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September 20th, 2012

ISD enrollments get an A+; Big Spring exceeds 4,000 for 1st time in more than a decade

September 20, 2012

School enrollment is busting out all over, it seems.

Fueled by the oil industry hiring boom, most area public schools are seeing a surge in enrollment figures, officials confirmed.

Nowhere is the increase more notable than at Big Spring Independent School District, which is recording enrollment figures not seen in more than a decade.

The latest count shows 4,148 students enrolled at BSISD campuses, an increase of more than 200 from the same time last year — and that figure doesn't take into account more than 80 children enrolled in pre-kindergarten classes.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE MONTEMAYOR JR., 45, of 427 E. Davis Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for speeding in a school zone.
• AMARIS BERNAL, 25, address unknown, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 2500 block of Langley.
In the 3700 block of Dixon.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2300 block of Kentucky.
• THEFT was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson.

September 19th

Report: Vocational courses booming

September 19, 2012

Vocational training at Howard College has not only taken off, but is continuing to grow, according to the quarterly update received by the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday afternoon.
Kinsey Hansen, solid works representative for Howard College, reported that the summer cohort — May through August — had 31 students enrolled in 40 classes. All students completed the course, with 17 who have identified that their courses led to employment. Fall enrollment shows 68 students in 147 vocational training classes.

Coming home to Ackerly; Sands plans celebration

September 19, 2012

ACKERLY — The exes are coming home to Sands High School this week.
Sands will hold its quadrennial homecoming festivities, culminating with Friday night’s football vs. Highland.
As with many other high schools in the area, Sands will have themed “dress up days” leading up to the weekend, when the majority of homecoming activities are scheduled:
• The school’s drama club will hold a spaghetti supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria

Police blotter 9-15-2012

September 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRANDON DAKOTA FEASTER, 20, of 1308 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• TONYA LADAWN YAGER, 41, of 1904 Alabama, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver’s license – when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• BLAKE MICHAEL GEE, 30, of 512 Scott Dr., was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

September 18th

Water pipeline 85 percent complete

September 18, 2012

With the bulk of the necessary construction nearly completed on the pipeline between the Ward County water well fields and the city of Odessa, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say the new system could be ready for preliminary tests as early as late November.

According to CRMWD General Manager John Grant, approximately 85 percent of the construction of the pipeline has been completed, good news for the drought-stricken cities served by the local water district.

Grady set for homecoming

September 18, 2012

LENORAH — Big Spring isn't the only area school celebrating its black and gold pride this week.

Grady High School has several activities planned in conjunction with 2012 Homecoming this week.

Festivities will be highlighted by the crowning of the homecoming queen during halftime of the Wildcats' game with Midland Trinity, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tunnell Field, located adjacent to the school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT VILLIJOS AGUILAR, 61, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STACY JANAE AGUILAR, 20, of 1101 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT GONZALES JR., 25, of 407 N.W. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of failure to identify – giving false information.

September 17th

CRMWD: Work on plant lags

September 17, 2012

As the race to bring alternative water sources online before local reservoirs go dry continues, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say construction of a local reclamation facility is moving along slower than originally hoped.

John Grant, general manager for CRMWD, said the recent boom in the oilfield has made it difficult for the contractors working on the project to hire skilled laborers, a key ingredient for such a complex job.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• HENRY RAMIREZ, 56, of 4212 Parkway, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT VILLIJOS AGUILAR, 61, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STACY JANAE AGUILAR, 20, of 1101 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

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