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May 21st, 2012

Ring of fire: Eclipse shadows area

May 21, 2012

West Texas residents got a celestial treat late Sunday evening as an annular solar eclipse created a ring of fire in the sky that could be seen all over the Panhandle Region.

According to scientists, the next annular solar eclipse visible in the United States won’t be seen until 2023.

Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Park’s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a “once in a lifetime event,” spending time with loved ones.

Paper to be delayed today

May 21, 2012

Because of problems with our press, today's edition of the Herald will be delivered between two and three hours later than normal. We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience.

Council to canvass election results

May 21, 2012

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday night to canvass the results of the May 12 municipal election, which will officially get the ball rolling on the $13 million overhaul of the municipality's water and wastewater facilities utilizing economic development funding approved by voters.

The council is expected to consider emergency reading of an ordinance canvassing the results of the election during the meeting, including the race for the District 4 seat on the council and the controversial 4B sales tax project voters approved by a whopping 71 percent margin.

Hangar 25's cook-off set for Monday

May 21, 2012

Get ready to cook-off at Hangar 25 Air Museum.

The Flightline Cookbook Cook-off has been rescheduled for Memorial Day. Each entry must be a dish from the “Cooking with Hangar 25” cookbook.

“This is a great way to promote our cookbook and participate in the community,” Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.

This will be the first time a cook-off has been held at the hangar, but Stockburger said she feels it is something fun, entertaining and beneficial to the community and the museum.

Police/Sheriff

May 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 400 N.E. 11th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information, no driver's license – when unlicensed, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (three counts).
• JESUS TORRES RAMIREZ, 51, of 503 Young St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact and two warrants from other agencies.

May 19th

Run for the Wall returning

May 19, 2012

HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Participants in Run for the Wall conduct a wreath laying ceremony Saturday morning at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The group of bikers took off from California and will end up at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Polls see minimal activity

May 19, 2012

Early voting in this year’s political party primaries remained slow this week, as the first week at the polls came to a close Friday with slightly more than 500 ballots cast in Howard County.
Balloting started slow with just 86 ballots — including both Republican and Democratic polls — cast at the polls Monday and another 92 tallied in mail-in ballots, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Workforce programs said positive

May 19, 2012

Workforce training at Howard College has been underway for quite some time and seems to be continuing to do well, local officials said this past week.
Jimmy Hobdy, director of workforce training at Howard College, presented an update regarding the program during a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
“We are serving the community through this program in different aspects we didn’t perceive,” Hobdy said.

Police blotter 5-19-2012

May 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• MARIE VICKIE HERNANDEZ, 40, of 1605 Oriole St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JUAN PABLO FERDIN, 52, of 310 NW Third St., was arrested on a warrant Friday for dog or cat running at large.
• EURVIN JAMALL WINTERS, 24, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility, disregard stop sign, driving while license invalid.

May 18th

Police beat for May 17

May 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARY JEAN BERRY, 41, of 903 Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
• KIMBERLY FOSTER, 30, of Farmington, N.M., was arrested Wednesday on charegs of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and failure to identify – giving false information.

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