Archive - Sep 1, 2011
Nearly 1,500 new laws enacted during this year's session of the Texas Legislature went into effect today. Among the most notable changes are:
After Sept. 1, Texas highways will no longer have different speed limits during the day and at night. The new law also lets transportation officials raise limits to 75 mph in remote areas. (HB1353)
Keeping Big Spring beautiful is a community effort. no matter what the age of the volunteer.
Kristen Poffinbargar, a sophomore at Big Spring High School, recently started the beautification process of the east side entrance of Big Spring around Third Street and Tulane. Her efforts are aided by the receipt of the Conley Grant.
She was awarded the grant in July and began work on the project in August. In recognition of her efforts, she is receiving a $2,500 scholarship from former resident Jim Conley.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE ANTONIO NIETO, 31, transient, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TAVARRES CORNEAL CASTON, 30, of Midland, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ DERRICK DAMOND WILBERT, 30, of 1207 Lamar, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 300 block of S. Aylesford.
In the 800 block of W. FM 700.
James Thomas Childers passed away Aug. 30, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. A public viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church in Coahoma, Texas. Church services will be held at 2 p.m. with interment following at Coahoma Cemetery.
Richard M. Haro, 51, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Ken McMeans officiating. Private services and burial will be held at a later date.