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Historic hotel opening for guests after decades-long closure

December 28, 2012

For the second time in a century, the historic Settles Hotel will again open its arms to weary travelers tonight, as the downtown landmark marks its reopening with a special lighting ceremony.

With a public lighting ceremony slated for 7:30 p.m., the hotel — which is being operated by the La Corsha Hospitality Group — will see a rather unique set of visitors in the next couple of days, according to Publicity Specialist Ryann Collier.

VAMC in 2012: Change a constant

December 28, 2012

Change, it seems, was a constant at the local VA medical center in 2012, starting with its name.

In January, the hospital officially changed its name to the George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center — in honor of the Big Spring native who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War — and it seemed something new was popping up at the facility all the time after that.

“It was the external event which kicked off a lot of change here,” said Jamie Park, executive assistant to the medical center director.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-28

December 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES ARTHUR WHITED, 47, of 309 W. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CURTIS THOMPSON, 53, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (two counts), possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
• THOMAS ALLEN YOUNG, 17, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 15, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone – two ounces or less.

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