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January 17th, 2013

Saldivar: School trustees play vital role

January 17, 2013

Consider the school board member — he or she is responsible for many vital decisions concerning your child's education, spends who knows how many hours getting up to speed on a labyrinth of local, state and federal regulations and probably at least that long explaining the district's position on issues to parents and other interested observers.

By the way, they don't get paid for their trouble, either.

Seems like giving them a special month is the least we can do.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-17

January 17, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KIMBERLY NICOLE HERNANDEZ, 29, of 3617 Hamilton, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for child less than 17 years old riding without a safety belt (two counts), leaving unattended child in a motor vehicle, driving while license invalid, unlawful dog or cat tethering, dog or cat running at large, failure to appear (four counts) and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JUAN ANTONIO HERNANDEZ, 41, of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

January 16th

Fight the flu: Some sensible precautions you can take

January 16, 2013

The flu virus is being tracked in approximately half the counties in Texas, with many county health departments already reporting the number of hospital and doctor visits for influenza higher than last year's totals, according to recent reports from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

While having the flu may mean an inconvenient, indoor vacation for a couple of days to most, those considered to be at high-risk for the virus should take measures to protect themselves, according to Big Spring Fire Department and EMS Chief Craig Ferguson.

Coahoma ISD trustees to discuss safety procedures

January 16, 2013

COAHOMA — Student safety and school security will be the main topics of discussion when Coahoma Independent School District trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., School shootings which claimed 20 first-graders and six educators last month, student safety has become of prime concern for both parents and education professionals.

“I've said it before: Our job is to educate our students, but our No. 1 goal is to ensure their safety,” CISD Superintendent Amy Jacobs said.

January 15th

Forsan ISD looks for answers in Newtown's wake

January 15, 2013

FORSAN — When it comes to student safety and security procedures, Forsan Independent School officials don't consider “good” good enough.

A review of safety and security protocols in the school district left officials giving FISD a passing grade, but they were quick to add improvements could and probably will be made — up to and including the possibility of arming district personnel.

Ethics commission finds against councilman Fernandez

January 15, 2013

The Texas Ethics Commission has issued a note of final resolution in the complaint against Big Spring District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez claiming the local politician illegally accepted campaign contributions during his 2011 bid for office.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-15

January 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVEN JAY CLAYTON, 30, of 1700 W. First St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• SARAH NICOLE DUNLAP, 28, of 315 N.E. Broadway in Coahoma, was arrested Monday on charges of theft – more than $50 and less than $500 and hindering the apprehension/prosecution of a known felon.
• RICKEY LEE HAGGARD, 41, of 704 Borden Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1200 block of E. Third Street.
In the 200 block of W. FM 700.

January 14th

Two killed in U.S. 87 wreck

January 14, 2013

Department of Public Safety Troopers and Glasscock County Sheriff’s Office personnel were working a two-vehicle accident on South U.S. Highway 87 this morning that apparently took the lives of two people.
The accident took place near the Glasscock County line between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Details were unavailable at press time. Check Tuesday’s paper for more details.

Silver Wings Ballbenefits Air Museum

January 14, 2013

HERALD photo/Bruce Schooler/ www.theredbarnstudios.com.

An overflow crowd attending Saturday’s Silver Wings Ball, held at the Hotel Settles. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Hangar 25 Air Museum.

County Junior Livestock Show wraps up

January 14, 2013

They spread the wealth around when handing out awards at this past weekend's Howard County Junior Livestock Show.
Unlike past years, when one was more likely than not to see multiple grand champion or reserve champion winners, 10 different youngsters took the 10 top spots at the 2013 show, which concluded its run Saturday.
In the steer show, Braxton Iden took home grand champion honors, while Laurel Nix's entry was named reserve grand champion.
Luke Grantham had the grand champion lamb entry, while Reagan Hamlin's lamb took reserve grand champion honors.

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