Archive - 2013
Faced with the high probability of more cuts in state money in its future, Howard College will raise certain tuition and fee rates this coming fall.
College trustees unanimously voted in favor of the increases during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon.
Howard has absorbed $2 million in cuts in state appropriations the past five years and even more are likely on the horizon â€” College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the Texas House version of the state's new budget calls for a $371,000 cut in state appropriations over the next two years.
FORSAN â€” If voters approved a $23 million construction bond at Forsan Independent School District, only a tiny portion of the costs will be shouldered by residents.
Voters were given a breakdown of anticipated bond costs during a public hearing on the matter at the junior high/high school auditorium Monday evening.
The $23.8 million bond would finance construction of a new elementary school, as well as renovations at the secondary campus. Voters will decide the issue's fate May 11.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERTO GARZA JR., 29, of 1700 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, expired registration and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ ANDREW RAMIRO GUTIERREZ, 21, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JUSTIN WILLIAM GONZALES, 20, of 1112 Mulberry, was arrested Monday on a warrant for duty on striking fixture or landscaping.
Delores Scott, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.
She was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Traverse County, Mich., to Julia and Simon Lamie. She married Frederick Scott on July 23, 1958. They moved from Travis City, Mich., 45 years ago to Big Spring. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1986.
Abner Shellman Sr., 68, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Midland Memorial Hospital. 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 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
Gail Earls, 75, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Donita Lea and the Rev. Alan Wallace officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born March 16, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and married Floyd Edward Earls on June 17, 1956, in Ardmore, Okla. He preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2004.
COAHOMA â€” Two things needed to happen for Coahoma to clinch a district title: The Bulldogs had to beat Lamesa â€” a team which beat CHS the first time around â€” and Denver City had to be upset by Brownfield.
The Bulldogs came through, defeating Lamesa 18-6, ending the game via run-rule. Then, the Cubs got the best of the Mustangs and Coahoma â€” a baseball team which didn't win a single game last year â€” found themselves atop the 4-2A standings.
Having already clinched the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title, Howard College is preparing for the Region V tournament after completing a sweep of Midland College at Foundation Field on Saturday by winning 13-4 and 9-1 in a doubleheader.
Claudette Smith helped the Lady Hawks in their rout of the Lady Chaparrals in Game Three of a four-game stand when she belted a grand slam home run. Smith also had a two-run blast, accounting for six RBI during the outing.
The Big Spring City Council is set to meet Tuesday evening, with final approval of an agreement between the municipality and the county to fund the opening and construction of a new city landfill topping the agenda.
The resolution â€” which includes an inter-local agreement with Howard County to provide for sharing of the costs of land acquisition, permitting, operation, ownership, closure and post closure of a new municipal landfill â€” has been at the center of turmoil between the two governments since the city council approved first reading of the measure March 26.
FORSAN â€” Forsan Independent School District's Elbow Elementary won an award presented to successful schools with a high proportion of low-income students.
Elbow received the Texas Education Agency's Distinguished Performance Award, given to high performing campuses which have at least 40 percent of its students coming from low-income families.
The school was one of only 211 campuses state-wide â€” and one of only two in this region â€” to earn this award, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.