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April 23rd, 2011
Howard College trustees will vote on recommended tuition and fee increases when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.
College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said a likely loss of more than $1 million in current state funding has prompted officials to recommend the rate hikes.
Under the proposed state budget recently approved by the Texas House of Representatives, the local college district would lose $1.6 million in current state funding. That loss would come on top of cuts already mandated by the legislature, Sparks said.
The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Jeans ân Classics of Toronto, Canada, will present the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in concert April 30 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
âWeâre fortunate to have such a gifted group of musicians come to Big Spring and play the music of Endless Summer,â said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony conductor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday:
â¢ JOSE NICANOR GARFIAS III, 34, of 1204 S. Lancaster, was arrested Friday on charges of criminal mischief and public intoxication.
â¢ JULIE LACHELLE LAWSON, 27, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 248, was arrested Friday on warrants for failure to appear (nine counts), rodent control and accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (two counts).
â¢ RICHIE KARL ROMINE, 22, of 510 Donley, was arrested Friday on two warrants from another agency.
The last-minute closing of the Permian Basin Forensic Center — which had been providing autopsies for Howard County since Texas Tech University shut down its forensic services department — has local officials scrambling to procure necessary services.
According to Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, her office was notified Tuesday the Odessa-based center would be closing its doors the following day for a number of different reasons.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ CHRIS ALAN NIX, 27, of 428 Hillside Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ DANIEL BRADLEY GRISSOM, 21, of Clyde, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid â DWI related.
â¢ LORIE ANN AVINA, 39, of 1901 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ VICENTA JULIA SALAZAR, 41, of 212 E. Robinson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft â shoplifting.
â¢ First Church of the Nazarene community wide Easter egg hunt, at the Old Settlerâs Pavilion in Comanche Trail Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. After the hunt, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided.
â¢GEO is sponsoring Saturdayâs Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run, a fund-raiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn to benefit Special Olympics. Activities begin with a poker run at 11 a.m., a car, pickup and motorcycle show at noon and live bands at 3 p.m.
A Howard County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after turning himself over to law enforcement officials on a charge of indecency with a child – sexual contact.
William Waddill, 52, was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with indecency with a child – sexual contact, according to officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office.
GEO is sponsoring a poker run and party Saturday to benefit Special Olympics.
The Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run will be held at the Hog Heaven Party Barn at 3910 W. Highway 80. The poker run will begin at 11 a.m. Fee is $20 per hand.
The “party” gets going at noon with an all-class car and bike show. Registration is $10 per vehicle.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ KIMBERLY MARIE CASTILLO, 27, of 1000 Howell, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance.
â¢ TEPHANIE MCCORMICK, 37, of 3304 W. Highway 80, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for no inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
â¢ JAMES PATRICK THOMPSON, 39, of 2300 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.
Officials with 118th District Court say child pornography allegedly found on a computer confiscated as part of the missing person investigation of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn haven't yet been submitted to their office, the next step in the prosecutorial process.