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Police Blotter

July 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• CHRISTOPHER JAMES DUFORAT, 24, of Fort Stockton, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency and driving while license invalid-DWI related.
• MANUEL G. DEJESUS, 62, 1704 S. Scurry St. (rear), was arrested Friday on a charge of assault-family/household member and intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation.
• STEVEN ANTHONY ROBLES, 37, of 600 Johnson, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault: family violence causes bodily injury.

Council workshop Monday

July 30, 2011

The Big Spring City Council will begin holding its annual budget work sessions Monday evening, as the government panel looks to solidify its fiscal plans for 2011-2012.
While budget sessions have traditionally been a time for council members to pitch their pet projects for the coming year, a lack of revenue — due in large part to the ongoing drought and lack of water sales — will most likely keep such plans on the back burner going into the next fiscal year.

Coahoma, Forsan schools earn passing marks

July 30, 2011

Forsan Independent School District campuses received the highest academic ratings in Howard County, according to accountability figures released by the Texas Education Agency Friday.
For the third consecutive year, Elbow Elementary received TEA’s highest rating of “Exemplary,” while the junior high/high school campus’ rating was one step down at “Recognized.” District-wide, Forsan ISD was rated Recognized, as well.
Those were the same ratings as the districts and campuses received the previous year.

TEA: BSISD 'unacceptable'

July 30, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District was hammered in the latest round of school accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency Friday.
BSISD received a district-wide rating of “Academically Unacceptable,” the lowest of four possible TEA ratings. In addition, all but one local campus’ academic performance was rated as unacceptable by the state education agency. Moss Elementary received a “Academically Acceptable” rating from TEA.

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