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July 19th, 2012
COAHOMA â€” School officials here are trying to be creative in dealing with an anticipated budget shortfall.
With Coahoma Independent School District expecting to lose more than $275,000 in state revenue support this coming fiscal year, administrators are looking for ways to save money while maintaining current programs and services.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CORY JOHN DEWART, 21, of Childress, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ARTHUR LYNN RICHARDSON, 48, of 906 S. Douglas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ GUADALUPE DEANDA, 24, of 1211 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on five warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ DOLORES MORA JENNINGS, 25, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
Interested in learning about a career in firefighting and emergency services?
Want to participate in firefighting training and riding along on calls? The Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring program at the Big Spring Fire Department may be for you.
Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Tuesday and early today (Note: The county detention center reported 76 prisoners):
â€˘ ROBIN LEON JORDAN, 44, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRANDON LYNN WHITE, 24, was jailed on a charge of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
â€˘ RICARDO ARTEMYO URANGA SR., 53, was jailed on a bench warrant.
â€˘ WILLIAM JEROD FRANKS, 35, was jailed on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender regulations/registration.
â€˘ REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 28, was jailed on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear.
Call it one-stop registration.
Parents of students new to the local school district will no longer have to visit multiple campuses to get their children registered, thanks to a move Big Spring Independent School District to consolidate those services under one roof.
The result is the Student Records and Registation office, located at the old Goliad Intermediate campus.
Two 2012 Big Spring High School graduates, Seth Trevino and Shawn Adams, have been accepted as members of the newly formed debate program at Ranger College.
"We're glad to have Big Spring represented on our roster." Jason Jordan, coach of the Ranger College team, said, "Big Spring has developed a reputation for producing successful debaters who are competitive both regionally and nationally."
With next year being the first year debate is offered at Ranger College, Trevino and Adams will be on the ground floor of what should be a quality program.
Splishin' and a splashin' will be taking place at 5, 6 and 10 Under West Texas Skies.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be the setting for the 2012 Newswest 9 Under West Texas Skies wrap up. The events are set to start at 4 p.m. Friday 20 and continue until 10 p.m.
â€śFor the past several years, we have been the last stop on the week-long journey and this year we are wrapping things up on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts,â€ť Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.
A little support please?
That is the call from those wanting to start a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in the Big Spring area. Fundraisers are getting underway, with hopes of being able to bring the mentor program to the area. The first fundraiser â€”community garage sale â€” will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SANTIAGO GOMEZ GALINDO, 25, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Sunday, on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and failure to identify.
â€˘ ROSARIO CABRERA SANCHEZ, 55, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
The school that looks like it was â€śbuilt inside a bowlâ€ť passed a major test last week.
Because of costs and other factors, the new Goliad Elementary building, located at the intersection of 18th and Goliad, was built below street level. However, this raised concerns from some local residents about how water-tight the school would be in case of heavy rains.