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Donna Franklin

July 31, 2012

Donna Franklin, 59, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

CGA gives 16 scholarships

July 31, 2012

The tradition of giving back to the youth in the community continued Sunday for the Chicano Golf Association as the organization presented 16 scholarships to recent graduating seniors.
In the 40 years that the association has been active in the Howard County community, it has presented more than $100,000 in scholarships and thousands more in other community donations.

July 30th

Aristeo Hernandez

July 30, 2012

Aristeo Hernandez, 81, of Big Spring died Monday, July 30, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ronald Louis Jones

July 30, 2012

Ronald Louis Jones, 57, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Private family viewing will be Tuesday, July 31, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. No other services have been planned.
He was born Jan. 20, 1955, to Mary and Johnny Jones in Seagraves, Texas. He had been a resident of Howard County for 30 years.

Light voter turnout expected for runoff

July 30, 2012

A light turnout is expected when Howard County voters go to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the state primary runoff election.
Five statewide contests — four Republican and one Democratic — will be decided.
Locally, only one polling place will be open Tuesday. Voters can cast ballots at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., officials said.
Despite a late surge, early voting in the races was extremely light, with fewer than 4 percent of registered voters casting ballots, County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

Valuations to help FISD through tough times

July 30, 2012

FORSAN — No school administrator is ever going to feel good about losing revenue, but some losses end up stinging less than others, it seems.
Such is shaping up to be the case for Forsan Independent School District, which is dealing with a 3 percent cut in state revenue as it prepares a budget for the coming fiscal year. In addition, the district also is facing an increase in the “Robin Hood” payment it must make to the state for being a so-called “property rich” school district.

Invasion conviction appealed

July 30, 2012

The 2010 case against a Big Spring man convicted of taking part in a home invasion in the 600 block of State has been submitted to a panel of judges with the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas, but a resolution to the appeal could be as long as six months away, according to court officials.

Police Beat

July 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOE ALBERT CANALES, 28, of 1201 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on charges of assault – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation – family violence, parent contributing to the non-attendance (two counts) and bail jumping – failure to appear.
• STEVEN VALENCIA GAMBOA, 28, of 506 N. Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for driving while license invalid.

July 28th

College trustees to wrestle with budget deficit at workshop

July 28, 2012

Red ink is trying to creep into Howard College's new budget.

Despite recent good financial news from the state of Texas, college officials are still faced with deficits as they prepare their new fiscal package, which will be the subject of a trustees' budget workshop set for 9:15 a.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room. The trustees' monthly meeting will follow the workshop at 12:15 p.m.

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