Archive - Jan 17, 2012 - News Article
The time is here …
Wednesday, the VA Medical Center's name will officially become the George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center. A special ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., following a reception at 3:30 p.m.
“We're excited that this has become a reality and we will be honored to recognize such a distinguished veteran who was raised in the Big Spring community,” Iva Jo Hanslik, public affairs officer at VAMC, said.
The gold medalist of the Van Cliburn piano competition, Hauchen Zhang, will perform with the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra in Garrett Hall of the First Methodist Church at 8 p.m. Feb. 4.
The event was to have taken place in the Municipal Auditorium, but due to a delay in construction, it was moved to Garrett Hall. Zhang, of China, is the first gold medalist to perform with the orchestra.
Dr. Keith Graumann, conductor, said several Van Cliburn finalists have played in Big Spring, but added, “It is really special to have the gold medalist.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ANNALISA IVANKA LEVARIO, 21, of 405 Pennsylvania, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ blood alcohol more than .15.
â€¢ CESAR MARTINEZ, 29, of 307 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ CLARISSA BRIONNE TORRES, 22, of 1803 Alabama, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JESUS CERVANTES JR., 30, of 110 N.W. Fourth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief.