Big Spring sixth-graders are moving up in the world.
Of all the changes that will take place at Big Spring Independent School District this school year — which begins Monday — the one that gains the most notice is all the construction projects going on at campus sites around town. But another change, this one not quite as noticeable, is the addition of sixth-graders to the junior high school population.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County announced its goal for the 2012 campaign Saturday night at the Boots and Bling event held at the Big Spring Country Club.
This year the 23-member-board is aiming to reach a goal of $275,000. Last year the goal was set at $250,000 and, through the help of board members and contributions from the community, was surpassed.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ EDUARDO RAMIREZ GALLARDO, 51, of 806 Ohio, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated (open container) â€“ third or more offense.
â€˘ STEVEN RANDEL O'BRIEN, 49, of 2606 Hunter, was arrested Saturday on a charge of terroristic threats.
â€˘ ARL A. LINGER, 63, of New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 49, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.