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Archive - Jul 2013

July 13th

Gilbert and Roberts Engaged

July 13, 2013

Rikki Gilbert and Casey Roberts, both of Coahoma will exchange wedding vows Aug. 17,2013 at The Hardware Store and Courtyard.
Rikki is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Gilbert of Coahoma. She is a 2013 graduate of Coahoma High School and is attending Howard College. She is employed by Basa Resources, Inc.
Casey is the son of Troy and Jamie Roberts of Coahoma. He is a 2011 graduate of Coahoma High School. He is employed by JWL Water Well Service, Inc.

July 12th

Saldivar to step down as BSISD superintendent

July 12, 2013

Dr. Steven Saldivar and Big Spring Independent School District trustees have announced a amicable parting of the ways.

Saldivar, superintendent of the school district for the past five years, announced his impending resignation following a closed session with trustees at their Thursday meeting.

His resignation is somewhat open-ended — it will be effective “on or before” June 30, 2014.

BSISD hires outside firm to help with test scores

July 12, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District is bringing in outside help in an effort to boost student test scores.
BSISD trustees approved an $187,000 contract with Lead Your School, a private organization of “teacher coaches,” during their monthly meeting Thursday evening.

This is the latest of several steps the district is taking to remove the stigma of “academically unacceptable” state accountability ratings levied by the Texas Education Agency three years ago.

Raellen Marie Gilbert Thompson

July 12, 2013

Raellen Marie Gilbert Thompson, 73, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Vigil service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Randy Nix

July 12, 2013

Randy Nix, 54, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Vigil and memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Jerry Duenes officiating.

He was born Jan. 19, 1959, in Flint, Mich. He graduated from Davison Community Schools in Davison, Mich., in 1977. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He worked at the VA Hospital in Big Spring since March 2000.

Emilie Lace Cisneros

July 12, 2013

Emilie Lace Cisneros, infant, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Killeen. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born July 8, 2013, at Killeen, Texas, to Brandie and Robert Cisneros.

Carrol Dean Yater

July 12, 2013

Carrol Dean Yater, 78, of Stanton, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Hospice House of Odessa. At Carrol's request, there will be a private family service.

Carrol was born to John Milton and Nina Gertrude Myrick Yater August 5, 1934, in Big Spring, Texas. He married Lyn Larsen April 6, 1992, in Tarzan, Texas.

James Holt

July 12, 2013

James Holt, 78, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the VA Hospital. Graveside services with military honors will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview, Texas.

He was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Dallas to Susanna and Daniel Holt. He was a resident of Big Spring for 10 years, coming from Plainview. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his sister: Ruby Hart and her husband Ed of Arlington; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Myrel McNew

July 12, 2013

Myrel McNew, 80, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 11th

Saldivar announces resignation as BSISD superintendent

July 11, 2013

Dr. Steven Saldivar, superintendent of Big Spring public schools, announced during Thursday's school board meeting he will resign by the end of the coming school year.

Saldivar, who has led Big Spring Independent School District since 2008, said the timing was right for his announcement.

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