September 13th, 2011
Big Spring independent School District officials got what they wanted Monday evening.
The district hosted a public meeting to solicit citizens' input on a variety of issues, and an overflow crowd accepted the invitation.
The major topics of conversation were the district's recent sub-par academic ranking from the Texas Education Agency, and — more importantly to the audience — what the district was going to do to correct the situation.
Howard County commissioners approved the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday on a unanimous vote, giving the nod to a fiscal plan worth approximately $21 million.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the budget suffered a number of cuts during this year's planning sessions, but will allow the county to make it through the coming year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg Street.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 300 block of S. Aylesford.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 76 inmates at the time of this report.
Emiliano Chagoya, 80, of Lamesa died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral service mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Joseph Kurumbel officiating. Burial will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
Robert D. Barton, 80, of Big Spring died Monday, Sept. 12, 2012, at his residence. No services are planned.
Mildred Murphy, 96, of Big Spring passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Cleo Jarrell passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Big Spring, Texas.
She was born Jan. 4, 1945, to H.B. Smith and Opal Roberts Smith in Wapanucka, Okla. She moved to the West Texas area as a child.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Sunset Memorial Chapel.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home. To sign the guest book, go to our website at www.sunsetodessa.com
Have you ever wanted to open your home to the community?
Here's your chance. Homes are being sought for this year's Symphony Guild Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 11.
â€śLast year we couldn't find enough homes so we had to cancel the tour,â€ť said Eulaine McIntosh, Guild president. â€śNobody wants to cancel the tour, but without the participation, we just couldn't do it.â€ť
This year, David and Marie Justice have agreed to take part in the Tour of Homes, but more homes are needed. McIntosh said it would be ideal to have four to six homes to showcase.
By Lyndel Moody
Remember, honor and unite as one proud people â€“ those were the themes threaded through the words spoken during a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at the Big Spring Mall.