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September 18th, 2012

Grady set for homecoming

September 18, 2012

LENORAH — Big Spring isn't the only area school celebrating its black and gold pride this week.

Grady High School has several activities planned in conjunction with 2012 Homecoming this week.

Festivities will be highlighted by the crowning of the homecoming queen during halftime of the Wildcats' game with Midland Trinity, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tunnell Field, located adjacent to the school.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT VILLIJOS AGUILAR, 61, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STACY JANAE AGUILAR, 20, of 1101 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT GONZALES JR., 25, of 407 N.W. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of failure to identify – giving false information.

September 17th

CRMWD: Work on plant lags

September 17, 2012

As the race to bring alternative water sources online before local reservoirs go dry continues, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say construction of a local reclamation facility is moving along slower than originally hoped.

John Grant, general manager for CRMWD, said the recent boom in the oilfield has made it difficult for the contractors working on the project to hire skilled laborers, a key ingredient for such a complex job.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• HENRY RAMIREZ, 56, of 4212 Parkway, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT VILLIJOS AGUILAR, 61, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STACY JANAE AGUILAR, 20, of 1101 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

September 15th

West Nile confirmed in Howard County

September 15, 2012

The first case of West Nile virus, a disease carried by mosquitos, has been confirmed in Howard County.
According to Dr. Manuel Carrasco, who has been in practice in Big Spring since 1993, the first case was confirmed Thursday in an elderly patient.
“I have never heard of any case prior to this in the county. This is the first case that I am aware of,” Dr. Carrasco said.
The patient was admitted to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and is doing well, at this point. According to reports, the patient had been bitten while in Colorado City.

Bus drivers sought; apply now

September 15, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District has a job for you — but only if you like kids, enjoy driving large vehicles and don’t mind part-time pay.
Like other school districts in the West Texas area, BSISD is struggling with a shortage of bus drivers this year. The district, which normally employs 21 drivers, has had to make do with only 16.
Because of the driver shortage, the district has had to consolidate its bus routes, said Wayland Pierce, BSISD transportation director.

Police blotter 9-15-2012

September 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• WALTER LYN TEMPLETON, 42, address unknown, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• HOLLY ANN RUSK, 34, of Snyder, was arrested Friday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500.
• LARRY DALE KING 29, of 1809 Mittel Avenue, was arrested Friday on charges of fail to appear and driving while license invalid.
• RODOLFO HERNANDEZ, 41, of 1222 E. 16th Street, was arrested Saturday on charges of evading arrest/detention and public intoxication.

September 14th

College enrollment takes a slight dip

September 14, 2012

Bacterial meningitis vaccine requirements, low unemployment rates and a booming energy economy are just a few factors feeding into an enrollment decline of 299 students for the fall 2012 semester across the Howard College district, officials said.

The overall uncertified head count for this semester is 4,553 students, compared to 4,852 for the fall 2011 semester.

Work crews to correct 'overlooked' campus details

September 14, 2012

As mistakes go, this was a minor and inexpensive one.

In their rush to finish Big Spring Independent School District's four new elementary campuses before the start of this school year, work crews neglected to install wheelchair-accessible crosswalks in front of the new schools and now must go back and correct that oversight.

During their monthly meeting Thursday, BSISD trustees learned of the district's plan for installing the overlooked crosswalks.

Wayland Pierce, who has served as the district's liaison with construction crews during the project, made no excuses for the mixup.

Police/Sheriff

September 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• ANTHONY WAYNE MORRISON, 55, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 216, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

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