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May 28th

Big Spring graduation

May 28, 2011

Tina Mata fixes the gown of her daughter, Abigail Fierro, before Big Spring High School’s graduation ceremonies at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Friday night.

Never forget

May 28, 2011

Cub Scout Justin Raymond takes part in the placing of the flags at Trinity Memorial Cemetery Saturday morning. Every year the scouts get together and recognize veterans who gave their lives by placing flags on their gravesite for Memorial Day. Two local ceremonies are planned for Monday to commemorate those who gave their lives in service to our country. At 11 a.m., the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial will mark its 20th anniversary with a program feturing guest speakers Sonny Choate and Tim McKinnon. Trinity Memorial Park’s annual Memorial Day observance is scheduled for 2 p.m.

A special surprise

May 28, 2011

A couple of Big Spring natives reunited in a special way recently, and — thanks to reality television — the whole nation can share the moment.
U.S. Army Sgt. Garrett Huitt, his wife April and their children Aaric and Kendall will be featured in the TLC broadcast of “Surprise Homecoming” Monday night at 9 p.m. Central Time.
The series, which is hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus, features surprise military homecomings. The hour-long show features three such “reunions,” including the Huwitt family homecoming that took place March 15.

May 26th

Construction begins at elementary campuses

May 26, 2011

A different kind of school work is beginning at Big Spring Independent School District.

While students and teachers prepare for summer vacation, construction work on four new elementary campuses is beginning in earnest.

Crews have begun preparing the sites for three of the four new schools in recent days, and the pace of work will only increase in the coming weeks, BSISD officials said.

20th anniversary of Vietnam Memorial planned Mnday

May 26, 2011

Memorial Day will mark the 20th anniversary of the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The day will be commemorated with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the memorial.

“We need to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives,” Clarance Hartfield Jr., Vietnam Memorial board member said. “We pay tribute to the men and women still serving and we need to not forget those who lost their lives for us.”

Sonny Choate, United States Air Force, will be the keynote speaker and Tim McKinnon, United States Army, will be the guest speaker at the event.

Memorial Day service set for Trinity Memorial Park

May 26, 2011

As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes next week, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic Memorial Day display and ceremony that features more than 120 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller flags.

Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, officials with the local memorial park will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Phillip Welch.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: The BSPD reported no arrests were made during this period.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1100 block of N. Aylesford.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 1200 block of Young.
In the 600 block of State.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 70 inmates at the time of this report.

May 25th

Man jailed on charges of injuring baby girl

May 25, 2011

A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with injury to a child after law enforcement officials say he confessed to harming a 4-month-old child Monday.

Jimmy Enrique Alatorre, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 66, was arrested Monday on a charge of injury to a child – serious bodily injury after officers with the Big Spring Police Department were called to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.

Council OKs aquatic center fees

May 25, 2011

he Big Spring City Council approved a $5 entry fee for the new municipal aquatic center on a 6-1 vote Tuesday night, paving the way for the facility to open its doors to the public in a few weeks.

The vote was one of the last for outgoing city council members Stephanie Horton and Joann Staulcup, who both voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Gloria McDonald, Craig Olson, Terry Hansen and Mayor Tommy Duncan also gave the measure a nod of approval.

Fillingim, Clare top students at BSHS

May 25, 2011

Big Spring High School has named Andrew James Fillingim as valedictorian for the class of 2011.

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