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January 7th

Council to consider traffic ordinance

January 7, 2013

The Big Spring City Council is expected to hear first reading of a new traffic ordinance that would allow police officers to issue citations to motorists making a “display of acceleration” or a rapid start, leaving a legal middle ground created several years ago when state law changed.
The new ordinance, which would be added to Section 18-78 entitled Racing and Exhibition of Acceleration, would make it unlawful for any person to race or otherwise cause a motor vehicle to make a rapid start or acceleration on a roadway.

January 5th

Neo-nazi group may rally here

January 5, 2013

A neo-Nazis group based out of Detroit, Mich., may be planning a “fully uniformed rally” in the Crossroads area, according to local sources.

The National Socialist Movement — which the Big Spring Herald recently reported was leaving flyers and pamphlets at area residents' homes — will likely be holding a rally in Big Spring, Midland or Odessa, according to a local resident speaking on the condition of anonymity.

AIDS quilt exhibit to open here

January 5, 2013

A moving memorial to victims of a horrifying disease will be on display at the Heritage Museum beginning Wednesday.

Eight blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at the museum through the end of January, Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.

The quilt, which in its entirety weighs more than 54 tons, was first displayed in 1987 at the National Mall in Washington D.C. It consists of panels sewn by friends and family members of those who died from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Carol Anderson

January 5, 2013

Carol Anderson, 66, of Stanton, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Stanton. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with David Harp officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Gerald F. 'Jerry' Anderson

January 5, 2013

Gerald F. “Jerry” Anderson, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 04, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Steers, Lady Steers lose wild games at home

January 5, 2013

Big Spring

Boys

The crowd at Steer Gym on Friday wasn't happy with the officiating late in the game, which drew boos from Big Spring natives who thought a couple of traveling calls were omitted for Lubbock Cooper, while the Steers were being unfairly called for fouls.

In the end, the Pirates held on to defeat the Steers 59-51.
Cooper's Brent Carlson made 14-of-18 free throws during the game and the Pirates never relinquished the lead.

After a see-saw first half, the Steers found themselves trailing by 12 with under three minutes to play in the third stanza.

January 3rd

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-3

January 3, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• HEATHER AMANDA EDWARDS, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 32, of 1505 Robin, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 71 inmates at the time of this report.

Record number of visitors experience Festival of Lights

January 3, 2013

Despite having a night figuratively blown away by a dust storm, a record number of attendees visited the 2012 Comanche Trail of Lights Christmas exhibit

More than 23,000 visitors drove through the exhibit during its two-week run, which ended Monday, said Pat Simmons, longtime chairperson of the festival committee.

“It wasn't the 25,000 I was hoping for, but we're doing better and getting closer,” Simmons said.

Tickets available for Healthy Woman event

January 3, 2013

Tickets are on sale now for those wanting to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Healthy Woman with a special speaker and in a special venue later this month.

The event, which will include a health and fitness expo and a catered dinner, will be held Jan. 24 in the Hotel Settles. Tickets are $40 each.
Healthy Woman is a Scenic Mountain Medical Center program which specifically targets women and gets them focused on themselves so they are able to take care of the loved ones in their lives. Of course, the Jan. 24 anniversary event is open to men, too.

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