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June 5th, 2012

Mental Health First Aid classes held at college

June 5, 2012

West Texas Centers and Howard College are offering two Mental Health First Aid sessions to those interested in knowing how to respond to people with mental health problems.

Classes will be offered during a first session June 19 and 20 and a second session July 24 and 25. Each class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard College with a one-hour lunch break. To register, contact the Howard College Registrar's Office at 264-5131.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DARRICK DEWAYNE MOSLEY, 44, of 904 S. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a charge of warrant from other agency.
• TIODORO DIAZ, 44, of 807 Anna St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KENNETH LABRON MACLIN, 55, of 1704 Scurry St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and fail to appear.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 4th

CC Riders Car Show coming Saturday

June 4, 2012

COLORADO CITY — Rev up the engines and get ready for the CC Riders 12th annual Car Show and Sonic Cruise this Saturday. Toss in a drive-in movie and live music and make a day of it.
Pre-registration for those wanting to enter their vehicle in the car show, accepted through Thursday, will be $20. Otherwise, entry is $25 per vehicle. Inside the Railhead Building, spots are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. There will be 20 classes and plaques will be awarded for the top three places in each.

Sky's the limit!

June 4, 2012

Amateur astronomers and local residents will get a chance to turn their sights toward the heavens Saturday, June 23, as officials with the Big Spring State Park prepare for their annual Stargazing Party atop the local landmark.
“Sunset is approximately 9 p.m. and there will be a program as soon as it gets dark enough to see the projection, which is usually between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.,” said Park Manager Ron Alton. “I'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.”

Police beat

June 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAVIER MIRAMONTES, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 33, of 1605 Sunset, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and expired registration.
• RAYMOND EARL OVERTON, 33, of 405.5 Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 2nd

Appraisal hikes draw taxpayers' ire

June 2, 2012

Area residents who received their property tax appraisals this year may find themselves with a case of sticker shock, as officials with the Howard County Appraisal District say higher market values are driving up valuations in the Crossroads area.

According to Ronny Babcock, chief appraiser for the appraisal district, said his office is already seeing a high volume of property owners filing protests regarding their appraisals.

Rodeo parade returning this year

June 2, 2012

The parade is on again.

After a year's absence, the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo will have a parade — at a cooler time.

“One problem with the parade on Thursday afternoon was the heat this time of year,” said Chad Wash, rodeo association board member. “This year, we've put the parade back in, but moved it to Saturday morning when it's cooler.”

The rodeo opens Thursday, June 21, and ends Saturday, June 23 with nightly performances at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

Police blotter

June 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• JOE ANTHONY BUSTAMANTE, 23, of 1500 E. 57th, was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid, fail to report change of address/name, fail to appear (two counts).
• GABRIEL SOTO, 46, of 3304 W. Hwy 80 27, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), failed to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), fail to appear (four counts).

June 1st

Water safety urged

June 1, 2012

As temperatures heat up, many area residents will turn their attention to local lakes and swimming pools to try to keep cool. However, according to officials with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, fun in the water can quickly turn deadly without proper supervision.

The DFPS is kicking off a new campaign this year aptly named “Watch Kids Around Water,” which includes a summer-long ad campaign to help educate the public on the importance of supervising children around water, safety tips and other valuable information

Summer school buses ready to roll Monday

June 1, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District will hold summer school for elementary and secondary students beginning Monday and running through June 28.

Classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays, school officials said.
Elementary students will attend classes from 8 a.m. until noon at Goliad Intermediate School, while secondary students will attend classes from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Big Spring Junior High School. Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge at both campuses.

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