Archive - Sep 14, 2012 - News Article
Bacterial meningitis vaccine requirements, low unemployment rates and a booming energy economy are just a few factors feeding into an enrollment decline of 299 students for the fall 2012 semester across the Howard College district, officials said.
The overall uncertified head count for this semester is 4,553 students, compared to 4,852 for the fall 2011 semester.
As mistakes go, this was a minor and inexpensive one.
In their rush to finish Big Spring Independent School District's four new elementary campuses before the start of this school year, work crews neglected to install wheelchair-accessible crosswalks in front of the new schools and now must go back and correct that oversight.
During their monthly meeting Thursday, BSISD trustees learned of the district's plan for installing the overlooked crosswalks.
Wayland Pierce, who has served as the district's liaison with construction crews during the project, made no excuses for the mixup.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ ANTHONY WAYNE MORRISON, 55, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 216, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.