Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
Whether it's learning how to turn a chair into a floral arrangement or maximizing outdoor water usage at your home, the Howard County Master Gardeners have some ideas they want to share with you.
The club will begin its annual summer session of Saturday classes this week, officials said. All classes will be at the club's Green Thumb Cottage, 1604 W. Fourth (between Jones and Brown streets) at 10 a.m.
In the first class, attendees will learn how to create a garden planter chair similar to the one the club offered as a prize at its recent Spring Plant Sale.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CALVIN JACOB LAWSON, 29, of 3701 La Junta, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony.
â€˘ DANIEL JOSEPH DAWDY, 20, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 4, was arrested Tuesday on charges of expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, speeding and expired registration.
â€˘ MICHAEL LEE MARBEITER, 38, of 2626 Hunter Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Howard County commissioners voted to begin accepting bids on a county-owned half-block of property on the city's north side during a special meeting Monday, hoping to take advantage of the ongoing real estate boom in the Crossroads area.
Following an executive session to discuss a recent inquiry to buy the property â€” located near the County Road and Bridge Office â€” the court gave the go ahead to begin taking bids on the plat, said County Judge Mark Barr.
Heading into the final day of early voting, polling totals for the Big Spring City Council District 5 election have gone pretty much as expected, officials said.
Early voting ends today in the runoff election, which pits Raul Benavides vs. J.D. Smith to see who will succeed Craig Olson as District 5 council member.
As of Friday afternoon, 93 persons had cast early ballots in the election, while another 12 had requested mail-in ballots, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TEKIA WILLIAMS, 30, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOLANDA JIMENEZ GONZALES, 43, of Ackerly, Texas, was arrested Monday on warrants for defective tail lamp, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ TOMMY BILLALBA JR., 24, of 3614 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies.
With temperatures already reaching 100 degrees in West Texas, the local Salvation Army is doing its part to help the area's low income families with its annual fan drive.
â€śThe demand has been high and we haven't even officially entered the summer season,â€ť Ada Lafler, a social worker with the local charity, said. â€śWe don't have any fans left in stock and we gave out our last one more than a week ago.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DYLAN QUADE WEAVER, 18, of 1310 Baylor, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ANGELICA ANDRYSSA MONTES, 18, of Las Cruces, N.M., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ AARON DAVID CORDOVA, 37, of Westminster, Colo., was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ QUENTIN JAMES AUSBIE, 23, of 1207 Donley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
A pair of executive sessions â€” one concerning county-owned property and one dealing with a personnel issue for the Howard County Sheriff's Office â€” await county commissioners Monday afternoon, as the court prepares to hold a special meeting.
The first executive session deals with real estate (county-owned property) pursuant to Texas Government Coade 551.072 and commissioners may take action on the matter once they return to open court.
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Big Spring High School students stand tall during graduation ceremonies Friday evening at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
If there was any doubt this has been a highly successful year for the Big Spring High School choir program, the medal haul from this week's state solo and ensemble contest belied those concerns.
A record 18 gold medals were won by BSHS choir students at the University Interscholastic League's Solo and Ensemble Contest, held earlier this week at the University of Texas in Austin, BSHS Choir Director Anna Gann said.