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April 19th, 2012

Relay for Life set for Friday

April 19, 2012

Put on your purple and head to Blankenship Field on Friday afternoon. Howard and Glasscock County Relay For Life 2012 will take place from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Registered individuals will receive T-shirts and a $5 dinner coupon to be used at any of the team food vendors. The coupons are sponsored by the Hodnett Family in honor of Butch Hodnett.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the official first lap — the Survivors Lap — will take place at 8 p.m. A survivors reception will follow under the event tent.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID ALEGRIA, 27, of Corpus Christi, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 64, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTINA FUENTES, 32, of 2518 Albrook Circle, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 410 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.

April 18th

Best of the best: College honors top students

April 18, 2012

Cynthia Pinch was named Howard College's outstanding student of the year during its annual awards convocation at Garrett Coliseum Tuesday evening.

Finch, a sophomore from Niles, Mich., majoring in Modern Languages, has achieved several milestones while attending Howard. She is currently president of the Student Government Association, is on the Dean's List with a 3.25 grade point average and is active in dance, theater and band. She also serves as resident assistant and the women's dormitory and has been named to Who's Who Among Junior College Students.

Coahoma trustees eye rule waiver

April 18, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees are expected to approve a resolution setting aside the “15 percent rule” for a year when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.

The “15 percent rule” is a buzz phrase much used in public school circles lately and relates to a requirement of the new state standardized test, the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Simply put, the rule states that STAAR end of course test scores for high school students will count for 15 percent of their total grade in that class.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 24, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 402, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
• ABEL LOZANO TORRES, 23, of 1611 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• CLIFFORD PAUL COOPER, 39, of 1213 Harding St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for dog or cat running at large (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).

April 17th

College to bestow accolades

April 17, 2012

Howard College will honor its top students at the annual awards convocation set for 7 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Students will be recognized for their achievements in a variety of areas, including academics, leadership and citizenship.

The top honor to be presented tonight is the President's Award, given to the college student who excels in several areas of college life.

The President's Award is voted on by faculty and staff, with College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks having the final say, officials said.

Childrens' art work displayed

April 17, 2012

Inspiring artists at a young age is the route Howard Cottage is taking.

Students at Howard Cottage — ranging from 18 months to 4 years old — are being featured in an exhibit, the Howard Cottage Art Show, which is on display at the Hall Center for the Arts until May 3.

“We enjoy highlighting our kids,” said Stacy Slaten, assistant professor of art and art department head at Howard College.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, 23, of Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

April 16th

Big Spring ISD eyeing budget

April 16, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District officials are already thinking about their next budget, but few of those thoughts are pleasant.

Continued cuts in state revenue have educators across the state scrambling to balance educational needs with decreased funds, and Big Spring ISD is no exception.

When Texas legislatures crafted the state's biennial budget in 2010, they cut more than $5 billion from education expenditures. That meant local school districts would have to make do with less — in Big Spring's case, about $3 million less — over a two-year period.

HC dance troupe to take stage

April 16, 2012

Time may have sprung forward recently, but the Howard College Dance Department is taking things back with its spring concert Thursday and Friday. Students will take to the stage of the Hall Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. to perform “Movin' with the Movies.”

“There is a lot of history in this show,” Eulaine McIntosh, Howard College dance instructor, said. “You start seeing a lot of connection to the future when you start researching.”

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