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Wigington named interim superintendent

August 27, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees didn't have to look far to find an interim superintendent.

Trustees emerged from a 90-minute closed session Monday to name Chris Wigington, the district's director of student services, to temporarily replace former Superintendent Steven Saldivar.

Wigington was selected from among four candidates for the position, including BSISD Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell and Executive Director for Personnel and Instruction Ann McClarty.

His appointment was approved by a 6-1 vote from the board — the lone dissenter was trustee Pat DeAnda.

Commissioners back away from 6-cent tax hike

August 27, 2013

Howard County property owners apparently won't be in for as big an increase in their tax bills as originally feared.

During a budget work session Monday, county commissioners decided to back away from a 6-cent increase for the upcoming fiscal year.

Instead, consensus was reached of going with the “effective” tax rate of 36 cents per $100 valuation, which would raise the same amount of revenue as last year. That figure would still represent a 3-cent increase over the current rate, officials said.

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