Archive - News Article
January 14th, 2012
A heater treater erupted into flames Saturday morning, causing a huge smoke streak across the city of Big Spring. The heater treater was located on the northwest portion of Howard County off FM 176. Howard County Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene, ensuring the fire did not spread to a nearby tank battery.
According to other media sources, three heater treaters were on fire at once. The fire has been contained and put out according to reports.
Entrants take part in the barrow competition Friday at the Howard County Junior Livestock Show. Coahoma FFA members Brody Coates and Anna Fontana show off their entries. Coatesâ€™ barrow was named champion and Fontanaâ€™s was named reserve champion of the class. The show was to wrap up with Saturdayâ€™s auction.
Nick Conner continued a family tradition.
Sebastian Hernandez started one of his own.
Motivated in different ways, both Big Spring High School Band members overcame tough competition and admitted cases of nerves to be named to the Association of Texas Small School Bands Class 3A All-State Band.
Hernandez, a senior percussionist, and Conner, a freshman trombonist, will perform with the Texas All-State Band at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio Feb. 11.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 33, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while licenses suspended/invalid with previous conviction and warrant from other agency.
â€˘ APRIL NICOLE TURNER, 17, of 4215 Hamilton St., was arrested Friday charged as a runaway.
â€˘ JUSTIN IVAN SPEER, 36, of 1608 E. Fifth St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
Calling all members.
Hangar 25 Air Museum will have its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m Thursday at the hangar.
â€śAll we ask is that people show up. They donâ€™t need to bring anything except themselves and their smiling faces,â€ť Stockburger said. â€śHowever, they might want to bring a jacket, it might be cold.â€ť
Museum hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The museum will be closed Saturdays until February.
Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at email@example.com
You child may be moving next year — to a new school, that is.
At Thursday's Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees meeting, officials unveiled new maps detailing where students in grades kindergarten through 5 will attend school starting with the 2012-2013 school year.
The new attendance zones will become a necessity next year when the district opens four new elementary campuses, shuts down Bauer Elementary and converts Kentwood Elementary to a pre-kindergarten campus.
Local public school officials are looking at a standardized dress code as one way to help improve the learning environment at Big Spring secondary campuses.
Big Spring Independent School District officials trustees vigorously debated the idea during their monthly meeting at the high school board room Thursday night.
Proponents of a standardized dress code said the plan, which would effect students in grades 6 through 12, would help build a better learning environment at the junior high and high school.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ STEVE RODRIGUEZ, 30, of 2110 Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a charge of harassment.
â€˘ CURTIS DEWAYNE WOODRUFF, 26, of 214 N. Johnson, was arrested Thursday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone (two counts), no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MANUEL GONZALES, 23, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
Goats and lambs took the stage Wednesday during the Howard County Junior Livestock Show.
In the goat division there were two classes in each weight division. Coahoma FFA member Emilee Custer was named light weight division champion. She entered two goats, one in the Class 1, which took first place and weighed 64 pounds and the other in the Class 2 which placed fourth and weighed 75 pounds.
FORSAN â€” School district trustees here are expected to approve the appointment of a School Health Advisory Council when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the administration wing board room.
SHACs are appointed to review and make recommendations on a wide variety of health-related activities, said Randy Johnson, Forsan Independent School District superintendent.