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April 16th, 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 â€” in Big Spring's case, about $3 million less â€” over a two-year period.
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 â€śMovin' with the Movies.â€ť
â€śThere is a lot of history in this show,â€ť Eulaine McIntosh, Howard College dance instructor, said. â€śYou start seeing a lot of connection to the future when you start researching.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTOR JOE TODD, 47, of 1301 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KEVIN LEE DUNLAP, 34, of 3312 Auburn, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MARK MATTHEW LINDEM, 34, of 2506 Kelly Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1900 block of N. Highway 87.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1000 block of N. Main Street.
Sexual assault and drug cases dominated Thursday's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.
The grand jury returned a total of 28 felony indictments against 19 individuals during the session.
Among those true-billed were Albert Trevino Carrillo, 34, of 1500 Mesa in Big Spring, who was named in three indictments â€” one for first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a child and two for indecency with a child, both second degree felonies.
If convicted, Carrillo could face up to 99 years or life in prison for the aggravated sexual assault charge and up to 20 years on the indecency charges.
A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when the truck she was driving was hit by a Union Pacific train at the Alon USA owned Big Spring Refinery.
According to Alon USA public relations spokeman Blake Lewis, the woman was a contractor working at the local facility and not a refinery employee.
Emergency personnel with the refinery's emergency response team, the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Fire Department all responded to the accident, which happened on refinery property at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Area residents will have a chance to show the mountain â€” Scenic Mountain, that is â€” who is boss this weekend.
The 14th annual Master the Mountain 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Big Spring State Park. Registration is $25 and will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
â€śThis year, one of the big things is we are bringing back the 10K run,â€ť Ron Alton, state park manager, said.
The 10K run had been put on the back burner the past few years, but with the support of volunteers and other planning details, it will resume for 2012.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JORDAN ALLEN MCLEOD, 21, of 618 Tulane, was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor.
â€˘ JOHNNY ISIAIAS GONZALES JR., 22, of 810 E. 14th St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention and purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ RANDY JOE HURRINGTON, 51, of 1411 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
That's the message City Finance Director Peggy Walker delivered to the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night regarding negotiations between the municipality and Alon USA to amend their raw water agreement. Consideration of a possible agreement was tabled for the second time in the past two weeks.