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October 12th, 2012

BSISD dealing with teacher shortage

October 12, 2012

Wanted: Teachers.

An ever-burgeoning enrollment situation has Big Spring Independent School District trustees scrambling to find instructors, as trustees discovered during their monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.

Fueled by the boom in the oil industry, families are flocking to West Texas, and Big Spring has become home to its share of the transplants.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-12

October 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MANUEL SOSA IV, 19, of 2510 Ent, was arrested Thursday on warrants for burglary of a habitation – assault, disorderly conduct – fighting, assault by threat and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• KARLY SHEA BUCHANAN, 22, of 1110 E. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – blood alcohol more than 0.15.

Clovis Bodine

October 12, 2012

Clovis Bodine, 94, of Ackerly died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Robert Lewis Crain

October 12, 2012

Robert Lewis Crain, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

October 11th

City, Atmos agree to deal

October 11, 2012

The city of Big Spring — led by a group of West Texas cities working together — has finally reached an agreement with Atmos Energy regarding the company's requested rate increase, an agreement that should keep local customer's gas bill at the same rate as previous years.

The city, along with the steering committee representing many cities in Atmos Energy's West Texas Division, began negotiations earlier this year when the company requested a rate increase, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.

Woodcarvers' show and sale starts Monday

October 11, 2012

To most of us, a block of wood pretty much looks like a block of wood. To a woodcarver, however, it's a canvas.

Members of the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club will both display their works of art and teach you a thing or two about their craft when their annual Show and Sale begins Monday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

As part of the annual exhibition, club members will hold classes from Monday to Thursday on various forms of woodcarving, ranging from beginner's work to more advanced art.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-11

October 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID ANTHONY JUAREZ, 25, of 2502 Cheyenne, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (five counts), driving while license invalid (two counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration, no driver's license – when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection, juvenile curfew violation, possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to use child safety seat.

October 10th

Education top focus of town hall meeting

October 10, 2012

The future of higher education in the Lone Star State topped the agenda Tuesday during a town hall meeting held by District 31 State Senator Kel Seliger, who said more funding may not equal a cure for recent cuts in education spending.

Seliger — who was recently named the chairman of the state Higher Education Committee — said the upcoming legislative session set for 2013 should be an interesting one.

BSISD to seek class size waiver

October 10, 2012

Big Spring Independent School district officials are asking for a do-over, at least where state-mandated student-teacher ratios are concerned.

BSISD trustees will are expected to seek a waiver of the ratio requirement when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-10

October 10, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JACOB DANIEL PETROWSKI, 23, of 2803 Apache Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• PAULA JOLLEY BUTLER, 43, of 1606 E. Sixth St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.

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