March 2nd, 2011
Fifteen years almost went up in smoke this week. T
he warehouse containing lights, displays and other items used in the annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights was in the path of flames during Sunday's west side fire. Because of firefighters' quick response, the warehouse did not receive any damage, but light displays outside were burned.
“Thank the Lord and the firefighters that more damage wasn't done,” Pat Simmons, founder of the Festival of Lights, said Tuesday. “The damage could have been a lot worse.”
If patients can't get to the clinic, then the clinic will go to the patients.
That's the reasoning behind the VA Medical Center's Home Based Primary Care Program, which is designed to provide clinical medical services to home-bound veterans.
The program, which began locally last April, currently serves 39 veterans living within a 60-mile radius of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Today:
â€˘ FRANKIE RUBIO, 51, of 621 Sgt. Paredez Street, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ RICHARD NORMAN RAMIREZ, 45, of 611 N. San Antonio Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/ third or more.
â€˘ STEVEN ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 39, of 1413 Wood Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of disregard for a stop sign.
If you are interested in World War IIâ€™s Pacific campaign, then check out â€śNeptuneâ€™s Infernoâ€ť (AUCD 940.542 HOR J) by James D. Hornfischer. It is the story of Americaâ€™s first concerted offensive against the Imperial Japanese juggernaut and the true turning point of WWII in the Pacific. Another neat AUCD is â€śAmerican Roseâ€ť (AUCD B LEE G) by Karen Abbott. It is the phenomenal story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her career in vaudeville. I have read a review of the print version and it really sounds good. I did not know that actress June Havoc was Gypsyâ€™s younger sister.
Grover Wayne Vogel, age 43, of Bangs, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2011, after battling a long illness. Graveside services will be Thursday March 3 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Bangs Cemetery.
Mary Lou Simonek, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Haltom City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. Bob Porterfield, pastor of West Kentucky Baptist Church in Midland, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery of Stanton.
Big Spring softball head coach John Sparks believes Jillian Valle is his go-to hitter right now.
She proved why that may be the case Tuesday afternoon.
Valleâ€™s game-winning home run in the seventh inning pushed the Lady Steers past Greenwood, 6-5 at home Tuesday.
It was her second home run of the game. She finished the day going 3 for 3 with three RBIs.
Sparks said Valle was as clutch as she could be. The Lady Steers were on their last out when Valle hit the bomb.
The Garden City Bearkats simply havenâ€™t been tested yet in the boysâ€™ Class A Division II playoffs, but they might see a challenge today against No.10 Ira in the regional quarterfinal matchup.
Garden City and Ira â€” two schools familiar with each other â€” face off at 6 p.m. today at Post High School in Post. Garden City beat Hermleigh 72-36 in the bi-district round and Dell City 72-42 in the area round. Ira had a bye in the bi-district round, but beat Valentine 70-35 in the area round. The winner of this one faces the winner of the Baird-Lipan regional quarterfinal.
A 66-year-old Big Spring man was arrested Monday by the Big Spring Police Department and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Telesford Rentiria Galan was arrested Monday at a home in the 700 block of E. 17th Street at approximately 4 p.m., according to BSPD records.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, the offense was reported to police officials Monday, but it's currently unclear how long the alleged sexual abuse has been going on.
Officials with the city of Big Spring and Howard County unveiled proposed plans for a joint law enforcement center Monday night, promising a long-term savings of a minimum of $150,000 a year to local taxpayers if the plan is adopted by both governments.