Archive - May 2, 2012 - News Article
STANTON â Officials cut the ribbon on Martin County's new $22 million hospital Tuesday.
The new 18-bed Martin County Hospital, which was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, officially opened its doors at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and initial reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, the hospital's director said.
âEverybody's just raved about it,â said Peter McKinney, CEO of the Martin County Hospital District. âIt's the finest facility this county has ever seen.â
Prayers will be sent from the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse on Thursday.
A community call to prayer has been organized for 12:10 p.m.
âWe don't need our pastors to organize this,â Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman said. âThis needs to come from the people.â
The scripture being used in support of the call to prayer is 2 Chronicles 7:13-15; âIf my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.â
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ SALLY LEANNE HAIR, 32, of Post, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ DENNIS EDWARD KIMBLE, 27, of 800 W. Marcy Apt. 29, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana â two ounces or less, expired driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
â˘ PHILLIP EUGENE BEBEE, 38, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by contact (two counts).