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Despite gains, BSISD test scores lag behind region

February 15, 2013

Big Spring school officials say improvement has been made on standardized test scores, but even more improvement is needed to bring the local district in line with other schools in this region.

Big Spring Independent School District has been operating under the black cloud of an Academically Unacceptable rating for the past three years, mainly because of poor student scores on state standardized tests, so major efforts have been made to improve both classroom and test performance.

Quick action helps quell wildfire

February 15, 2013

Local firefighters responded to a wildfire near the intersection of E. County Road 34 and N. County Road 37 Thursday afternoon after a controlled burn being conducted by a number of ranchers got out of control.

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan, the ranchers were attempting to burn off between 200 and 250 acres in the area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-15

February 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEREMY RYAN MINTER, 33, of 3310 Ave. X, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
• ERIC WAYNE DEAL, 46, of 5700 Cedar Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• LORI ANN BENAVIDEZ, 43, of 710 Willia, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• CALIBER FAYE VIGNEAU, 24, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 55, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Edgar Helwig

February 15, 2013

Edgar Helwig, 97, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Parkview Nursing Home in Big Spring. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the St. Lawrence Cemetery, St. Lawrence.

He was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Miles, Texas, to Edmond and Selma Muller Helwig. After serving his country in the United States Army during World War II, Edgar lived and farmed in St. Lawrence since 1947. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gun sports and making fiddles.

Elgen Suazo

February 15, 2013

Elgen Suazo, 20, of Forsan died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvary Callender officiating.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

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