Public school educators in Howard County are bracing for a chilly spring, financially speaking.
With the state facing a $15 billion shortfall, it stands to reason that financial aid to public school districts will be reduced this year, so it's not a question of if the fiscal news coming out of Austin will be bad, but how bad that news will be.
Dorothy Newby, 82, of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating.
Howard County residents will get one last chance to take advantage of a chartered bus going to the state capitol Feb. 9 for Howard County Day at the State Capitol, as the deadline to sign up has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m.
Area residents wanting to avoid the long drive to Austin have until the end of the business day Monday to sign up for a special chartered bus making the trip, according to Teresa Darden, executive assistant with the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
The secret ingredients at Saturday morning's Eagles Lodge benefit chili cook-off weren't so much meat and spices as they were having fun and helping others.
More than 30 teams entered this year's cook-off, which raises funds for West Texas Center's Children-In-Need Fund, and while while they were all vying for awards, competition wasn't the main force driving their efforts.
Big Spring City Council this week acted on a measure that might help take a small bite out of the city's bond debt, a move that could save taxpayers between $5,000 and $25,000 a year.
The council met with Lubbock-based First Southwest representative Eric Macha regarding general obligation bonds that were issued in 2002. According to Macha, the bonds — which if left on their current course will be paid off in 2014 — are eligible to be refinanced at a lower interest rate that could save the city thousands of dollars during the next three years.
Long-time Big Spring Herald employee Bill McClellan has been named managing editor, Publisher Ron Midkiff announced Friday.
As managing editor, McClellan will oversee all aspects of newsroom operations at the Herald.
“We considered several candidates for the position, but we feel Bill, with his knowledge of and familiarity with this area, was the perfect fit for the job,” Midkiff said.
Aloma Maynard Hobdy, 74, of Big Spring, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix and the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Burial will follow in Coahoma Cemetery.
Lucille Knox, 95, died peacefully in Big Spring, surrounded by friends and loved ones on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. A memorial will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Big Spring on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ed Williamson and the Rev. Sharon Wiese, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Another memorial will be held in Lebanon, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
Marcie E. Noble, 69, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Dorothy Newby, 82, of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.