Consider it the “it could have been worse” budget.
Despite millions of dollars in lost state revenue, Howard College officials are proposing a budget that is balanced, maintains most current services and gives some area residents a tax break, to boot.
College trustees got their first good luck at the proposed 2011-2012 budget during a Monday morning workshop.
Howard County commissioners received some good news from officials with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Ports-to-Plains trade corridor Monday, as it appears matching funds for the reliever route planned for west of Big Spring to the tune of $500,000 will come from the state, not the county.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CYNTHIA RODRIGUEZ GARZA, 42, was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication, defective turn signal lamps and failure to appear.
â€˘ JACOB JAY AGUIRRE, 30, of Stanton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ JAMES TANNER-CLARK BAILEY, 17, of 211 Wooten Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 200 block of N.E. Eighth Street.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.