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Water restrictions eased; conservation still vital, officials say

December 12, 2012

In a bit of a milestone for what has become historic drought conditions for West Texas and the immediate area, Big Spring City Council approved moving from Stage 3 of its drought contingency plan to Stage 2, switching from mandatory water restrictions to voluntary conservation efforts.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the Colorado River Municipal Water District — which distributes raw water to several West Texas cities, including Big Spring — has lifted its restrictions on supplied water.

ISD accountability changes to get look

December 12, 2012

Area educators are getting a better idea about what will be expected from students taking state standardized tests.

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will hear a report on changes in the state of Texas' accountability system when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

The state recently switched the standardized tests it requires of Texas public school students — going with the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for grades 3 through 8 and end of course exams for high school students.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-12

December 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON DAVID LEE, 32, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. A, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for expired registration.
• JOSHUA ALLEN NOBLE, 26, of 3716 Hatch St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, search or transportation, criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500, criminal mischief – less than $50 and burglary of a habitation – assault.

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