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May 2nd, 2012

Community call to prayer Thursday

May 2, 2012

Prayers will be sent from the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse on Thursday.

A community call to prayer has been organized for 12:10 p.m.

“We don't need our pastors to organize this,” Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman said. “This needs to come from the people.”

The scripture being used in support of the call to prayer is 2 Chronicles 7:13-15; “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SALLY LEANNE HAIR, 32, of Post, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DENNIS EDWARD KIMBLE, 27, of 800 W. Marcy Apt. 29, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, expired driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
• PHILLIP EUGENE BEBEE, 38, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by contact (two counts).

May 1st

A/C failure forcing library to adjust hours

May 1, 2012

If you doubt the importance of air conditioning in West Texas, just drop by the Howard County Library some afternoon.

The library's air conditioning unit, which operated in fits and starts most of this spring, finally gave up the ghost for good recently, leaving the building a tad on the hot side.

Well, more than a tad, it turns out.

“It's been getting up to 83 or 84 most afternoons, and it'll only get hotter,” County Library Hollis McCright said. “It's gotten so warm that we've not had much business in the afternoon, and after 4 p.m., we're not getting anyone at all.”

Eagles lodge cook-off to benefit children's hospital

May 1, 2012

It's no secret people in the Crossroads — and West Texas, for that matter — are crazy for barbecue, and area cooks will get an opportunity to compete for the title of king of the grill Saturday as the local Eagles Lodge presents BBQ Fest.

The cook-off will feature the best and brightest local grillers and smokers as they go head to head in categories including pork ribs, chicken, brisket and jackpot beans, according to coordinator Paul Moran.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 1, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARK ANTHONY MOLINA, 47, of 2911 W. Hwy 80 226, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault family violence causes bodily injury.
• DANIEL RAY CASTILLO, 45, of 201 Ave. J, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• OLGA MARIE FLORES, 21, of 1000 E. 20th, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft between $50 and $500 from buildings.

April 30th

Two face robbery charges

April 30, 2012

A pair of Big Spring men were arrested early Sunday morning after law enforcement officials allege they were part of an aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.

Thaddeus Ontario Straughter, 21, of 1401 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two counts of aggravated robbery, according to police reports. Also arrested was Jordan Allen McLeod, 21, of 618 Tulane, who is also charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

BSHS band in concert at St. Mary’s Thursday

April 30, 2012

The Big Spring High School band is ready to put the cap on another successful year.

The band, which recently won another Sweepstakes award in University Interscholastic League competition, will perform at the annual Virgin of St. Mary's Episcopal Church Eastertide Offering concert, set for 12:05 p.m. Thursday in the the St. Mary's sanctuary.

Admission is free to concert, which is expected to last about 30 minutes, and lunch will be provided afterward.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• EDDIE GLENN OVERTON, 20, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor, evading arrest or detention and public intoxication.
• TERRY JOE CONWAY, 50, of 2001 Morrison Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• BRYAN ADAM HOLCOMB, 23, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 72, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

April 28th

Big Spring coming home reunion

April 28, 2012

A reunion for everyone was held this weekend throughout Big Spring.
The First Annual Coming Home to Big Spring Spring Picnic was held at Comanche Trail Park starting Saturday morning. From the central location, attendees dispersed throughout the community to revisit the town each once called home.
“The closer it got and everyone said they were coming, I started getting excited and said ‘I’m going, too,’” Peggy Rogers, Big Spring resident, said. “I just want to meet everyone; that is just so much fun.”

Early voting begins Monday

April 28, 2012

Early balloting in the May 12 municipal and school district elections begins Monday with a proposed multi-million dollar 4B project expected to be a driving force in voter turnout.
Early voting will take place in the Elections Administration Office — located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse — between Monday and May 8, according to Saundra Bloom, county elections administrator.
Normal voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. extended hours scheduled Tuesday and Thursday.

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