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 â€” which distributes raw water to several West Texas cities, including Big Spring â€” has lifted its restrictions on supplied water.
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 â€” 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JASON DAVID LEE, 32, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. A, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for expired registration.
â€¢ JOSHUA ALLEN NOBLE, 26, of 3716 Hatch St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, search or transportation, criminal mischief â€“ more than $500 and less than $1,500, criminal mischief â€“ less than $50 and burglary of a habitation â€“ assault.