Big Spring Independent School District trustees are expected to approve a budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
The new budget, officials say, is very similar to the previous package, with the obvious exception being that millions of dollars in construction bond money has been spent.
Construction resulting from the $60 million bond, approved by voters in 2010, is expected to wrap up by early next year.
Big Spring City Council is faced with a tough fiscal decision in the coming weeks, as the municipality will have to choose between going more than 2 cents above the proposed tax rate or find a way to make up for more than $130,000 in lost revenue.
The proposed tax rate for the coming year â€” the rate published by the city and certified by the Howard County Appraisal District â€” is 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, council members were told Tuesday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ARTURO S. YANEZ, 59, of 502 State, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL LEE LOPEZ, 24, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts), expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ MICHAEL DEWAYNE NORRIS, 39, of 3500 W. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 14, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.