Archive - 2012 - News Article
Howard County commissioners are set to meet Tuesday â€” a day later than normal due to the holiday â€” to discuss a number of routine items.
Among the items is discussion and possible action regarding a proposed road use agreement aimed at requiring area trucking companies profiting from the boom in the oilfield to help finance the rehabilitation of numerous county roads.
The agreement â€” which commissioners have been working on for several months now â€” would help pay for much-needed repairs to county roadways, according to County Judge Mark Barr.
The Big Spring VA Medical Center, joined by Howard College, tipped their collective hats to all area veterans Friday during the annual Community-wide Veterans Day Program at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
The program included patriotic music provided by the Moss Elementary School Choir, Coahoma Choir Kids and Howard College Hawk Jam ensemble, with presentation of the colors done by the Goodfellow Air Force Base Honor Guard.
A Howard County grand jury handed down indictments on more than 30 people during their session Thursday, including several charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child against a Big Spring man who met his victim while serving as youth minister for a local church.
Excuse the pun, but it's almost time for the Big Spring Herald to, well, herald in the Christmas season.
Plans are being finalized for the 25th annual Herald Community Christmas parade, which will be held Dec. 1, and officials said there's still plenty of room for entries.
Deadline to enter your organization in the parade is Friday, said Herald Advertising Director Rick Nunez.
The theme for the this year is â€śA Storybook Christmas.â€ť
The parade, which first wound its way down Gregg Street in 1986, will again be a lighted parade.
FORSAN â€” School officials here will continue to lay the groundwork for a bond election when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Forsan Independent School District officials have made no secret of their intent to call for a bond election sometime in 2013. If voters approve the bond, a new elementary school will be constructed with the proceeds.
The Crossroads area looks to offer a heartfelt thanks to local veterans today and this weekend with a number of ceremonies and offerings.
This morning, the Big Spring VA Medical Center was slated to present its Community-Wide Veterans Day Program at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, which included a luncheon following the presentation.
It's doubtful anyone is more anxious for Big Spring Independent School District to emerge from the cloud of its â€śacademically unacceptableâ€ť rating than school officials themselves.
BSISD earned that odious rating in the last round of Texas Education Agency ratings two years ago and school officials are eager to rid the district of the tag.
â€śNo one likes to be considered unacceptable, and we're going to do everything we can to get out from under that,â€ť Superintendent Steven Saldivar told school trustees during their monthly meeting Thursday night.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ OSCAR ORTIZ, 23, of 1302 Madison, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, possession of a controlled substance, driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€˘ CASMIRA VEGA, 20, of 1302 Madison, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and possession of a controlled substance.
Veterans Day offers America an opportunity to honor Veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. This year Big Spring and surrounding communities will host a very special Community-Wide Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. Friday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, 1000 Birdwell Lane.
All Veterans and their families are invited to attend this program in their honor.
Following the program Veterans and their families are invited to lunch. As a gesture of appreciation to all Veterans, lunch has been provided by generous individuals from our community.
Donâ€™t forget your tickets for the sixth annual Empty Bowl event.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the annual event, which will be held at Dora Roberts Community Center on Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event was previously held in the First Christian Church fellowship hall.