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April 26th, 2012

Howard College woman's hoopsters sign to universities

April 26, 2012

Zeslie Johnson, Kali Jerrell and Brushea Daniels of Howard College signed letters of intent to play basketball at their respective future schools Wednesday in the Hawk Room at the Dorothy Garret Coliseum on the HC campus. Each of the student-athletes received full scholarships, and are ready to take their educations — as well as their game — to the next level.

Jerrell, who signed with Stephen F. Austin University, said she has enjoyed the change Big Spring offered her.

April 25th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 37, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 34, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JESSIE RAGELIO GAMEZ, 28, of 1605 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belt – child under 17 years of age, failure to appear (two counts) and driving while license invalid.
• JONATHAN ARISPE, 20, of 1325 Pine St. in Colorado City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft of service – more than $20 and less than $500.

Citzens speak in favor of 4B project during public hearing

April 25, 2012

If Tuesday night's public hearing is any indication, Crossroads residents are firmly behind the 4B project to overhaul the municipality's water and wastewater facilities using up to $13 million in economic development funding set to go before voters next month.

More than a half-dozen area residents spoke in favor of the project during Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, which held a public hearing regarding the proposed project.

City, Alon OK water agreement

April 25, 2012

After more than a month of negotiations, it appears the city of Big Spring and Alon USA — owner of the Big Spring Refinery — have been able to reach an agreement on raw water costs and price structures, as the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new contract between the two entities.

The contract — which was originally signed in 1957 — has been updated during the years, with the most recent revision in 1997, when it was agreed the oil company would reimburse the city the same price it paid to the water district, plus 5 cents.

Richard V. Platzer

April 25, 2012

A memorial service for Richard V. Platzer, who died March 24, 2012, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring.

He was born Nov. 25, 1944.

He is survived by his significant other, Cynthia “Kandi” Clanton of Big Spring; two daughters; a son; and other family members and friends.

April 24th

Cassatt String Quartet coming to Odessa

April 24, 2012

The New York-based Cassatt String Quartet will perform its sixth annual mini-residency, entitled “Cassatt in the Basin,” Sunday through Saturday, May 5, designed to give area students the opportunity to study with artist-teachers and develop chamber music audiences of the future.

According to Lynda L.Ciolek, spokesperson for the Quartet, the program — sponsored by the Ector County Independent School District's Education Foundation — continues work begun by the Cassatt String Quartet in November 2007.

Grant gets county OK

April 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners gave the go-ahead Monday to accept a joint block grant that could help fund improvements for both the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Police Department.

The funding — expected to total approximately $12,000 — is aimed at providing technical equipment for law enforcement agencies, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.

Area students qualify for state academic meet

April 24, 2012

Austin, here they come.

Several Crossroads area students will be heading to the University Interscholastic League state academic meet later this spring, thanks to strong showings at this past weekend's regional events.

Big Spring High School's Shermila Kher qualified for the state meet in two events, placing first in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and second in persuasive speaking during the Region I-3A academic meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Kher will be joined in Austin by BSHS classmate Lacy McMurtrey, who finished second in literary criticism at the regional meet.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• KIRSTEN TASHAY LEWIS, 27, of 4102 Muir St., was arrested Monday on warrants for speeding in a school zone, failure to appear and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 22, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication and assault causing bodily injury – family violence.

Jo Ann Avants

April 24, 2012

Jo Ann Avants passed away on April 20, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 88. A service for relatives and friends will be held in the Fort Worth area at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyvillle, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., with family visitation that day from 8-1 a.m. Interment will be in Big Spring, Texas, with a graveside service for friends at Trinity Memorial Park cemetery on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 2 p.m.

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