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Tax help deadline Monday

April 7, 2012

Monday will be area residents' last chance to get free assistance with filing their tax returns from the annual AARP Tax Aid program, as the April 17 federal deadline to file forms quickly approaches.

According to program coordinator Ray Alexander, it has been a busy tax season for him and his team of volunteers, and with just days left to file federal returns, the last-minute rush will be on for many Crossroads residents.

Academics team wins district title

April 7, 2012

Hail to the champs.

Spurred by dominating showings from its speech and journalism teams, Big spring High School claimed the District 5-3A title at this week's University Interscholastic League Spring Academic Meet at the BSHS campus.

Big Spring totaled 456 points to edge Abilene Wylie (424.5 points), while Snyder (363 points) finished third. This is BSHS' first academic district crown since moving down to Class 3A in 2010.

Elbow students get hands-on look at high-tech future

April 7, 2012

LEGOs + robots = learning?

Elbow Elementary students are working — not playing (OK, maybe a little play) — with LEGOs and robots while gaining an insight into engineering.

For the first time, GT (gifted and talented) students in grades second through fifth at Elbow are taking part in the LEGO Robotics Challenge. Students traveled to the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock on March 24 to participate in a practice run and will return for actual competition April 21. There will be about 65 elementary teams competing.

Police blotter

April 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• LAFAWN FAYE CANTU, 39, 507 W. Fourth St., was arrested Friday on charges of unauthorized use of motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• PETER MANUEL CANDELARIA, 24, of 1600 S. Nolan St., was arrested Friday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500.
• EUGENE SCOTT, 62, of 1511 Tuscon Rd., was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license invalid and failure to appear.

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