An upward trend in minerals — along with a higher appraisal of the Big Spring Refinery — has most area taxing entities enjoying an increase in certified taxable values.
The Howard County Appraisal District released its 2011 certified values this week and the county saw a $418,379,799 increase in its valuations. Those figures are certified at $2,521,294,261 for 2011, compared to $2,102,914,462 the previous year.
Brett McKibben, HCAD chief, said the jump is due to increases in mineral values and higher valuations for the refinery.
FORSAN — School trustees here will discuss personnel issues when they hold a short meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration wing board room.
Administrators will recommend a new district technology director and fifth grade math teacher to trustees during the meeting.
Shawn McVicars, who has been technology director at Buena Vista Independent School District the past six years, is on tap to replace Bob Fishback, who recently died after a three-year battle with cancer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ OTIS JAMES PORTER, 28, of 2510 Hunter, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ CLAYTON WILLIAM WIGINGTON, 25, of 602 Highland, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity: