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Odessa College targeted for closure under state budget plan

January 19, 2011

Howard College's president expressed shock and concern over preliminary state plans to suspend funding for four community colleges in Texas.

Four Texas two-year colleges — including Odessa College — would be closed to save $39 million in the next two-year state budget under a preliminary spending plan released Tuesday by House lawmakers.

Bible class prognosis uncertain

January 19, 2011

Despite comments to the contrary from members of the Howard County Bible Board — the organization responsible for funding the Bible class at Big Spring High School — school district officials say the program has not been shut down.

Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar said Tuesday the program, which teaches Bible studies as an elective, has not been shut down.

“We still have the course,” Saldivar said. “No changes have been made. Claims we have done away with the Bible class are not correct.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RAYMON RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, 20, of 805 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired license plate (seven counts), expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (three counts), bail jumping – failure to appear (five counts), failure to control speed, no driver's license – when unlicensed and speeding.
• STEVEN MAGANA, 32, of 1401 Mesquite, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

BSISD science fair Thursday

January 19, 2011

Crazy for chemistry? Bats about botany?

The best science projects in Big Spring Independent School District will be on display Thursday when the district's annual science fair is held at Dora Roberts Community Center.

Students in grades 3 through 12 will vie for prizes and scholarships by displaying their talents in one of 18 science disciplines. Elementary students already have had their projects judged at the campus level, but their work will be on display, as well, said Darrell Ryan, science fair organizer.

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