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January 23rd, 2013
Two longtime top city officials announced Tuesday they will be retiring.
Lonnie Smith told Big Spring City Council members, city employees and council audience he would be retiring as police chief March 30.
â€śI have had great pleasure in serving this community as an officer and administrator for the past 35 years and as the chief for the past 15 years,â€ť a very emotional Smith told the council and audience. â€śWe have a great department and I'm proud to be a part of it. It has a strong foundation to continue to build on.â€ť
The father-son farming duo of Johnny and Jeremy Louder received top honors at the annual Howard Soil and Water Conservation District's annual banquet Tuesday evening.
The Louders, who have farmed in Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties for more than 50 combined years, were named the district's Outstanding Conservation Farmers for 2012.
Johnny Louder began farming in 1973, while his son, Jeremy, is in his 13th year in the business. Both are Texas Tech graduates who grow both dryland and irrigated cotton on their farm lands.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESUS ELIAS MORALES, 42, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ LUIS ADOLFO PENA, 38, of 1105 E. 14th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ CAROL CHAVEZ, 36, of 1109 N. Aylesford Apt. 328, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ JENNY MARIE LYON, 38, of 604 Caylor, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
COLORADO CITY â€” Three men were arrested here shortly after midnight, following a bizarre altercation with a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Interstate Highway 20 near the Mitchell County and Howard County line.
According to Abilene DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean, the altercation between the three men and a DPS trooper began at approximately 6:20 a.m. Monday when the vehicle they were in was pulled over for speeding.
Needed repairs to the Interstate Highway 20 bridge intersecting with FM 700 continued Monday afternoon, as construction crews begin the arduous task of replacing several load-bearing beams on the roadway.
Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation and contractors were on the work site much of Monday morning and afternoon, as northbound traffic on FM 700 was diverted east to the highway's South Service Road to make room for the necessary equipment, which included a crane.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT SCOTT OCHOA, 33, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20 N. Service Road Apt. 204, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ BRANDON JOE ROBINSON, 27, of 1312 Elm St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€˘ ANGELA CELESTE DUGGER, 35, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Monday on a warrant for bail jumping â€“ failure to appear.
The Big Spring Symphony Guild will host its second annual â€śDressed to a Teaâ€ť fundraiser 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at First Christian Church, 911 Goliad.
Tickets for the event are $15 per person and reservations can be made by calling 432-264-7671.
â€śDressed to a Teaâ€ť will include a luncheon/tea and Victorian style show. Seating is limited, so people are urged to make their reservations soon. School aged children are welcome with an accompanying adult.
Dr. Charles Webb, one of the most highly admired pianists, performers and judges in the musical world â€” and a former Big Spring resident, to boot â€” will highlight â€śClassic Wonders,â€ť another in the 2012-2013 season series of the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra.
The performance is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium, under the direction of Dr. Keith Graumann. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FERNANDO DELGADO, 18, of 707 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on charges of selling, manufacturing, distributing or possession of fictitious driver's license or ID certificate, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone â€“ two ounces or less and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ ESTEBON GANDARA, 32, of Garland, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for failure to identify â€“ giving false information.
The quantity of entries may have been down, but the quality was as high as ever at the Big Spring Independent School District Science Fair Friday, officials said.
For various reasons, fewer entries were received this year, said Darrell Ryan, coordinator of the event.
â€śBecause of scheduling changes at the junior high, we had fewer students participate,â€ť Ryan said. â€śAnd the high school sponsor is fighting an illness, so we didn't have any entries from there to judge (Friday).â€ť
But a decrease in numbers didn't take away from the quality of the entries, Ryan added.