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March 17th, 2012

Tumbleweed guest speaker at museum's annual meeting

March 17, 2012

Heritage Museum is all about sharing the town’s history. So it only makes sense its 42nd annual meeting will contain pieces of history.
During the meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Museum lobby, Tumbleweed Smith will be the keynote speaker.
“I have lived here for many years and had the privilege of speaking to several notables. The program will include voices of those who had a part in founding Big Spring,” Smith said.

Don't vote

March 17, 2012

FORSAN — It appears there won’t be a trustee election in Forsan Independent School District this year.
When the FISD board holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, it is expected to officially cancel the election scheduled for May.
Forsan ISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said the election will be called off because there will be no contested races on the ballot.

March 16th

United Way applications due May 4

March 16, 2012

Just as the community is important to the continuance of the United Way, the agencies are important to the purpose supported by the United Way.

“We wouldn't be able to provide the help we do if it weren't for the community support, but then again we wouldn't be needed if there weren't agencies needing our support,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• VIVIANA DANIELLA SARMIENTO, 29, of 1405 Park St., was arrested Thursday on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and possession of a controlled substance.
• NOELIA CARRILLO, 38, of 1733 Purdue, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• MONA ALICIA SALDANA, 26, of 1400 Virginia, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

March 15th

Hoops, Dreams and Goals tournament set March 30

March 15, 2012

The thump, thump of basketballs can be heard across gyms around the country as tournaments ranging from the Big East to the Big XII get underway. But the thump, thump, thump of basketballs can also be heard in small recreation centers and outside courtyards across rural West Texas as participants in the upcoming Hoops, Dreams and Goals practice their jump shots for the annual hoopfest.

The Eighth Hoops Dreams and Goals 2012 competition is scheduled March 30 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Lions Club, Dr. Marshall keeping an eye on youth

March 15, 2012

The view through a child's eye is important and the Lions Club is doing its part to ensure that vision isn't hindered.

“The goal of the Lion's Club has always been to help people, especially children, who have vision problems,” Tommy Mills, Lions Club member, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LEE TORRES ESCOBAR, 33, of 811 E. 16th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRODIE LEE DUNN, 32, of 1706 Young St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JASON ORTEGA, 30, of 1208 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• RACHEL NIKOLE GONZALES, 22, of 2330 N. Highway 208 Apt. 14 in Colorado City, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

March 14th

Booth space available for health fair

March 14, 2012

There is still time to get a booth for the 30th annual health fair. The theme this year — Pearls of Wisdom of Good Health — is aimed at celebrating the past 30 years. Once again, the fair will take place at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum from 8 a.m. until noon April 14.

Police Beat

March 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
•VERONICA HALARIO MARTINEZ, 29, of 1002 N. Main 46, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for fail to appear (two counts), expired registration and failed to maintain financial responsibility.
• JOHN WILLIAM SALAZAR, 36, of 4215 Calvin St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by threat, fail to appear, harassment (two counts) and warrant from other agency (three counts).

More water restrictions expected

March 14, 2012

It appears the city of Big Spring will have to start off its summer watering season a bit on the dry side, as City Manager Gary Fuqua told the council Tuesday night municipal water customers will be asked to cut their water usage even more than this time last year.
Fuqua said the city has received a letter from the Colorado City Municipal Water District laying out its alloted water deliveries for the summer months.

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