Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
COAHOMA â€” Student safety and school security will be the main topics of discussion when Coahoma Independent School District trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., School shootings which claimed 20 first-graders and six educators last month, student safety has become of prime concern for both parents and education professionals.
â€śI've said it before: Our job is to educate our students, but our No. 1 goal is to ensure their safety,â€ť CISD Superintendent Amy Jacobs said.
FORSAN â€” When it comes to student safety and security procedures, Forsan Independent School officials don't consider â€śgoodâ€ť good enough.
A review of safety and security protocols in the school district left officials giving FISD a passing grade, but they were quick to add improvements could and probably will be made â€” up to and including the possibility of arming district personnel.
The Texas Ethics Commission has issued a note of final resolution in the complaint against Big Spring District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez claiming the local politician illegally accepted campaign contributions during his 2011 bid for office.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ STEVEN JAY CLAYTON, 30, of 1700 W. First St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SARAH NICOLE DUNLAP, 28, of 315 N.E. Broadway in Coahoma, was arrested Monday on charges of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500 and hindering the apprehension/prosecution of a known felon.
â€˘ RICKEY LEE HAGGARD, 41, of 704 Borden Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1200 block of E. Third Street.
In the 200 block of W. FM 700.
Department of Public Safety Troopers and Glasscock County Sheriffâ€™s Office personnel were working a two-vehicle accident on South U.S. Highway 87 this morning that apparently took the lives of two people.
The accident took place near the Glasscock County line between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Details were unavailable at press time. Check Tuesdayâ€™s paper for more details.
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An overflow crowd attending Saturdayâ€™s Silver Wings Ball, held at the Hotel Settles. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Hangar 25 Air Museum.
They spread the wealth around when handing out awards at this past weekend's Howard County Junior Livestock Show.
Unlike past years, when one was more likely than not to see multiple grand champion or reserve champion winners, 10 different youngsters took the 10 top spots at the 2013 show, which concluded its run Saturday.
In the steer show, Braxton Iden took home grand champion honors, while Laurel Nix's entry was named reserve grand champion.
Luke Grantham had the grand champion lamb entry, while Reagan Hamlin's lamb took reserve grand champion honors.
It doesnâ€™t matter if you are wearing heels, going barefoot or flip-flopping it, according to Jane Jenkins Herlong, anything can be accomplished as long as you choose to go for it and thatâ€™s just what she did.
Herlong â€“ motivational speaker and former Miss America Pageant contestant â€” will be delivering her speech â€śBare Feet to High Heels and the Flip-Flops In-Betweenâ€ť at the Celebrating Four Fabulous Years Healthy Woman anniversary event Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the historic Hotel Settles.
The Annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188 will host the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off Jan. 26, benefitting the West Texas Centerâ€™s Children in Need Fund.
The fund helps with the purchase of school supplies, clothing and tuition for summer camps and other financial needs of children who are receiving services from West Texas Centers. More than 2,500 people with a mental illness receive services each month from West Texas Centers, said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ THEODORE DIAZ JR., 40, of 2311 Brent Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ HOLSTON BANKS III, 21, of 1905 Donley, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for injury to a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury.
â€˘ REYMUNDO SALINAS JR., 43, of Alice, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LUCAS ANTHONY LOPEZ, 18, of 2517 Albrook, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.