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March 12th

Fire totals are down as spring nears

March 12, 2013

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.

“It's actually pretty surprising,” Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said. “Last 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.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-12

March 12, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ELLAINE DAVIDSON GRIFFIN, 50, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on five warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500.
• JONATHAN MICHAEL RICHARDSON, 22, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft by check – more than $20 and less than $500.
• KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 27, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

March 11th

Council to address contracts

March 11, 2013

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.

School officials: Elbow has to go

March 11, 2013

FORSAN — 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.

Police beat

March 11, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALBERT TREVINO CARRILLO, 35, of 1500 Mesa, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ CHAVERA JR., 32, of 307 W. Fifth St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to appear (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• FRANCES ALCANTAR, 34, of 3704 Boulder Dr., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

March 9th

County to sign off on facility overcharges

March 9, 2013

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.

Hoops, Dreams and Goals returning to coliseum

March 9, 2013

The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“Hoops, 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,” said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.

“It’s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.”

Police blotter 3-10

March 9, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• DANIEL RIOS, 26, was arrested on a warrant for theft over $50/under $500.
• GUS WAYNE JACOBS, 55, 3111 S. Anderson Road, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
• ALEXIS NICOLE PARKS, 17, 3228 Cornell, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.
• DONTAE RENELL CARR, 31, 3006 Cherokee, was arrested on charges of failure to give identifying information and possession of marijuana.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 68, 1512 Wood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

March 7th

Howard College tuition rates competitive, survey shows

March 7, 2013

Despite years of increasing pressure to tap local sources of revenue for its financing, Howard College tuition fees remain competitive compared to other community colleges in this area.

A Texas Association of Community College survey of tuition fees charged by West Texas junior colleges for the Spring 2013 semester shows Howard to be near the bottom of the scale, at least where in-district and in-state students are concerned.

Kiwanis pancake supper Friday

March 7, 2013

Flipping for flapjacks? Begging for bacon? Swooning for sausage?

If that's the case, the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring has a deal for you.
The club's annual Pancake Supper is scheduled for Friday evening at Howard College's cafeteria and you can eat your fill of the above-mentioned food items for only $6.

Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the college cafeteria, located inside the student union building.

Tickets can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.

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