Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is taking steps to good health as it gears up for the 31st annual health fair, set to run from 8 a.m. until noon April 13.
â€śThis event has been a successful event for the chamber in previous years and we are excited to be providing health information to the community once again through the help of our chamber members,â€ť Chamber Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said. â€śThere are so many health services right here in Big Spring and the health fair is one way we can showcase that.â€ť
As the Crossroads area begins to get into the heart of the severe weather season, area residents will get a chance to educate themselves â€” as well as become storm spotter â€” as the National Weather Service presents its annual SkyWarn class Thursday.
Set for 7 p.m. in the Big Spring City Council Chambers â€” located at 307 E. Fourth St., adjacent to City Hall â€” the class offers residents a plethora of information on storm situations and how to handle them.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CAROLYN S. MILLS, 43, of 1006 Bluebonnet, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ RONALD LEE MONCADA, 48, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for cruelty to animals â€“ failure to provide.
â€˘ LARRY WILSON STEIGER, 29, of 608 State, was arrested Monday on a warrant for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RUSSELL JACK ILLE, 52, of 7106 S. Service Rd., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ GAIL DEAN MARRIOTT, 49, of Springfield, Mo., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ FELICIA CANALES, 24, of 906 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
Herald Staff Report
SNYDER, Texas â€” Area investigators, including the FBI and Texas Rangers, are investigating the scene where a badly decomposed body was found Saturday near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County, about 33 miles north of Big Spring.
News sources said that as of this morning, authorities have not decided whether to send the body to Tarrant or Lubbock County for an autopsy.
By STEVE REAGAN
FORSAN â€” Residents in the Forsan Independent School District will get a chance to sound off about the upcoming school bond election Thursday.
A public meeting has been scheduled to address issues raised by the proposed bond at 6 p.m. Thursday in Elbow Elementary, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Architects from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper will be on hand with a presentation on construction plans and to answer questions, Johnson noted.
FISD trustees voted in February to hold an election in May. They are asking voter approval of a $23.8 million bond.
Business is good at the Big Spring Airport and officials are taking steps to make sure business gets even better in the future.
Airport Director Jim Little said Friday he has received confirmation from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) concerning the agency's plan to provide most of the funds for the construction of a T hangar at the facility.
A T hangar is a long building divided into sections. Each section would be big enough to house an aircraft.
The Howard County Elections Administration will be getting a new office, however, voters won't have to look far from the old location to find early voting polls in April.
The elections office â€” which has been located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse for the past several years â€” will be moving to the former sheriff's office on the first floor of the courthouse Monday, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.
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.