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TEA: Improvement needed at BSISD

August 12, 2013

Accountability wise, work remains to be done at Big Spring Independent School District.

Three years after being tagged as “academically unacceptable” by the Texas Education Agency, BSISD fared little better In the revamped state accountability rankings — Big Spring was one of 80 school districts or charters in the state to receive a a rating of “improvement required,” the lowest of three possible ratings.
Almost 93 percent of school districts in the state received a “met standards” ranking, TEA officials said.

Alejandro 'Alex, Leco' Escanuela Sr.

August 12, 2013

Alejandro "Alex, Leco" Escanuela Sr., 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

He was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Winkler County, Texas, and married Yolanda "Landie" DeLeon on Jan. 23, 1959, in Big Spring, Texas.

Roy Lee Williams Sr.

August 12, 2013

Roy Lee Williams Sr., 62, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.

Merly Jackson

August 12, 2013

Merly Jackson, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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