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October 30th

Police blotter

October 30, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
• VALERIA MONTEMAYOR MATA, 34, 2522 Gunter, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear, and a warrant from another agency.
• CARTER WESLEY HAHN, 20, San Antonio, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest/detention using a vehicle.
• JOHNNY RAY PAYNE JR., 31, 1509 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Heat it up, don't burn it up

October 30, 2010

With low temperatures expected to dip into the lower 40s this weekend — and expected to continue falling by midweek — many area residents will firing-up their heating units, a task local officials say could turn dangerous if certain precautions aren't taken.

Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the first cold-snap of the fall season usually signals an upswing in the number of fire- and smoke-related calls he and the firefighters with the Big Spring Fire Department respond to.

Early voting said down from 2006

October 30, 2010

Howard County election officials say early voting totals are down compared to the 2006 contest, but are hopeful for a strong turnout Tuesday when polls open at 7 a.m.

By mid-Friday, early voting totals were almost 500 ballots down compared to the 2006 general election, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, accounting for approximately 17 percent of the registered voters in the county.

October 29th

Young Eagles grounded again

October 29, 2010

The Young Eagles have been grounded — for this year, anyway.

The Hangar 25 Air Museum youth group was scheduled to take to the skies Saturday in free flights provided by area pilots, but a lack of available aircraft has grounded the program for this year, said Joe Hayes, executive director of the museum.

Ready for a haunted weekend?

October 29, 2010

As ghouls and goblins of all shapes and sizes get ready to take to the neighborhoods of Big Spring and Howard County to trick-or-treat this Halloween holiday, local officials are urging parents and guardians to stick to general safety guidelines to keep children safe.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, safety for trick-or-treaters begins with their costumes.

Forsan ISD hopes to see green by going green

October 29, 2010

FORSAN — School officials here are waiting to see if recent efforts to “go green” — become more energy efficient — will help the district “see green” — in other words, save money.

For more than a year, Forsan Independent School District crews have been installing systems designed to make campus buildings more energy efficient. Those steps ranged from installing light bulbs that use less energy to using motion detection sensors which allow lights to dim when spaces are not being occupied.

October 26th

Young Eagles to fly Saturday

October 26, 2010

Special to the Herald

If at first you can't get off the ground, try, try again.
The EAA Young Eagles flights that had ben canceled earlier this year because of bad weather will be held this Saturday, according to Hangar 25 Air Museum personnel.
Children who registered in May do not need to register again. Those participating are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the museum.
Parents of children between the ages of 8 and 17 who did not register in May but would like their child to participate should call the Hangar 25 Air Museum for information. Registration is free.

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