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May 26th

County prepares to honor veterans

May 26, 2012

Trinity Memorial Park has been hosting Memorial Day ceremonies for more than two decades, and this year will be no different.
The 28th annual Memorial Day Ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Monday. The ceremony will honor Howard County veterans. Veterans families have sponsored the event by purchasing flags — more than 100 —which will fly in the Avenue of Flags.
“This is a great way to refocus on what the reason is for Memorial Day. It allows us to honor those who have chosen to serve our country in the Armed Forces,” Phillip Welch, Trinity Memorial Park facility manager, said.

Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday

May 26, 2012

Polls in this year’s political party primaries will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday throughout the Crossroads area, with voters deciding which Republican and Democrat candidates will move on in the election process.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom and her team of clerks are ready to wrap up the primaries, despite a tumultuous election season in the state of Texas.

Police blotter 5-26-2012

May 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• LAUREN LARCH SMITH, 24, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Friday on charges of assault family violence threat or offensive touch (two counts).
• CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 24, of 1602 Sunset, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• ALBERT SMITH, 39, of 1609 Oriole St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces and warrant from other agency (two counts).

May 25th

C-City authorities seeking public's help in search for missing mom, child

May 25, 2012

Law enforcement officials in Colorado City are searching for a 23-year-old mother and her child after investigators say she was reported missing Wednesday.

Reports made to the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office indicate Brittany Hill and her 2-year-old daughter, Khloe Wheeler, were last seen Wednesday around 3 p.m. in Hill's 2002 blue-gray Toyota Highlander.

According to investigators, there is a white cross-shaped sticker and a decal reading "In Memory of Jessica Castillo" on the back of the vehicle.

Garden City seniors graduate tonight

May 25, 2012

GARDEN CITY — Katie Multer and Reggie Halfmann are the top graduates for Garden City High School' Class of 2012, school officials announced.

Multer, the daughter of Tanya and Warren Multer, is class valedictorian. During her high school career, she has been active in National Honor Society, student council, University Interscholastic League academics, Fellowship of Christian Students, Future Farmers of America, one-act play, Business Professionals of America and robotics.

Area high school graduation schedule

May 25, 2012

TONIGHT
Borden County: 7 p.m., school auditorium.
Westbrook: 7 p.m., high school auditorium.
Garden City: 7:30 p.m., school auditorium.
Big Spring: 8 p.m., Garrett Coliseum.
Stanton: 8 p.m., high school auditorium.

SATURDAY
Grady: 6 p.m., school auditorium.
Forsan: 8 p.m., high school gymnasium.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GLENN DETRICT LOTTMAN II, of New Braunfels, Texas, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while license invalid, failure to signal lane change and disregarding a red light.
• ANTHONY ROBERT SANCHEZ, 25, of 1415 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on charges of failure to identify – giving false information and driving while license invalid – DWI related.

May 23rd

Green BSISD’s top teacher

May 23, 2012

You don’t have to be a long-time teacher to be an outstanding teacher. Corey Green is proof-positive of that.
Green, in the second year of his educational career, was named the recipient of the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award Tuesday, presented annually by the Big Spring Masonic Lodge No. 598, AF&AM, to the top teacher in the Big Spring Independent School District.
Dennis Burns of the Masonic Lodge said nominees for the award were submitted by campus principals and the winner was named by a committee of Masons.

Getting the ball rolling

May 23, 2012

Big Spring City Council on Tuesday approved first reading of an ordinance calling for the publication of notices to begin the funding process for the $13 million overhaul of the municipality’s water and wastewater facilities, a 4B sales tax project approved by voters May 12.

Holdampf, Cimino highlight Forsan’s 2012 graduating class

May 23, 2012

FORSAN — Forsan High School has announced its top graduates for the Class of 2012.
Sydney Holdampf, daughter of Paula and James Holdampf of Big Spring, is class valedictorian, while Hope Cimino, daughter of Sam and Steve Cimino of Big Spring, is class salutatorian.
Holdampf will graduate with a ranking grade point average of 5.11111, while Cimino’s ranking GPA is 4.89361.

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