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June 22nd, 2012

Sky's the limit Saturday

June 22, 2012

Area residents will get an opportunity to enjoy the rings of Saturn this weekend — compliments of the Big Spring State Park — as the local facility prepares to host its annual Stargazing Party atop Scenic Mountain Saturday.

“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/Sheriff/EMS

June 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEAN LOUISE NOGGLER, 41, of 800 Settles, was arrested Thursday on warrants for stop, stand or park within an intersection and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• BOBBY HAROLD DAVIS, 37, of 3303 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• MANUEL ROMERO LOZANO III, 39, of 2504 Chanute, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant from another agency.

June 21st

Local man pleads to sex abuse charges

June 21, 2012

A Big Spring man pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse of a child (continuous) – age 14 years or less in Collins County last week, with sentencing in the case slated for Aug. 9, according to court records.

Michael Dale Hodnett, 48, formerly of Farmersville, Texas, and currently residing at 301 W. Robinson, was arrested July 13, 2010, by the Howard County Sheriff's Office on a Collin County warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

New Coahoma principal hails from Eastland

June 21, 2012

COAHOMA — School district officials here have filled one administrator position and are zeroing in on filling another.

Coahoma Independent School District Superintendent Amy Jacobs said today that Brett Ramsey, who has been middle school principal at Eastland ISD the past five years, has been hired to be the new principal at Ethridge Junior High School.

Ramsey succeeds Ted Hallford, who served as junior high school principal for one year.

Jacobs was enthusiastic about Ramsey's hiring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ADAM MARCUS ORRANTIA, 24, of 500 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and three warrants from other agencies.
• JOSEPH ALTON MURLEY, 33, of 1405 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 20th

United Way 'adds' another agency

June 20, 2012

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County has announced the new list of agencies — 16 to be exact — for 2013.
The board of directors decided to accept the previous 15 agencies with the inclusion of one more agency for the upcoming campaign.

“We will still be serving the same agencies as we did last year, but this year we have added the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club as two separate entities, bringing our total number of agencies to 16 instead of 15,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.

79th Big Spring Rodeo opens Thursday

June 20, 2012

Dust off your hat and pull up your boots, it's rodeo time in Big Spring.
The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo makes its 79th run beginning Thursday in the historic Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

Featuring the nation's top professional cowboy and cowgirl performers in the arena and country star Aaron Watson on stage, the annual event will continue through Saturday night. Gates open at 7 each evening with the grand entry to get under way at 8. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children in advance and $12 and $8 at the gate. Box seats are available for $250.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• EDWARD GARCIA JR., 33, of 642 Manor Lane, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• JERRY MITCHELL MARCON, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 55, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2500 block of Chanute.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 4200 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 900 block of Settles.

June 19th

Portion of Birdwell Lane closed for repairs

June 19, 2012

Motorists traveling along Birdwell Lane this week are being asked to use caution and have some patience, as one of the southbound lanes of the thoroughfare from Sunset to 11th Place will be closed for repairs.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the street repairs are part of the city of Big Spring's recent waterline replacement project that began on Third and Fourth streets and recently made its way out to Birdwell Lane.

Runoff generates yawns, few votes

June 19, 2012

The runoff election to select a new Big Spring Independent School District trustee is attracting next to no attention from voters so far.

With early voting for Saturday's runoff ending today, only 10 ballots have been cast in the runoff, which will select the school district's District 2 trustee.

Incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking a fourth term on the board, is facing challenger Pat DeAnda in the election.

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