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July 18th, 2012

Scouting Fire and Emergency Post starting at BSFD here

July 18, 2012

Interested in learning about a career in firefighting and emergency services?

Want to participate in firefighting training and riding along on calls? The Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring program at the Big Spring Fire Department may be for you.

Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 18, 2012

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Tuesday and early today (Note: The county detention center reported 76 prisoners):

• ROBIN LEON JORDAN, 44, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON LYNN WHITE, 24, was jailed on a charge of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
• RICARDO ARTEMYO URANGA SR., 53, was jailed on a bench warrant.
• WILLIAM JEROD FRANKS, 35, was jailed on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender regulations/registration.
• REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 28, was jailed on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear.

July 17th

ISD offers single-stop registration

July 17, 2012

Call it one-stop registration.

Parents of students new to the local school district will no longer have to visit multiple campuses to get their children registered, thanks to a move Big Spring Independent School District to consolidate those services under one roof.

The result is the Student Records and Registation office, located at the old Goliad Intermediate campus.

2 sign for Ranger debate program

July 17, 2012

Two 2012 Big Spring High School graduates, Seth Trevino and Shawn Adams, have been accepted as members of the newly formed debate program at Ranger College.

"We're glad to have Big Spring represented on our roster." Jason Jordan, coach of the Ranger College team, said, "Big Spring has developed a reputation for producing successful debaters who are competitive both regionally and nationally."

With next year being the first year debate is offered at Ranger College, Trevino and Adams will be on the ground floor of what should be a quality program.

July 16th

Under West Texas Skies here Friday

July 16, 2012

Splishin' and a splashin' will be taking place at 5, 6 and 10 Under West Texas Skies.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be the setting for the 2012 Newswest 9 Under West Texas Skies wrap up. The events are set to start at 4 p.m. Friday 20 and continue until 10 p.m.
“For the past several years, we have been the last stop on the week-long journey and this year we are wrapping things up on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts,” Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.

Big Brothers gearing up here

July 16, 2012

A little support please?
That is the call from those wanting to start a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in the Big Spring area. Fundraisers are getting underway, with hopes of being able to bring the mentor program to the area. The first fundraiser —community garage sale — will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.

Police beat

July 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SANTIAGO GOMEZ GALINDO, 25, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Sunday, on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and failure to identify.
• ROSARIO CABRERA SANCHEZ, 55, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 14th

'Low' and dry: Appearances aside, new campus keeping the rains out

July 14, 2012

The school that looks like it was “built inside a bowl” passed a major test last week.

Because of costs and other factors, the new Goliad Elementary building, located at the intersection of 18th and Goliad, was built below street level. However, this raised concerns from some local residents about how water-tight the school would be in case of heavy rains.

Gliders return July 22

July 14, 2012

Look in the sky and you just might see a hang glider.

U.S. Hang gliding and Paragliding Competition is returning to Big Spring for another year at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport July 22 through July 28.
“We are doing it again,” Airpark Director Jim Little said. “We have hosted the national and worldwide competition here before and this year we are hosting the national competition again.”

Police blotter

July 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSHUA VINCE MUNOZ, 24, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• SAMUEL SABELLON VASQUEZ, 29, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• HECTOR YOBANY MERLO, 43, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JIMMY NOEL ANTUNES, 25, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 100 N.W. Third St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for criminal mischief.

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