Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
True to his word, Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan is set Tuesday night to request a special election be held in May to use economic development funds for an $11 million re-vamp of the city's water and wastewater facilities through a controversial 4B project.
FORSAN — It's a new year, but many of the issues facing Forsan Independent School District in 2012 will be familiar ones.
Ask Superintendent Randy Johnson about what FISD is eyeing in t2012 and the first answer he will give you is the same that has concerned school districts the past few years — how to deal with shrinking state allocations.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LYNDSEY RACHELLE KELLY, 23, OF ODESSA, was arrested Sunday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking materials and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ STEPHEN BRETT SISSON, 22, of Stanton, was arrested Sunday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking materials, prohibited weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Snowy weather has forced school district officials at Big Spring, Forsan and Coahoma to dismiss classes early today.
Classes at the three districts will let out at noon today and all athletic activities scheduled for tonight have been postponed until a later date or cancelled outright.
In addition, the monthly meeting of the Forsan ISD board of trustees scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight has been cancelled.
UPDATE (1:35 p.m.): Coahoma and Forsan officials said Tuesday classes will begin at 10 a.m.
Local law enforcement officials say they have identified the man they believe was killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday evening near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue on the cityâ€™s north side.
The victim was identified by the Big Spring Police Department as 62-year-old Eleutario Torres Padron. However, law enforcement officials are having some trouble locating the manâ€™s family.
Brian Jensen is retiring, but donâ€™t expect him to take up a rocking chair anytime soon.
Jensen, chief of the Big Spring Fire Department, retired Friday after 23 years with BSFD and 35 years as a firefighter.
Along with his wife, Debbie, and their children, Jensen will relocate to Denton this summer to be closer to relatives.
At a reception in his honor Friday afternoon, Jensen said firefighting has been a very rewarding career.
Howard County commissioners will face a routine agenda when they meet Monday afternoon.
Among the items expected to be considered by the court, commissioners are expected to meet with either Gene Valentini or Leslie Soto of the Lubbock County Juvenile Mediation Services regarding case management.
The court will also discuss the possible sale of property in the city of Coahoma, as well as meet in executive session with with County Attorney Josh Hamby, according to County Judge Mark Barr.
Law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department say they are investigating what appears to be the hit and run death of a man near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue on the city's north side sometime Thursday night.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, investigators are not releasing the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin, which has not yet been confirmed.
Nominations for Man and Woman of the Year are being accepted through Monday at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Man and Woman of the Year will be announced during the annual Chamber banquet Jan. 31. Any member of the Chamber can make a nomination, but it must be submitted in written form.
All nominations will need to be approved by the selection committee in order to ensure the relevant information is received about the nominee.