February 25th, 2011
FORSAN — School district officials are planning for a leaner future, financially speaking.
With Texas facing a multi-billion dollar shortfall, it stands to reason that schools will have to make do with less state aid for the next few years, and Forsan Independent School District officials are already taking steps to prepare for that eventuality.
Two Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament, June 13-18 in Dallas.
Senior Jessica Rubio qualified in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and Shermila Kher qualified in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
For Rubio, this will be her third year in a row to attend the national tournament.
“I’m really excited about going to Nationals again.” she said “Meeting and competing against people from around the country and the world is an awesome experience.”
Christmas comes but once a year, however, Christmas cards sometimes show up a few years and a couple months late.
Big Spring resident Mami Lee Dodds received an unexpected gift two days after Valentine's Day — a Christmas card from her late brother Brady.
“I recognized the handwriting before I ever opened it,” Dodds said. “I knew that it was from Brady. I figured it was something he had done before he passed away.”
Brady died eight years ago.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RYAN WAYNE NORMAN, 19, of 2902 Parkway, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ FRED ALLEN PERRY, 46, of Lamesa, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction or suspension.
â€¢ MOSES OLIVARES, 21, of 2602 Carleton, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€¢ ROBERT RAMIREZ GONZALES, 45, of 707 Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Robert Adkins, 60, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ronald Suggs, 67, of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be in Big Spring Saturday and Sunday to dedicate the new Big Spring Chapel.
While it is rare for one of the three-member First Presidency (which is the presiding organization over the 14 million member worldwide church) to attend this kind of event, President Uchtdorf is making the trip because of his ties to the area.
Italian pianist Francesco Attesti will lend a helping hand to the Crossroads area Friday, as the internationally acclaimed artist performs a concert benefitting the local CARE fund.
Set for 7:30 p.m. at the Hall Center for the Arts — located on the Howard College campus — the show will feature Attesti performing several works by Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, according to CARE fund spokesman and concert coordinator Tommy Churchwell.
“When we say he's internationally acclaimed, we mean it,” Churchwell said.
Big Spring Independent School District spellers are hoping seven is a very lucky number this weekend.
BSISD will be represented by seven youngsters when they participate in the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Midland College campus.
The seven students qualified for Saturday's event by winning spelling contests at their respective campuses, said Robin Ritchey, BSISD spelling bee coordinator.