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Coahoma ISD approves $7.79 million budget

August 22, 2012

COAHOMA — Some Coahoma Independent School District residents will see an increase in their tax bill this coming fiscal year.

During their Tuesday night meeting, CISD trustees approved a budget and tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that will result in an increase in local revenue for the school district.

The tax rate will remain the same at $1.27 per $100 property valuation. Of that figure, $1.04 will be devoted to maintenance and operating costs, while the remainder is targeted for debt service.

Final arguments due in Lewis trial

August 22, 2012

Testimony in the trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man facing multiple charges — including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon — is set to continue in 118th District Court this morning, as proceedings enter the second day.

Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted Feb. 3 on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on charges of evading arrest or detention and failure to identify – giving false information.
• JOEY SHANE PEREZ, 38, of 1309 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 22, of 2000 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3300 block of E. FM 700.

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