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January 31, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• JACQUELINE KAY RAINER, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Boulevard 108, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and fail to appear.
• ROBERT RENTERIA, 48, general delivery, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GARY MONTEZ, 21, of 1018 Ridgeroad St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft less than $50.

January 30th

Police beat

January 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DERRICK DAMOND WILBERT, 31, of 404 Circle St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• DAVID ORTIZ GONZALES JR., 32, of 4617 Ash St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd., was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and public intoxication.

Tradition continues for BSHS debate team

January 30, 2012

For the ninth time in a row, the Big Spring High School Debate team brought home the University Interscholastic League District Cross-Examination Debate crown.
Bringing home the gold was the team of Seth Trevino and Caleb Gonzales.
“Winning district and going to the UIL CX State Meet is awesome, but I’m also glad that I could continue the tradition of district champions here at BSHS.” Trevino said.
Joining Trevino and Gonzales at the state meet will be the team of Forrest McJunkin and Shiloh Creswell. This will be Creswell’s second year attending the meet.

January 28th

‘Love run’ coming to state park

January 28, 2012

Love the park? Love to run?
February 11 will provide an opportunity to combine love for the park and the love to run and even a chance to share it with your partner, in the first annual Run 2 Love 2 Run at the Big Spring State Park.
“Valentine’s Day was the inspiration for this event, of course,” Park Manager Ron Alton said. “This is an incentive for folks to stay fit.”

Van Cliburn gold medalist to perform with symphony

January 28, 2012

Hauchen Zhang, gold medalist of the Van Cliburn piano competition, will perform with the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra in Garrett Hall the evening of Saturday, Feb. 4.
The concert was originally scheduled fto be held at the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium, but delays in renovation of the facility forced a change of venue. Garrett Hall is located at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Scurry and Fourth streets. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Zhang, of China, is the first gold medalist to perform with the orchestra, according to Dr. Keith Graumann, conductor.

January 27th

Wizard of Oz puts on play at Big Spring Junior High

January 27, 2012

The theatre department is putting on the Wizard of Oz tonight and Saturday night. Both performances will start at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $5 and student tickets will be available at the door. The performance will take place in the high school auditorium.

I-20 to get speed boost

January 27, 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.

Healthy Woman celebrates third year of local program

January 27, 2012

“Smartt” advice and laughter filled the Dora Roberts Community Center ballroom Thursday evening as Lisa Smartt, author and comedian, delivered her words of wisdom during “Three Thrilling Years” of Healthy Woman.

This was the second year she was featured as the guest speaker for the event.

“There 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,” Scenic Mountain Medical Center Marketing Director Kim Howell said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GUS EARL FADE, 37, of 1317 Mulberry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 616 State St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• JOHN ANTHONY PANTOJA, 21, of 2202 Alabama, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICIA SUE CLARK, 35, of Splendora, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

January 26th

Rains scant aid to area’s water woes

January 26, 2012

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.

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