Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
Howard County commissioners will meet with an Austin-based law firm during a special meeting Friday morning as the court looks to deal with growing pains in the Crossroads area.
During the meeting â€” slated for 9 a.m. Friday â€” commissioners will confer with Charles R. Kimbrough, an attorney with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, the same law firm which helped county officials in preparation for the 2007 bond election to fund the construction of the Howard County Detention Center.
Area youth will have the chance to drown a few worms â€” and win prizes â€” Saturday, as the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club presents its fifth annual Fishing Contest for Boys and Girls.
Slated for 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Comanche Trail Lake, the competition is open to youth 17 years and younger, according to event coordinator Ken McIntosh.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SHAWNA DAWN GRAYSON, 41, of 3905 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 10A, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of shoplifting â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ SHAWN CARR II, 32, of 2504 Gunter, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information.
â€˘ TRAVIS ALLEN MELTON III, 32, of 407 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for forgery of a financial instrument.
Big Spring school officials are asking people to take care if they are approached to buy advertising related to high school athletic programs.
High School Principal Mike Ritchey said he has recently received complaints from people who have bought advertising they thought was going to benefit local athletic programs.
â€śThese firms have claimed they are representing Big Spring athletics â€¦ and that's false,â€ť Ritchey said. â€śThe proceeds from those ad sales are not going to benefit our kids.â€ť
The race for the District 5 seat on the Big Spring City Council is finally heating up, as two local residents have thrown their hats into the political arena.
Clint Collins, 44, pastor at Life Church, has filed his candidacy for the District 5 seat with the Big Spring City Secretary's office. Also filing for the seat is 48-year-old Raul Benavides, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.
According to Collins, several local residents approached him and encouraged him to file to run for the District 5 seat.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LAQUITA LASHAY GRAY, 34, of 1515 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ AMY MONIQUE WEBBER, 41, of 3214 Oasis, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ JOEY DALE GOODWIN, 39, of 510 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
FORSAN â€” School trustees here unanimously voted Monday evening to send a $23.8 million construction bond issue to voters in May.
After several months of study, Forsan Independent School District officials decided to move forward with a proposal that, pending voter approval, will finance a new elementary school and several renovations at the secondary campus and other facilities.
Items to be financed by the bond package include:
An educational and fun workshop is being offered to area children by Hangar 25 Air Museum.
Children age 5 through 12 are invited to attend the Saturday, March 16, event, titled â€śWhen Worst Comes to War: Korea and Vietnam at Webb AFB.â€ť
â€śIt is a wonderful educational opportunity for kids to learn about the Korean and Vietnam wars,â€ť said Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator. â€śWebb AFB was in operation during both of these conflicts and many pilots who served there found themselves fighting in these arenas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ THOMAS OLIVER BRADBERRY, 45, of 2705 Ann Dr., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DEBRA LYNN KNOTT, 51, of 106 E. 22nd St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ AARON SCOTT LANGFORD, 31, of 2506 Gunter, was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and open container in a motor vehicle â€“ passenger.
The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas Veterans Home, charging the facility with violating minimum nursing home standards and threatening the health and safety of its residents.
The suit, brought by Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott on behalf of the state Department of Aging and Disability Services, was filed in 118th District Court last week against Sears Methodist Retirement System Inc. and Senior Dimensions Inc., owners of the veterans' home.