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June 7th

College officials pleased with new funding process

June 7, 2013

While Howard College officials are disappointed in not receiving more state money this year, they are celebrating a new funding process they believe will stabilize funding for the institution.

Barring a last-minute change of heart from Gov. Rick Perry, state appropriations to the Howard County Junior College District will remain roughly the same as last year.

It's not your father's summer school

June 7, 2013

Anyone over the age of 50 would probably look back on the idea of having to attend summer school and shiver — and, to be honest, no student of any era relishes the idea of attending classes when everyone else is goofing off — but the focus of summer classes has changed significantly over the years.

Police/Sheriff 06-07

June 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• VICTOR RAYMOND DOMINGUEZ, 37, 1425 E. Sixth No. 19, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• PEDRO RIVERA APONTE, 54, 1305 Nolan, was arrested on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to control speed, two counts of failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
• JENNIFER DEANN CATE, 30, Forsan, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• JOSHUA NATHANIEL MILLER, 36, 2623 Hunter, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.

June 6th

Police investigating Wednesday shooting

June 6, 2013

Law enforcement officials say it's unclear if the early Wednesday morning shooting that sent a Big Spring man to the emergency room was an accident or a suicide attempt, as the investigation into the shooting continues.

Robert Diaz, 30, of Big Spring was transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the incident, which was reported to law enforcement at approximately 6:37 a.m.

Eagles BBQ Fest to benefit Scottish Rite Hospital

June 6, 2013

Good food and a good cause will intersect Saturday when the Big Spring Eagles Lodge holds its second annual BBQ Fest.

Lodge members will serve barbecue meals with all the fixings beginning at noon Saturday to benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Lubbock.

Last year's inaugural event raised $5,000 for the hospital.

Plates will be sold for $10 each, and will include barbecue, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread and a drink. All proceeds from the event will go to Scottish Rite and any additional donations will be gratefully accepted, Moran said.

Police/Sheriff 06-06

June 6, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRENNA LE'DAE HILL, 21, of 601 W. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LYDIA MARIE HERNANDEZ, 19, of 1519 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• LUCAS ANTHONY LOPEZ, 18, of 2517 Albrook Dr., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• RICKIE DELL HAIR, 39, of 1007 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

June 5th

Trade Days returns to Stanton

June 5, 2013

STANTON — At least three times a year, this sleepy West Texas hamlet becomes the epicenter of the shopping world, as Old Sorehead Trade Days swells the downtown area with thousands people.

City officials say a wide array of vendors — hawking everything from antiques to the latest fashions — will descend on the town this Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers say, however, it's the food that draws many Crossroads residents to the event.

Get your thumb green at gardening classes

June 5, 2013

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.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-05

June 5, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• 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.
• 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.
• MICHAEL LEE MARBEITER, 38, of 2626 Hunter Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

June 4th

County to accept bids on half-block

June 4, 2013

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 — located near the County Road and Bridge Office — the court gave the go ahead to begin taking bids on the plat, said County Judge Mark Barr.

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