Archive - Feb 28, 2011 - News Article
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 32, of 2412 Runnels, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ JOHN HENRY CHAPPELL, 34, of 1510 Todd Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LARRY GARCIA, 49, of 906 S. Runnels, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Big Spring is one of those places that seems to hold memories for a lot of people; even those who live a world away.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, made a special visit to Big Spring last weekend. Uchtdorf came back for his visit almost 50 years to the day that he first arrived in Big Spring.
â€śI was in the cockpit as we landed, on runway 17, and it was like a coming home,â€ť Uchtdorf said. â€śI had taxied down that runway and taken off numerous times, learning how to do it better.â€ť
Fueled by high winds and plenty of dry grass, wildfires raged throughout Howard County and West Texas Sunday.
At least four homes north of Big Spring were lost when a grass fire erupted in the area of Hilltop and Jonesboro roads around 2 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
The fire forced the evacuation of residents in the area and a total of of 80 homes were threatened by the blaze.
Aside from the lost homes, about 30 acres burned in that fire, according to a news release from the Texas State Lone Star Management team.