Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Hall Center for the Arts.
The forum gives candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves prior to the May 11 city and school board elections.
â€śWe're encouraging everyone to come out and meet each of the candidates,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.
ValVerde said each candidate will be allowed to speak for five minutes.
As interest in the expected Cline Shale oil boom continues to grow, Howard County commissioners will begin taking steps to prepare for the phenomenon during a special meeting Monday morning.
The court is expected to meet in an executive session with the Austin law firm Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP of Austin, which commissioners retained in early March. According to County Judge Mark Barr, they will be looking at ways to deal with the continued growth of RV and trailer parks within the county.
It's amazing what $60 million can buy.
As Big Spring Independent School District nears the end of construction and renovation related to the $60 million bond approved by voters in 2010, officials say the district definitely got a bang for its bucks.
BSISD trustees learned during their monthly meeting Thursday that not only has the district been able to finish all the construction projects it originally targeted in 2010, there's a bit of money left over for more work.
A major part of avoiding health issues is avoiding potential hazards, and a portion of Saturday's Health Fair will be geared toward just that, officials are saying.
The event, in its 31st year, will be held from 8 a.m. until noon at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus. Admission is free. It is staged each year by Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JEREMY GLEN WILLIAMS, 27, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 706, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ JAMES RANDLE GONZALEZ, 28, of 2601 Ent, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DARRICK DEWAYNE MOSLEY, 45, of 904 S. Aylesford, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
Performances of "Sleeping Beauty" scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight and Friday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus, has been postponed for a week.
HC Dance Director Eulaine McIntosh cited "unforeseen circumstances" in announcing the postponement.
The performances have been rescheduled for April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m.
"Tickets already reserved or sold for this weekend will be honored," McIntosh said in a statement. "We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.
Call 432-264-5161 for more information.
Confrontation is being replaced by communication.
Issues over how to share costs of funding a new municipal landfill, which threatened to turn into a war of words between Big Spring and Howard County officials, have not been resolved, but an encouraging sense of cooperation was evident following a meeting between representatives of the two entities Wednesday.
Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan and County Commissioner John Cline, along with City Councilman Marcus Fernandez, Commissioner Jimmie Long and several city staffers, met to discuss the potentially divisive issue.
For many Big Spring residents, the arrival of spring translates into plenty of yard and lawn work, including mowing, pruning trees and bushes and other activities to prepare for the summer season.
However, many residents will be faced with the prospect of what to do with the leftover trimmings and other waste, a problem which can quickly translate into dangerous situations and work for local firefighters, according to Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MELINDA MACHADO GAMBOA, 36, of 1200 Dixie, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DAVID ADAM MARTINEZ, 28, of 608 Caylor, was arrested Wednesday on charges of fleeing from or attempting to elude police officers and disregarding a stop sign.
â€˘ MALORY MARIE LUNA, 22, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 13, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RONNIE EUGENE LEAL, 23, of 1408 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ ISSAC JAMES TARIN, 20, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant for criminal trespass.
â€˘ ADAM STARR, 28, of 802 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for disorderly conduct â€“ language, bail jumping â€“ failure to appear (fine only, three counts) and two warrants from other agencies.