Archive - Nov 12, 2010 - News Article
United States military veterans received a 300-person strong â€śthank youâ€ť from the community Thursday morning.
The annual Community-Wide Veteran's Day observance included patriotic music and speeches from local dignitaries. Most of all, however, attendees were urged to thank this country's veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Big Spring Independent School District will hire a Lubbock firm to oversee several school construction projects over the course of the next couple of years.
Lee Lewis Construction of Lubbock was awarded the â€śconstruction manager at riskâ€ť contract over six other submissions by BSISD trustees during their Thursday night meeting.
The firm will supervise more than $60 million in construction projects at BSISD the next two years, including construction of three new elementary buildings and extensive renovations at two other campuses.
Big Spring Independent School District officials were busily dousing rumors about a high school student bringing a gun to school this morning.
Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell said today any reports of that nature were categorically false.
"Any rumors about a student bringing a gun to school are false. Any rumors about a shooting at the school are false," Ferrell said. "We received an anonymous threat (Thursday) ... and extra security has been brought in to deal with that threat."