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August 12th, 2011

BSISD superintendent vows district will shed unacceptable tag

August 12, 2011

No one likes being labeled “unacceptable,” and that applies to school districts as well as individuals.

Big Spring Independent School District has been saddled with an “academically unacceptable” rating ever since the Texas Education Agency school accountability ratings were released July 29. Thursday, school officials briefed trustees on how they intend to shed that label.

Still no takers for District 3 on BSISD board

August 12, 2011

The search for a new school trustee continues at Big Spring Independent School District.

Officials have been unsuccessful in their efforts to find a replacement for District 3 trustee Alan Partee, who declined to seek re-election in May.

District 3 covers an area which includes the Coronado Hills and Indian Hills subdivisions, as well as homes in the general vicinity of the VA Medical Center.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 12, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• TYRE COLE WATTS, 26, of 5101 Fisher, was arrested Thursday on charges of criminal mischief more than $50 and less than $500 and criminal trespass/habitation/shelter.
• CIERRA KASHA BUTLER, 25, of 1425 E. Sixth 19, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration and failure to appear.
• CALVIN GEORGE BUTLER III, 24, of 1606 E. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for driving while license invalid

KBSB July Winner

August 12, 2011

July 2011 – Terri & George Martin – 1902 Comanche
Pictured are Janice Bishop, Keep Big Spring Beautiful President;  Chad Averette,City of Big Spring Code Enforcement; Terri & George Martin; Mayor Tommy Duncan & Pam Duncan, Keep Big Spring Beautiful.

KBSB June Winner

August 12, 2011

June 2011 – Luz & Rosalinda Viera – 623 State
Pictured are Danny Valle & Chad Averette, City of Big Spring Code Enforcement;  Rosalinda & Luz Viera;  Mayor Tommy Duncan, & Pam Duncan, Keep Big Spring Beautiful.

KBSB MAY WINNER

August 12, 2011

May 2011 – Elda Gomez – 1610 Oriole
Pictured are Janice Bishop, Keep Big Spring Beautiful President;  Mayor Tommy Duncan;  Elda Gomez;  Pam Duncan, Keep Big Spring Beautiful; Thomas Hodges, City of Big Spring Code Enforcement

Rotary Club

August 12, 2011

Recently the Big Spring Rotary sponsored area youth at the summer RYLA Camp. This camp was put on by local Rotarians with a goal of helping today’s youth to become leaders and good citizens in our communities. This past Tuesday during the weekly meeting leaders and students made a presentation to the Big Spring Rotary of the summer fun and events during the weeklong camp.  Pictured are local leaders and students who participated in the week long summer camp. Pictured from left to right are Ken McIntosh (Rotarian), Caleb Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Michael Carillo and Dathan Jones (Rotarian).

Jensen birth

August 12, 2011

Arius James Jensen, son of Rian and Jodi Jensen of Colorado City, was born June 8, 2011, at 5:47 p.m.
He was 8 pounds 12 ounces and measured 21 inches.
His maternal grandparents are Dearl and Jo Messick of Loraine. His paternal grandparents are Marlene and Archie Riffe of Big Spring and Brian and Debbie Jensen of Big Spring.
Arius was welcomed home by his brother Ryan Joe Jensen.

August 11th

College hoping to tap underground water

August 11, 2011

Howard College officials believe they've found a way to deal with the severe drought, and the answer is literally below their feet.

Trustees will consider a proposal to drill up to six water wells on the Big Spring campus when they hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Student Union Building Tumbleweed Room.

Boys & Girls Club construction progressing

August 11, 2011

The building has gone up and the final stages of the project are in sight.

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club was able to start construction on a new facility in February and is expecting the building to be completed sometime in October.

“We will be very excited to see it once it is finished and we are even more excited to move in,” Salvation Army Maj. Orville Chambless said.

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