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July 6th, 2011

District to absorb state shortfall

July 6, 2011

When considering their next budget, Big Spring Independent School District officials can at least say that things could be worse.

BSISD, like other Texas school districts, will have to cope with a significant loss of revenue, thanks to the state legislature's decision to slash $4 billion in aid to schools over the next two years.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRANDI NICOLE RIGDON, 20, of 1416 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• LEROY COLEMAN, 22, of 2510 Hunter Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• LAURA DEANNA HERNANDEZ, 27, of Austin, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

July 5th

Fireworkds show 'pops' at city park

July 5, 2011

Pops in the Park went off with a bang this year.

Despite the dry conditions, Crossroads residents were able to enjoy a safe fireworks display Sunday evening in Comanche Trail Park.

“Everything was well thought out, well planned and well executed,” Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan, said. “We knew we could take care of it.”

Pops began with a performance by the Fab4 Beatles tribute band and was followed by a presentation of the colors ceremony and music from the Big Spring Symphony.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOE DAVID FLORES JR., 40, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON SOLIZ, 17, of 2519 Albrook, was arrested Monday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• JOE THOMAS RODRIQUEZ, 45, of 501 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STEVEN DWANE SMITH, 51, of Lubbock, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 3rd

Pops in the Park celebrates the holiday

July 4, 2011

See the Tuesday edition of the Herald for more photos and information on the annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration (photo by Thomas Jenkins).

July 2nd

Suspects sought in Friday shooting

July 2, 2011

Big Spring police are searching for suspects they believe were involved in the Friday afternoon shooting of a Big Spring man.

Dijuan Ausbie, 22, was listed in stable condition after being shot three times during the altercation, police officials said late Friday.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 800 block of Lorilla at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

VA protest planned for Monday

July 2, 2011

Local veteran Steve Campbell isn't happy with the recent changes in services at the Big Spring VA Medical Center, and he's inviting other Crossroads veterans to join him Monday afternoon to show their concern for what he believes is the “closure” of the facility from the inside out.

According to Campbell, Veterans Administration officials have been less than forthcoming when it comes to the reduction of services at the Big Spring facility.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• BRITTANI MARIE COFFMAN, 19, of 2201 Rocky Lane Rd., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
• RICHARD DUSTIN LOFTIN, 34, of 803 Avondale, was arrested Friday on a warrant for disregard of a stop sign, failure to appear.
• SCOTT HUNTER MANLY, 61, of 1904 N. Midland Dr. Apt. 32, Midland, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• THEFT was reported in the 100 block of S. Austin.

July 1st

McKinney to highlight festival

July 1, 2011

By the time Mark McKinney takes the stage Saturday night, Funtastic Fourth Festival board members will already know if this year’s downtown celebration will be the best yet. McKinney, a Big Spring native, is icing on the proverbial Independence Day cake. Even if Independence Day is really Monday.

Trustees ditch high school laptop program

July 1, 2011

Out with the laptops, in with the e-pads. And throw in some COWs for good measure.

During their Thursday night meeting, Big Spring Independent School District trustees approved a pilot program that will drastically change the technology that high school students get their hands on this coming school year.

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