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July 30th, 2012

Valuations to help FISD through tough times

July 30, 2012

FORSAN — No school administrator is ever going to feel good about losing revenue, but some losses end up stinging less than others, it seems.
Such is shaping up to be the case for Forsan Independent School District, which is dealing with a 3 percent cut in state revenue as it prepares a budget for the coming fiscal year. In addition, the district also is facing an increase in the “Robin Hood” payment it must make to the state for being a so-called “property rich” school district.

Invasion conviction appealed

July 30, 2012

The 2010 case against a Big Spring man convicted of taking part in a home invasion in the 600 block of State has been submitted to a panel of judges with the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas, but a resolution to the appeal could be as long as six months away, according to court officials.

Police Beat

July 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOE ALBERT CANALES, 28, of 1201 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on charges of assault – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation – family violence, parent contributing to the non-attendance (two counts) and bail jumping – failure to appear.
• STEVEN VALENCIA GAMBOA, 28, of 506 N. Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for driving while license invalid.

July 28th

College trustees to wrestle with budget deficit at workshop

July 28, 2012

Red ink is trying to creep into Howard College's new budget.

Despite recent good financial news from the state of Texas, college officials are still faced with deficits as they prepare their new fiscal package, which will be the subject of a trustees' budget workshop set for 9:15 a.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room. The trustees' monthly meeting will follow the workshop at 12:15 p.m.

Aviation from a kid's point of view

July 28, 2012

The flight may be over, but the lessons learned will continue.

Hangar 25 Air Museum recently concluded its 2012 session of Kid's Klub — Flight School. According to Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger, there were 28 children involved this year in the week long journey.

Police blotter 7-28-2012

July 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 38, of 305 E. 19th, was arrested Friday on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear (two counts), no drivers license when unlicensed and warrant other agency (x2).
• JOE ROMERO GUERRA, 33, of Lubbock, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• ZEON M. HERNANDEZ, 33, of Lubbock, was arrested Friday on driving while intoxicated and possession of controlled substance less than 28 grams.

July 27th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RUDY TREVINO, 49, of Lamesa, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JACOB ALEXANDER GALAN, 22, of 1607 S. Main St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JESSICA MICHELLE CHAVERA, 31, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 201, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies and warrants for expired registration, expired driver's license and failure to appear (two counts).

Early voting for runoff election ends today

July 27, 2012

The pace has quickened a bit as early voting for Tuesday's state runoff election draws to a close.

Today is the final day for voters to cast early ballots for Tuesday's election, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

Bloom reports 227 people have cast early ballots in person and another 133 have requested mail-in ballots. She said 74 people voted Thursday, almost doubling the total of early ballots cast so far.

Voters will pick their party's nominee in five state-wide races Tuesday.

Plans for county fair being finalized

July 27, 2012

The fair is coming.

The Howard County fair will return for three days, Sept. 27, 28 and 29.

Gates will be open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

“At this time, we are trying to get the vendors lined up for this year's fair,” John Paul Nichols, Howard County Fair publicity director, said. “We are looking to draw in more than we did last year.”

July 25th

Mayor's EDC plan draws fire

July 25, 2012

Despite a strong public outcry to let the Big Spring Spring Economic Development Corporation remain a Type A agency from board members — present and former — and local residents, the city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with efforts to have the issue taken to the voters in November during a special election.

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