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Lack of state funding prompts HC tuition hikes

April 23, 2013

Faced with the high probability of more cuts in state money in its future, Howard College will raise certain tuition and fee rates this coming fall.

College trustees unanimously voted in favor of the increases during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon.

Howard has absorbed $2 million in cuts in state appropriations the past five years and even more are likely on the horizon — College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the Texas House version of the state's new budget calls for a $371,000 cut in state appropriations over the next two years.

FISD taxpayers told business would pay 95 percent of bond

April 23, 2013

FORSAN — If voters approved a $23 million construction bond at Forsan Independent School District, only a tiny portion of the costs will be shouldered by residents.

Voters were given a breakdown of anticipated bond costs during a public hearing on the matter at the junior high/high school auditorium Monday evening.

The $23.8 million bond would finance construction of a new elementary school, as well as renovations at the secondary campus. Voters will decide the issue's fate May 11.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 04-23

April 23, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERTO GARZA JR., 29, of 1700 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, expired registration and failure to appear (three counts).
• ANDREW RAMIRO GUTIERREZ, 21, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• JUSTIN WILLIAM GONZALES, 20, of 1112 Mulberry, was arrested Monday on a warrant for duty on striking fixture or landscaping.

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