Big Spring Independent School District officials want to get the word out about new state standardized testing that will take effect this year.
BSISD will host three public meetings for parents of high school freshmen to explain some of the requirements their children will face from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course exams.
The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday. All meetings will be held at the high school auditorium.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DEBORAH KAY CANTU, 45, of 419 Dallas St. Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DAMIAN ISMAEL LUJAN, 27, of 1014 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 62, of 509 N. Goliad, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Darlene Hickey, 59, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Randy Hardman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gail, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the funeral home.
Sidney Brewer, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Gilstrap Family Cemetery in Big Spring.
He was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Sayre, Okla., and was a pumper for C.H. Levens and the Gilstraps for more than 13 years.
Survivors include many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Allu (Doster) Brewer.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Alejandra "Ale" Doporto, 69, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her son's residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel, with burial to follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Howard County District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson will seek a fifth term in office in 2012, as he announced this week he has filed the necessary paperwork with state officials to run for re-election.
Wilkerson, who has represented the 118th Judicial District for nearly 15 years, said the decision to run for re-election — which he will do on the Republican ticket — was a practical one for him.
Healthy Woman is joining Uptown Salon and Day Spa in a special event for local ladies.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Girls Night Out will take place at 600 Runnels.
“Women are always so busy taking care of others and sometimes they forget to take care of the most important person, themselves,” said Kim Howell, Scenic Mountain Medical Center marketing director. “This is an opportunity for them to stop in for a few minutes and enjoy some laughter, fellowship and some good treats.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESSICA FAYE BROOKS, 24, of Lubbock, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOHN HENRY SCHENCK, 36, of 1513 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance and failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts).
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 600 block of Highland Drive.
Darlene Hickey, 59, of Kileen, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The Forsan Lady Buffs spotted Grape Creek a nine-point lead in the first quarter before storming back to take a commanding decision in Tuesday night's basketball action.
Cheyenne Galloway led the girls with 10 points and six rebounds as the Lady Buffs shut the door on Grape Creek, starting in the second quarter and rolling through the second half.
â€śThe kids played great defense in the second half,â€ť Head Coach Robert Hillinger said. â€śThey limited Grape Creek to two field goals in the entire half.â€ť