Archive - Apr 2013 - News Article
MIDLAND â€” The National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites West Texas to hop in the saddle and pedal toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis during Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride 2013, presented by Apache Corporation, Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21.
The annual two-day fundraising ride is fully supported from start to finish and features a scenic route from Midland to Post. Registered cyclists commit to raise a minimum of $250 to fund MS education, programs, services and research that directly impact the lives of those affected by the disease.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of 1302 Tucson, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ WILLIAM TROY HOGAN, 46, of 302 N.E. Second St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOHN PETER GORDON JR., 24, of 3611 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Eagle Scout Jack Kennady, the son of John Kennady and Patti Jackson of Lenorah, Texas, is a senior at Grady High School. His Eagle project was the construction of 17 benches funded by Stanton Trade Days for the downtown sidewalk. He will be attending Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and studying premed.
Helping the helpless just seems to be in Maria Saracho's blood.
Not only does she work full-time for Children's Protective Services, but she volunteers more than 30 hours a week manning the Big Spring Victim Services hotline. And she has done such an outstanding job at that she was named Program Volunteer of the Year by the Texas Association for Sexual Assault.
Saracho, has volunteered her services to Victim Services for almost 10 years and has logged more than 5,900 hours for the agency.
One of the area's most anticipated events takes place this weekend at Blankenship Field.
Yes, it's time again for the Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life, which raises thousands of dollars for the fight against cancer.
How many dollars?
This year, organizers are hoping to raise $192,000.
The national theme is â€śDream Big, Hope Big, Relay Big.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSHUA ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 20, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Sunday on charges of criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500 and public intoxication of a minor.
â€˘ ANDREW BRITO, 21, of 301 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Hall Center for the Arts.
The forum gives candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves prior to the May 11 city and school board elections.
â€śWe're encouraging everyone to come out and meet each of the candidates,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.
ValVerde said each candidate will be allowed to speak for five minutes.
As interest in the expected Cline Shale oil boom continues to grow, Howard County commissioners will begin taking steps to prepare for the phenomenon during a special meeting Monday morning.
The court is expected to meet in an executive session with the Austin law firm Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP of Austin, which commissioners retained in early March. According to County Judge Mark Barr, they will be looking at ways to deal with the continued growth of RV and trailer parks within the county.
It's amazing what $60 million can buy.
As Big Spring Independent School District nears the end of construction and renovation related to the $60 million bond approved by voters in 2010, officials say the district definitely got a bang for its bucks.
BSISD trustees learned during their monthly meeting Thursday that not only has the district been able to finish all the construction projects it originally targeted in 2010, there's a bit of money left over for more work.
A major part of avoiding health issues is avoiding potential hazards, and a portion of Saturday's Health Fair will be geared toward just that, officials are saying.
The event, in its 31st year, will be held from 8 a.m. until noon at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus. Admission is free. It is staged each year by Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.