Hurricanes and tsunamis may not be on the list of disasters likely to occur in West Texas, but it doesn't mean there are no emergency situations or damaging factors.
Big Spring, as small and secluded as it is, has an emergency plan set in place — almost 900 pages of preparation and procedure, to be exact.
According to Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness, emergency management coordinator, the state provides guidelines and each county sets up its own emergency response plans.
Centro Familiar Cristiano Mission Center is extending a helping hand.
It is still in its early stages, but the mission center is offering food, clothing, spiritual help and friendship.
“It's not a religious thing, it's just a Christian thing to do,” said Pedro Tobias, mission center director.
Grady High School will send a number of students to the University Interscholastic League Regional Academic Meet, to be held Saturday on the Abilene Christian University campus.
Grady students and the event or events in which they will compete are: