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Club needs more donations to secure Ambassadors' visit

December 31, 2010

The director of the local Boys and Girls Club said donations are still needed to bring the Harlem Ambassadors to town in February.

Sonnett Hildebrand said the club plans to stage a basketball game between the Ambassadors and a group of local players Feb. 23 at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Aside from displaying their basketball skills, the Ambassadors will also visit local schools and present their “Stay in School, Stay Off Drugs” program, Hildebrand said.

Healthy Woman celebration set for Jan. 27

December 31, 2010

Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman Program is two years old, so of course a party is in the works.

Organizers are planning a “Wild About Healthy Woman” gala to celebrate the second anniversary of the program beginning at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Dora Roberts Community Center.

The celebration will be split into two parts — a free “health expo” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the main event/dinner, which costs $25 per person.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 31, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
• LYNDON TRENT FRALEY, 50, 1425 E. Sixth No. 6, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CHRISTOPHER WELSH, 38, 613 Steakley, was arrested on a warrant charging public intoxication and failure to appear.
• TARA RACHELLE CAMDEN, 18, 3215 Cornell, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

December 30th

Tours de jour: RSVP showcase slated next week

December 30, 2010

Big Spring's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is giving people plenty of chances to get away from it all in the coming year.

RSVP's annual Travel Showcase, which offers a wide variety of tours, vacations and getaways to area residents, will be held at 2 p.m. next Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

The Travel Showcase is open to everyone, not just seniors, said Becky Letz of RSVP. “The more the merrier,” Letz said. “We've had seniors on these tours, we've had children … everyone is welcome.”

Stay warm, but wary

December 30, 2010

With low temperatures expected to dip below freezing by the weekend, many area residents will be looking for some extra warmth, a search local fire officials say can turn deadly if precautions aren’t taken.

Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said there are many different types of secondary heating, ranging from portable electric units to wood-burning stoves, but the most common causes of fires involving them are avoidable.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 30, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, 1023 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• SAMANTHA JUNE VASQUEZ, 22, 823 W. Seventh, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, search or transport, and possession of marijuana under two ounces.
• TIFFNEY LEE TINDOL, 31, 2516 Fairchild, was arrested on a warrant charging criminal mischief.
• WILLIAM LANE ROTHELL, 34, 9500 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested on a warrant charging terroristic threat.

December 29th

Organizers: Festival of Lights draws thousands

December 29, 2010

As the Comanche Trail Festival of Lights enters the home stretch of its 14th annual run, almost 20,000 people have visited the holiday attraction, officials say.

Pat Simmons, who has directed the event since its inception, said 19,435 people have toured the festival as of Tuesday morning. The busiest night was Christmas Eve, when more than 2,200 people came through the gates at Comanche Trail Park.

People from 36 states and 12 countries have visited the event, Simmons said.

Police: Don't drink and drive

December 29, 2010

Law enforcement officials want area drivers to have a safe — and sober — New Year's Eve celebration. But those officials added that people who might be tempted to celebrate a bit too much should reconsider.

Area police, sheriff deputies and state troopers will be out in force through New Year's Eve, and they will not be looking kindly on those who are drinking and driving.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 29, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Tuesday and early Wednesday:
• MELVIN WILLIAM BIDDLE, 48, 908 W. Fourth, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JAMES CARSON, 50, 200 N. Scurry, was arrested on two warrants from other agencies.
• ASHLEY CASSAREZ LUNA, 26, 406 S. Douglas, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/second offense.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 100 block of Lockhart.
• THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of Johnson.

December 28th

Tax deadline nears

December 28, 2010

Area residents who haven’t paid their property taxes have until the end of January to ante up their 2010 tabs or face penalties and interest, according to local tax officials.

Area property owners can avoid the annual last-minute dash to pay their taxes by getting them out of the way early in the month, according to County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.

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