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June 11th, 2012
Recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area â€” along with increased water conservation efforts â€” has likely added another two to three months to the dangerously short lifespan of the local water district's lone surviving reservoir, according to officials.
According to John Grant, Colorado River Municipal Water District general manager, the recent rainfall has done little to improve low reservoir levels at Lake Thomas and Lake Spence, but Lake Ivie saw a considerable gain from Mother Nature's gift.
Music, fun, food â€” and pigs.
Funtastic Fourth organizers are promising a little bit of everything when the annual event returns later this month and they apparently are making good on their vow.
The Downtown Revitalization Association Presents the 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth will be held from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday, June 30 in Big Spring's downtown area, and events include live music, give-aways, food, and, as a new twist, pig races.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 31, of 1505 Robin St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DERRIC LOUIS KAPCHINSKI, 25, of Vernon, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of racing on highway.
â€˘ JAMES LESLIE INGRAM, 44, of 704 Highland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ MARIA VERONICA RODRIGUEZ, 31, of 3010 Cherokee, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired registration (two counts).
Early voting for the June 23 Big Spring Independent School District run-off election begins Monday, officials said.
BSISD District 2 incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking her fourth term on the school board, will face challenger Pat DeAnda in the run-off. In the May 12 municipal election, Padilla received slightly more than 39 percent of the vote total, compared to Deanda receiving 37 percent.
Because neither candidate claimed a majority, a run-off was ordered.
Only those voters residing in BSISD District 2 will be eligible to cast ballots.
Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and possibly take action on a new notification system that could have Crossroads residents looking to their cell and smart phones for more than just 911 in times of emergencies.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, emergency notification systems utilizing both voice and text messages have become very popular with other Texas counties when it comes to reaching residents in times of crisis.
FORSAN â€” Like just about everyone else, Forsan Independent School District officials are having to deal with increased insurance costs.
When FISD trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, their main bit of business will be in deciding whether to absorb the latest increase in employee health insurance costs, or pass some of that hike on to staff.
Superintendent Randy Johnson said the increase in Level I (the most basic) health insurance coverage will be about $14,000.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 35, of 1114 Mulberry Ave., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ DONALD GENE KOERBER III, 25, of 500 McEwen St., was arrestee Friday on a charge of accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200.
â€˘ LETICIA CARRILLO FLORES, 33, of 1504 Lincoln, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration, no drivers license when unlicensed and fail to appear (two counts).
STANTON â€” At least three times a year, the sleepy West Texas hamlet of Stanton becomes the epicenter of the shopping world. Old Sorehead Trade Days returns Saturday and Sunday.
According to officials with the city of Stanton, a dizzying array of vendors â€” hocking everything from antiques to the latest fashions â€” will descend on the town for the weekend-long event.
Organizers, however, say it's the food that draws many Crossroads residents to the event.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ADAM ANTHONY STARR, 27, of 802 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ KATHERINE DELORIS SCAGGS, 41, of 201 N. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for failure to identify â€“ giving false information and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ JUNIOR JONES, 25, of 1710 S. Austin, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
At least two Big Spring residents were arrested in connection with an apparent drug raid executed in the 800 block of Lorilla Wednesday evening, although law enforcement officials are releasing little information in the case.
Olivia Talietha Ballin, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance â€” one gram or less and possession of marijuana â€” more than two ounces and less than four ounces.