While officials at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service scramble to prepare for the 2011 tax season, one local team of volunteers is well on its way to helping residents file their 2011 tax returns.
Part of the annual AARP Tax-Aide program, program volunteer and co-coordinator Gloria Hopkins said she and the band of volunteers will begin training for the tax season in time to begin preparing tax returns Jan. 30.
Generosity and hard work are just a couple of characteristics Big Spring and Howard County United Way board members saw in the community during 2011. Their hopes for seeing that again in 2012 are rather high.
“I believe 2012 will be a great year,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said. “Many lives will be enriched due to the hard work and generosity of this community.”
Stewart stepped into the executive director position in July after the previous director, Jeanie Coor, stepped down due to her family relocating to Lamesa.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JACOB RAY ALBARADO, 19, of 700 Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
â€˘ DAWN MADSEN, 42, of 301 Spring Creek, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.