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Money woes at Howard

June 23, 2012

Imagine your boss coming up to you and saying he was cutting your salary, only he wouldn’t say how much your salary was getting cut or even when the cuts would take effect.
Now, try figuring out your household budget.
That’s kind of the situation facing Howard College administrators as they start preparing their budget for the next fiscal year — they know they’re going to lose state appropriation money, but not how much or exactly when a final decision on those cuts will be handed down by state officials.

Harris hired by Permian

June 23, 2012

Rocky Harris, longtime head band director at Big Spring High School, has accepted the position as head band director at Permian High School, the Odessa American reported.
Shawn Bell, fine arts director for the Ector Independent School District, confirmed Friday that Harris had been offered the job, and had accepted it. He will replace Mike Watts, who served as Permian band director for the past 25 years before retiring at the end of the school year. A retirement party was held for Watts earlier this week, though the announcement of his retiring had been known for some time.

County looking at new location for com tower

June 23, 2012

Howard County commissioners will have a number of issues to consider when they meet Monday morning, including moving a communications tower and addressing staffing issues at the local Department of Public Safety office.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the court is expected to consider selecting another location for one of the county’s communication towers.
“The tower is currently located on another tower, I believe on South Mountain,” Barr said. “My understanding is that tower has been condemned, so we’ve been looking at other locations for it.”

Police blotter 6-9-2012

June 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DANNYE JOLENE STANSBERRY, 37, of 358 PR 6907, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency and possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
• SONYA GAY BIDDLE, 42, of 908 W. Fourth St., was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication, possession of controlled substance less than 28 grams (two counts) and possession of dangerous drug.

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