Archive - May 2013 - News Article
A blown transformer at the Big Spring Herald this morning caused more than 1,000 electrical customers to temporarily lose power and will delay publication of today's edition of the newspaper.
Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the transformer located adjacent to the Herald building at 710 Scurry shut down in a series of mini-explosions.
"When that happened, that caused a fault in the mainline breaker," said Jim Clements of Oncor. "That caused about 1,500 customers to lose power."
The West Texas VA Health System will be holding an open house at 1:30 p.m. Friday for its new Click 2 Benefits Program.
The reception will be in room 147 at the George OâBrien Jr. VAMC at 300 Veterans Blvd.
âThe West Texas VA Health Care System is excited to announce the new Click 2 Benefits program,â said Iva Jo Hanslik, community relations coordinator.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ WILLIAM TYSON FLEMING, 56, of 3405 E. Highway 350, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of no driver's license â when unlicensed.
â˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1400 block of E. Sixth Street.
â˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 800 block of W. Fifth Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâs Office reported the following activity:
Note â Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 73 inmates at the time of this report.
More than 200 students will receive diplomas when the Big Spring High School Class of 2013 holds commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Friday in Garrett Coliseum.
Top graduates for the class are Connor Furqueron and Charles Anderson.
Furqueron, son of Phil and Cherry Furqueron, is class valedictorian and will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average. He is a National Honor Society member and received the Optimist Youth Achievement Award and the Highest Academically Ranked Male Athlete Award.
A Fortune 500 company has been given the go ahead to build a new trans-loading operation northeast of Alon's Big Spring Refinery.
After weeks of deliberation, the Big Spring Economic Development Board voted unanimously to grant Permian Energy Partners, LLC a lease to develop approximately 300 acres of unimproved land situated in Howard County, which is owned by the economic develop corporation.
COAHOMA â Morgan Luce and Jessica Goodger will lead Coahoma High School's Class of 2013 during commencement exercises scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Luce, son of Brandon and Linda Luce, is class valedictorian. He has served as president of the student council, National Honor Society and the Coahoma and El Rancho district chapters of the Future Farmers of America. In addition, he is a past recipient of the Howard County Optimist Club's student of the month award.
He was captain of the varsity football team and also participated in basketball and golf.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ ROCHELLE JAN MIX, 27, of 1002 E. 12th St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault â family violence and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â˘ DARREN ROBERT WELLS, 37, of 1707 Morrison, was arrested Tuesday on charges of evading arrest or detention, resisting arrest, search or transportation and criminal mischief â more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
They were heart-stirring ceremonies Monday morning as the members of the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial Committee and officials with Trinity Memorial Park presented their annual Memorial Day presentations, remembrances of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave everything they had to this great nation.
Howard College officials will take the first step toward finding a new trustee when a search committee meets Wednesday.
The three-person committee, comprised of trustees John Freeman, Marie Etheridge and Murray Murphy, will meet at noon in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room to begin the process of replacing District 3 Trustee Larry McLellan, who resigned earlier this month after he was elected Big Spring mayor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ GRADY DOMONIQUE HAWKINS, 30, of 810 Cherry, was arrested Monday on warrants for expired registration, failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license â when unlicensed.
â˘ MIRANDA SAIZ, 24, of 810 Cherry, was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license â when unlicensed (two counts), failure to appear (19 counts), failure to use child safety seat, driving without a seat belt and possession of drug paraphernalia.