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January 19th, 2011
Howard College's president expressed shock and concern over preliminary state plans to suspend funding for four community colleges in Texas.
Four Texas two-year colleges — including Odessa College — would be closed to save $39 million in the next two-year state budget under a preliminary spending plan released Tuesday by House lawmakers.
Despite comments to the contrary from members of the Howard County Bible Board — the organization responsible for funding the Bible class at Big Spring High School — school district officials say the program has not been shut down.
Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar said Tuesday the program, which teaches Bible studies as an elective, has not been shut down.
“We still have the course,” Saldivar said. “No changes have been made. Claims we have done away with the Bible class are not correct.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RAYMON RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, 20, of 805 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired license plate (seven counts), expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (three counts), bail jumping â€“ failure to appear (five counts), failure to control speed, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and speeding.
â€¢ STEVEN MAGANA, 32, of 1401 Mesquite, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
Crazy for chemistry? Bats about botany?
The best science projects in Big Spring Independent School District will be on display Thursday when the district's annual science fair is held at Dora Roberts Community Center.
Students in grades 3 through 12 will vie for prizes and scholarships by displaying their talents in one of 18 science disciplines. Elementary students already have had their projects judged at the campus level, but their work will be on display, as well, said Darrell Ryan, science fair organizer.
For many, movie soundtracks are hidden deftly in the background of films, a presence that is often forgotten in the midst of a summer blockbuster or a tearful reunion between silver screen characters.
For others, however, the soundtracks stand on their own, at the very least conveying the emotions and memories of films through theme songs.
Who could forget the Imperial March from the Star Wars saga, or the upbeat theme from the Indiana Jones series?
Searchers from Big Spring, Coahoma and other Howard County communities turned their attention Monday morning to northern Highway 350 in the search for 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, as the girl's recent disappearance continues to weigh heavy on the minds of most West Texans.
Heather Maddox of Big Spring and DeNeise Coates of Coahoma — joined by other area volunteers — traveled the road between Ira and Big Spring Monday, according to Maddox.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ BERTHA SUSAN GARCIA, 39, of 100 N.W. Third St., was arrested Monday on a charge of speeding.
â€¢ BONNIE JANE KLAASSEN, 51, of 1500 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€¢ MICHAEL WILSON CARL, 27, of 117 Davis Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROXANA PAYAN, 21, of Odessa, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ RUBEN ANTHONY GONZALES, 27, of Midland, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving while license invalid with a previous suspension or conviction and theft.
â€¢ ANTHONY ROBERT SANCHEZ JR., 24, of 2813 Coronado, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
West Texas Centers will expand its care for people living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition to the weekly support group meetings held at the VA Hospital, West Texas Centers will host Peer to Peer meetings for men and women who have or believe they may have PTSD.
The meetings will also be open to family members, West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.
Nominations for Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce's Man and Woman of the Year come to a close Tuesday.
If you know someone who went out of their way to make Big Spring and Howard County a better place to be in 2010, the time to help them get some recognition is now. The application process began earlier this month.
The actual banquet is set for Feb. 3.