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July 20th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL SCOTT WATTS, 27, of 303 Vikki Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of failure to display court order (occupational license).
• NANCY ANN ARENIVAZ, 45, of 910 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 19th

Ferguson tabbed as new fire chief

July 19, 2012

City officials announced this week Craig Ferguson will step in as fire chief for the Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, taking over for Brian Jensen, who retired from the position in January.

Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua made the announcement Wednesday, ending the search that began when Jensen retired after more than 23 years with the BSFD.

According to Fuqua, Ferguson was chosen by the Big Spring Selection Committee for the position from more than 28 applicants.

Coahoma ISD wrangling with shortfall

July 19, 2012

COAHOMA — School officials here are trying to be creative in dealing with an anticipated budget shortfall.

With Coahoma Independent School District expecting to lose more than $275,000 in state revenue support this coming fiscal year, administrators are looking for ways to save money while maintaining current programs and services.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CORY JOHN DEWART, 21, of Childress, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ARTHUR LYNN RICHARDSON, 48, of 906 S. Douglas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GUADALUPE DEANDA, 24, of 1211 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on five warrants from other agencies.
• DOLORES MORA JENNINGS, 25, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• THEFT was reported:

July 18th

Scouting Fire and Emergency Post starting at BSFD here

July 18, 2012

Interested in learning about a career in firefighting and emergency services?

Want to participate in firefighting training and riding along on calls? The Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring program at the Big Spring Fire Department may be for you.

Fire and Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 18, 2012

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Tuesday and early today (Note: The county detention center reported 76 prisoners):

• ROBIN LEON JORDAN, 44, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON LYNN WHITE, 24, was jailed on a charge of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
• RICARDO ARTEMYO URANGA SR., 53, was jailed on a bench warrant.
• WILLIAM JEROD FRANKS, 35, was jailed on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender regulations/registration.
• REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 28, was jailed on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear.

July 17th

ISD offers single-stop registration

July 17, 2012

Call it one-stop registration.

Parents of students new to the local school district will no longer have to visit multiple campuses to get their children registered, thanks to a move Big Spring Independent School District to consolidate those services under one roof.

The result is the Student Records and Registation office, located at the old Goliad Intermediate campus.

2 sign for Ranger debate program

July 17, 2012

Two 2012 Big Spring High School graduates, Seth Trevino and Shawn Adams, have been accepted as members of the newly formed debate program at Ranger College.

"We're glad to have Big Spring represented on our roster." Jason Jordan, coach of the Ranger College team, said, "Big Spring has developed a reputation for producing successful debaters who are competitive both regionally and nationally."

With next year being the first year debate is offered at Ranger College, Trevino and Adams will be on the ground floor of what should be a quality program.

July 16th

Under West Texas Skies here Friday

July 16, 2012

Splishin' and a splashin' will be taking place at 5, 6 and 10 Under West Texas Skies.
The Big Spring Family Aquatic Center will be the setting for the 2012 Newswest 9 Under West Texas Skies wrap up. The events are set to start at 4 p.m. Friday 20 and continue until 10 p.m.
“For the past several years, we have been the last stop on the week-long journey and this year we are wrapping things up on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts,” Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.

Big Brothers gearing up here

July 16, 2012

A little support please?
That is the call from those wanting to start a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in the Big Spring area. Fundraisers are getting underway, with hopes of being able to bring the mentor program to the area. The first fundraiser —community garage sale — will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.

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