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March 12th, 2012
By AMANDA MORENO
The train is coming.
Big Spring Rail System, operated by Transport Handling Specialists, is one of 12 rail line projects across the United States receiving funding from the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Line Relocation and Improvement grant program.
A long-standing family business has shut its doors after 52 years.
Hermanâs Restaurant, located at 1601 S. Gregg, no longer displays their daily special on the sign outside, instead it simply reads ââFor Sale.â
âThereâs not much of a story as to why we are closing,â said Homer Wilkerson, Hermanâs Restaurant owner. ââIâm 73 years old and among other factors it had just reached a point where it became too big of a challenge.â
Hermanâs had come to be a place that held many memories, not only for the family but also for residents of Big Spring.
The good news: The energy boom is providing jobs and a better economy throughout West Texas, including the Crossroads area.
The bad news: The heavy trucks are taking a toll on county roads.
âItâs one of your better problems to have, but itâs a problem, nonetheless,â said County Judge Mark Barr, who plans to address the situation with Howard County Commissioners Court members Monday.
âAt some point in time, the roads will have to be repaired, so weâre going to address that. Itâs time,â said Barr.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â˘ BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 50, of 821 W. Eighth, was arrested Friday on charges of display fictitious license plate and warrant from other agency.
â˘ STEVE ALLAN HANNABASS, 54, of 5104 Dawson Rd, was arrested Friday on a warrant for theft of more than $1,500 two or more convictions any theft/all other (two counts).
â˘ JEREMY JED FELTS, 33, of 1411 Virginia was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
The Texas Ethics Commission has begun an investigation into a complaint by a local resident that a trio of Big Spring City Council members accepted illegal campaign donations while running for municipal office.
According to reports filed with TEC, complaints have been filed against Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez and District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan by local resident Joyce Crooker.
Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office euthanized one horse and seized nearly a dozen others from a home in the 100 block of Carey this week after they acted on a citizen complaint the animals weren't being properly cared for.
Sheriff Stan Parker said deputies responded to a complaint Wednesday at a home located just past the city limits.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ ANDREW JOHN ROSENBERG, 40, of 303 E. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ JUAN ANTONIO SALAZAR, 18, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â˘ SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 23, of 606 Steakley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of controlled substance between one and four grams and possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
Local Law enforcement officials say they managed to clear more than 550 warrants and collect more than $100,000 in fines during this year's statewide warrant roundup, which ended in late February.
Municipal Judge Timothy Green said his office â working in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office â participated in the annual event in an effort to help clear longstanding warrants from the city and county roles.
The Kiwanis Club of Big Spring will host its annual pancake supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Howard College Cafeteria.
âThis is a long-standing tradition. We have people who remember having their grandparents take them and they have taken their children and grandchildren,â pancake supper co-chair Ann Duncan said.
Money raised during the eventwill be used throughout the year by the local Kiwanis group to help fund its service projects. The projects involve the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and the Westside Community Daycare Center.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ JOHN JAY FLORES, 40, of 1207 Frazier, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â˘ TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to obtain Texas driver's license within 90 days and no driver's license â when unlicensed.
â˘ PAMMY SUE PUGA, 46, of 1411 Settles, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft â shoplifting.