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Hoops, Dreams and Goals set for March 25

March 3, 2011

All the makings of a top-notch basketball tournament are in place for the Seventh Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2011 competition scheduled for March 25 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Teams from Big Spring to Pecos to Ballinger to Snyder will compete in a day of basketball tournament action beginning at 9 a.m. with the grand entrance, followed by a welcome from West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith.

Skywarn classes March 10

March 3, 2011

Would you know what to do if severe weather threatened the Crossroads area?

That’s the question the National Weather Service is hoping area residents will ask themselves, as the service prepares to hold its annual Skywarn classes throughout West Texas, including March 10 in the Big Spring City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth Street.

Set for 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., local emergency response officials say the SkyWarn class is a great way to brush up on your bad-weather skills.

College enrollment on the rise

March 3, 2011

Following on the heels of an increase in fall enrollment, the spring semester for Howard College has set yet another record for the district with spring enrollment numbers at 5,115.

“Reaching the 5,000 enrollment mark for the district is an outstanding achievement for Howard College,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President. “This growth is the result of a tremendous amount of work on all campuses and shows the effectiveness of our partnerships throughout the region.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PETER MARQUEZ LARA, 40, of 1104 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• LETICIA KAY CANTU, 35, of 904 Rosemont, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties and driving without a safety belt.

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