Archive - Apr 23, 2013
Faced with the high probability of more cuts in state money in its future, Howard College will raise certain tuition and fee rates this coming fall.
College trustees unanimously voted in favor of the increases during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon.
Howard has absorbed $2 million in cuts in state appropriations the past five years and even more are likely on the horizon â€” College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the Texas House version of the state's new budget calls for a $371,000 cut in state appropriations over the next two years.
FORSAN â€” If voters approved a $23 million construction bond at Forsan Independent School District, only a tiny portion of the costs will be shouldered by residents.
Voters were given a breakdown of anticipated bond costs during a public hearing on the matter at the junior high/high school auditorium Monday evening.
The $23.8 million bond would finance construction of a new elementary school, as well as renovations at the secondary campus. Voters will decide the issue's fate May 11.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERTO GARZA JR., 29, of 1700 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, expired registration and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ ANDREW RAMIRO GUTIERREZ, 21, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JUSTIN WILLIAM GONZALES, 20, of 1112 Mulberry, was arrested Monday on a warrant for duty on striking fixture or landscaping.
Delores Scott, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.
She was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Traverse County, Mich., to Julia and Simon Lamie. She married Frederick Scott on July 23, 1958. They moved from Travis City, Mich., 45 years ago to Big Spring. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1986.
Abner Shellman Sr., 68, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
Gail Earls, 75, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Donita Lea and the Rev. Alan Wallace officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born March 16, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and married Floyd Edward Earls on June 17, 1956, in Ardmore, Okla. He preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2004.
COAHOMA â€” Two things needed to happen for Coahoma to clinch a district title: The Bulldogs had to beat Lamesa â€” a team which beat CHS the first time around â€” and Denver City had to be upset by Brownfield.
The Bulldogs came through, defeating Lamesa 18-6, ending the game via run-rule. Then, the Cubs got the best of the Mustangs and Coahoma â€” a baseball team which didn't win a single game last year â€” found themselves atop the 4-2A standings.