Archive - Feb 10, 2011 - News Article
Preliminary work has begun on a facility which water district officials hope will eventually add up to 2 million gallons a day to the area's water supply.
Crews have begun preliminary foundation work on Colorado River Municipal Water District's new raw water production facility at the intersection of FM 700 and 11th Place, said John Grant, CRMWD general manager.
Weather kept some from attending, but even a slightly abridged version of Howard County Day in Austin was a success Wednesday, organizers said.
Up to 100 county residents attended the semi-annual affair, which is designed to make state legislators aware of Howard County and its concerns.
Even more people were expected, but icy roads in Central Texas forced cancellation of several bus trips scheduled to leave Big Spring early Wednesday morning.
Nothing goes better with cold weather than a bowl of soup, except maybe multiple bowls of soup.
The 22nd Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-off is fast approaching. For two hours on Feb. 19, the aroma of soup will overtake the Martin County Community Center in Stanton.
Chefs from the Permian Basin will serve it out to try and obtain the title of best-tasting soup. The public will be able to sample the different soups from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARIO IRENEO YANEZ, 30, of 800 Willia, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ third or more offense.
â€˘ MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 20, of 1601 Stadium, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.