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January 30th

UW agencies receive allocations

January 30, 2013

Sixteen local organizations had something to be thankful for Tuesday evening.

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County board of directors held its annual meeting at Dora Roberts Community Center where the supported agencies were presented with their portion of $300,000 in allocations for the year, from the 2013 campaign.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-30

January 30, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• PRINCESS MARIE TREVINO, 24, 3607 Hamilton, was arrested on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver's license and failure to appear.
• LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, 1501 Scurry, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft and assault/family violence.
• JACOB RAY ALVARADO, 20, 300 Tulane, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest/detention.
• JOSEPHINE GUADALUPE TORRES, 23, Coahoma, was arrested on a charge of assault by contact.

January 29th

Mayor Duncan won't seek second term

January 29, 2013

Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan announced this morning he will not seek a second term in office.

Duncan cited personal reasons for why he will not stand for re-election.

“When I ran for office, I was really reluctant to do so, but I was contacted by several people to step forward and serve the community, and that's what I did,” Duncan said. “I never intended to serve more than one term.”

Duncan, who defeated incumbent mayor Russ McEwen in the 2010 municipal elections, cited three milestones as his major contributions to the community during his term in office.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-29

January 29, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• CHRISTOPHER SCOTT HOHERTZ, 38, Midland, was arrested on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to drive in a single lane and failure to appear.
• DONALD WILLAM BRYANT, 49, 447 Armstrong, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid.
• KIRSTEN TAHSAY LEWIS, 28, 1401 Lincoln, was arrested on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, 1512 Wood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication and a warrant from another agency.

January 28th

Sen. Seliger files bills relating to key issues: education, water

January 28, 2013

State Sen. Kel Seliger has filed a pair of bills with the legislature he hopes will address two of his most important concerns for his District 31 constituents: education and water.

Seliger filed SB 225, which focuses on public education in the Lone Star State and will help streamline the graduation process for students and reform the existing high-stakes tests.

Candidate filings set to take off

January 28, 2013

Recent history suggests that, when it comes to school board elections, it’s a matter of “if, not when.”
School board elections are traditionally held in conjunction with municipal elections each May, but in the past several years, contested races have been the rare exception rather than the rule.
Area school districts will see if that trend continues or is interrupted in the coming weeks as they issue calls for the 2013 elections.
Candidate filings begin Wednesday and continue through March 1, officials said.

January 26th

Capital Day sign up deadline approaches

January 26, 2013

Monday is the signup deadline for area residents and officials planning to make the trip to Austin Feb. 5 for the biannual Howard County Day at the Capitol.

Monday is the last day to reserve a seat on the chartered bus — or sign up to drive down in a private vehicle for the event — according to Teresa Darden, Big Spring Economic Development Corporation executive assistant.

Howard College, TACC propose change in state funding formula

January 26, 2013

Rural community colleges — including Big Spring's Howard College — are advocating for a different method of state funding for the institutions.
HC trustees will hear a report on efforts to tweak the state's funding formula when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.

January 25th

Parent urges ISD to arm teachers

January 25, 2013

When it comes to student safety and security, Big Spring Independent School District officials say very few options are off the table.

Student safety, which has become the main topic of discussion for school officials everywhere since last month's killing of 20 elementary students in Newtown, Conn., was addressed during Thursday's BSISD trustee meeting, and officials said they are willing to consider just about any viable method — including arming teachers — to achieve that goal.

Four Steer Band members earn all state honors

January 25, 2013

In a good year, Big Spring High School places one or two students in the all-state band.

What do you say about this year, then?

Four Steer Band members — a number that is a modern record, to say the least — have been selected to the Class 3A and Below All-State Band.
“That's the most we've had since I've been here,” said BSHS Band Director Rocky Harris, who has led the program for almost 15 years. “And it may be the most we've ever had.”

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