June 27th, 2011
Municipal water customers may have to cut back their outdoor use of water to two days instead of three, as the Big Spring City Council is expected to approve a revision to its Drought Contingency Plan Tuesday to accommodate yet another decrease in deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said CRMWD is set to decrease its water deliveries by a total of 20 percent beginning July 1, a move made necessary by the current extreme drought conditions.
Crossroads residents who have gold, silver, antiques or other rare collectibles lying around might want to know that the Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow wants to see them.
The Roadshow is making a stop in Big Spring this week in search of rare and unique collectibles. According to the company, collectors have set aside $300,000 to be distributed to Big Spring residents for their items during the free, five-day event.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: Arrest reports and activity logs for June 25 were not available at press time.
â€˘ JOE LOUIS SANCHEZ, 51, of 401 Young St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ZACHARY SCOTT LYON, 35, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 256, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass.
Horace C. "Murdy" Murdock, 80, of Big Spring died Saturday, June 25, 2011, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Pastor Courtney Ballard officiating.
SAN ANGELO â€” After spending 81 years on this earth, Shirley O. Farrace passed away peacefully after a short illness in the evening hours of June 23, 2011. A celebration of her life will take place Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Benson officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Harvey Dick Harmon Sr., 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Howard County commissioners will consider approval of a redistricting plan for the county's four precincts Monday, as the government agency looks to realign its political boundaries following the 2010 Census.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, commissioners have three redistricting plans they are considering.
â€śWe recently met with Bob Bass from Allison, Bass and Associates to discuss the necessary changes,â€ť Barr said. â€śWe have to redraw the lines to keep the precincts in line with the results of the census. I expect we'll be able to make a decision on the matter Monday.â€ť
Howard College trustees will get an update on just how much a decline in state financial aid will effect the community college district when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
Just how much â€” or how little â€” money the state will provide this coming budget cycle has been a matter of intense interest to college officials the past several months.
While the latest news coming out of Austin certainly can't be described as good, at least officials are getting a firmer idea on just how much money they'll receive.
COAHOMA â€” Those wishing to get a bit of a head start on the July 4 celebration don't have to go very far.
The community of Coahoma will provide the first word â€” or first celebration, to be exact â€” on what is traditionally a star spangled weekend in Howard County when it hosts the annual Freedom Parade and City Park Celebration July 2.
The event was first organized to recognize the community's veterans and this year's edition is no different, said Lori Martinez, one of the event's organizers.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ LEROY HILBERT ZUBIATE, 27, of 1207 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on warrants for speeding, no drivers license-when unlicensed, driving while license invalid (two counts), failed to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ST. JOHN GARCIA, 17, of 2108 Johnson, was arrested Friday on charges of theft less than $50/shoplifting, possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia.