Big Spring ISD wants $60 million

Big Spring ISD wants $60 million

There are 5 comments on the Odessa American Online story from Apr 30, 2010, titled Big Spring ISD wants $60 million. In it, Odessa American Online reports that:

Big Spring Independent School District needs new schools, Big Spring ISD superintendent Steven Saldivar said.

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John Palmer

Big Spring, TX

#1 May 1, 2010
I realize that the Big Spring schools need replacing and repair. But do you realize how much we are already being taxed. If this is passed, the every taxing entity will have been exploited, and our illustrous Mayer is wanting to build a 4.5 million wading pool. How much taxing do you think the people of Big Spring can stand. I am pretty sure the bond will probably fail because of being overtaxed already.
I am doing all that I can to get the incumbents out of office that think this way and that the people should have no say in a multi-million dollar project. If the Mayor and the council can jump out there and spend thaat much, the can certainly ask for a ballot.
3rd base

Lubbock, TX

#2 May 19, 2010
The name of the game is called spending alittle money to recruit and maintain new business and customers.

Explain how our community can get ahead without spending money to better our town?

Answer this question and prove my point...why are so many of our own Big Sping citizens taking their money and spending it in Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Lubbock and Abilene?
Ghost Town

Lake Charles, LA

#3 May 20, 2010
Big Spring has no interest in bringing commerce to the town. Back in the day when the city shot down the Outlet Mall in order to keep the softball complex was a sign that people there just want the town to stay the same. Complaining about taxes and other things, but never providing a solution to the obvious fact that Big Spring needs a plan. They need a way to capture the traffic coming down 87 and I-20. What better way then an Outlet Mall like that of San Marcos. This would bring in residents from Midland, Odessa, Lubbock, Abilene,San Angelo, and all the small outlying town (Andrews, Sweetwater, etc...).

Since: Jul 09

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#4 May 20, 2010
Ghost Town wrote:
Big Spring has no interest in bringing commerce to the town. Back in the day when the city shot down the Outlet Mall in order to keep the softball complex was a sign that people there just want the town to stay the same. Complaining about taxes and other things, but never providing a solution to the obvious fact that Big Spring needs a plan. They need a way to capture the traffic coming down 87 and I-20. What better way then an Outlet Mall like that of San Marcos. This would bring in residents from Midland, Odessa, Lubbock, Abilene,San Angelo, and all the small outlying town (Andrews, Sweetwater, etc...).
You can go back a long ways and see the results of collusion between existing businesses and the elected officials. When Webb AFB closed, a truck manufacturing company attempted to move into the hangers with an assembly plant and the old Cosden Refinery put a stop to it because it would raise the salery level in Big Spring.
losers

Mayhill, NM

#5 May 24, 2010
It's not just BS. I think most small to medium sized towns have this problem. The big wigs own a majority of the money making businesses and don't want their cash flow impeded by a new business. They will do everything in their power to stop that from happening, even if it means that the town slowly dies.

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