Archive - 2011 - News Article
By THOMAS JENKINS
The ability to stay warm when the mercury falls is something many Crossroads residents take for granted, but according to officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army, there are many within the community who struggle when the weather turns cold.
Bessie Flores, social worker for the local Salvation Army, said the weather â€” from the heat of summer to the freezing winters â€” poses a very real problem for many low- income residents, a problem that can turn deadly.
For more than 20 years, the Crossroads area has been coming together on Veterans Day and this year will be no different.
Area residents are invited to participate in a community-wide event at Howard College Friday at 11 a.m.
â€śVeterans Day is just one day out of 365 that we should stop and take a moment to remember our veterans and say thank you,â€ť said Iva Jo Hanslik, Big Spring VA Medical Center community relations coordinator.
After the program there will be an appreciation luncheon for veterans and their families, provided through donations from individuals in the community.
What's free, a lot of fun and ... wild?
â€śA Wild West Christmas,â€ť of course, this year's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
So why is the Herald bugging you about something that's almost a month away? Well, to remind you that the deadline to enter is Friday, as in tomorrow, Veterans Day.
It almost got by you, huh?
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID RAY HENSON, 42, of 5205 Longshore Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of theft.
â€˘ RANSOM COLTON PARKS, 18, of 3228 Cornell, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration.
â€˘ WILLIAM DARIC GILL, 40, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 20, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
Big Spring Independent School District will have early dismissal of classes for grades 7-12 Friday to allow students to attend the Region I Volleyball Meet in Snyder.
Big Spring High School's Lady Steers will take on Andrews at 1 p.m. Friday on the Western Texas College campus. The winner will advance to the finals Saturday to face either Abilene Wylie or Monahans.
Grades 7-12 will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Grades K-6 will remain in school until their regular dismissal times unless a parent or guardian signs their child out through the office.
STANTON â€” A 1-year-old Martin County boy is listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock and a 24-year-old Stanton man is in custody after law enforcement officials say the child was injured by scalding water Tuesday evening.
Dominick PeĂ±a, 24, has been charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony. Martin County Sheriff John Woodward said PeĂ±a was still in the custody of the sheriff's office this morning after his bond had been set at $100,000.
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of a resolution Tuesday evening, streamlining the way the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation will deliver its quarterly reports to the governing body.
Under the existing requirements, the Big Spring EDC Board of Directors are required to meet with the city council during their quarterly meetings, according to EDC Director Terry Wegman.
The U.S. Department of Laborâ€™s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling for eight serious, four repeat and 11 other-than-serious safety and health violations following the June 11 death of two workers at the companyâ€™s work site near Lamesa.
Hangar 25 Air Museum will remember and honor those who served their country at an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and revealing a new exhibit â€” Hangar History: A Flight Through Time.
â€śThis is going to be an opportunity to do something fun and honor veterans at the same time,â€ť Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.
The event is open to the entire community.
â€śToo often, Veterans Day is overlooked and this is a time to recognize the military history of the community,â€ť Stockburger said.