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September 15th, 2011

Forsan gears up for annual homecoming

September 15, 2011

FORSAN — Calling all Buffaloes.

Current and former Forsan High School students are expected to gather this weekend when the school holds its annual homecoming activities.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD PHILLIP CASILLAS III, 36, of 2706 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of illegal smoking material.
• JAMES ODELL PERRY, 45, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of illegal smoking material and a warrant from another agency.

September 14th

Council OKs budget

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of the proposed 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the municipality looks to finalize its fiscal plan for the coming year.

District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez cast the lone vote against the proposed budget, while District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr., District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan, Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, District 5 Councilman Craig Olson and District 6 Councilman Terry Hansen all gave the financial plan their approval.

Symphony set to trumpet new season

September 14, 2011

For 30 years, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra has been bringing something special to Big Spring and this year is no different.

Dr. Keith Graumann, third and current conductor of the symphony, will be celebrating his 10th year and the symphony itself will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The season will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday with a Latin celebration at First Baptist Church, located at 705 W. FM 700.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PRISMA JESSICA VIERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 407, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.
• AARON COMPTON, 21, of Garden City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARCUS LAMON COLE, 24, of 1102 S. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

September 13th

Public meeting positive, BSISD officials remark

September 13, 2011

Big Spring independent School District officials got what they wanted Monday evening.

The district hosted a public meeting to solicit citizens' input on a variety of issues, and an overflow crowd accepted the invitation.

The major topics of conversation were the district's recent sub-par academic ranking from the Texas Education Agency, and — more importantly to the audience — what the district was going to do to correct the situation.

County OKs $21 million budget

September 13, 2011

Howard County commissioners approved the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday on a unanimous vote, giving the nod to a fiscal plan worth approximately $21 million.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the budget suffered a number of cuts during this year's planning sessions, but will allow the county to make it through the coming year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg Street.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 300 block of S. Aylesford.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 76 inmates at the time of this report.

September 12th

Symphony Guild needing homes for annual tour

September 12, 2011

Have you ever wanted to open your home to the community?
Here's your chance. Homes are being sought for this year's Symphony Guild Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 11.
“Last year we couldn't find enough homes so we had to cancel the tour,” said Eulaine McIntosh, Guild president. “Nobody wants to cancel the tour, but without the participation, we just couldn't do it.”
This year, David and Marie Justice have agreed to take part in the Tour of Homes, but more homes are needed. McIntosh said it would be ideal to have four to six homes to showcase.

'A nation of patriots:' 9/11 speakers focus on positive

September 12, 2011

By Lyndel Moody
Features Writer
Remember, honor and unite as one proud people – those were the themes threaded through the words spoken during a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at the Big Spring Mall.

The Big Spring Little League all-star teams had a solid first-round showing on Saturday. Overall,...
Jeremy Ramagos is probably a huge fan of the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo this morning. He...
The transformation of Memorial Stadium from ugly duckling to Hollywood goddess is almost complete....

 

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