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Forsan ISD hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

February 25, 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.

BSHS students qualify for national speech tournament

February 25, 2011

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 card arrives more than 11 years late

February 25, 2011

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.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RYAN WAYNE NORMAN, 19, of 2902 Parkway, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRED ALLEN PERRY, 46, of Lamesa, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction or suspension.
• MOSES OLIVARES, 21, of 2602 Carleton, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ROBERT RAMIREZ GONZALES, 45, of 707 Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

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