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Archive - Jul 2011

July 16th

BSISD sets new student registration

July 16, 2011

arents of students new to Big Spring Independent School District can register their children July 27 and 28 at the high school library.

Registration times will be 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 27 and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28.

The registration is for students enrolling in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes, as well as any student between the ages of 5 and 21 who resides within the district but was not enrolled in BSISD on May 27, said Vickie Cheyne, PEIMS Coordinator for the district.

For more information, contact the central office at 264-3600.

Police blotter

July 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, 1503 Wood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 19, 1425 E. Sixth No. 26, was arrested on a charge of theft from the elderly and two other-agency warrants.
• JAMES BRIAN FIVEASH, 54, San Angelo, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRANKIE WADE ORTEGA, 23, Beaumont, was arrested on charges of failure to identify/false or fictitious information and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

Nancy Jean Raymond Jones

July 16, 2011

Nancy Jean Raymond Jones, age 61, of Big Spring, died and went to be with the Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Midland, Texas. The family will receive friends Monday, July 18, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church, officiating.

July 15th

Clay Lease fire still burning; 80 percent contained

July 15, 2011

Firefighters are gradually gaining the upper hand against a fire that has consumed more than 5,000 acres in eastern Howard County, but the blaze is expected to continue through the weekend.

Meanwhile, fires consumed two abandoned structures but caused no injuries in Big Spring late Thursday and early today.

United Way getting new director

July 15, 2011

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is saying goodbye to Jeanie Coor, executive director for the past two years, and welcoming Sandy Stewart as the its new director.

“The United Way is a great organization and I regret having to leave, but I know it is being turned over to good hands,” said Coor.

The transition comes due to a family move for Coor, but she will continue to help Stewart throughout the Boots and Bling 2012 campaign kickoff. No final date has been set for Coor yet, but Stewart is already taking on tasks.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEAN JAVIER MATA, 17, of 2522 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• WILLIAM COLE LAFON, 66, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of disorderly conduct – exposing genital/anus in public.
• SEAN PARKER BAXTER, 19, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 14A, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• GAUDY LYNN COX, 47, of Weatherford, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

Nancy J. Raymond Jones

July 15, 2011

Nancy J. Raymond Jones, 61, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends Monday, July 18, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church, officiating.

Mary Lindsey

July 15, 2011

Mary Lindsey, 73, of Andrews passed away Thursday, July 13, 2011, at Buena Vida Care Center in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church in Levelland, Texas. The Rev. Glenn Smith of Sundown, Texas, will officiate. Burial will be in Sundown Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews.

July 13th

Water restrictions tightened

July 13, 2011

Big Spring City Council members gave the go-ahead for even tougher restrictions on water use Tuesday, as municipal officials continue to describe conservation efforts as “shooting at a moving target.”

The council gave the green light to several conservation methods to be implemented by City Manager Gary Fuqua, including another decrease in the number of days allowing outdoor water use — including watering lawns — and implementation of a hotline for city residents to report infractions.

Wildfire partially contained

July 13, 2011

Howard County's long, hot summer continues.

A trio of wildfires scorched thousands of acres in the eastern half of the county Tuesday, resulting in two volunteer firefighters being sent to a local hospital.

The largest of the three blazes — in the vicinity of Garrett Ranch in eastern Howard County — consumed more than 3,000 acres and was only partially contained at midday today.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan said a downed oil company power line sparked the fire.

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