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Archive - May 2013

May 11th

FISD school board to consider pay raises

May 11, 2013

FORSAN — Although the amount of state money they will receive this year is yet to be determined, school trustees here will begin addressing budget matters for the coming fiscal year when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

Specifically, the school board will begin looking at two areas which make up the lion's share of the budget — salaries and health insurance for employees.

Police beat 5-11

May 11, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 11, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• JUSTIN M. RAMIREZ, 25, of 710 Willia was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• SAMMEAL RAY GRAY, 29, of 1405 Settles was arrested Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct language.
• FRANKLIN LAMARR CURTIS, 47, of 808 W. Third was arrested Friday for having stood in roadway to solicit ride (contributions, employment or business).
• AMANDA JO MASSEY, 24, of 2438 Whitmire, Midland was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

Thomas S. App

May 11, 2013

Thomas S. App died April 23, 2013 of brain cancer in Kerrville, Texas, where he lived with his wife, Sherry Williams.

He was born Jan. 5, 1943 in California and grew up in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Archbishop Hoban High School and Creighton University, then entered into the insurance business in Cincinnati, Denver, and Kerrville.

He was preceded in death by fhis ather, Bud App of Akron, Ohio.

May 10th

Municipal, school elections Saturday

May 10, 2013

Saturday will mark area residents' final opportunity to weigh in on municipal and school board elections, as polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. around the Crossroads community.

According to officials with the Howard County Elections Administrations, polls will be located at the following locations:

Coahoma Independent School District Races — Coahoma Community Center

Big Spring races — Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, on the Howard College campus

Forsan races and Precincts 205-208 — Forsan High School

Forsan Precincts 33, 304 — Elbow Elementary School

SWCID honors its best

May 10, 2013

Annalise O'Connell received the President's Award as top student at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf during the SWCID Awards Convocation Thursday evening.

The President's award is annually based on academic excellence, participation in all facets of student life, leadership in extra-curricular activities and college spirit, said Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks, who presented the award.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 5-10

May 10, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANTONIO JARROD MOORE, 23, of Marlin Falls, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• CODY JAMES CALHOUN, 21, of 2102 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• ALFONSO GARCIA RAMOS JR., 26, of 2604 Dow, was arrested Thursday on a charge of violation of a protective order.

Jim Deel

May 10, 2013

Jim Deel, 44, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the funeral home.
Jim was born Oct. 14, 1968, in Big Spring to Darrell Deel and Wanda Welch Deel. He loved to barbecue and fish. He was a great father, making the kids his whole life.

Opal Jean Magers

May 10, 2013

Opal Jean Magers, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. The family will receive friends 7 p.m. until 9 p.m Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor William T. Vaughn of Mt Bethel Baptist Church and Pastor Holston Banks of Shiloh House of Praise with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

Billy Barber

May 10, 2013

Billy Barber, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

May 9th

Mom’s gift guide: shrubs, flowers, trees and advice

May 9, 2013

Need a quick but lasting gift for Mother's Day? Look no further than the Green Thumb Cottage.

The Cottage, located at 1604 W. Fourth Street in Big Spring, is home of the Howard County Master Gardeners, who will be holding their annual spring sale this weekend.

Time and date for the event is 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.

“We know people are busy, and sometimes Mother's Day can sneak up on them. We also know a potted plant or a tree that will keep on living and giving is one of the best gifts we can give that special mom,” said Julie Coates, the organization's president.

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