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July 17th

Rain brings much-needed moisture across West Texas

July 17, 2013

An “unusual” weather system that brought welcome relief from baking temperatures and parched conditions may stick around a day or two longer, officials say.

Crossroads residents have been sighing in relief the past few days because of the system, which has slashed temperatures and brought some much-needed precipitation to the area.

National Weather Service Meteorologist David Henrig said the cause of all this welcome weather is an upper-level low pressure system that's slowly making its way through this area.

July 16th

Nw Mexico woman killed in rollover

July 16, 2013

A 56-year-old New Mexico woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 176 Tuesday morning after law enforcement officials say the vehicle she was traveling in rolled several times.
Evangelina Ontiveros, 56, of Eunice, N.M., was pronounced dead at the scene by Howard County Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs at approximately 9:30 a.m. Law enforcement officials said she was the only passenger in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
For the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Housing shortage slams school districts

July 16, 2013

Anyone can tell you there's a housing shortage in this area, but nowhere is it more keenly felt than in the public school districts.

The recent oilfield-fueled hiring boom has brought lots of people into this area, but it has also dried up the list of available housing, and officials at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school districts all agree it is hampering their efforts to hire new employees.

Parker, Smith honored for cooperation

July 16, 2013

Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker and newly retired Big Spring Police Department Chief Lonnie Smith got a hefty nod from local officials on both sides of the city and county lines Monday afternoon, as the two were honored with commemorative plaques at the Troy M. Hogue Law Enforcement Center.

July 15th

Harley group rides to stop child abuse

July 15, 2013

What would be cooler than an escort of the booming, clattering, deafening roar of several Harley Davidson riders to pretty much anywhere you went? How safe would you feel flanked by men and women in their leathers standing beside you while you testified against someone who hurt you?

Guardians of the Children is a nonprofit organization established to help abused children. The Wildcat chapter held a fundraiser Saturday to help aid in assisting children who have been abused. It was a little bit of fun for an important cause.

July 13th

Bond issue back on FISD agenda

July 13, 2013

FORSAN — Show them the money.
Forsan Independent School District trustees are expected to approve the sale of $23.8 million in construction bonds when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.
The construction bonds were approved by FISD voters in May, but trustee approval is needed before the issues are officially sold.
Among the projects which will be financed by the bond are:
• A new elementary campus, which will be located adjacent to the junior high/high school building in Forsan.
• A wastewater treatment plant

Antique autos!

July 13, 2013

July 12th

Saldivar to step down as BSISD superintendent

July 12, 2013

Dr. Steven Saldivar and Big Spring Independent School District trustees have announced a amicable parting of the ways.

Saldivar, superintendent of the school district for the past five years, announced his impending resignation following a closed session with trustees at their Thursday meeting.

His resignation is somewhat open-ended — it will be effective “on or before” June 30, 2014.

BSISD hires outside firm to help with test scores

July 12, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District is bringing in outside help in an effort to boost student test scores.
BSISD trustees approved an $187,000 contract with Lead Your School, a private organization of “teacher coaches,” during their monthly meeting Thursday evening.

This is the latest of several steps the district is taking to remove the stigma of “academically unacceptable” state accountability ratings levied by the Texas Education Agency three years ago.

July 11th

Saldivar announces resignation as BSISD superintendent

July 11, 2013

Dr. Steven Saldivar, superintendent of Big Spring public schools, announced during Thursday's school board meeting he will resign by the end of the coming school year.

Saldivar, who has led Big Spring Independent School District since 2008, said the timing was right for his announcement.

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