Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
Time is running out for area residents looking to lend a helping hand to children in need, as Operation Christmas Child looks to wrap up its Big Spring program Monday.
Brenda Franklin, Operation Christmas Child relay center coordinator, said the local group is hoping to collect nearly 800 boxes this holiday season, a goal she believes the group will be able to exceed.
COAHOMA â€” School trustees here will receive a report on the state of the district's technology upgrades when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the administration building board room.
One of the many upgrades Coahoma Independent School District made during its $13 million renovation was to update classroom technology. But, as CISD Superintendent Randy Brown said, it's one thing to have the technology, it's another to know how to use it effectively.
The Howard College Theater Department has determined that it's time to get farcical.
To open its season, the department will present â€śLeading Ladiesâ€ť â€” a comedy of errors similar in tone to the classic Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe movie, â€śSome Like It Hotâ€ť â€” Friday through Sunday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the HC campus.
Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Theater Department Director Kirk Davidson said the play will appeal to fans of comedy.
For the fourth consecutive year, United Way officials will mix art and good food with a good cause.
The UW's Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 911 Goliad.
Cost of the event is $15, which will allow customers to pick out a unique, hand-made bowl and fill it with one of several soups prepared by local residents.
Tickets can be purchased through the United Way office or at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
Anyone wanting to embrace the â€śthe reason for the seasonâ€ť needs to look no farther than Big Spring.
What began 23 years ago as a modest depiction of Christ's life, is today one of the largest and most unique holiday traditions in the Crossroads area.
Though still almost a month away, it's not too early to mark Dec. 10-12 on a calender. Those are the dates for the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive-Through Nativity.
Big Spring Independent School District officials still have some construction bonds to sell. How they will sell the bonds has become a matter for discussion.
In September, BSISD trustees decided to hold off on selling almost $7 million of the $63 million in construction bonds authorized by voters. The unsold amount, which totaled $6.7 million, was held in abeyance to see if it could qualify under a special federal program which features extra-low interest rates.
A weekend argument escalated into a knife fight that landed two local men in the hospital, then in the Howard County jail.
Police responded Saturday evening to the 800 block of Lorilla in west Big Spring in reference to a disturbance and possible stabbing.
Big Spring Police Sgt. Tony Everett said that when officers arrived on the scene they found two men suffering from injuries caused by â€śedged weapons.â€ť
The two men were identified as Ismael Juarez, 50, and Jason Threats, 32, both of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ ROBIN RENEE PORTER, 27, 2504 March, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘Â DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested on a warrant charging criminal trespass (two counts).
â€˘ CALVIN JACOB JAWSON, 27, 3701 La Junta, was arrested on a warrant charging theft.
â€˘ STEVEN OCHOTORENA CHAVEZ, 22, 1002 E. 21st, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
â€˘ NATHAN CARL DEAN GARRARD, 18, 1425 E. Sixth No. 104, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
Area residents hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer to U.S. military service personnel serving overseas have a little more than two weeks left to donate to Christmas For Our Troops Inc.
Debbie Burrow, local director for the drive, said local response has been good to date and that volunteers will be soliciting gifts and monetary donations through Dec. 1.
The inspiration for the drive is simple, she said â€” the desire to let troops serving in combat zones that the folks back home haven't forgotten them.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (76 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 27, was jailed on charges of no insurance, no seat belt, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no valid inspection sticker and two counts of failure to appear.
â€˘ STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 26, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid/previous conviction.
â€˘ THADDEUS RASHAD MCCALISTER, 22, was jailed on a charge of minor in possession of alcoholic beverage.