Notable people are all around and once a year the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce gives the community an opportunity to recognize those key players.
Nominations for the 2012 Man and Woman of the Year are being accepted through the local chamber until 5 p.m. Jan. 9.
â€śThere are people all around us who are constantly working to make this community a better place,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, chamber executive director. â€śMany of those people work in the background so as to go unnoticed, but little do they know someone is usually watching and noticing the amazing things they are doing.â€ť
It was a big year for Big Spring Independent School District â€” about 300,000 square feet big, to be exact.
That's the approximate square footage of the four new elementary campuses christened by BSISD this year as part of a $60 million construction bond approved by voters two years ago. In addition to the new schools, the high school and junior high received considerable renovation.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALISON LEA PLATTE, 19, of 416 Dallas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ TRACY LEE PATTERSON, 50, of 3801 County Road 2, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ JAMES ARTHUR WHITED, 47, of 309 W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.