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September 24th

Police beat

September 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MYRA ANN BOONE, 32, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 2, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault or family violence – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation and unlawful restraint.
• MARTHA ANN CRENSHAW, 47, of 4200 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Council to finalize tax rate, budget

September 24, 2012

The city of Big Spring is expected to cinch up its fiscal plan — and hopefully put a rather confusing appraisal gaff behind it — for the coming year Tuesday, as the panel hears final reading of the proposed 2012-2013 tax rate and budget.
The council approved first reading of the rate — 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation — during its Sept. 11 meeting on a 6-1 vote, with District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald the lone dissenter.

September 22nd

Whitt gets 10 years in prison time

September 22, 2012

A 54-year-old Big Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday morning in 118th District Court, pleading guilty to one count of prohibited sexual conduct after law enforcement discovered he had fathered a child with his daughter.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, formerly of 4302.5 S. Highway 87 and currently in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center, had been indicted by a grand jury June 1 on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies.

County to finalize tax rate Monday

September 22, 2012

Howard County commissioners will look to put the finishing touches on their 2012-2013 fiscal plan Monday, as the court looks to adopt its tax rate for the coming year.
The court — which approved its 2012-2013 budget during the Sept. 10 meeting — will consider adopting a tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation during the meeting.

Police blotter 9-22-2012

September 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ERNESTO ALONZO, 39, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving without being secured by safety belt.
• BRESHA DENAE RANDLE, 19, of 1805 Mittel Ave., was arrested Friday on warrants for fail to appear (x2), expired registration and failed to control speed.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1600 block of E. Sixth.
In the 3500 block of E. I-20.
In the 1100 block of Hwy 176.
In the 300 block of S. Rex in Forsan.

September 20th

BSHS fans ready for homecoming festivities

September 20, 2012

Light the bonfire, strike up the band and don the black and gold — Big Spring homecoming time has arrived.

Big Spring High School 2012 homecoming celebrations kick into high gear tonight and continue with events scheduled through Saturday.

BSHS students have marked homecoming all week with themed “dress up days,” but really get a chance to celebrate tonight at the annual bonfire rally. This year, the bonfire has been moved from the the old city compost facility to a vacant lot adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The event is scheduled to begin at around 8 p.m.

ISD enrollments get an A+; Big Spring exceeds 4,000 for 1st time in more than a decade

September 20, 2012

School enrollment is busting out all over, it seems.

Fueled by the oil industry hiring boom, most area public schools are seeing a surge in enrollment figures, officials confirmed.

Nowhere is the increase more notable than at Big Spring Independent School District, which is recording enrollment figures not seen in more than a decade.

The latest count shows 4,148 students enrolled at BSISD campuses, an increase of more than 200 from the same time last year — and that figure doesn't take into account more than 80 children enrolled in pre-kindergarten classes.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE MONTEMAYOR JR., 45, of 427 E. Davis Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for speeding in a school zone.
• AMARIS BERNAL, 25, address unknown, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 2500 block of Langley.
In the 3700 block of Dixon.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2300 block of Kentucky.
• THEFT was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson.

September 19th

Report: Vocational courses booming

September 19, 2012

Vocational training at Howard College has not only taken off, but is continuing to grow, according to the quarterly update received by the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday afternoon.
Kinsey Hansen, solid works representative for Howard College, reported that the summer cohort — May through August — had 31 students enrolled in 40 classes. All students completed the course, with 17 who have identified that their courses led to employment. Fall enrollment shows 68 students in 147 vocational training classes.

Coming home to Ackerly; Sands plans celebration

September 19, 2012

ACKERLY — The exes are coming home to Sands High School this week.
Sands will hold its quadrennial homecoming festivities, culminating with Friday night’s football vs. Highland.
As with many other high schools in the area, Sands will have themed “dress up days” leading up to the weekend, when the majority of homecoming activities are scheduled:
• The school’s drama club will hold a spaghetti supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria

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