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Budget, superintendent search on BSISD agenda

August 14, 2013

A new budget and a new superintendent will be the main topics of conversation when Big Spring Independent School District trustees hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

BSISD has been in the market for a new superintendent ever since Steven Saldivar announced earlier this month he had accepted a similar position with Anthony ISD on the New Mexico border west of El Paso. Saldivar's hiring is expected to become official Tuesday.

Container home law receives council OK

August 14, 2013

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of amendments to the municipal zoning ordinances to allow for the use of "intermodal shipping containers" as living quarters Tuesday night, tightening the city's control on the use of what city officials consider temporary housing.

The amendments — which provide for a number of requirements, including a special use permit and fencing around the sea container homes that abut property in use — were approved on a 6-1 vote, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez the lone dissenter.

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