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February 10th, 2012

BSISD: Construction continues, dress code stalls

February 10, 2012

Work is moving along at the four Big Spring Independent School District elementaries under construction, trustees were told Thursday, but a proposal to implement a standardized dress code has stalled completely — at least for now.
Thursday, board members took a tour of Goliad Elementary to see just how far the construction has progressed.

February 9th

Few candidates for school board elections

February 9, 2012

School board elections are are oh the horizon for area districts, including Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton, Sands and Grady. Glasscock County ISD will not be holding school board elections until November.

Candidate filing began Tuesday throughout the Crossroads, but districts report little activity.

Master Gardener classes scheduled

February 9, 2012

For those who want to be a Master Gardener, the chance is coming.

The first class of the year will take place 5:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Horace Garrett Building Room 204 at Howard College for those wanting to receive certification to be a Master Gardener.

“They have the opportunity to register until the beginning of the class, but if they miss the first class they will have to wait until next year's sessions,” Walter Ward, Howard County Master Gardeners president, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ANGELA MARIE ROBINSON, 29, of 1600 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for tattoos prohibited for persons under 18 years of age.
• MARTY WAYNE HUCKABEE, 31, of 1309 Wright St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving without being secured by a safety belt and failure to appear (three counts).

February 8th

Oilfield explosion leads to man's death

February 8, 2012

GARDEN CITY, Texas — A Harlingen man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a high-pressure line on the oil well he was working on southwest of Garden City exploded, releasing water and acid, according to law enforcement officials.

Noe Cabriales, 51, of Harlingen, was pronounced dead at the scene by Glasscock County Justice of the Peace Kay Donna Machicek shortly after 12:30 p.m. at an oil well being operated by Laredo Petroleum Inc.

Election declaration on BSISD agenda

February 8, 2012

Election time is drawing near for the Big Spring Independent School District.

During the upcoming board of trustees meeting, set for Thursday in the high school board room at 5:15 p.m., one of the action items on the agenda is the school board trustee election order and appointments for the May 12 election.

Three positions on the board are up for election, District 2, represented by Maria Padilla, District 3, held by Ken McIntosh, and District 4, held by Tony Kennedy.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARILYN MARIE MENDEZ, 41, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 20, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• KYLE WADE GUTHRIE, 27, of 408 W. Hillside Dr., was booked into the county jail Tuesday by the BSPD on a charge of online solicitation of a minor – intent sexual activity.
• WENDY ANN THOMAS, 33, of 620 State, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.

February 7th

Local man arrested for solicitation

February 7, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested by local and federal law enforcement officers during the early morning hours Tuesday on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, with possibly more charges to come, according to investigators.

Kyle Wade Guthrie, 27, of 408 Hillside Dr., was arrested at his residence at approximately 12:55 a.m. by deputies with the Howard County Sheriff's Office.

According to Sheriff Stan Parker, law enforcement officials received information regarding the offense Friday.

Hangar 25 promotes division patches

February 7, 2012

Representation for all who served at Webb Air Force Base is the main objective of the new Division Patch fund-raiser.

Hangar 25 Air Museum has started work on two wooden replicas that were represented at Webb.

“This is something that honors those who served at Webb, but it's also another way to bring in a little money to help keep the museum going,” Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 124, was arrested Monday on three warrants from other agencies.
• JESUS FLORES, 33, of 1802 Mittel Ave., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1800 block of Lancaster.
In the 300 block of S. Main Street.
In the 300 block of S. Main Street.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 200 block of N.E. 12th Street.

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