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August 4th, 2011

Student registration set for BSISD

August 4, 2011

Ready or not, here it comes.

A new school years begins Aug. 22 and Big Spring Independent School District officials have announced dates and times for student registrations, schedule pick-ups and orientations.

All elementary campuses (grades kindergarten through 4) will hold orientations and “meet the teacher” events Aug. 18. The times for each campus are:

• Bauer — 5:30 p.m.
• Kentwood — 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Marcy — 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Moss — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (students will attend classes this school year at the Goliad Intermediate campus)

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANTHONY JOSEPH AZUL, 27, of 1516 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving without safety belt secured, failure to appear (three counts), operating a motor vehicle with the wrong registration and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• CHELSEA LEE HOLMES, 28, of 2611 Fairchild, was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft – shoplifting, no safety belt – child less than 17 years of age (three counts) and driving while license invalid.
• THEFT was reported:

August 3rd

Alon plaintiffs awarded $66,000

August 3, 2011

For the second time since the 2008 explosion that rocked the Big Spring Refinery, a Howard County jury found owner Alon USA guilty of negligence and awarded local residents damages but failed to find gross negligence.

CISD board to begin superintendent search

August 3, 2011

COAHOMA — For the third time in the past six years, Coahoma Independent School District is in the market for a superintendent.

Trustees will begin the process of replacing Dr. Randy Brown when they hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.

Brown, CISD's superintendent for the past three years, is resigning his position effective Aug. 22 to accept a similar post at Snyder ISD.

His departure was greeted by a mixture of appreciation and sadness.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 24, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• BRITTNEY JO HILGER, 17, of 3618 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana — less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 23, of 1103 W. Fifth, was arrested Monday on charges of theft — less than $50 shoplifting, violation protective order communicates ( two counts).

August 2nd

Brown leaving Coahoma, accepts Snyder ISD post

August 2, 2011

COAHOMA — Dr. Randy Brown, superintendent of Coahoma Independent School District the past three years, is resigning to accept a similar position in Snyder.

Snyder ISD trustees unanimously named Brown the “lone finalist” for their superintendent post during their Monday meeting. The school district must wait a state-mandated 21 days before making the hiring official. Brown replaces Mark Eads, who resigned in May to become superintendent at San Marcos ISD.

Brown's first official day on the job at Snyder will be Aug. 22.

Neugebauer votes against debt limit bill

August 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — Emergency legislation to allow the government to borrow more money headed toward passage in the Senate today just hours before the national debt bumps against its ceiling.

Expected approval sends the bill to President Barack Obama, averting a potentially disastrous, first-ever government default and making a down payment toward taming out-of-control budget deficits.

"Finally Washington is taking responsibility for spending money it doesn't have," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said at the start of debate.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 2, 2011

Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 24, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• BRITTNEY JO HILGER, 17, of 3618 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana — less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 23, of 1103 W. Fifth, was arrested Monday on charges of theft — less than $50 shoplifting, violation protective order communicates ( two counts).

August 1st

Rock the Desert begins Thursday

August 1, 2011

MIDLAND — The desert will be rocking for the 12th year at Rock the Desert 2011, Spirit in the Sky.
Rock the Desert 2011 has been scheduled Thursday through Saturday.

Police beat

August 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAY CLANTON BLACK, 36, of Whitney, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ROBERT WILLIAM BARTON, 32, of 501 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Saturday on two warrants from another agency.
• DAVID ADAM MARTINEZ, 27, of 1002 N. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information, possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant from another agency.

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