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April 18th

Coahoma trustees eye rule waiver

April 18, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees are expected to approve a resolution setting aside the “15 percent rule” for a year when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.

The “15 percent rule” is a buzz phrase much used in public school circles lately and relates to a requirement of the new state standardized test, the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Simply put, the rule states that STAAR end of course test scores for high school students will count for 15 percent of their total grade in that class.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 24, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 402, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
• ABEL LOZANO TORRES, 23, of 1611 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• CLIFFORD PAUL COOPER, 39, of 1213 Harding St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for dog or cat running at large (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).

April 17th

College to bestow accolades

April 17, 2012

Howard College will honor its top students at the annual awards convocation set for 7 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Students will be recognized for their achievements in a variety of areas, including academics, leadership and citizenship.

The top honor to be presented tonight is the President's Award, given to the college student who excels in several areas of college life.

The President's Award is voted on by faculty and staff, with College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks having the final say, officials said.

Childrens' art work displayed

April 17, 2012

Inspiring artists at a young age is the route Howard Cottage is taking.

Students at Howard Cottage — ranging from 18 months to 4 years old — are being featured in an exhibit, the Howard Cottage Art Show, which is on display at the Hall Center for the Arts until May 3.

“We enjoy highlighting our kids,” said Stacy Slaten, assistant professor of art and art department head at Howard College.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, 23, of Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

April 16th

Big Spring ISD eyeing budget

April 16, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District officials are already thinking about their next budget, but few of those thoughts are pleasant.

Continued cuts in state revenue have educators across the state scrambling to balance educational needs with decreased funds, and Big Spring ISD is no exception.

When Texas legislatures crafted the state's biennial budget in 2010, they cut more than $5 billion from education expenditures. That meant local school districts would have to make do with less — in Big Spring's case, about $3 million less — over a two-year period.

HC dance troupe to take stage

April 16, 2012

Time may have sprung forward recently, but the Howard College Dance Department is taking things back with its spring concert Thursday and Friday. Students will take to the stage of the Hall Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. to perform “Movin' with the Movies.”

“There is a lot of history in this show,” Eulaine McIntosh, Howard College dance instructor, said. “You start seeing a lot of connection to the future when you start researching.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• VICTOR JOE TODD, 47, of 1301 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1900 block of N. Highway 87.
• THEFT was reported in the 1000 block of N. Main Street.

April 14th

Master the Mountain

April 14, 2012

Sexual assault indictments handed down

April 14, 2012

Sexual assault and drug cases dominated Thursday's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.
The grand jury returned a total of 28 felony indictments against 19 individuals during the session.
Among those true-billed were Albert Trevino Carrillo, 34, of 1500 Mesa in Big Spring, who was named in three indictments — one for first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a child and two for indecency with a child, both second degree felonies.
If convicted, Carrillo could face up to 99 years or life in prison for the aggravated sexual assault charge and up to 20 years on the indecency charges.

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