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May 18th

Trinity plans simple but colorful Memorial Day ceremony

May 18, 2013

As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic display and ceremony which features more than 100 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller ones.
Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, officials will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Tammy Lockhart.

Guild extends application deadline for scholarship

May 18, 2013

Big Spring Symphony Guild has extended the application for students to apply for the Phyllis Graumann Memorial Scholarship.
It's the second year for the Guild to offer the scholarship for seventh through 11th grade vocal or instrumental students in Howard County.
“Please encourage your students you believe deserve a scholarship for further education in music to apply,” Guild President Eulaine McIntosh said in a release to area teachers. “We have two scholarships available this year.”

Police

May 18, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 17, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• VICTORIA CEVALLOS, 44, of 3912 E. Hwy 350, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500, expired registration and theft by check greater than or equal to $20 but less than $500.
• KERRY CECIL OMELIA, 51, of 1004 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on warrants for driving while license invalid, failure to appear, and two warrants from another agency.

May 17th

ISD trustee walks out of board meeting

May 17, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District Trustee Pat DeAnda, claiming she's been ignored and marginalized by administrators and her colleagues on the school board, abruptly walked out of the middle of Thursday's board meeting.

DeAnda, District 2 trustee, had expressed her desire to address the board on “concerns” she had about the way BSISD officials were conducting the district's business. When told the subject had to be included on the evening's posted agenda in order to be discussed, she quickly summoned members of the media outside the board room for an impromptu news conference.

VAMC's Marsh bound for Oklahoma City

May 17, 2013

Daniel L. Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, is headed for Oklahoma.

Marsh, who has been in the Big Spring area since 2008, will become director at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center effective June 2.

Marsh said he is proud of the processes that have been implemented and the accomplishments during the five years he's been in Big Spring.

Police/Sheriff 05-17

May 17, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERNESTO MARQUEZ ZUBIATE, 59, of 1103 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for assault by threat.
• TOMMY GENE ROPER, 39, of 1311 Mobile, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• BELINDA KAY HALL, 36, of 1434 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.

May 16th

Howard College, ASU reach admissions pact

May 16, 2013

Howard College and Angelo State University are partnering on a plan which might provide a boost in enrollment to both campuses.

The plan was approved by Howard trustees Wednesday afternoon.

The proposal calls for students who were denied admission to ASU to be allowed to enroll in Howard College classes and, as long as they remain committed to reapplying to the larger university, can still take advantage of student support services at both institutions, including degree plan coordination.

Run for the Wall passes through Big Spring Saturday

May 16, 2013

Each year since 1989, a group of former service men and women and their families have straddled their bikes in a ride from California to Washington, D.C. The purpose, as it has always been, is one of healing, accountability and honor.

The vast group of motorcyclists who participate in “Run for the Wall” will stop in Big Spring Saturday morning en route to the nation's capitol. The public is encouraged to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial before the riders move on. It is anticipated they will arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.

Police/Sheriff 05-16

May 16, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PAUL RAY FLANNELL, 55, of 1106 W. Fourth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERESA DIANE PARK, 57, of 13360 Old Colorado City Highway, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 500 block of S. Goliad.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

May 15th

With bond's passage, the real work begins at Forsan ISD

May 15, 2013

FORSAN — Construction projects approved by Forsan Independent School District voters Saturday should begin before the end of the year, school officials say.

By a margin of more than three to one Saturday, Forsan Independent School District voters approved a $23.8 million construction bond to finance a new elementary campus and extensive renovations elsewhere in the district.

FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said he always believed the bond was in the best interests of the district, but conceded he was surprised by the margin of victory at the polls.

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