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July 16th

More measures enacted to help city deal with decreased water deliveries

July 16, 2011

In a continued effort to meet the 20 percent reduction in water deliveries, the city of Big Spring announced Friday it has implemented additional restrictions on water use.

The Big Spring City Council gave the go-ahead for additional restrictions Tuesday on the heels of a presentation by John Grant, general manager of the Colorado River Municipal Water District, who explained water levels in local reservoirs have reached critically low levels with no real relief in sight.

BSISD sets new student registration

July 16, 2011

arents of students new to Big Spring Independent School District can register their children July 27 and 28 at the high school library.

Registration times will be 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 27 and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28.

The registration is for students enrolling in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes, as well as any student between the ages of 5 and 21 who resides within the district but was not enrolled in BSISD on May 27, said Vickie Cheyne, PEIMS Coordinator for the district.

For more information, contact the central office at 264-3600.

Police blotter

July 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, 1503 Wood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 19, 1425 E. Sixth No. 26, was arrested on a charge of theft from the elderly and two other-agency warrants.
• JAMES BRIAN FIVEASH, 54, San Angelo, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRANKIE WADE ORTEGA, 23, Beaumont, was arrested on charges of failure to identify/false or fictitious information and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

July 15th

Clay Lease fire still burning; 80 percent contained

July 15, 2011

Firefighters are gradually gaining the upper hand against a fire that has consumed more than 5,000 acres in eastern Howard County, but the blaze is expected to continue through the weekend.

Meanwhile, fires consumed two abandoned structures but caused no injuries in Big Spring late Thursday and early today.

United Way getting new director

July 15, 2011

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is saying goodbye to Jeanie Coor, executive director for the past two years, and welcoming Sandy Stewart as the its new director.

“The United Way is a great organization and I regret having to leave, but I know it is being turned over to good hands,” said Coor.

The transition comes due to a family move for Coor, but she will continue to help Stewart throughout the Boots and Bling 2012 campaign kickoff. No final date has been set for Coor yet, but Stewart is already taking on tasks.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEAN JAVIER MATA, 17, of 2522 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• WILLIAM COLE LAFON, 66, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of disorderly conduct – exposing genital/anus in public.
• SEAN PARKER BAXTER, 19, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 14A, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• GAUDY LYNN COX, 47, of Weatherford, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

July 13th

Water restrictions tightened

July 13, 2011

Big Spring City Council members gave the go-ahead for even tougher restrictions on water use Tuesday, as municipal officials continue to describe conservation efforts as “shooting at a moving target.”

The council gave the green light to several conservation methods to be implemented by City Manager Gary Fuqua, including another decrease in the number of days allowing outdoor water use — including watering lawns — and implementation of a hotline for city residents to report infractions.

Wildfire partially contained

July 13, 2011

Howard County's long, hot summer continues.

A trio of wildfires scorched thousands of acres in the eastern half of the county Tuesday, resulting in two volunteer firefighters being sent to a local hospital.

The largest of the three blazes — in the vicinity of Garrett Ranch in eastern Howard County — consumed more than 3,000 acres and was only partially contained at midday today.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan said a downed oil company power line sparked the fire.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GLORIA KATHLEEN LUNA, 43, of 637 Manor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• EUGENE DAVID MANRIQUEZ, 51, of 637 Manor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1800 block of Duquoin Place.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3600 block of Calvin.

July 12th

Big Spring native killed in Afghanistan

July 12, 2011

Funeral services will be Wednesday in Louisiana for a Big Spring native who was killed in action in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael “Mickey” Jonathan Garcia, 27, was killed July 4 during an attack on his unit in Wardac Province, Afghanistan.

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