Archive - Dec 28, 2012 - News Article
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 â€” which is being operated by the La Corsha Hospitality Group â€” will see a rather unique set of visitors in the next couple of days, according to Publicity Specialist Ryann Collier.
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 â€” in honor of the Big Spring native who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War â€” and it seemed something new was popping up at the facility all the time after that.
â€śIt was the external event which kicked off a lot of change here,â€ť said Jamie Park, executive assistant to the medical center director.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMES ARTHUR WHITED, 47, of 309 W. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CURTIS THOMPSON, 53, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (two counts), possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
â€˘ 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 â€“ two ounces or less.