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Wigington named interim superintendent

August 27, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees didn't have to look far to find an interim superintendent.

Trustees emerged from a 90-minute closed session Monday to name Chris Wigington, the district's director of student services, to temporarily replace former Superintendent Steven Saldivar.

Wigington was selected from among four candidates for the position, including BSISD Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell and Executive Director for Personnel and Instruction Ann McClarty.

His appointment was approved by a 6-1 vote from the board — the lone dissenter was trustee Pat DeAnda.

Commissioners back away from 6-cent tax hike

August 27, 2013

Howard County property owners apparently won't be in for as big an increase in their tax bills as originally feared.

During a budget work session Monday, county commissioners decided to back away from a 6-cent increase for the upcoming fiscal year.

Instead, consensus was reached of going with the “effective” tax rate of 36 cents per $100 valuation, which would raise the same amount of revenue as last year. That figure would still represent a 3-cent increase over the current rate, officials said.

Santos Diaz Lopez

August 27, 2013

Santos Diaz Lopez, 74, passed away Saturday, Aug.24, 2013, at his residence. Services for Mr. Lopez will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at The Church of the Blessed with Pastor Johnny Perez officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. Mr. Lopez will lie in state at The Church of the Blessed all day today with a Celebration of Life service being held tonight at 7 p.m.

Vicki Lynn Parks

August 27, 2013

Vicki Lynn Parks, 59, passed away at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 23, 2013, after a battle with brain cancer.

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