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February 1st, 2012

Chamber names man, woman of the year

February 1, 2012

The winners have been announced …

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year — Marc Marchesseault and Sherry Hodnett — have been on board with hometown pride all year long.

The two, along with Hero of the Year, were recognized Tuesday at the annual Chamber banquet.

Marchesseault not only made his contributions while serving at Webb Air Force Base, but returned to Big Spring after his military career and continued giving to the community.

“I never met a person so adept at hiding civic accomplishments,” a nomination letter said about Marchesseault.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 1, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KEVIN GLENN CATE, 39, 3227 Cornell, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for duty on striking fixture or landscape.
• YVONNE RODARTE, 33, of 2532 Fairchild, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JAMERE RAYSHAD COOPER, 23, of 3706 Boulder Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• RIANNON LEE HENSON, 27, of 2001 S. Monticello, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for speeding.

January 31st

Bonura steps in as interim SWCID provost

January 31, 2012

Longtime friend and supporter of SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, Dominick “Dom” Bonura, will be stepping in as the interim provost at the SWCID campus effective immediately.

Structure fire suspicious, fire marshal says

January 31, 2012

The fire that destroyed a home in the 400 block of Lancaster late Saturday night has been ruled suspicious, according to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, but the cause remains under investigation.

Condray said the home, which was located at 404 Lancaster and had been vacant for several years, was a total loss.

“The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. There had been transient activity through the home for several years,” Condray said. “It's being treated as a suspicious fire at this time.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

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.

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