Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
â€˘ CRYSTAL RAMIREZ MUNO, 26, 703 Lancaster, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CESAR LOPEZ, 21, 607 Douglas, was arrested on charges of purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor and failure to give identifying informaton.
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 21, 1904 E. 25th, was arrested on a charge of purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor.
â€˘ CALVIN JACOB LAWSON, 29, 3701 La Juna, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief over $500/less than $1,500.
The director of the local water district expressed enthusiastic approval of a measure which would establish a $2 billion water project fund for Texas communities.
Thursday, the Texas House Natural Resources Committee approved a plan that would move the money from the state's Rainy Day Fund and create the State Water Infrastructure Fund of Texas. The fund would provide bond money for new reservoirs, water pipelines and conservation projects.
The committee approved the measure unanimously.
One of this area's finest artists has her work on display through April at Heritage Museum.
â€śVisions,â€ť a collection of work by Leada Wood, is on display now through April 27, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. Also, a select group of her works will be available for purchase.
A reception in Wood's honor will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 22 at the museum.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL DAVID BOOTH, 23, of 1408 Robin, was arrested Thursday on charges of violation of a protective order â€“ assault/stalking and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony.
â€˘ ROY DALE HUTCHESON, 29, of Levelland, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRYAN HARP, 35, of 206 S. Owens, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 7000 block of S. Service Road.
In the 800 block of S. Owens.
Herald Staff Report
Bishop Michael Pfeifer has asked for ringing of bells Sunday and will hold a special Mass on Monday to celebrate the news that Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SH of Argentina, has been elected Pope of the Catholic Church.
â€śOn Sunday at noon, I ask that we ring all the bells of our churches throughout the diocese in honor of Pope Francis and take a moment of silence to pray for him and the Universal Church, God's Peace,â€ť Bishop Pfeifer said in a statement released late Wednesday.
No one would ever call them cuddly or even particularly friendly, but rattlesnakes will soon be very popular here in Big Spring.
The American Business Club's 49th annual Rattlesnake Roundup returns to the Howard County Fair Barns March 22-24, and hundreds â€” if not thousands â€” of the slimy, poisonous reptiles will be on display.
The event begins with hunters brining in their catches Feb. 22, then opens to the public the next two days. Day passes are $5 for visitors ages 12 and older and $3 for younger children. Admission is free to the arts and crafts section.
A blaze tore through the old Hall Bennett Hospital building â€” located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Goliad â€” Wednesday around 7:30 p.m., destroying much of the building's second floor, according to officials with the Big Spring Fire Department.
The fire started on the second floor, according to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, causing extensive fire damage to the structure and its roof, as well as water damage to the first floor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTORIA MAE ALEXANDRIA HANNABASS, 24, of 1403 Oil Mill Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Albrook Drive.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of Dallas Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 72 inmates at the time of this report.
Big Spring City Council approved a couple of measures Tuesday night designed to move the annual seal coat program forward for the third year in a row.
The council unanimously approved an inter-local agreement with other local government entities for joint bidding and engineering management for the 2013 seal coat project, including a contract with engineering firm Parkhill, Smith & Cooper for the same project.
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.