Archive - 2013 - News Article
FORSAN â€” School officials here believe it's time Elbow Elementary received an honorable retirement.
The school was first constructed in the early 1930s, replaced two decades later and renovated several times since then. Despite all the upgrades, however, structural issues and simple age have conspired to render the building practically obsolete, educators say.
The solution FISD administrators have devised is a $23.8 construction project, subject to voter approval this May, which will replace Elbow with an elementary campus in Forsan, as well as funding renovations at the secondary campus.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALBERT TREVINO CARRILLO, 35, of 1500 Mesa, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ CHAVERA JR., 32, of 307 W. Fifth St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to appear (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ FRANCES ALCANTAR, 34, of 3704 Boulder Dr., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of routine items, including an amendment to the inter-local agreement between the county and the city of Big Spring for overages in the recent construction of joint law enforcement center.
Commissioners are expected to consider an agreement with the city of Big Spring that will call for the municipality to cover half of the $110,000 in overages the project incurred during the construction of the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.
The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śHoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event we use to celebrate Intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,â€ť said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
â€śItâ€™s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ DANIEL RIOS, 26, was arrested on a warrant for theft over $50/under $500.
â€˘ GUS WAYNE JACOBS, 55, 3111 S. Anderson Road, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALEXIS NICOLE PARKS, 17, 3228 Cornell, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
â€˘ DONTAE RENELL CARR, 31, 3006 Cherokee, was arrested on charges of failure to give identifying information and possession of marijuana.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 68, 1512 Wood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
Despite years of increasing pressure to tap local sources of revenue for its financing, Howard College tuition fees remain competitive compared to other community colleges in this area.
A Texas Association of Community College survey of tuition fees charged by West Texas junior colleges for the Spring 2013 semester shows Howard to be near the bottom of the scale, at least where in-district and in-state students are concerned.
Flipping for flapjacks? Begging for bacon? Swooning for sausage?
If that's the case, the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring has a deal for you.
The club's annual Pancake Supper is scheduled for Friday evening at Howard College's cafeteria and you can eat your fill of the above-mentioned food items for only $6.
Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the college cafeteria, located inside the student union building.
Tickets can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE DEJESUS BURCIAGA, 29, of 1443 Hilltop, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of failure to report change of address/name.
â€˘ MARK ANTHONY CHAVERA, 24, of 1502 Chickasaw, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PAUL EUGENE MERRELL, 59, of 1105 Stanford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Think you have what it takes to be a storm spotter?
Area residents can find out March 21, as the National Weather Service will present its annual Skywarn class at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers â€” located at 307 E. Fourth St.
Though the Crossroads area enjoyed a rather tame weather last year, officials with the National Weather Service say the Boy Scout mantra is one to live by: Always be prepared.
Eight Big Spring Independent School District students are heading for the state science fair, thanks to superior performances at regional competition in Odessa this past weekend.
Brittany Tan, Haley Jenkins, Chloe Bustamante, Oscar Alvarado, Trinady Joslin, Ranen Wilson and Kylie Palmer from Big Spring Junior High School, along with Rebecca Evans from Big Spring High School earned a spot in the state science fair, which will be held later this month in San Antonio.