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August 24th, 2012
Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.
Alon USA showed what it can do by presenting a $200,000 check during Thursday's dedication ceremony for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.
â€śWhen there is a need in this community, the Big Spring Refinery is going to step up and do what we can to meet it,â€ť said Jimmy Crosby, vice president of refining. â€śThatâ€™s what weâ€™re doing with the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army with our pledge of $200,000 to support the new facility and its programs for years to come.â€ť
Cases of West Nile virus continue to be discovered across Texas, including the Permian Basin.
Recently, four cases were reported in Andrews and four in Midland/Ector County, with numbers continuing to change daily. However, those numbers are small in comparison to the number of cases being seen throughout the state.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 586 cases reported in Texas this year. Out of those cases, there have been 21 fatalities. No cases have been reported in Howard County.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KYLER RAY CANNADY, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft.
â€˘ TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
The trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon ended Wednesday in a mistrial, as the jury announced it was hopelessly deadlocked.
According to officials with the 118th District Court, the jury â€” which was seated Monday and heard testimony Tuesday and Wednesday â€” announced it was hung late Wednesday afternoon with 10 jurors voting guilty and two voting not guilty.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was being tried on a single charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Keeping the memory alive can be done several ways at Hangar 25 Air Museum.
Whether you want to make a monetary donation in memoriam of someone, have a name placed on the Wall of Honor or commission a plaque or other monument, there is space available.
â€śWe have several ways people can choose honor their loved ones who have served at Webb,â€ť Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said. â€śReally, anyone who has any connection to Webb or the Hangar can be honored here.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JERRY LIN WHITE, 43, of 1200 N. FM 700, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
â€˘ RAY MARTINEZ ALVARADO, 35, of 1500 Lincoln, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ AMBER LYNN JAMES, 21, of 3810 Rice Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
COAHOMA â€” Some Coahoma Independent School District residents will see an increase in their tax bill this coming fiscal year.
During their Tuesday night meeting, CISD trustees approved a budget and tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that will result in an increase in local revenue for the school district.
The tax rate will remain the same at $1.27 per $100 property valuation. Of that figure, $1.04 will be devoted to maintenance and operating costs, while the remainder is targeted for debt service.
Testimony in the trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man facing multiple charges â€” including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon â€” is set to continue in 118th District Court this morning, as proceedings enter the second day.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted Feb. 3 on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on charges of evading arrest or detention and failure to identify â€“ giving false information.
â€˘ JOEY SHANE PEREZ, 38, of 1309 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 22, of 2000 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3300 block of E. FM 700.
As area students prepare to go back to school for the fall semester, local emergency officials are urging parents and guardians to take time to ready children for their daily trek to class.
Big Spring Fire Department Chief Craig Ferguson said many children will be making the trip to school each day on foot and called for parents and motorists to do their part to watch out for local youth.