April 23rd, 2011
Howard College trustees will vote on recommended tuition and fee increases when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.
College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said a likely loss of more than $1 million in current state funding has prompted officials to recommend the rate hikes.
Under the proposed state budget recently approved by the Texas House of Representatives, the local college district would lose $1.6 million in current state funding. That loss would come on top of cuts already mandated by the legislature, Sparks said.
The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Jeans ân Classics of Toronto, Canada, will present the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in concert April 30 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
âWeâre fortunate to have such a gifted group of musicians come to Big Spring and play the music of Endless Summer,â said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony conductor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday:
â¢ JOSE NICANOR GARFIAS III, 34, of 1204 S. Lancaster, was arrested Friday on charges of criminal mischief and public intoxication.
â¢ JULIE LACHELLE LAWSON, 27, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 248, was arrested Friday on warrants for failure to appear (nine counts), rodent control and accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (two counts).
â¢ RICHIE KARL ROMINE, 22, of 510 Donley, was arrested Friday on two warrants from another agency.
The last-minute closing of the Permian Basin Forensic Center — which had been providing autopsies for Howard County since Texas Tech University shut down its forensic services department — has local officials scrambling to procure necessary services.
According to Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, her office was notified Tuesday the Odessa-based center would be closing its doors the following day for a number of different reasons.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ CHRIS ALAN NIX, 27, of 428 Hillside Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ DANIEL BRADLEY GRISSOM, 21, of Clyde, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid â DWI related.
â¢ LORIE ANN AVINA, 39, of 1901 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ VICENTA JULIA SALAZAR, 41, of 212 E. Robinson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft â shoplifting.
â¢ First Church of the Nazarene community wide Easter egg hunt, at the Old Settlerâs Pavilion in Comanche Trail Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. After the hunt, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided.
â¢GEO is sponsoring Saturdayâs Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run, a fund-raiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn to benefit Special Olympics. Activities begin with a poker run at 11 a.m., a car, pickup and motorcycle show at noon and live bands at 3 p.m.
James A. Stallings, 84, died April 17, 2011, in his home in Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held April 21, 2011, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. He was laid to rest in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
Skipper Driver, 67, of Garden City died April 20, 2011, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Big Spring. Burial will follow at Garden City Cemetery.
ODESSA â Austin, here she comes.
Forsan High School's Sydney Holdampf punched her ticket to the University Interscholastic League's state tennis meet by winning the girls' singles title at the Region I-2A tournament Thursday at the Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.
Holdampf, a junior at Forsan, opened second-day play at the tournament by downing Lauren Zacketti of Comfort, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinal round, then defeated Catherine Stout of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-4, 6-3, to claim the girls' singles title.
The Howard College Hawks' softball team continued to keep pace with their fellow Western Junior College Athletic Conference leaders with a 3-2, 10-1 doubleheader sweep of El Paso Community College Thursday at Foundation Field.
Pitchers Sandra Serna and Selina Mitchell earned wins for the Hawks Thursday.
âWe kind of had a slow start (Thursday), but we finally got going,â Howard Coach Kelly Raines said. âEvery win counts in this conference â¦ and now we have to win two more today.â