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March 22nd

FISD makes case for new construction

March 22, 2013

ELBOW — Forsan Independent School District officials made their case for a $23 million construction bond before a large crowd of district residents at Elbow Elementary Thursday night.

In an almost-packed school gymnasium, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson, school trustees, administrators and consultants made a presentation on plans for the bond money, which include building a new elementary campus to replace Elbow.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-22

March 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• FREDDIE WILLIAMS, 39, of 2539 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• LACEY LEE, 18, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• ADAM MONTEZ VIERA, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 67, was arrested Thursday on a charge of shoplifting – more then $50 and less than $500.
• SHANE DOUGLAS SNOEN, 18, of 1804 State St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft – more than $500 and less than $1,500.

March 21st

Museum to host music performance

March 21, 2013

The Heritage Museum is usually a sedate place, but Saturday, there will be plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, singing and guitar picking going on.

Big Spring natives Philip Ferguson and June Stocks and their band, Texas True, will perform a wide array of bluegrass-themed music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 510 Scurry.

Admission is free to the event, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. A CD of the band's music will be on sale, with half of the proceeds going to the museum.

Get your 'March Madness' fix Friday

March 21, 2013

March Madness is fueling enthusiasm all across the United States — even in Big Spring!

Hoops, Dreams and Goals, an effort by West Texas Centers to celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, will be held Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

In its ninth year, the event pits 10 teams in friendly competition, tournament style. Fans and organizers also recognize spirit teams and sportsmanship.

The tournament is free and open to the public. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-21

March 21, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRYAN L. MATA, 20, of 1302 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
• GOMEZINDO DIAZ, 22, of 1611 E. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICK TERRALL KESLER, 34, of 1600 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• DON LLOYD BROOKS, 46, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 20th

Big Spring ISD calling off trustee elections

March 20, 2013

Scratch one election.

Citing a lack of contested races, Big Spring Independent School District trustees are expected to formally cancel the May trustee elections when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Three trustee positions are up for election in BSISD — District 5, held by Chad Wash, District 6, held by Jeff Brorman, and District 7, in which Phil Furqueron is the incumbent. However, only Wash and Brorman filed for the May election, BSISD Business Manager Debbie Green said, canceling the need for the May election.

Healthy Woman focusing on hospitalist program

March 20, 2013

What is a hospitalist?

While the program has been in place for more than a year at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, many people in the community still aren’t quite sure what it is or that it even exists.

Healthy Woman, a Scenic Mountain Medical Center Resource, is looking to answer those questions and inform those who don’t know about the program with its monthly event, “What is a Hospitalist?” on Thursday in the Senior Circle Room on the fourth floor at SMMC.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-21

March 20, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 40, of 1900 Martin Luther kIng Blvd. Apt. 414, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 21, of 901 E. 16th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MONICA ANN GONZALES, 28, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.

March 19th

To your health: Fitness fair planned here April 13

March 19, 2013

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is taking steps to good health as it gears up for the 31st annual health fair, set to run from 8 a.m. until noon April 13.

“This event has been a successful event for the chamber in previous years and we are excited to be providing health information to the community once again through the help of our chamber members,” Chamber Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said. “There are so many health services right here in Big Spring and the health fair is one way we can showcase that.”

SkyWarn class coming Thursday

March 19, 2013

As the Crossroads area begins to get into the heart of the severe weather season, area residents will get a chance to educate themselves — as well as become storm spotter — as the National Weather Service presents its annual SkyWarn class Thursday.

Set for 7 p.m. in the Big Spring City Council Chambers — located at 307 E. Fourth St., adjacent to City Hall — the class offers residents a plethora of information on storm situations and how to handle them.

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