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February 25th

Police

February 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MIGUEL ANGEL REYES JR., 34, of 1519 Tucson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• EMMETT WAYNE RASH, 37, of Granbury, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – second offense.
• ALFONSO VARGAS, 23, of 3604 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• EAMON SEAN DALEY, 20, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

February 23rd

CASA sends out call for volunteers

February 23, 2013

If you have a passion to help children in need, CASA of West Texas has a job for you. The pay isn't great — in fact, there is no pay — but the rewards, officials say, are tremendous.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will begin accepting applications for volunteer child advocates Monday at its Big Spring office located at 310 Scurry, said Patty Pisklak, executive director.

Forsan ISD trustees to call for bond election

February 23, 2013

FORSAN — “If” is about to become “when.”

After months of study, Forsan Independent School District trustees are expected to officially call for a bond election to construct a new elementary school and other renovations when they hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

Final price estimates for the bond have not been settled, although options trustees are considering carry price tags ranging from $20 million to $25 million, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Items which will definitely be included in the bond package include:

Electronic bids resolution tops council agenda

February 23, 2013

A resolution to ensure the “identification, security and confidentiality” of electronic bids or proposals is among the agenda items for Big Spring City Council in an emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The resolution basically permits the city to accept bids of proposals in electronic form. It also sets out rules to protect the integrity of those bids.

The measure is designed to allow the city to keep pace with ever-changing world of technology, in which more and more “business” is conducted electronically instead of by paper.

February 22nd

Statewide magazines highlight Big Spring

February 22, 2013

Big Spring is in the news big time these days.

The March edition of Texas Monthly, which hit sales racks this week, has a feature on the Hotel Settles. Titled 'Up With the Old Hotel: How a Fabulously Wealthy Son of Big Spring Came Home to Save the Settles,' the article covers both Brint Ryan's financial expertise and his successful renovation of the West Texas landmark. The story is written by Bryan Mealer.

All-City Choir set for Tuesday concert

February 22, 2013

The best young singers in Big Spring will be in concert Tuesday when the All-City Choir performs at Big Spring High School.

The choir, composed of select Big Spring Independent School District fourth and fifth graders from Goliad, Marcy, Moss and Washington elementary schools, will take the stage at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.

Judith Ayer, assistant choral director at Big Spring High School and organizer of Tuesday's event, said children were selected for the choir based on more than just their singing ability.

Sheriff/EMS 2-22

February 22, 2013

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (68 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
• RYAN ANTHONY GONZALES, 23, was jailed on a charge of criminal mischief over $50 but less than $500.
• JAMES CRAIG NORMAN, 45, was jailed on a charge of reckless driving.
• KRYSTAL M. CERVANTES, 24, was jailed on warrants charging bail jumping, failure to appear, no seat belt and a warrant from another agency.
• THEODORE DIAZ JR., 40, was jailed on a federal probation violation warrant.

Crimson Soul back for reunion concert

February 22, 2013

Four years after going their separate ways, the Big Spring based musical group Crimson Soul will reunite for a final performance.
Featuring solo performances by Brandon Ray, Cody Carnes and the Adrian Calvio band, the group will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 each and available at the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau, KBYG, KBST, Adrian Calvio State Farm Insurance and Big Spring City Hall. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the concert.

February 21st

Assault death investigated as homicide

February 21, 2013

Local law enforcement officials are investigating an assault that led to the death of a Big Spring man earlier this week.

Daniel Flores, 44, of Big Spring was pronounced dead Tuesday evening outside his Second Street residence by Howard County Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs after family members discovered his body, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

BSHS students earn medals for regional art work

February 21, 2013

Several Big Spring High School students received medals for their work during the recent Visual Arts Scholastic Event regional meet in Odessa.

The students earned the medals after receiving a ranking of 4 (the highest possible) from judges at the meet, BSHS Art Teacher Judy Tereletsky said. In total, 24 of the 30 submitted works from BSHS students earned medals.

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