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August 10th, 2012

ISD addresses safety concerns, adds bus stops

August 10, 2012

Faced with the hazardous possibility of some students having to cross major traffic arteries on their way to school, Big Spring Independent School District officials have increased the number of bus stops for the coming year.

BSISD trustees learned of the new plan during their monthly meeting Thursday in the high school board room.

When the school district redrew its attendance zones earlier this year, officials quickly realized that some students would have to cross busy highways if they chose to walk to school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 10, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL REECE, 34, of 1919 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, expired registration, speeding and failure to appear (three counts).
• SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (x4).
• EDDIE GLENN OVERTON, 20, of 1808 N. CR 1330, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

August 9th

ISDs fall short of fed standards

August 9, 2012

All three Howard County school districts received sub-par ratings in the latest round of federal accountability listings.

Almost three quarters of Texas' public school district failed to meet Average Yearly Performance (AYP) benchmarks this year, according to information released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency.

TEA noted that only 28 percent of the state's school districts — and 44 percent of individual campuses — received passing AYP marks this year, a fact the agency blamed on a substantial increase in requirements.

Health care providers to get scrutiny

August 9, 2012

For those wanting to know where the medical community stands this year, the State of the Community Series Part 3: Medical Update — set for Aug. 21 — will provide that information.

Reports will be delivered by Ed Moughon, CEO of Big Spring State Hospital; Dr. Judith Madura, CEO of South Plains Rural Health Services; Larry Rodgers, CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center; and Dan Marsh, CEO of West Texas VA Health Care Systems.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• SETH SAVAGE SLAYTON, 19, of 506 N. Second St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated robbery.
• BERNARDO FRAUSTO PEREZ JR., 48, of 2910 Cherokee St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JENNIFER CANALES, 25, of 2605 W. Dow, was arrested Wednesday on charges of manufacture delivery of controlled substance between four grams and 200 grams, failed to maintain financial responsibility and no drivers license when unlicensed.

Annette Howard

August 9, 2012

Annette Howard, 75, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the funeral home.

Annette was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Tarzan, Texas. She retired from Pollard Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac as office manager after 50 years of service.

She was a member of Baptist Temple.

August 8th

New schools open to praise

August 8, 2012

It was equal parts grand opening and victory lap.

Big Spring Independent School District officials held ribbon cutting ceremonies Tuesday at the four new elementary campuses, a series of events which turned into a rolling celebration of a years-long process to make the new schools a reality.

Large crowds greeted officials at each school, and by the time the caravan reached its final stop, Marcy Elementary, the mood had turned quite celebratory.

BSISD trustees to hear status of construction projects

August 8, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will get an update on ongoing construction projects around the district when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

The construction, funded by a $60 million bond approved by voters in May 2010, will result in four new elementary schools and significant renovations at the high school and junior high.

To use a racing analogy, the projects aren't exactly at the finish line yet, but they've definitely reached the home stretch.

Annette Howard

August 8, 2012

Annette Howard, 75, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Lacy Edwards

August 8, 2012

Lacy Edwards, 69, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rick Cunningham and Patrick Robinson officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

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