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April 23rd

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.

April 22nd

Landfill tops city agenda

April 22, 2013

The Big Spring City Council is set to meet Tuesday evening, with final approval of an agreement between the municipality and the county to fund the opening and construction of a new city landfill topping the agenda.

The resolution — which includes an inter-local agreement with Howard County to provide for sharing of the costs of land acquisition, permitting, operation, ownership, closure and post closure of a new municipal landfill — has been at the center of turmoil between the two governments since the city council approved first reading of the measure March 26.

Elbow Elementary wins performance award from TEA

April 22, 2013

FORSAN — Forsan Independent School District's Elbow Elementary won an award presented to successful schools with a high proportion of low-income students.

Elbow received the Texas Education Agency's Distinguished Performance Award, given to high performing campuses which have at least 40 percent of its students coming from low-income families.

The school was one of only 211 campuses state-wide — and one of only two in this region — to earn this award, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 04-22

April 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER RAY TEICHMAN, 40, of 1207 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOHN THOMAS MARTINEZ, 27, of 709 Creighton, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 32, of 2403 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and criminal mischief.

April 20th

Delay for Relay: Closing ceremonies postponed

April 20, 2013

No closing ceremonies.
This year's Howard/Glasscock Counties Relay For Life came to a cold and windy end Saturday. Because of the bitter cold and blustery conditions, closing ceremonies are being postponed, according to Relay Chair Manny Negron.
“It was just too cold and windy for the participants to have the ceremonies this morning,” explained Negron. “Everybody just wanted to go home so we're postponing the closing ceremonies.”

FISD bond proposal to get public review

April 20, 2013

FORSAN — A second public meeting pertaining to Forsan Independent School District's $23.8 million bond proposal will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the secondary campus auditorium.
FISD voters will head to the polls in May to decide the fate of the bond issue, which would finance construction of a new elementary campus and extensive renovations at the junior high/high school building.
Early voting begins April 29, while election day is May 11.
The meeting will include presentations from architects and financial advisors, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Ag complex completed at HC

April 20, 2013

Howard College officials are about to put the wraps on another construction project.
Trustees will hear updates on a variety of construction projects when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
End of construction of the Broughton Agriculture Complex will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours May 1.
The complex, which consists of an open-air pavilion, show barn and classroom building, was financed through a $2.6 million donation to the college from the C.G. Broughton Foundation.

Software to aid county, schools

April 20, 2013

Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of issues, including the use of a new computer application to help improve security at the county courthouse.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the program — known as Copsync — will basically turn every operational computer in the courthouse into a way to reach out to law enforcement if something goes wrong.

Police Beat

April 20, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. 04/19/13 and 7 a.m. today:
• DONNIE RAY SCHMALTZ, 27, of 2004 N. Monticello, Big Spring, Texas was arrested Friday on a charge of theft greater than or equal to $50 but no greater than $500, all other.
• JOHN GERARD ESCOVEDO, 34, of 2902 E. IH 20, Big Spring was arrested Friday on a charge of sex offenders duty to register with previous conviction.
• ALFONSO GARCIA RAMOS JR., 26, OF 2604 Dow Dr., Big Spring was arrested Friday on a charge of assault: family violence threat or offensive touch.

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