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October 19th, 2012
With oil production booming in the Permian Basin region, the influx of workers has created a housing shortage in Big Spring and surrounding areas.
One local company, Big A Properties, has found a creative way to ease the burden.
Shipping crates â€” just like the ones you see on giant cargo ships and on the backs of 18-wheel trucks on the highway â€” are being converted into living quarters in nearby San Angelo to be rented or sold here in Big
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault â€“ family violence and criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
The new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has the kids, space and planned activities â€” but it's still missing a very important ingredient.
The club, which opened this summer, is the newest and one of the biggest clubs of its kind in Texas. Within its walls, there are rooms for dance and music lessons, video games and other activities designed for local children.
But most of those rooms are darkened and unused right now for a very important reason â€” there aren't any volunteers to man them.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Love arts and crafts? Have a fancy for wood-carved items? If so, the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club has an offer you might not be able to refuse.
The club's annual Show and Sale will conclude Friday and Saturday at the Dora Roberts Community Center, and organizers say there will be all sorts of hand-crafted items for sale.
Early voting in this year's general election â€” which features a heavily contested presidential race that continues to heat up â€” is set to begin Monday morning in the Howard County Elections Administration Office, located in the county courthouse.
Polls will be located in the elections office â€” located on the third floor of the courthouse â€” and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until early voting wraps up Nov. 2.
According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office will be ready to help voters cast their ballots first thing Monday morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MITCHELL CONNER AINSWORTH, 21, of Bryson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ LESLYE DAWN ROGERS, 50, of 1014 E. 21st St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ TEKIA WILLIAMS, 29, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
An Odessa man has been arrested and charged with theft and drug possession following the search of a local property where a number of stolen items â€” including a large quantity of oilfield equipment â€” were recovered.
Robert Allen Pasquale, 28, of 133 Aztec Ave. in Odessa, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and theft after investigators discovered more than $40,000 in stolen property at a residence located northeast of Big Spring.
COAHOMA â€” School trustees here are expected to join with a majority of Texas public school districts in supporting a resolution calling for changes in the state's high-stakes testing system.
Coahoma Independent School District trustees will consider the resolution when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today in the administration building board room.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARK D. MEYERS, 48, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SANDRO SANDOVAL, 34, of Rio Grande City, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€˘ JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication and theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ RONALD EDWARD WILKINS, 44, of 3101 Navajo, was arrested Monday on a warrant for assault â€“ family violence.
Law enforcement officials say the investigation into a recent robbery at the local Chicken Express restaurant is still ongoing, with interviews with witnesses still under way.
Officers were dispatched to the local eatery Oct. 1 after a masked suspect attacked an employee and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police reports.
â€śWe're still in the process of interviewing possible witnesses,â€ť Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said. â€śThe case is moving ahead slowly, but it is moving ahead.â€ť