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October 4th, 2012

SWCID provost position vacated

October 4, 2012

The provost position at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will remain vacant, at least for the near future.

Mary Karol Matchett, who was selected by Howard College trustees to replace SWCID Provost Dr. Mark Myers in August, has informed college officials that, because of requirements that must be met for lifetime benefits in her current position at the Rochester Institute of Technology's National Institute for the Deaf, she will not be able to relocate to Texas until May 2014 at the earliest.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• OLIVIA ROSA RODRIGUEZ, 21, of 2609 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on five warrants from other agencies.
• LYDIA MARIE HERNANDEZ, 18, of 1519 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for in park after dark (two counts).
• SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 24, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 4, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• STEPHEN CORY WATERS, 30, of 2200 FM 820 in Coahoma, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

October 3rd

Rains give boost to lake levels

October 3, 2012

Recent rains throughout the Crossroads area haven't just lent a green hue to lawns and trees, as officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say the rainfall has helped to replenish levels at its ailing reservoirs.

Haunted Heritage: Museum hosts Halloween exhibit

October 3, 2012

Heritage Museum is getting in the Halloween spirit.

The Vintage Halloween Costume exhibit is open through Halloween and will feature costumes and masks from the 1950s through the 1970s.

“Here at the museum, we are about reminiscing and we figured this was a great opportunity for parents to remember Halloween from when they were kids, while giving the children an opportunity to see what their parents wore for Halloween at their age,” Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• OLIVIA ROSA RODRIGUEZ, 21, of 2609 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on five warrants from other agencies.
• LYDIA MARIE HERNANDEZ, 18, of 1519 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for in park after dark (two counts).
• SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 24, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 4, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• STEPHEN CORY WATERS, 30, of 2200 FM 820 in Coahoma, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

October 2nd

Police hunting for chicken shop robber

October 2, 2012

Law enforcement officials are investigating a robbery reported late Monday night at the local Chicken Express restaurant where a masked suspect allegedly attacked an employee and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the robbery was reported at approximately 11 p.m. Monday at the restaurant, located at 2000 E. FM 700.

Construction projects ongoing at Howard College

October 2, 2012

One construction project at Howard College is nearing completion, while preparations are under way for another.

People can be forgiven if they believe the college has become a permanent construction zone, what with all the work that's been ongoing the past few years. And that impression will continue, at least for the next few months.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 32, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CECILLIA MIRAMONTEZ MIER, 61, of 1201 FM 461, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault by contact.
• CECILIA MIER QUINTANA, 33, of 1201 FM 461, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault by contact.
• MOLLY GALAN, 39, of 1201 Mulberry, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault by contact.

October 1st

Cauley to discuss teaching method at Saturday book signing

October 1, 2012

A new method of learning will be introduced Saturday.

“Reading and Spelling Pure and Simple,” written by local author Deede Cauley, will be featured at the Heritage Museum during a book signing from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

“I didn't plan on writing a book, it just kind of happened,” Cauley said.

The book is the product of an invitation to help four students learn to read. According to Cauley there was a short amount of time allotted to work with the students and she soon found herself rewriting lesson plans to accommodate what the children were needing to learn.

Trade days return Oct. 13

October 1, 2012

STANTON — Where can you go and shop at 500 stores, all within a few blocks of each other, and grab a meal, a snack or a refreshing drink, too?

Old Sorehead Trade Days, for sure.

It's time again for the folks in Martin County to roll out the red carpet for a shopping extravaganza in downtown Stanton. Fine arts, crafts and collectibles of all kinds are featured at the event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14.

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