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November 10th

Several activities planned on Veterans Day

November 10, 2011

For more than 20 years, the Crossroads area has been coming together on Veterans Day and this year will be no different.
Area residents are invited to participate in a community-wide event at Howard College Friday at 11 a.m.
“Veterans Day is just one day out of 365 that we should stop and take a moment to remember our veterans and say thank you,” said Iva Jo Hanslik, Big Spring VA Medical Center community relations coordinator.
After the program there will be an appreciation luncheon for veterans and their families, provided through donations from individuals in the community.

Friday is deadline for annual Christmas parade

November 10, 2011

What's free, a lot of fun and ... wild?
“A Wild West Christmas,” of course, this year's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
So why is the Herald bugging you about something that's almost a month away? Well, to remind you that the deadline to enter is Friday, as in tomorrow, Veterans Day.
It almost got by you, huh?

Police Beat

November 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID RAY HENSON, 42, of 5205 Longshore Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of theft.
• RANSOM COLTON PARKS, 18, of 3228 Cornell, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration.
• WILLIAM DARIC GILL, 40, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 20, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• THEFT was reported:

BSISD sets early release for Friday

November 10, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District will have early dismissal of classes for grades 7-12 Friday to allow students to attend the Region I Volleyball Meet in Snyder.
Big Spring High School's Lady Steers will take on Andrews at 1 p.m. Friday on the Western Texas College campus. The winner will advance to the finals Saturday to face either Abilene Wylie or Monahans.
Grades 7-12 will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Grades K-6 will remain in school until their regular dismissal times unless a parent or guardian signs their child out through the office.

Baby scalded; suspect arrested

November 10, 2011

STANTON — A 1-year-old Martin County boy is listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock and a 24-year-old Stanton man is in custody after law enforcement officials say the child was injured by scalding water Tuesday evening.
Dominick Peña, 24, has been charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony. Martin County Sheriff John Woodward said Peña was still in the custody of the sheriff's office this morning after his bond had been set at $100,000.

November 9th

One Day Sale - Big Spring Herald

November 9, 2011

Council votes to expedite EDC info

November 9, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of a resolution Tuesday evening, streamlining the way the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation will deliver its quarterly reports to the governing body.
Under the existing requirements, the Big Spring EDC Board of Directors are required to meet with the city council during their quarterly meetings, according to EDC Director Terry Wegman.

Robinson Drilling is cited by OSHA

November 9, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling for eight serious, four repeat and 11 other-than-serious safety and health violations following the June 11 death of two workers at the company’s work site near Lamesa.

Air museum to honor vets, unveil new exhibit Friday

November 9, 2011

Hangar 25 Air Museum will remember and honor those who served their country at an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and revealing a new exhibit — Hangar History: A Flight Through Time.
“This is going to be an opportunity to do something fun and honor veterans at the same time,” Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.
The event is open to the entire community.
“Too often, Veterans Day is overlooked and this is a time to recognize the military history of the community,” Stockburger said.

As expected, voter turnout very poor

November 9, 2011

By THOMAS JENKINS
Staff Writer
Less than 5 percent of Howard County registered voters turned out to cast their ballot in this year’s constitutional amendment election, with polls closing at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Howard County saw a total of 654 ballots cast — 272 during early voting, 28 mail-in ballots and 354 cast Tuesday — accounting for just 4 percent of the registered voters, according to official election reports.
Among the proposed amendments, Proposition 1 drew the most attention in the Crossroads area, which is heavily populated by military veterans.

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