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February 25th

BSHS students qualify for national speech tournament

February 25, 2011

Two Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament, June 13-18 in Dallas.

Senior Jessica Rubio qualified in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and Shermila Kher qualified in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

For Rubio, this will be her third year in a row to attend the national tournament.

“I’m really excited about going to Nationals again.” she said “Meeting and competing against people from around the country and the world is an awesome experience.”

Christmas card arrives more than 11 years late

February 25, 2011

Christmas comes but once a year, however, Christmas cards sometimes show up a few years and a couple months late.

Big Spring resident Mami Lee Dodds received an unexpected gift two days after Valentine's Day — a Christmas card from her late brother Brady.

“I recognized the handwriting before I ever opened it,” Dodds said. “I knew that it was from Brady. I figured it was something he had done before he passed away.”

Brady died eight years ago.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RYAN WAYNE NORMAN, 19, of 2902 Parkway, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRED ALLEN PERRY, 46, of Lamesa, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction or suspension.
• MOSES OLIVARES, 21, of 2602 Carleton, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ROBERT RAMIREZ GONZALES, 45, of 707 Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

February 24th

LDS luminary to help dedicate local chapel

February 24, 2011

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be in Big Spring Saturday and Sunday to dedicate the new Big Spring Chapel.

While it is rare for one of the three-member First Presidency (which is the presiding organization over the 14 million member worldwide church) to attend this kind of event, President Uchtdorf is making the trip because of his ties to the area.

Piano concert to benefit CARE fund

February 24, 2011

Italian pianist Francesco Attesti will lend a helping hand to the Crossroads area Friday, as the internationally acclaimed artist performs a concert benefitting the local CARE fund.

Set for 7:30 p.m. at the Hall Center for the Arts — located on the Howard College campus — the show will feature Attesti performing several works by Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, according to CARE fund spokesman and concert coordinator Tommy Churchwell.

“When we say he's internationally acclaimed, we mean it,” Churchwell said.

BSISD spellers heading to regional bee

February 24, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District spellers are hoping seven is a very lucky number this weekend.

BSISD will be represented by seven youngsters when they participate in the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Midland College campus.

The seven students qualified for Saturday's event by winning spelling contests at their respective campuses, said Robin Ritchey, BSISD spelling bee coordinator.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DEBRA DENISE AUSBIE, 49, of 1501 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• AMANDA LEOS, 27, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for open container in a motor vehicle – passenger.
• DOUGLAS ARNOLD, 36, of 405 W. Seventh St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• RICKY RICARDO LOPEZ, 21, of 601 Caylor, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

February 23rd

I-20 rollover claims man's life

February 23, 2011

A Mississippi man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday morning near the 184 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20.

Emergency personnel — including the Big Spring Fire Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety — responded to the crash, which happened near the highway overpass east of Exit 184, at approximately 10 a.m.

According to DPS Trooper Jared Bratcher, who is in charge of the investigation, the victim was 43-year-old Charles Corbin of Gulfport, Miss.

Kids getting a new clubhouse

February 23, 2011

A new future is under construction.

Lee George Construction began work on the new Boys and Girls Club building Tuesday. Expected time frame for completion is six to eight months.

“Despite several major technical challenges which have delayed the start of construction, the Salvation Army is now confident that we can provide the community of Big Spring the best building possible,” Capt. Edgar Cheshire, commanding officer of the Big Spring Salvation Army, said.

City tells Austin: No more unfunded mandates

February 23, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would — by constitutional amendment — outlaw unfunded or under-funded mandates in the Lone Star State.

Specifically, the amendment would prohibit unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

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