August 22nd, 2012
COAHOMA â€” Some Coahoma Independent School District residents will see an increase in their tax bill this coming fiscal year.
During their Tuesday night meeting, CISD trustees approved a budget and tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that will result in an increase in local revenue for the school district.
The tax rate will remain the same at $1.27 per $100 property valuation. Of that figure, $1.04 will be devoted to maintenance and operating costs, while the remainder is targeted for debt service.
Testimony in the trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man facing multiple charges â€” including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon â€” is set to continue in 118th District Court this morning, as proceedings enter the second day.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted Feb. 3 on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on charges of evading arrest or detention and failure to identify â€“ giving false information.
â€˘ JOEY SHANE PEREZ, 38, of 1309 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 22, of 2000 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3300 block of E. FM 700.
Manuel De Los Rios, 79, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
William Dale Dupree II, 37, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The Lady Steers improved their volleyball record to 6-4 Tuesday after back-to-back wins over Lubbock High and Andrews.
With a tough, non-district schedule, BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne said in an earlier interview that her team â€śMay rack up quite a few losses,â€ť before district action begins in Sept. The Lady Steers, however, have now won four straight matches.
Individual statistics from Tuesday's games are as follows:
Vs. Lubbock High â€” 15-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21
As area students prepare to go back to school for the fall semester, local emergency officials are urging parents and guardians to take time to ready children for their daily trek to class.
Big Spring Fire Department Chief Craig Ferguson said many children will be making the trip to school each day on foot and called for parents and motorists to do their part to watch out for local youth.
FORSAN â€” A new year of school is fast approaching and a nine-year tradition continues Friday in the Forsan Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.
Forsan Superintendent Randy Johnson is extending an invitation to all residents of Howard County to attend the Forsan Superintendent's Prayer Breakfast, a tradition started when Johnson took over the head position.
â€śSchool has a lot of opportunity for crisis problems and conflict and I truly believe in the power of prayer,â€ť Johnson said. â€śI think the start of a new year is a great time to join in prayer and ask for guidance.â€ť
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today (the county jail reported 78 prisoners):
â€˘ MICHAEL RAY WATSON, 36, was jailed on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBIN SANCHEZ, 48, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROBERTO VALDEZ SALAZAR, 38, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER DESHON MINTER, 40, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid.
Eldon Cook left this world to be with his heavenly father Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Eldon was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Stamford, Texas, in the home of his parents, James Ollie and Willy Katherine (Hornsby) Cook.