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September 14th, 2012
As mistakes go, this was a minor and inexpensive one.
In their rush to finish Big Spring Independent School District's four new elementary campuses before the start of this school year, work crews neglected to install wheelchair-accessible crosswalks in front of the new schools and now must go back and correct that oversight.
During their monthly meeting Thursday, BSISD trustees learned of the district's plan for installing the overlooked crosswalks.
Wayland Pierce, who has served as the district's liaison with construction crews during the project, made no excuses for the mixup.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ ANTHONY WAYNE MORRISON, 55, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 216, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
It's been a decade since Democrats have been much more than an afterthought in statewide races, but Paul Sadler believes he has the experience and the issues to buck that trend.
Now all he needs is money and exposure.
Sadler, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator, stopped in Big Spring during a swing through West Texas Tuesday, and took the opportunity to explain why people should vote for him rather than his better-known opponent, Republican Ted Cruz.
A South Texas native, Sadler touts his experience as a state representative as his biggest advantage over Cruz.
FORSAN â€” Forsan High School students and exes will be donning their best black and white duds as the school celebrates homecoming this week.
Few organized activities are planned for the celebration, although it is expected that several former classes will hold reunions throughout the week.
At the school, various dress up days were held this week. Friday, FHS will hold its annual â€śhall marchâ€ť at 2:20 p.m., followed by the homecoming pep rally at 2:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasisum.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FRANK HERNANDEZ, 42, of 311 N. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JIM JASON COKER, 33, of 1312 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOHN WEST RUSK, 43, of 1315 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.
â€˘ DAVID JOE VILLAREAL JR., 25, of 1312 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
In a very roundabout way, Big Spring Independent School District may be getting into the oil business.
BSISD trustees will discuss the possibility of leasing district land for oil exploration purposes when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Business Manager Debbie Green said representatives of an oil company approached the school district with the intent to drill for oil on BSISD property near Knott.
Despite repeatedly pointing out the effective tax rate previously published was incorrect, the Big Spring City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve first reading of the levy in an effort to meet the state-mandated deadline for having the fiscal element in place.
The council â€” with District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald the lone dissenter â€” approved first reading of the proposed tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, a rate that will likely leave the municipality with a budgetary shortfall estimated at $130,000 to deal with in the coming year.
Three of the four Big Spring teens arrested Monday in connection with August's vandalism of the local Vietnam Memorial have been released on bond, according to law enforcement officials.
Four teens â€” all students at Big Spring High School â€” were arrested Monday morning as a result of the investigation into the vandalization, which is believed to have happened the weekend of Aug. 25.
Those arrested were:
Book lovers will think they have found nirvana â€” rows and rows of literature, some in hard cover, some in paperback, all cheaply priced.
The Friends of the Howard County Library's annual book sale will be held this weekend, and organizers promise to have something for just about every fan of the written word.
Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library, located at 500 S. Main.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AUTHUR MORENO ORTEGA, 49, of 603 S. Bell, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 314 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
â€˘ ANDREW AGUIRRE DUENES, 38, of 700 N. Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for interfering with an emergency phone call.