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August 21st, 2012
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.
FORSAN â€” A new year of school is fast approaching and a nine-year tradition continues Friday in the Forsan Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.
Forsan Superintendent Randy Johnson is extending an invitation to all residents of Howard County to attend the Forsan Superintendent's Prayer Breakfast, a tradition started when Johnson took over the head position.
â€śSchool has a lot of opportunity for crisis problems and conflict and I truly believe in the power of prayer,â€ť Johnson said. â€śI think the start of a new year is a great time to join in prayer and ask for guidance.â€ť
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today (the county jail reported 78 prisoners):
â€˘ MICHAEL RAY WATSON, 36, was jailed on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBIN SANCHEZ, 48, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ROBERTO VALDEZ SALAZAR, 38, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER DESHON MINTER, 40, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid.
Let the campaign begin â€¦ well, almost.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County hosted its annual campaign kickoff, Boots and Bling, Saturday night. During the event, the organization's new campaign goal â€” $300,000 â€” was announced through the words of Dr. Seuss.
â€śSo let's get on our way of kicking of our campaign of $300,000,â€ť Ann McClarty, United Way first vice president, said. â€śWill we succeed? Yes, we will succeed, 100 percent guaranteed.â€ť
Money raised in the 2013 campaign will help support 16 local agencies:
The local Salvation Army is currently taking applications for its annual back-to-school supply drive, as the charity hopes to send are children back to class with all the materials necessary for a successful school year.
According to Bessie Flores, social worker for the charity group, the Salvation Army will accept applications for assistance through the program through Friday, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Salvation Army office located at 811 W. Fifth St.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMIE JONES CHAPPELL, 35, of 1200 Madison, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ SHAWN WILLIAM TOW, 27, of Oklahoma, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ FREDERICK HERNANDEZ, 42, of 1405 S. Runnels, was arrested Sunday on warrants for driving while license invalid (two counts).
â€˘ CLIFTON LEWIS SCOTT, 35, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 206, was arrested Sunday on charges of assault â€“ family violence and interfering with an emergency phone call.
Jury selection 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 begin in 118th District Court Monday morning.
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.
Ready or not, here it comes.
With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Howard County school districts have announced times and dates for students to pick up schedules or meet their teachers.
Classes begin Aug. 27 at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan.
Big Spring High School officials announced the following schedule pick-up times:
â€˘ Seniors â€” from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday.
â€˘ Juniors â€” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
â€˘ Sophomores â€” from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday.
Two abandoned structures, located about six miles north of Big Spring, burned Thursday night.
According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, a house fire call â€” on FM 669 â€” was received around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
â€śUpon arrival we found not one, but two structures were engulfed in flames,â€ť Sullivan said.
Due to the location of the fires and in order to protect firefighters working the scene, Sullivan said crews allowed the fires to burn out.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ JOSHUA SEAN RESNICK, 30, of Humble, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), driving while license invalid (two counts) and fail to appear (four counts).
â€˘ CARLOS MUNOZ, 25, of 809 Willia St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL BARRETT ODONNELL, 58, of 2829 Hunters Glen, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.