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Archive - Aug 18, 2011

Peter Kim Barnes

August 18, 2011

Peter Kim Barnes, 62, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Mitchell County. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Fenton Criswell

August 18, 2011

Fenton Criswell, 91, of Big Spring, formerly of Fort Stockton died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Texas, with Lt. Stephen Correlra, of the Salvation Army, officiating.

Police Beat

August 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• HECTOR CHRISTOPHER TREVINO, 30, of 1311 S. Scurry St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ANASTASIA LEONICIA LOZANO, 24, of 605 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts), safety belt child under 17, no drivers license when unlicensed and warrant from other agency (two counts).

Many students eligible for free, reduced-price meals

August 18, 2011

With the start of school less than a week away, local school officials are notifying parents of qualifying families they still have time to register for free or reduced-priced meals for their children.
And the process is easier than one might expect.
Judi Rodriguez, director of food services for Big Spring Independent School District, said all applications for free or reduced-price meals will be submitted online. If parents don't have internet access at their homes, they can use computers set aside for their use at the BSISD food service office at 708 E. 11th Place.

Chamber board promotes positive focus

August 18, 2011

Positive thinking was the focus of the August Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce board meeting, held Wednesday.
“We need to start overcoming the negative thinking and we can start by focusing on the positives,” Terri Johansen, chamber president, said. “With all going on in the world it's easy to focus on the negative, especially with the lack of rain and school finances.”
Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director, delivered the financial report which showed a large profit from the carnival held in June.

In the zone: Zero tolerance promised in school zones

August 18, 2011

School zone signs will start flashing again Monday as students head back to school.
This year, school zones have an added precaution — no cell phone usage. According to Municipal Court Judge Tim Green, the no cell phone usage was passed in the 2009 legislative session after the no-texting-while-driving passed both houses but was vetoed at the governor's desk.
“The no cellphone usage in school zones was able to make it out, which makes it unique, considering the no-texting in all other areas was turned down,” Green said.

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