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September 7th

Forsan ISD to consider buying two homes

September 7, 2013

FORSAN — School trustees here will consider purchasing housing for school personnel when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
Forsan Independent School District currently provides 14 “extremely” low-rent homes for extra-duty personnel — coaches, band directors and other teachers who spend a lot of extra time on campus. Now, the school board will explore the possibility of adding two more homes to the list.

Commissioners to approve budget, tax rate

September 7, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to give final approval to the budget for the coming fiscal year when they meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the new budget and tax rate during the meeting, then are expected to vote on approval of the budget. The tax rate will be formally adopted Sept. 23.
The proposed county budget will feature several new expenditures, including $500,000 to pay the county's share of costs for a new landfill and an increase of more than $240,000 to help pay for ambulance services.

Brother, sister speak of love, hope

September 7, 2013

Love was in the air at the Dorothy Garret Coliseum Thursday night.
“The Love Chromosome,” sponsored by the Healthy Women Foundation Speaker Series, in partnership with Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program, featured motivational speaker Derrick Tennant and his sister Julie.
“The series has been very successful,” said Howard College President, Dr. Cheryl Sparks. “It has gained a following. I see a lot of familiar faces here tonight.”
The series spotlights people who have overcome obstacles in their lives and have had some measure of success.

September 6th

‘Warriors’ lining up for triathlon

September 6, 2013

If you want to be a Comanche Warrior now is the time to show your stuff.

The 2013 Comanche Warrior Triathlon will be held Saturday in Comanche Trail Park and it's not too late to register, according to event organizer Debbie Wegman.

“If they haven't registered yet we'll have registration Friday (today) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,” said Wegman. “We have about 50 registered so far.”

For those who are tech savvy, online registration is still available at permianbasinevents.com

CHS first area school to stage homecoming

September 6, 2013

COAHOMA — Football, pageantry and dress-up days at school — it must be homecoming week.

Coahoma High School became the first Howard County school system to celebrate homecoming, which culminates tonight with the crowning of the homecoming queen.

Five senior girls will vie for the honor. They are:

• Kyla Clinton, daughter of Randy and Tricia Clinton.
• Savannah Neff, daughter of Cindy and Clay Smith and David Neff.
• Breann Castillo, daughter of Raul and Cheryl Castillo.
• Sarah Melendez, daughter of Isidro and Teresa Melendez.
• Shayla Martin, daughter of Danny and Kim Martin.

September 5th

People’s Court, Justice Court consolidated

September 5, 2013

The “People's Court” is no more.

Texas' Supreme Court abolished Small Claims Court effective Aug. 31 and restructured portions of the Texas Government Code, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Property Code to accommodate new rules for Justice Court cases which became effective Sept. 1.

In the past, while Small Claims Court and Justice Civil Court were held in the same courtroom with the same justice of the peace presiding, they were in fact very different courts with different rules.

Memorial service set at the mall

September 5, 2013

Ever since the horrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, Howard County residents have answered the call of duty —and some have even paid “the last full measure of devotion” — for their country.

As they have for the past seven years, area residents will gather to remember Howard County servicemen who have fallen during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The “Memorial at the Plaza,” set for 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Spring Town Plaza (formerly Big Spring Mall), will honor not only local servicemen, but all those lost in the terror attacks of 12 years ago, organizers said.

September 4th

Syria, Obamacare, government, topics U.S. Rep. addresses here

September 4, 2013

If anyone was wondering what U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer has been up to, they had an opportunity to find out at the town hall meeting “Listening Session” held Tuesday morning.

With his little red wagon in tow, Neugebauer addressed several issues submitted by his constituents at the meeting — including Syria, gun control, healthcare and government intervention.

September 3rd

Fun, uplifting talk planned by rehabbed athlete

September 3, 2013

Perspective is the key.

At least it will be when Derrick Tennant takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum for the fall speaker series. The title of this year’s presentation is “The Love Chromosome.”

The series is brought to the community through a partnership between Howard College Foundation Speaker Series and Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s Healthy Woman program.

Bookworms, your help is needed for annual sale at county library

September 3, 2013

With the annual Friends of the Howard County Library book sale three weeks away, the group is still soliciting books to sell at the event.

The annual sale will be held Sept. 20-22 at the library, located at 500 Main St.

“If you have books in good condition you wish to donate to this worthwhile cause, please take them to the library Monday through Saturday during regular hours” said Ruth Ann McKay, publicity chairman for the Friends of the Library. “Please, no National Geographic magazines, other magazines or condensed books.”

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