Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring City Council is expected to hear first reading of a new traffic ordinance that would allow police officers to issue citations to motorists making a â€śdisplay of accelerationâ€ť or a rapid start, leaving a legal middle ground created several years ago when state law changed.
The new ordinance, which would be added to Section 18-78 entitled Racing and Exhibition of Acceleration, would make it unlawful for any person to race or otherwise cause a motor vehicle to make a rapid start or acceleration on a roadway.
A neo-Nazis group based out of Detroit, Mich., may be planning a â€śfully uniformed rallyâ€ť in the Crossroads area, according to local sources.
The National Socialist Movement â€” which the Big Spring Herald recently reported was leaving flyers and pamphlets at area residents' homes â€” will likely be holding a rally in Big Spring, Midland or Odessa, according to a local resident speaking on the condition of anonymity.
A moving memorial to victims of a horrifying disease will be on display at the Heritage Museum beginning Wednesday.
Eight blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at the museum through the end of January, Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.
The quilt, which in its entirety weighs more than 54 tons, was first displayed in 1987 at the National Mall in Washington D.C. It consists of panels sewn by friends and family members of those who died from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ HEATHER AMANDA EDWARDS, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 32, of 1505 Robin, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct â€“ language.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 71 inmates at the time of this report.
Despite having a night figuratively blown away by a dust storm, a record number of attendees visited the 2012 Comanche Trail of Lights Christmas exhibit
More than 23,000 visitors drove through the exhibit during its two-week run, which ended Monday, said Pat Simmons, longtime chairperson of the festival committee.
â€śIt wasn't the 25,000 I was hoping for, but we're doing better and getting closer,â€ť Simmons said.
Tickets are on sale now for those wanting to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Healthy Woman with a special speaker and in a special venue later this month.
The event, which will include a health and fitness expo and a catered dinner, will be held Jan. 24 in the Hotel Settles. Tickets are $40 each.
Healthy Woman is a Scenic Mountain Medical Center program which specifically targets women and gets them focused on themselves so they are able to take care of the loved ones in their lives. Of course, the Jan. 24 anniversary event is open to men, too.
One Big Spring family woke up Monday morning to what they considered to be an alarming situation â€” a self-proclaimed â€śsocialistâ€ť group touting neo-Nazis propaganda and symbols had left flyers at their home.
According to the local resident â€” who asked to not be identified to prevent retaliation from the group â€” discovery of the material was a shock.
Area residents who havenâ€™t paid their property taxes have until the end of the month to ante up their 2012 tabs or face penalties and interest, according to local officials.
Area property owners can avoid the annual last-minute dash to pay their taxes by getting them out of the way early in the month, said former County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.