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March 5th, 2013

War and Webb: Hangar 25 program geared toward young people

March 5, 2013

Hangar 25 Air Museum is at it again – exposing youth to the area's history.

For two hours — 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 16 — children between the ages of 5 and 12 will be able to learn about the Korean and Vietnam wars.

The workshop, When Worst Comes to War: Korea and Vietnam at Webb AFB, offers insight into the lives of those stationed at Webb during two historic wars.

“This is yet another wonderful, educational opportunity for Big Spring kids to learn about history and how it directly impacted people from Big Spring, Texas,” Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said.

'Orphan Train' program Thursday at Heritage Museum

March 5, 2013

A program detailing the “orphan train” that relocated more than a quarter-million children to Texas and the Midwest will be held Thursday at Heritage Museum.

Alsion Moore and Phil Lancaster will present “Riders on the Orphan Train” at 6 p.m. in the museum's downstairs lobby. Admission is free, Director Nancy Raney said.

Between 1854 and 1929, more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. The last train came to Sulphur Springs, Texas, in 1929.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-5

March 5, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CONRADO VARGAS TAPIA, 40, of Shelby, N.C., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL ANGEL ESPUDO, 28, of Menifee, Calif., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – blood alcohol more than 0.15.
• JEREMY GOMEZ, 28, of 1601 Oriole, was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.

March 4th

Powwow sponsors, volunteers sought

March 4, 2013

Native American dancers from all over the region will pit their skills against one another April 20-21 during the ninth annual Big Spring Powwow, but before the drum circles get under way, event coordinators say sponsors and volunteers are needed to help make the cultural show a success.

Year-long art project on display at Howard College

March 4, 2013

Most of us would have a difficult time performing a major task every day, without fail, for a year, much less complete a painting.
For Stacy Slaten, however, producing 365 paintings in a year was more than just a chore, it was equal parts art project and teaching tool.
Slaten's work will be on display for a month beginning today at Howard College's Hall Center for the Arts. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Slaten, the art director at Howard, said she was looking around for a project when she came up with the paining-a-day project.

Police beat

March 4, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON E. DAVIS, 35, of Summerville, S.C., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• THOMAS LEWIS EASON, 37, of 4700 Highway 176, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• RUDOLFO HERNANDEZ, 18, of 1501 Lincoln, was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JERALD PEREZ, 31, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Friday, feast on flapjacks

March 4, 2013

Breakfast — it's the new supper.
Pancakes, bacon and sausage will highlight the menu when the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring hosts its annual Pancake Supper Friday.
Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Howard College cafeteria, located inside the student union building.
Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.
The supper is the club's major fundraiser during the year and has been a local mainstay for more than 60 years.

March 2nd

Two more file for mayoral race

March 2, 2013

The race to determine Big Spring's next mayor just got more crowded.

With an eye on infrastructure and future growth, Roger Rodman and Manuel Ramirez Jr. have joined Larry McLellan on the ballot for the Big Spring mayoral election this May.

Rodman, 65, a medical technologist at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, said his relationship with current Mayor Tommy Sullivan — who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election — influenced his decision to toss his hat into the political arena.

Big Spring man pleads guilty to making bomb threat at BSHS

March 2, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas — Big Spring resident Jordan Weston Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of false information and hoaxes, stemming from a bomb threat he made in December 2012.

The 24-year-old Hamilton, who remains in custody, faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Police blotter 3-2

March 2, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
• MATTHEW MENDOZA, 33, 1104 Blackmon, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid, possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and failure to identify giving false/fictitious information.
• LUIS ALBERTO GARFIAS, 24, 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested on warrants for speeding, no driver's license (three counts), driving while license invalid and failure to appear (eight counts).
• ROSA MARIA OVALLE, 25, 1802 State, was arrested on a warrant for driving while license invalid.

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