964, in Seagraves, Texas. He worked as a respiratory therapist.

Wanda J. Jochetz

January 25, 2013

Wanda J. Jochetz, 85, of Stanton died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

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