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New laws to take effect Sept. 1

August 22, 2013

The state of Texas will get a black eye from some and heaps of praise from others regarding new laws that come into effect in a few days.

Switchblade knives? They’ll be legal in Texas beginning Sept. 1.

Concealed Handgun Licenses? It will only take four hours of training — plus range time — to get a license now, not 10 as in the past.

Those are just two of many laws which go into effect the first day in September.

Here’s a look at just a few of them:

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Forsan ISD looking at tax increase

August 22, 2013

FORSAN — A new elementary school is about to go up in Forsan. Not surprisingly, so is district taxpayers' bills.

Forsan Independent School District officials are putting the final touches on a new budget that features employee pay raises, deficit spending and a notable spike in the tax rate.

When district voters approved a $23 million construction bond earlier this year, they also voted themselves a tax increase to pay for the improvements, and that process will begin when trustees formally approve the new budget and tax rate Tuesday.

Tashanna Forman

August 22, 2013

Tashanna Forman, 40, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug.17, 2013. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jerome McNally and Pastor Holston Banks officiating.

Reginald Jerome Vanderbilt

August 22, 2013

Reginald Jerome Vanderbilt, 30, died Aug. 17, 2013. He was born July 21, 1983 in Big Spring Texas, to Rosie Vanderbilt-Francis. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8, p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Jerome McNally and Evangelist Ella Coaster officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He attended San Angelo and Big Spring schools. He was a member of New Life Ministries COGIC.

Ruby Faye Roberts Lewis

August 22, 2013

Ruby Faye Roberts Lewis, 80, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born March 7, 1933, on a farm near Knott, Texas, and married Lawrence Ray Lewis July 13, 1952, in Knott, Texas.

Ruby and Lawrence Ray were members of 14th & Main Church of Christ.

Jack Hancock

August 22, 2013

OVALO — Jack Hancock, 98, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Tuscola.

Burial will follow in the Tuscola Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Janice Wilson

August 22, 2013

Janice Wilson, 58, of Big Spring died Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013, at her residence. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Temple Church with the Rev. Jim Mills officiating.

She was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Anderson, Ind., to Leanna and Paul Hunter. She married Richard Dale "Rick" Wilson July 28, 1983, in Gatesville, Texas. She was a homemaker and had been a church secretary and secretary for her husband's construction business. She moved to Big Spring Jan. 1, 2012, from Copperas Cove Texas. She was a member of Baptist Temple Church.

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