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February 24th, 2011
Big Spring Independent School District spellers are hoping seven is a very lucky number this weekend.
BSISD will be represented by seven youngsters when they participate in the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Midland College campus.
The seven students qualified for Saturday's event by winning spelling contests at their respective campuses, said Robin Ritchey, BSISD spelling bee coordinator.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ DEBRA DENISE AUSBIE, 49, of 1501 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ AMANDA LEOS, 27, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for open container in a motor vehicle â passenger.
â¢ DOUGLAS ARNOLD, 36, of 405 W. Seventh St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ RICKY RICARDO LOPEZ, 21, of 601 Caylor, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
A Mississippi man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday morning near the 184 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20.
Emergency personnel — including the Big Spring Fire Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety — responded to the crash, which happened near the highway overpass east of Exit 184, at approximately 10 a.m.
According to DPS Trooper Jared Bratcher, who is in charge of the investigation, the victim was 43-year-old Charles Corbin of Gulfport, Miss.
A new future is under construction.
Lee George Construction began work on the new Boys and Girls Club building Tuesday. Expected time frame for completion is six to eight months.
“Despite several major technical challenges which have delayed the start of construction, the Salvation Army is now confident that we can provide the community of Big Spring the best building possible,” Capt. Edgar Cheshire, commanding officer of the Big Spring Salvation Army, said.
The Big Spring City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would — by constitutional amendment — outlaw unfunded or under-funded mandates in the Lone Star State.
Specifically, the amendment would prohibit unfunded and underâfunded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.
A search of the Big Spring Landfill Tuesday by law enforcement officials failed to turn up new evidence in the case of missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, the Colorado City teen who has been missing nearly two months now.
The Big Spring Police Department, along with investigators from other law enforcement officials from the surrounding area, used dogs to search the facility for anything tied to the girl's disappearance.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 49, of 821 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â¢ ROY JUNIOR HULIN, 50, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 105, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
â¢ GERALD RAY KING, 31, of 2512 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance.
â¢ THEFT was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
If Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan and his band of firefighters seem a bit weary these days, there's good reason.
The volunteer fire department has been called to numerous grass fires — despite an ongoing county-wide burn ban.
It may be a touchy subject, but they are Ballsy enough to handle it — pun intended.
The Ballsy Cancer Society of America is a new foundation aimed at educating the public, especially males ages 15-40, about testicular cancer.
“At this point, there is nothing else like this out there,” Jennifer Hedges, founder of Ballsy, said. “There is nothing in America that focuses on research and education.”
Hedges understands the need for education on this issue, after witnessing the journey her husband, Brady has had to travel.
Big Spring elementary students will show off their singing skills during the annual All-City Choir concert, set for 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.
Admission is free to the event.
The All-City Choir is comprised of 120 BSISD students in grades 4 through 6 who were selected for the honor by their respective music teachers, BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O’Brien said.
The group, which will be conducted by Junior High Choir Director Randall Capshaw, will perform about seven American folk music selections, she added.