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May 24th, 2011

County OKs murder case 'insurance'

May 24, 2011

Howard County commissioners approved a contract with Lubbock County Monday morning that would serve as a type of “insurance policy.”

The annual contract — which costs the county approximately $14,000 — secures Howard County a regional public defender necessary to try a capital murder case.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the county has participated in the program during the past three years, and while $14,000 certainly isn't loose change, it's a pittance compared to what a capital murder case could cost the county.

Mt. Olive designated as historical cemetery

May 24, 2011

Howard County drivers passing by Mt. Olive Cemetery on Texas Highway 350 may not have noticed the latest addition to the stone entrance gate, but the metal medallion mounted on the left side is the third step in the historic preservation of the cemetery.

Ramirez, Weibe named top students at Grady

May 24, 2011

Grady Independent School District has announced its 2011 valedictorian and salutatorian.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTINA LEANN GARZA, 27, of 1902 Mittel, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• RICHARD HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ, 46, of 805 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on charges of assault – family violence and criminal mischief.
• JIMMY ENRIQUE ALATORRE, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 66, was arrested Monday on a charge of injury to a child – serious bodily injury.
• THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of E. 11th Place.

May 23rd

Film Society to open season July 1 with ‘Back to the Future’

May 23, 2011

The Crossroads area will be the place to be this summer, as the Big Spring Film Society announces its summer line-up, including WestFest, a two-day event combining movies and music that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Host families sought for foreign students

May 23, 2011

It’s about bringing the unforgettable experience home.
Local resident Karen Ivy is working with Center for Cultural Interexchange to ensure area residents are able to experience different cultures without ever having to leave home. For the past three years, Ivy has been serving as area coordinator and as a host family.
“I wanted to have the experience of being able to teach them (the students) about American culture,” Ivy said. “It’s a chance to share our life experiences.”

Aquatics Center to get second look by council

May 23, 2011

Big Spring City Council is expected to put the finishing touches on ordinances and the fee schedule for the new municipal aquatic center Tuesday night, just in time for the facility’s grand opening next month.
First reading of the amendments to the city code and ordinances passed on a 6-1 vote May 10, with District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr. the lone dissenter.
At the heart of Ramirez’s argument against the fee schedule is the proposed $5 entrance fee for swimmers age 3 years and up, a sharp increase from the $2 fee charged before the municipal swimming pool was closed.

May 21st

26 indicted by grand jury

May 21, 2011

A former Howard County employee accused of tampering with government records was among 27 people indicted during this week's session of the county grand jury.

Jamie R. Weaver, 35, of Forsan, stands charged of two counts of tampering with a governmental record and two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Forsan ISD faces price hikes

May 21, 2011

FORSAN — Increases in salaries, health insurance and cafeteria costs will be the focus of Forsan Independent School District trustees when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said the district has received notification that employee health insurance costs will increase in the coming school year.

College eyes low-performing programs

May 21, 2011

In tough economic times, college programs must be more than educational — they also have to be efficient. After all, what good is a class if no one takes it?

Howard College trustees will receive a report on three low-performing programs when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

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