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February 16th

BSHS art students competing at regional meet

February 16, 2013

Big Spring High School art students are hoping to shine at this weekend's Visual Arts Scholastic Event regional meet in Odessa.

Seventeen BSHS students exhibiting a total of 30 works are entered in the regional meet, being held at Odessa Permian High School.

Students who medal at this weekend's meet advance to the state VASE exhibition, to be held in Bryan this March.

High School Art Teacher Judy Terelestsky said she believes many of her students' entries are state meet worthy.

February 15th

Despite gains, BSISD test scores lag behind region

February 15, 2013

Big Spring school officials say improvement has been made on standardized test scores, but even more improvement is needed to bring the local district in line with other schools in this region.

Big Spring Independent School District has been operating under the black cloud of an Academically Unacceptable rating for the past three years, mainly because of poor student scores on state standardized tests, so major efforts have been made to improve both classroom and test performance.

Quick action helps quell wildfire

February 15, 2013

Local firefighters responded to a wildfire near the intersection of E. County Road 34 and N. County Road 37 Thursday afternoon after a controlled burn being conducted by a number of ranchers got out of control.

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan, the ranchers were attempting to burn off between 200 and 250 acres in the area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-15

February 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEREMY RYAN MINTER, 33, of 3310 Ave. X, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
• ERIC WAYNE DEAL, 46, of 5700 Cedar Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• LORI ANN BENAVIDEZ, 43, of 710 Willia, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• CALIBER FAYE VIGNEAU, 24, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 55, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

February 14th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-14

February 14, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DARIN FRANK WITTEN, 25, of 604 S. Goliad, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500, cruelty to animals – failure to provide, expired driver's license, failure to appear and expired registration certificate.
• CHRISTENE MICHELLE BEAM, 32, of Cypress, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence.
• THEFT was reported in the 200 block of W. FM 700.

February 13th

Election matters top ISD agenda

February 13, 2013

Elections will be the main topic of discussion when Big Spring Independent School District trustees hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

The board will consider approval of a resolution which would allow trustees to be elected by a simple plurality of votes. Currently, trustees must be elected by a majority of votes, even if that means holding runoff elections.

Council OKs 4-way stop on Stadium

February 13, 2013

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of an ordinance that will place a four-way stop at the intersection of Settles and Stadium during its Tuesday night meeting, as well as approved first reading of an ordinance calling for the May 11 municipal elections.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-13

February 13, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES DEWAYNE TURNBO, 34, of 807 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention and a warrant from another agency.
• LUIS ALEJANDRO RAMOS, 24, of 1606 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for public intoxication, theft and failure to appear (two counts).
• FERMIN FLORES, 62, of 610 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.

February 12th

Road use fees put on hold

February 12, 2013

Howard County commissioners agreed Monday morning to submit a road use agreement recently adopted by the court to the Texas Attorney General's office in an effort to clarify how the new law will affect area oil transport and trucking companies.

The road use agreement was adopted by commissioners on a unanimous vote in late-December in an effort to help fund much-needed repairs to county roadways damaged by the increase in truck traffic generated by the recent boom in the oil field.

Trickle of candidates in area ISD races

February 12, 2013

The pace of candidate filing for area school races continues to be slow, officials announced.

As of this morning, only four candidates — all incumbents — have filed applications with their respective school districts.

Candidate filings continue through March 1, officials said.

At Forsan ISD, Chris Evans and Tom Bill Kuykendall filed for re-election, while incumbents Daniel Ramos and Darren Patrick will seek another term on the Stanton ISD board.

Area school districts holding elections this may include (terms are for three years unless otherwise noted):

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