June 1st, 2012
As temperatures heat up, many area residents will turn their attention to local lakes and swimming pools to try to keep cool. However, according to officials with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, fun in the water can quickly turn deadly without proper supervision.
The DFPS is kicking off a new campaign this year aptly named â€śWatch Kids Around Water,â€ť which includes a summer-long ad campaign to help educate the public on the importance of supervising children around water, safety tips and other valuable information
Big Spring Independent School District will hold summer school for elementary and secondary students beginning Monday and running through June 28.
Classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays, school officials said.
Elementary students will attend classes from 8 a.m. until noon at Goliad Intermediate School, while secondary students will attend classes from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Big Spring Junior High School. Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge at both campuses.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CODY DEJUAN HAWKINS, 29, of 810 Cherry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 28, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (three counts), failure to appear (12 counts), failure to display driver's license, driving without a safety belt (two counts), expired registration and five warrants from other agencies.
LaDell Musgrove, 73, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Wilkerson and the Rev. Pat Ray Jr., officiating.
She was born June 11, 1938, in Boswell, Okla., and married Thomas Jerry Musgrove Sr. Jan. 15, 1954, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2009.
LaDell owned and operated Dell's Cafe from 1974 to 1989. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
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 â€śSupermanâ€ť 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.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER NEWTON VINES, 28, of 2411 S. Main, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ 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.
â€˘ CODY DEJUAN HAWKINS, 29, of 810 Cherry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from other agency.
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.
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.