Archive - 2013 - News Article
What was supposed to be a one-time surprise birthday party for a former Big Spring resident more than two years ago has turned into something much, much more. Saturday, the self-proclaimed â€śBig Spring Bunchâ€ť will be getting together once again to get a first-hand look at the historic Hotel Settles.
Jack Bowen, a Crossroads native and graduate of Big Spring High School, will join fellow Bunch members James Bowen, Danny Zant, Warren Kelley and Lloyd Curley to tour the city and enjoy a lunch at the hotel restaurant.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Tuesday:
â€˘ ROSS LOYD MCCORD, 45, 1602 Harding, was arrested on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ RAYMOND NOEL RANDO, 28, 1000 W. Fourth, was arrested on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility, speeding, no child safety seat system and possession of marijuana.
â€˘ MARISSA NICOLE LOYA, 28, Austin, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KAYLAND JAMES ALBERT CRAMER, 18, 7000 S. Service Road, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
No Region V title? No problem.
Despite falling in the finals of the Region V men's basketball tournament this past weekend, the Howard College Hawks received an at-large bid to compete in the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament.
Howard (28-5) is seeded 13th in the 24-team field and will begin play at 2 p.m. Monday against 20th-seeded East Mississippi (20-7). All tournament games will be at Hutchinson, Kan.
Local fire officials say the number of wildfires this year has been down compared to years past, and with spring just around the corner, the Crossroads area could enjoy a rather peaceful season to come.
â€śIt's actually pretty surprising,â€ť Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said. â€śLast year at this time, was a pretty slow year for us. However, this year we're seeing even fewer fires. The average right now is about one wildfire per week, which is pretty amazing.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ELLAINE DAVIDSON GRIFFIN, 50, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ JONATHAN MICHAEL RICHARDSON, 22, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft by check â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 27, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss a number of agenda items, including contracts with a number of firms for consulting services.
In new business, the council is expected to consider approval of an amendment to the John Crane Productions Solutions Inc. lease agreement and authorize the city manager or his designee to execute any necessary documents.
The council is also to consider approval of an agreement with company Maximus for cost allocation consulting services, according to city officials, and allow the city manager or his designee to execute the agreement.
FORSAN â€” School officials here believe it's time Elbow Elementary received an honorable retirement.
The school was first constructed in the early 1930s, replaced two decades later and renovated several times since then. Despite all the upgrades, however, structural issues and simple age have conspired to render the building practically obsolete, educators say.
The solution FISD administrators have devised is a $23.8 construction project, subject to voter approval this May, which will replace Elbow with an elementary campus in Forsan, as well as funding renovations at the secondary campus.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALBERT TREVINO CARRILLO, 35, of 1500 Mesa, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ CHAVERA JR., 32, of 307 W. Fifth St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to appear (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ FRANCES ALCANTAR, 34, of 3704 Boulder Dr., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of routine items, including an amendment to the inter-local agreement between the county and the city of Big Spring for overages in the recent construction of joint law enforcement center.
Commissioners are expected to consider an agreement with the city of Big Spring that will call for the municipality to cover half of the $110,000 in overages the project incurred during the construction of the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.
The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śHoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event we use to celebrate Intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,â€ť said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
â€śItâ€™s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.â€ť