Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
The future of higher education in the Lone Star State topped the agenda Tuesday during a town hall meeting held by District 31 State Senator Kel Seliger, who said more funding may not equal a cure for recent cuts in education spending.
Seliger â€” who was recently named the chairman of the state Higher Education Committee â€” said the upcoming legislative session set for 2013 should be an interesting one.
Big Spring Independent School district officials are asking for a do-over, at least where state-mandated student-teacher ratios are concerned.
BSISD trustees will are expected to seek a waiver of the ratio requirement when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JACOB DANIEL PETROWSKI, 23, of 2803 Apache Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€¢ PAULA JOLLEY BUTLER, 43, of 1606 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.
A Big Spring man sentenced to 60 years in prison for his part in the June 2010 home invasion of a local family submitted his case for appeal to the state's 11th District Court of Appeals last week.
Felix Lee Jaramillo, 33, was found guilty of aggravated robbery and assessed 60 years in a state prison and a $10,000 fine following the one-day trial in 118th District Court n September 2010.
A suspect believed to be involved in the kidnapping of a 4-year-old child in Ector County was arrested early today in Howard County, according to local law enforcement officials.
Martin Silguero, 48, was arrested on charges of kidnapping and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at the TA truck stop, located near the intersection of Interstate Highway 20 and N. Highway 87. Also taken into custody with Silguero was 30-year-old Veronica Rios, who was arrested on warrants unrelated to the kidnapping, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CHRISTOVAL MORENO CORRALEZ, 52, of 1105 Nolan, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JACOB RAY ALBARADO, 19, of 300 Tulane Apt. 7, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€¢ ALYXANDRIA MARIE MUNOZ, 18, of 1216 Ridgeroad, was arrested Monday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Big Spring State Hospital and West Texas Centers will offer free and confidential depression screenings, Thursday, Oct. 11, on National Depression Screening Day.
Big Spring State Hospital and West Texas Centers began offering the screenings to the Howard County community in 2000. Scenic Mountain Medical Center began their partnership in 2007 with the two agencies to provide screenings at its facility.
The screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth floor at SMMC, 1601 W. 11th Place.
The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday evening to discuss a number of agenda items, including an update on a settlement agreement between Atmos Energy Corporation's West Texas Division and the steering committee the city is currently participating in.
The council approved final reading of a resolution denying a rate increase requested by Atmos Energy estimated at $11.6 million, a move City Finance Director Peggy Walker said would likely force the issue before the Texas Railroad Commission.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JOSIE RODRIGUEZ, 28, of 5010 Wasson Rd., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ ANTONIO MARCOS, 27, of 800 W. Marcy, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ADAM LEE GUZMAN, 19, of 700 Douglas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1200 block of Harding.
HERALD/Photos Lyndel Moody
Despite a little chilly morning weather Friday, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, blesses a little black lab mix, one of the 155 dogs and 35 cats housed at the Howard County Humane Society. St. Maryâ€™s Parish will hold a second community Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the churchâ€™s Bennett Garden, 1001 S. Goliad.