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November 29th

Police report

November 29, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSEPH GUTIERREZ, 20, of 1519 E. 17th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MAXY L. ALLEN, 32, of New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ZACHERY R. MCDONALD, 25, of New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ANGEL CIRILO MARTINEZ III, 19, of 1706 State, was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

November 27th

Heritage Museum has big plans for the holidays

November 27, 2010

Only Grinches would dislike visiting the Heritage Museum the next few weeks.

The Museum kicked off a slew of Christmas activities when it unveiled an art exhibit and its annual Christmas Tree Forest this week.

The art exhibit, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” featuring angel-themed art work from members of the Caboose Watercolor Society, debuted Tuesday.

City officials caution: Protect your pipes

November 27, 2010

With temperatures expected to dip below freezing several times in the coming week, officials with the city of Big Spring are urging water customers to use some foresight to keep the water lines in the homes from bursting.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property — and more to the point, their water lines — by taking measures as temperatures continue to drop in the Crossroads area.

Mishap ruins toys ready for children

November 27, 2010

Officials with Spring Tabernacle Ministries announced this week the church's annual toy drive had to be cancelled after severe water damage at the facility destroyed much of its supply of holiday gifts.

Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, said a problem with the installation of an evaporative cooler a few months ago led to the flooding, which caused serious damage in several of the rooms used to store the Christmas gifts, which included stuffed animals and clothes, among other items.

Police blotter

November 27, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
• TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, 1601 Avion, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• HAYLEY ANN WIGINGTON, 22, 602 Highland, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/open container.
• ROXANA PAYAN, 21, 538 Westover No. 228, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
• JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 21, 3900 Parkway, was arrested on warrants charging failure to control speed, failure to display driver's license and failure to appear.

November 26th

Howard College to celebrate 65th anniversary

November 26, 2010

On a county-wide ballot Nov. 17, 1945, Howard County citizens voted to create the Howard County Junior College District and elected seven representatives to serve on the school’s first board of trustees. Now, 65 years later, Howard College officials are taking a walk down memory lane as they begin a year-long recognition of the school’s 65th birthday.

Holidays bring festivities, but safety issues as well

November 26, 2010

While the Thanksgiving holiday means plenty of turkey, dressing and all the other trimmings, many area residents will look to trim something slightly taller and greener — their Christmas tree.

And while it offers the opportunity for kids young and old to enjoy the change in weather and seasonal cheer, it’s not a time to forget about safety, cautions Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.

November 24th

Sheriff's office to round up toys for Crossroads youth

November 24, 2010

Deputies and dispatchers with the Howard County Sheriff's Office will be doing their part to brighten the holiday season for children in the Crossroads area, as they kick off a toy drive to benefit the local Salvation Army's Angel Tree.

Jessica Olivas, a dispatcher with the HCSO, said she and fellow dispatcher Jennifer Bakley came up with the idea to do the toy drive to not only help needy children, but to try to erase a nasty stereotype within the community.

Arson suspected in DQ fire

November 24, 2010

Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department say the fire reported at the Fourth Street Dairy Queen late Tuesday night was set to cover up a burglary at the local restaurant.

Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray said the fire, which was reported just after 11 p.m., has been ruled arson, an apparent attempt by the thief to cover his or her tracks.

Salvation Army ready for community feast

November 24, 2010

Crossroads residents looking to fill their Thanksgiving quotas of turkey and dressing won't have to wait long, as the Big Spring Salvation Army hosts its annual holiday meal Thursday.

While prep work for the meal actually began Tuesday — with the breadth of the work expected to be completed this afternoon — the dinner won't be ready until Thursday morning, according to Salvation Army Capt. Terri Cheshire, when Salvation Army staff and a slew of volunteers lay out the turkey and trimmings.

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