November 9th, 2012
It's doubtful anyone is more anxious for Big Spring Independent School District to emerge from the cloud of its â€śacademically unacceptableâ€ť rating than school officials themselves.
BSISD earned that odious rating in the last round of Texas Education Agency ratings two years ago and school officials are eager to rid the district of the tag.
â€śNo one likes to be considered unacceptable, and we're going to do everything we can to get out from under that,â€ť Superintendent Steven Saldivar told school trustees during their monthly meeting Thursday night.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ OSCAR ORTIZ, 23, of 1302 Madison, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, possession of a controlled substance, driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€˘ CASMIRA VEGA, 20, of 1302 Madison, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and possession of a controlled substance.
James King Bowers, 58, of Big Spring passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Washington, D.C. to Charles and Patricia (King) Bowers. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years before retiring.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Cahoon; two sons, Elmer Bowers and wife Lacy of Buckeye, Ariz., and Zachary Bowers and wife Stephanie of Mesa, Ariz.,; seven grandchildren, Saretta, Desmond, Hannah, Logan, Ava, Aurora and Sasha Bowers.
Memorial services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 1605 E. I-20 in Big Spring.
Nena Grennon, 81, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Tonight marks the end of another season of West Texas high school football. For most of the Crossroads area teams, it means the final game of the season.
Big Spring, under the guidance of Coach Phillip Ritchey and promising sophomore quarterback Tobyn Tannehill, began the season with a shutout win and rolled to a 5-0 start.
The Steers opened district play with a loss, but played No. 2 ranked Abilene Wylie tough.
Veterans Day offers America an opportunity to honor Veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. This year Big Spring and surrounding communities will host a very special Community-Wide Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. Friday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, 1000 Birdwell Lane.
All Veterans and their families are invited to attend this program in their honor.
Following the program Veterans and their families are invited to lunch. As a gesture of appreciation to all Veterans, lunch has been provided by generous individuals from our community.
Donâ€™t forget your tickets for the sixth annual Empty Bowl event.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the annual event, which will be held at Dora Roberts Community Center on Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event was previously held in the First Christian Church fellowship hall.
Area residents with old DVD players, computers and other electronics will have the chance to help the environment soon, when Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city of Big Spring team up for the annual e-waste collection day.
Collection is set to begin Friday, Nov. 16, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. for businesses or residents needing to do away with 10 or more computers or other electronic items. However, the collection will be open to everyone in the community Saturday. Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Both collections are being held at the Municipal Landfill, located at 4100 E. FM 700.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ JOSEPH ANTHONY GUTIERREZ, 22, of 1707 State, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance and prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
Residents of Big Spring voted convincingly in favor of keeping its existing Type A economic development corporation Tuesday night, as Proposition 1 was defeated with more than 60 percent of voters casting their ballots against the measure.
Proposition 1 â€” championed by Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan â€” asked voters to abolish the existing Type A Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, which is funded by a half-cent sales tax, in favor of a Type B agency. The measure received 3,257 ballots against (61.34 percent) and 2,053 votes in its favor (38.66 percent).