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Archive - May 2012

Superman coming to Big Spring

May 31, 2012

The legendary Man of Steel will take Scenic Mountain and the Big Spring State Park by storm Saturday, as the Big Spring Film Society screens the 1978 classic “Superman” atop the local landmark.

With the film expected to begin at dusk, Film Society Chairman Brandon Johnson said the screening will kick off the group's summer series.

Trees to taxes: City gets wish list

May 31, 2012

Improvements to the city's infrastructure took the spotlight Tuesday night as members of the Big Spring City Council presented pet projects they would like to see addressed in the city's 2012-2013 budget.

The council heard a presentation from City Manager Gary Fuqua during the special meeting regarding the city's accomplishments during the past fiscal year, as well as some of the major challenges the municipality will be facing when it begins the arduous task of preparing the coming year's budget.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 31, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER NEWTON VINES, 28, of 2411 S. Main, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• DAINA CAROL PEUGH, 34, of 1511 Stadium, was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft less than $50 shoplifting, theft less than $50 all other, fail to appear and warrant other agency.
• CODY DEJUAN HAWKINS, 29, of 810 Cherry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from other agency.

Paula Bayes Parker Raef

May 31, 2012

Paula Bayes Parker Raef, 62, of Amarillo passed away on May 25, 2012, from injuries sustained from a car accident.

Paula was born June 29, 1949, in San Antonio to George and Betty Raef. She worked as a cable repairman for Southwestern Bell in Big Spring for many years before moving to Amarillo. She worked for the City of Amarillo as a journeyman electrician until her death.

May 30th

Fire at 13th and Runnels

May 30, 2012

Big Spring Police officer watches as the fire department battles a house fire at 13th and Runnels on Thursday afternoon. No injuries reported as 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Incumbents dominate in elections

May 30, 2012

Not surprisingly, incumbents had their way at ballot boxes throughout Howard County on election day, though a few will have an opponent in the November general election.

Incumbent Emma Pugh Brown held off challenger Larry Torres, 56 votes to 41, to earn the Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 County Commissioner. She'll face Oscar M. Garcia in November. Garcia outvoted Edwin O. “Ed” Ware, 112 to 98, to win the Republican nomination.

In the only other locally contest race, incumbent Sheriff Stan Parker hammered challenger M.O. Horton, 1,801 votes to 366 in the Republican Primary.

Employee turnover thorn in city’s side

May 30, 2012

The Big Spring City Council and city administration met Tuesday evening in a specially called meeting to begin work on the 2012-203 budget, a process that began with City Manager Gary Fuqua going over some of the challenges facing the municipality in the coming year.

As in past years, Tuesday night's meeting marks the beginning of the budgetary process for the city, as Fuqua went over a number of issues that continue to task city coffers and resources. One of the most pressing issues, according to the city manager, is employee turnover.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• KAMEO TREVON HOLLOWAY, 18, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LATRICIA NICOLE TERRY, 30, of Waco, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

Hawks baseball squad receives WJCAC, Region 5 honors

May 30, 2012

The Howard College Hawks baseball team — who finished with a 45-12 record — might not have reached all of their season goals, but the squad has been showered with recognition from both the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and Region 5.

The 2012 WJCAC All-Conference team recognized three players while also giving the nod to Coach Britt Smith as the WJCAC Coach of the Year as he led the team to a record four consecutive conference championships.

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