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November 17th

Police beat

November 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDREW JUAREZ JR., 23, of 411 Trades, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.
• FORTUNATO ALVAREZ III, 24, of 1108 Lloyd, was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, driving while license invalid and failure to control speed.

Chamber toy drive under way

November 17, 2012

‘Tis the season for giving and time to fill the Chamber.
Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is wanting to share the Christmas spirit by hosting a toy drive benefiting area organizations.
“I got the idea while watching the news one night. I was so excited after seeing what I saw that I couldn’t wait to come back and try and fill the chamber,” Chamber Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.
The toy drive will benefit CASA, Cossacks Motorcycle Club Permian Basin Chapter, Hometown Christmas, The Salvation Army and Spring Tabernacle Ministries.

HC seeks at risk manager for Angelo campus

November 17, 2012

Howard College trustees will get an update on the building project on the college's San Angelo campus — including a recommendation for construction manager at risk — when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
According to College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks, the project — estimated at $12 million, with a final figure not yet established — will allow for construction of two new buildings on Howard's San Angelo campus.

November 16th

Police beat

November 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANTHONY A. VASQUEZ, 38, of 2525 Hunter, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ANDREW JUAREZ JR., 23, of 411 Trades, was arrested Friday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information and a warrant from another agency.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of Tucson.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1000 block of N.W. Second Street.
In the 700 block of Scurry.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:

Forrest earns ACS award

November 16, 2012

Amanda Duforat photo
Joanne Forrest was recognized with the American Cancer Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the Community Kick-off for Relay this week. Pictured from left to right in back are Jason McCoy, regional vice president for West Texas Region of American Cancer Society and Manny Negron, Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life Chairman. On the front row are Whitney Wine, community manager/income development for ACS; ; Joanne Forrest, award recipient; and Leslie Kitto, regional director for development, ACS.

Empty Bowls said 'amazing' success

November 16, 2012

Mark another successful year down for Empty Bowls, one of the biggest United Way of Big Spring and Howard County fundraisers.
With more than 250 people supporting the annual fundraiser, the organization brought in a little more than $6,000 toward the 2013 campaign goal set at $300,000.
“Every year is a success, but this year was just amazing. We changed venues in order to allow more people to experience the event,” United Way Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.

November 15th

Friday is deadline to enter Community Christmas Parade

November 15, 2012

Remember those tales mom and dad use to read to you at bedtime? It's time to recreate them for the Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, themed “A Storybook Christmas.”
The parade is Saturday, Dec. 1, but the deadline to enter and be eligible for prizes is Friday — as in tomorrow.
Entries will be judged in the following categories: Individual or family; civic group, church or school; commercial; industrial; and mounted.

Police beat

November 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAMMY HERNANDEZ LIMON, 30, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated – third or more offense and driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MICHAEL SHANE ALLEN, 38, of 3701 Hamilton, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• JASON LYNN NICHOLS, 30, of Palestine, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

November 14th

Police beat

November 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
Note — The BSPD reported no arrests were made for the corresponding period.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1000 block of E. Second Street.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
In the 800 block of Rosemont.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 1200 block of S. Goliad.
In the 2000 block of Virginia.

Why not? Volunteers gearing up for Relay

November 14, 2012

$192,000, 35 teams and 175 survivors ... Why not?
That’s the question Howard and Glasscock Counties can expect to be hearing from Relay For Life members for 2013. The annual event is set for April 19-20 at Blankenship Field.
During the Community Kick-off for the 2013 Relay For Life, held Tuesday night in Garrett Hall at First United Methodist Church, the goals for the upcoming Relay were announced.

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