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June 7th, 2012
Dorothy Garrett Coliseum will be seeing some new renovations soon.
Thanks to a gift of $70,000, from Mike and Sheila Abussab of Abusaab Companies â local owners of Sonic restaurants â the Jirous Foundation and Winters Family Foundation, the coliseum floor will be replaced.
âWe are thrilled to be able to make this upgrade to the coliseum,â Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College president, said. âAs this facility is used by the entire community, I know everyone will see a benefit from these generous gifts.â
The prairie dogs will be coming out of their dens to watch the 7th annual Prairie Dog Fly-In Breakfast this weekend. The fly-in is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.
âThis is something we started to give pilots a reason to come here and see our facility which in turn gave them a reason to come back,â Kelly Grant, assistant to the air park director, said.
About 100 aircrafts are expected to fly in from all over the Permian Basin, including Snyder, Lubbock, San Angelo and Midland/Odessa.
A Martin County man was sentenced to 180 days in prison â with possibly another seven-and-a-half-years to serve after that â after pleading guilty to third-degree felony charges of injury to a child in 118th District Court this week.
Dominick Robert PeÃ±a, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge during a February session of the Martin County grand jury stemming from a Nov. 8 incident that sent a 1-year-old child to the Martin County Hospital with second-degree burns over much of his body.
Plans are moving along as the 2012 Pops in the Park celebration, set July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater, gets closer.
The pre-show has been planned, the flyover has been booked and deposits have been made. However, with the event date closing in quickly, there are still a few things needed for the event from the community.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ PEDRO VALLE, 39, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ JUAN CARLOS VILLARREAL, 32, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â¢ ORLANDO LOZOYA, 24, of 5216 Treemont Ave. in Midland, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â¢ HOLSTON BANKS III, 20, of 1905 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license â when unlicensed.
A Howard County Grand Jury indicted more than two-dozen people during its Friday session, including several true bills for a Big Spring man charged with several counts of sexual misconduct.
Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, of 4302.5 S. Highway 87, was indicted on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies, according to information released Monday by the Howard County District Attorney's office.
West Texas Centers and Howard College are offering two Mental Health First Aid sessions to those interested in knowing how to respond to people with mental health problems.
Classes will be offered during a first session June 19 and 20 and a second session July 24 and 25. Each class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard College with a one-hour lunch break. To register, contact the Howard College Registrar's Office at 264-5131.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ DARRICK DEWAYNE MOSLEY, 44, of 904 S. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a charge of warrant from other agency.
â¢ TIODORO DIAZ, 44, of 807 Anna St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ KENNETH LABRON MACLIN, 55, of 1704 Scurry St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and fail to appear.
â¢ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
COLORADO CITY â Rev up the engines and get ready for the CC Riders 12th annual Car Show and Sonic Cruise this Saturday. Toss in a drive-in movie and live music and make a day of it.
Pre-registration for those wanting to enter their vehicle in the car show, accepted through Thursday, will be $20. Otherwise, entry is $25 per vehicle. Inside the Railhead Building, spots are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. There will be 20 classes and plaques will be awarded for the top three places in each.
Amateur astronomers and local residents will get a chance to turn their sights toward the heavens Saturday, June 23, as officials with the Big Spring State Park prepare for their annual Stargazing Party atop the local landmark.
âSunset 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.,â said Park Manager Ron Alton. âI'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.â