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July 21st

Bike ride rolls into Big Spring

July 21, 2012

The tires were spinning despite the heat as 275 riders came into Big Spring as part of the Cactus and Crude Bike Ride for MS on Saturday. Riders reached their halfway point as they stopped in at the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf campus.
This marks the 24th year of the event making its way through Big Spring and according to Tony Ralf, regional vice president, development, Lone Star/New Mexico of National Multiple Sclerosis Society, it looks to be another record year.

United Way Kick-off approaching

July 21, 2012

Slip on the boots and put on the bling for a second go-round.
The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County will be hosting its 68th annual campaign kick-off — Boots and Bling — at the Big Spring Country Club at 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
“It’s hard to believe it’s that time again, but here we are,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said. “Last year we had a lot of success with the event and we decided ‘why mess with a good thing?’ We are doing it again and offering the community another chance to enjoy all that we had to offer last year as we kick off the 2013 campaign.”

Back to class

July 21, 2012

It’s certainly the last thought any student in the Crossroads area wants to consider right now, but there’s little doubt it’s just over the horizon — the return to school.
And while the trek back to classes may elicit groans about teachers and books from students, it will leave many parents in a fiscal pinch as they try to pay for their children’s school supplies, a task the Big Spring Salvation Army is hoping to step in and assist with.

Police blotter 7-21-2012

July 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ANGIE KATHERINE MOORE, 41, of 1530 Forest Lane S Ste. G, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JORGE LUIS GOMEZ, 21, of 508 State, was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication and resist arrest search or transport.

July 20th

Hang gliding championships begin this weekend

July 20, 2012

The McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark will quickly turn into a beehive of activity this weekend, as the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Competition looks to take to the skies Sunday through Saturday, July 28.

The Big Spring Airport and local airpark have been the backdrop for a number of world and national championship hang gliding competitions hosted by the U.S. Hang Gliding Championships, drawing hundreds of competitors from all over the world.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL SCOTT WATTS, 27, of 303 Vikki Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of failure to display court order (occupational license).
• NANCY ANN ARENIVAZ, 45, of 910 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 19th

Ferguson tabbed as new fire chief

July 19, 2012

City officials announced this week Craig Ferguson will step in as fire chief for the Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, taking over for Brian Jensen, who retired from the position in January.

Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua made the announcement Wednesday, ending the search that began when Jensen retired after more than 23 years with the BSFD.

According to Fuqua, Ferguson was chosen by the Big Spring Selection Committee for the position from more than 28 applicants.

Coahoma ISD wrangling with shortfall

July 19, 2012

COAHOMA — School officials here are trying to be creative in dealing with an anticipated budget shortfall.

With Coahoma Independent School District expecting to lose more than $275,000 in state revenue support this coming fiscal year, administrators are looking for ways to save money while maintaining current programs and services.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CORY JOHN DEWART, 21, of Childress, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ARTHUR LYNN RICHARDSON, 48, of 906 S. Douglas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GUADALUPE DEANDA, 24, of 1211 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on five warrants from other agencies.
• DOLORES MORA JENNINGS, 25, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• THEFT was reported:

July 18th

Scouting Fire and Emergency Post starting at BSFD here

July 18, 2012

Interested in learning about a career in firefighting and emergency services?

Want to participate in firefighting training and riding along on calls? The Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring program at the Big Spring Fire Department may be for you.

Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field.

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