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The local United Way campaign won't begin in earnest until September, but officials will kick off the drive Saturday, they said.
Executive Director Sandy Stewart said the kickoff for the 69th annual campaign will begin at 6 p.m. at the Big Spring Country Club and will feature live music, food and a silent auction.
âI just want to say the we are all looking forward to another successful campaign with the strong support of our community,â Stewart said. âI am so proud to be a part of an organization and a community that does so much for so many.â
When it comes to hiring teachers, it's definitely a seller's market.
Big Spring Independent School District officials are still looking for teachers to fill some classroom slots as the new school year approaches.
Some BSISD classes will start the school year with part-time or temporary instructors, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Ann McClarty told trustees during their Thursday meeting.
Three Big Spring residents were seriously injured during a domestic disturbance that turned extremely violent Wednesday evening.
Big Spring police responded to the rear area of 406 Dallas in reference to a âshots firedâ call shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday and discovered three people seriously injured, Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said.
The Colorado River Municipal Water District board of directors met Wednesday morning to discuss a number of issues, including potential litigation regarding tortious interference with a contract stemming from recent meetings and presentations by Beeville-based V.V. Water Company LLC.
The company â represented by John Littlejohn, owner and chief scientist and Joe Carter, managing director â made a public presentation at the Hall Center for the Arts last week and a second one Tuesday night during the meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
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.
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 â which provide for a number of requirements, including a special use permit and fencing around the sea container homes that abut property in use â were approved on a 6-1 vote, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez the lone dissenter.
An eight-hour standoff with Big Spring police officers ended with the arrest of two people this morning.
Jesse Lopez, 45, and Teresa Lang, 30, were in custody following the standoff that began when Big Spring Police Department narcotics investigators, acting on a Crimestoppers tip, responded to Room 101 at the Plaza Inn, 700 W. Interstate 20, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Run into any Big Spring State Hospital employee in town and more than likely you will find them sporting green T-shirts with vivid neon accents.
To the untrained eye, it appears as a cute, catchy shirt, but to most Big Spring State Hospital employees it symbolizes something much more.
âI think any time any hospital employee sees that shirt they remember rally day,â said Mique Yarbar, Big Spring State Hospital programs manager.
A tax rate identical to last year's and an increase in sanitation rates headlined Monday night's special meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the municipality began its week-long trek to lay out its fiscal plan for 2013-2014.
Accountability wise, work remains to be done at Big Spring Independent School District.
Three years after being tagged as âacademically unacceptableâ by the Texas Education Agency, BSISD fared little better In the revamped state accountability rankings â Big Spring was one of 80 school districts or charters in the state to receive a a rating of âimprovement required,â the lowest of three possible ratings.
Almost 93 percent of school districts in the state received a âmet standardsâ ranking, TEA officials said.