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BSISD to begin search for new superintendent

August 1, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will soon begin searching in earnest for a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Steven Saldivar, who headed BSISD since 2008, announced Tuesday he will be leaving within the next few weeks to accept a similar position with Anthony ISD. Saldivar's hiring at Anthony is expected to become official Aug. 20.

“He helped our school district,” Board President Irene Rodriguez said. “I have nothing but good things to say about Steven … and I wish him and his family the best at Anthony.”

United Way kickoff coming up

August 1, 2013

The tradition stays alive as the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County gear up for the 69th annual campaign kick-off Aug. 17 at the Big Spring Country Club, starting at 6 p.m.

“As always, the entire board is ready to jump feet first into what we are expecting to be another successful campaign,” said Ann McClarty, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County president.

Tickets are $25 per person. Due to the venue, there will be limited seating. The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, live music from Freeride and a silent auction.

Raymond L. McKee

August 1, 2013

Raymond L. McKee, 81, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, surrounded by the love of two daughters, two granddaughters and two sisters. 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 3 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

A.G. Martinez II

August 1, 2013

A.G. Martinez II, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully and Deacon Victor Lopez officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

David Ybarra

August 1, 2013

David Ybarra, 46, of Big Spring passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Mary Wells

August 1, 2013

Mary Wells, 85, of Jal, N.M., died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Joyce Barrett

August 1, 2013

Joyce Barrett, 78, of Coahoma died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Coahoma Cemetery. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

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