Archive - May 2011 - News Article
As the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, who disappeared from her home in Colorado City in late December, trudges into its fifth month, volunteers say the young West Texas girl is being forgotten.
Mychelle Grissom, one of many volunteers who have searched fields in and around the Colorado City area — and surrounding communities — for clues to the girl's disappearance said search parties have dwindled in the past couple of months.
It's everyone's business.
That's the message Adult Protective Services (APS) is trying to drive home with Texans during the month of May, which just happens to be Elder Abuse Prevention Month and Older Americans Month.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ GARY WAYNE HOWELL, 51, of 553 Hillside Dr., was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a dangerous drug, prohibited substance in a correctional facility and criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
â˘ LUCY VILLANUEVA SNIDER, 54, of Snyder, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct â language.
â˘ BURGLARY was reported in the 3700 block of Connally.
â˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3300 block of Auburn.
â˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1200 block of Ridgeroad.
Landon Parker and Morgan Yarbrough earn the valedictorian and salutatorian slots respectively for the 2011 Sands High School graduation class, principal Zelda Bilbo announced.
Valedictorian Landon Parker is the son of Steve and Amy Parker of Knott and graduates with a grade point average of 95.63. Parker plans to attend Lubbock Christian University and major in business.
Politicians in Big Spring will have to accomplish their goals within two terms on the city council, as voters approved an amendment to the municipal charter to place term limits on local elected officials.
The proposition â which was brought to the voters via a petition championed by the local Concerned Citizens Council â got the nod from local voters Saturday with 765 ballots (64.34 percent) in favor of the measure and 424 ballots (35.66 percent) against it.
Itâs time for the 2011 Boy Scouts of America Spring Information Night.
Representatives from the Boy Scouts will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at 610 Scurry Street to provide information about the different programs the Boy Scouts of America offer.
Throughout the evening information will be provided from volunteers of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, aviation exploring, fire service exploring and venturing.
Itâs all about never forgetting our dreams, at least thatâs what Sara Goza portrays in her award winning painting, âDreams.â
âOur dreams are something that everyone needs to keep in mind,â Goza said. âEven though we may look back on them and think they are silly, at one time they were important.â
Goza, a senior at Big Spring High School, entered her piece, along with three other Big Spring students to the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for Texas District 19.
Information pertaining to alleged illegal campaign contributions accepted by a pair of candidates vying for seats on the Big Spring City Council this weekend was turned over Friday to local law enforcement on the advice of legal officials with the Texas Press Association.
According to campaign finance reports filed with City Hall, Marcus Fernandez, candidate for District 1 in Saturdayâs city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, both accepted contributions from two corporations, Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.
Former Big Spring resident Mark J. Silen has had his book âThe Perfect Time, the Universal Calendarâ published. The book details a simple method of marking time. The system consists of 52 weeks, times 7 days equals 364 days. Silen is a resident of San Angelo. His book is available online and at most major bookstores.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ RUSSELL CHANCE RAYMOND, 17, of 447 Armstrong, was arrested Thursday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â˘ LETICIA SANDI, 38, of 708 Lorilla, was arrested Thursday on a charge of no driver's license â when unlicensed.
â˘ TERESA ANN LIFF, 54, of 902 Timothy Lane, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ ATHEA RYANNE DARROW, 26, of 704 Willia, was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â when unlicensed and a warrant from another agency.