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April 5th, 2011
One day he just decided to start walking.
George Throop decided that it was time to answer a calling, step out of the normal and do something different than his usual day-to-day life.
“I was manager of security of a high-rise building and it took care of my needs, but I wanted something more,” Throop said.
If helping others appeals to you, here's something of interest. The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Crossroads area.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY DON BROOKS, 21, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 27, of 1409 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense and driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ AVERY BROOKS, 17, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
That's the reasoning behind Kid Print, just one of the activities available Saturday at Health Fair 2011.
â€śIn today's world, who knows what is going to happen?â€ť said Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness. â€śThis is an excellent way to document your child in case something ever does happen.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARCUS EMORY STURGILL, 22, of 1216 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ CASEY RAY BRACKETT, 19, of 1204 Pennsylvania, was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ LEONARD RAY DEANDA, 19, of Abilene, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 20, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 154, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
A whole lot of trash makes a huge success.
Saturday was the Don't Mess With Texas annual Trash Off. The turnout included more young people than in past years, according to Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons.
â€śThis year was a huge success, especially because of the youth,â€ť said Simmons, member of Keep Big Spring Beautiful, which sponsored the event locally.
Big Spring High School will send a dozen or more students to University Interscholastic League Region I Academic Contest, set for April 15-16 on the Texas Tech University campus.Students advanced from the District 5-3A contest last week.
Spring cleaning will take on a whole new scope in the Crossroads area Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the community during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.
“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each state scheduled for a clean-up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.
Progress reports — all positive — dominated a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation this week.
Board members received an update from Howard College representative Kinsey Hansen concerning a technical program curriculum started in late 2009.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AMANDA NICOLE EDMONDSON, 22, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired license plate, failure to appear (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ JOHN MICHAEL EDMONDSON, 38, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license invalid, assault â€“ family violence (two counts and criminal mischief.