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August 20th

CofC exec honored for service

August 20, 2011

Sometimes mere chance can lead to finding a place to call home.
Debbye ValVerde has been working at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce for 20 years and looks forward to even more. After being at the Big Spring Herald for 10 years and having just married her husband, Larry, she decided the housewife role wasn’t exactly what she wanted.
“I saw an ad in the newspaper and answered it. At the time I had no idea what a chamber did,” ValVerde said. “I came in and I was told I’d start tomorrow and well, I’ve been here ever since.”

Police Blotter

August 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• LIONSO LEE JIMENEZ III, 32, of 1508 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on charges of failure to identify giving false/fictitious information and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ANGIE FAY BROOKS, 43, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• EDUARDO RAMIREZ GALLARDO, 51, of 806 Ohio St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/open container (third offense).

August 19th

BSISD hopes to keep construction inconveniences to a minimum

August 19, 2011

New school years often mean changes, and the one that starts here Monday is no different.

And while most of the changes are somewhat subtle and not always noticeable to the general public, the biggest change at Big Spring Independent School District will be obvious to everyone.

Construction on four new elementary campuses, part of a $60 million renovation of the school district's infrastructure, will be in full swing during the coming school year and officials are promising to do everything they can to keep disruptions and inconveniences to a minimum.

School days prompt change in aquatic center hours

August 19, 2011

Summertime is almost over, but that doesn't mean fun at the pool has to stop entirely.

The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be changing hours of operation, but won't be closing just yet. After this weekend, the aquatic center will be closed during the week and open only on weekends. New hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, according to Terri Telchick, assistant city manager secretary.

“We are looking forward to keeping this successful summer going,” Telchick said. “We want to have summer last as long as possible.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GILBERT RECIO JR., 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DAVID REY GONZALES, 40, of 404 NE 10th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• GLORIA ORALIA GUTIERREZ, 21, of 2505 March St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for disorderly conduct by fighting.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 49, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct language.

August 18th

Police Beat

August 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• HECTOR CHRISTOPHER TREVINO, 30, of 1311 S. Scurry St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ANASTASIA LEONICIA LOZANO, 24, of 605 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts), safety belt child under 17, no drivers license when unlicensed and warrant from other agency (two counts).

Many students eligible for free, reduced-price meals

August 18, 2011

With the start of school less than a week away, local school officials are notifying parents of qualifying families they still have time to register for free or reduced-priced meals for their children.
And the process is easier than one might expect.
Judi Rodriguez, director of food services for Big Spring Independent School District, said all applications for free or reduced-price meals will be submitted online. If parents don't have internet access at their homes, they can use computers set aside for their use at the BSISD food service office at 708 E. 11th Place.

Chamber board promotes positive focus

August 18, 2011

Positive thinking was the focus of the August Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce board meeting, held Wednesday.
“We need to start overcoming the negative thinking and we can start by focusing on the positives,” Terri Johansen, chamber president, said. “With all going on in the world it's easy to focus on the negative, especially with the lack of rain and school finances.”
Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director, delivered the financial report which showed a large profit from the carnival held in June.

In the zone: Zero tolerance promised in school zones

August 18, 2011

School zone signs will start flashing again Monday as students head back to school.
This year, school zones have an added precaution — no cell phone usage. According to Municipal Court Judge Tim Green, the no cell phone usage was passed in the 2009 legislative session after the no-texting-while-driving passed both houses but was vetoed at the governor's desk.
“The no cellphone usage in school zones was able to make it out, which makes it unique, considering the no-texting in all other areas was turned down,” Green said.

August 17th

United Way campaign kicks off Saturday

August 17, 2011

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is ready to slip on its boots and bling for the 2012 campaign.

Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Big Spring Country Club the United Way will kick off the campaign with a night of live music, a silent auction, cash bar and heavy hor d'oeuvres.

“It doesn't matter if you put on your tuxedo, a sundress or your boots and jeans. The main thing is to come out and support these agencies,” said Jeanie Coor, former United Way executive director.

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