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January 27th, 2012
The distance between communities along Interstate 20 is about to get a little bit shorter — well, faster, anyway.
The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved 75 mile per hour designations for close to 1,500 miles of interstate, including I-20 through Howard County. In all, the changes impact 60 counties.
One important fact motorists need to know is the changes won't take place until the signs are posted.
â€śSmarttâ€ť advice and laughter filled the Dora Roberts Community Center ballroom Thursday evening as Lisa Smartt, author and comedian, delivered her words of wisdom during â€śThree Thrilling Yearsâ€ť of Healthy Woman.
This was the second year she was featured as the guest speaker for the event.
â€śThere was just something about Lisa that made the decision to invite her back for a command performance an easy one. She is one of us,â€ť Scenic Mountain Medical Center Marketing Director Kim Howell said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GUS EARL FADE, 37, of 1317 Mulberry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 616 State St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOHN ANTHONY PANTOJA, 21, of 2202 Alabama, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ PATRICIA SUE CLARK, 35, of Splendora, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
Wednesday's rainfall helped boost Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoir levels around the region, but according to local officials, the increases are small when compared to the “big picture” the current water shortage has left West Texans to face.
According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Midland, Big Spring saw a total rainfall of approximately .23 of an inch, while Snyder received .18 of an inch and the city of Midland saw .27 of an inch. All totals are currently unofficial.
Some things are just meant to stay the same.
Unforeseen events have forced the 2012 Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life back to Blankenship Field. The event was scheduled to be held at Memorial Stadium this year.
“We were hoping to do something different this year, but due to the installation of turf at Memorial Stadium, we are going to be moving the event back to where its roots are,” Manny Negron, event chairman, said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ FRANCES BILLALBA MCKISKI, 58, of 1600 S. Lancaster Apt. 308, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ KENNETH WAYNE SUGGS, 49, of 1006 E. 14th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ CRAIG BENJAMIN REYNOLDS, 31, of 1303 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
Another wave comes in.
New officers and members were installed for the 2012 year of the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County during the organization’s annual meeting Tuesday.
Agencies and board members gathered at Dora Roberts Community Center for a recap of last year’s success and to share what’s in store for the coming year.
While the state's situation regarding redistricting has left many counties in limbo regarding upcoming election dates — most notably the political party primaries currently slated for April 3 — Howard County election officials say it's full steam ahead for them.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ QUETIN MARCEL VANDERBILT, 25, of 2624 Langley, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to control speed.
â€˘ LAFAWN FAYE CANTU, 39, of 508 Young St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ JOE ERNEST VALENCIA JR., 28, of 202 N.E. Third St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
Two people were killed and three others were transported to area hospitals following a traffic accident Monday evening on Highway 176 approximately six miles east of Highway 349 in Martin County, according to officials with the Department of Public Safety.
Otis Nesbit, 50, a truck driver out of Millersview, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at approximately 8:59 p.m. by Martin County Justice of the Peace Jerrall Hedrick.