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Lights out: High demand prompts outages across most of Texas

February 2, 2011

Rolling 15-minute blackouts began early this morning through much of the Crossroads area as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas implemented outages statewide in response to high demand following an ice storm.

Oncor spokeswoman Jaeamy Molina said the structured outages began around 6 a.m. She told The Associated Press that the Dallas-based utility is complying with a power emergency declared by ERCOT, which operates the electric grid and manages the deregulated market for 75 percent of Texas.

VAMC healing center: A journey of recovery

February 2, 2011

The VA Medical Center's new Veteran's Healing Center offers more than just treatment to vets suffering from homelessness, substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness — hope and home are also on the menu.

Open house and dedication for the new 40-bed facility was held Tuesday and officials touted it as an entirely new way to help treat veterans suffering from the above-listed conditions. The center is the direct result of a federal review conducted several years ago.

Four Chaplains service set Thursday

February 2, 2011

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who died during the previous year will be honored Thursday morning during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at First Baptist Church under the direction of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

The memorial service — which is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat in 1943 — will get under way at 11 a.m. In the main chapel at the local church, according to VA Chaplain Dean Thomas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIO GABRIEL ANASTACIO, 38, of 1511 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RONALD LEE COVINGTON, 31, of 2704 Apache, was arrested Monday on a warrant for accident involving damage to a vehicle.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 2100 block of S. Gregg Street.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 4200 block of Hamilton.
In the 3600 block of Connally.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

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