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September 7th

Howard College announces gift of building

September 7, 2011

The G.C. Broughton Foundation is once again partnering with Howard College to fund the construction of an agriculture facility estimated at approximately $685,000.

The gift will fund the construction of Phase II of the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.

The current agriculture pavilion was funded by the G. C. Broughton Foundation in November 2010. Phase II will continue the development of the original designs to include an enclosed formal show barn and pens.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ARLINDA ROSALES SMITH, 60, of 2002 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of silent or abusive calls to 911 service.
• ENRIQUE MARTINEZ ALVAREZ JR., 48, of 823 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

September 6th

Going up: BSISD construction projects hitting high gear

September 6, 2011

After weeks of foundation work, construction is starting to go vertical on Big Spring Independent School District construction projects.

The most visible sign of progress in the $60 million renovation of BSISD's infrastructure is at the site of the new Goliad and Washington elementary campuses, where the walls of the new buildings began going up last week. And school officials promise that is only the beginning.

Hangar 25 names new administrator

September 6, 2011

There's a new face at Hangar 25.

Genevieve Stockburger, a recent Texas Tech University graduate, has stepped in as the new museum administrator.

Stockburger who graduated this past August with her masters degree in museum science officially accepted the keys to the Hangar Friday morning.

“I was presented with the opportunity to impact a smaller community than Lubbock, with a profound historical base and I took it,” Stockburger said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a warrant from another agency.
• ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 33, of 601 State, was arrested Saturday on warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call, failure to appear and assault – family violence.
• RENE RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 1312 Sycamore, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no seat belt and open container – passenger.

September 3rd

Spence drys up

September 3, 2011

As West Texans try desperately to conserve water in the face of the ongoing drought, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say they have been forced to stop pumping water from Lake Spence, the second reservoir from its system to fall prey to the lack of rain.
Located in Robert Lee, Lake Spence is currently at 0.5 percent capacity, according to CRMWD officials. Spence is the second reservoir to reach critical levels for the water district, with Lake Thomas — currently at 2.21 percent of capacity — having been out of commission since December 2008.

Food drive set to benefit Isaiah 58

September 3, 2011

Times may be tough, but with a little help it’s possible to make it through.
Isaiah 58, along with numerous other food pantries in the area, has been hard hit with a shortage of supply. In fact, because of higher grocery prices and fewer food and monetary donations, many food banks have been turning families away or closing altogether.

La Corsha to manage Settles Hotel

September 3, 2011

When the historic Settles Hotel once again opens its doors to the Crossroads area in less than a year, it will be Austin-based management and consulting firm La Corsha Hospitality Group at the helm.
According to Big Spring native Brint Ryan — founder and CEO of Ryan LLC and the investor currently driving the ongoing restoration of the downtown landmark — the hotel is expected to re-open during the first quarter of 2012, with the Austin firm prepared to take the lead in marketing and managing the facility.

Firefighters helping 'Jerry's Kids'

September 3, 2011

Add one more way to the list of how firefighters save lives.
Saturday morning, members of the Big Spring Fire Department set up post on Gregg Street in hopes of raising money for Jerry’s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“We are trying to stamp out more than 40 new diseases and the good thing is this money stays in the area. It goes to the Midland office, which services the Big Spring area,” said Chanley Delk, president of the Big Spring Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Police blotter

September 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 36, of 1425 E. Sixth St. 34, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and driving while license invalid (two counts).
• DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of controlled substance more than or equal to one gram and less than four grams and warrant from another agency.

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