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September 8th, 2011
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ASHLEY RENEE GARCIA, 18, of 1002 N. Gregg, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and a local warrant for theft â€“ shoplifting.
â€˘ DANIEL RIOS, 25, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Thursday on charges of criminal mischief, evading arrest or detention, resisting arrest, search or transportation and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1400 block of Park.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1300 block of Madison.
Water and education were the topics of choice during Tuesday’s town hall meeting with Kel Seliger, as the District 31 state senator discussed the results of the recent legislative session and what it could mean for rural West Texas.
Seliger said the necessity of water is something the legislature is paying close attention to, especially in parched West Texas.
The G.C. Broughton Foundation is once again partnering with Howard College to fund the construction of an agriculture facility estimated at approximately $685,000.
The gift will fund the construction of Phase II of the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.
The current agriculture pavilion was funded by the G. C. Broughton Foundation in November 2010. Phase II will continue the development of the original designs to include an enclosed formal show barn and pens.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ARLINDA ROSALES SMITH, 60, of 2002 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of silent or abusive calls to 911 service.
â€˘ ENRIQUE MARTINEZ ALVAREZ JR., 48, of 823 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
After weeks of foundation work, construction is starting to go vertical on Big Spring Independent School District construction projects.
The most visible sign of progress in the $60 million renovation of BSISD's infrastructure is at the site of the new Goliad and Washington elementary campuses, where the walls of the new buildings began going up last week. And school officials promise that is only the beginning.
There's a new face at Hangar 25.
Genevieve Stockburger, a recent Texas Tech University graduate, has stepped in as the new museum administrator.
Stockburger who graduated this past August with her masters degree in museum science officially accepted the keys to the Hangar Friday morning.
“I was presented with the opportunity to impact a smaller community than Lubbock, with a profound historical base and I took it,” Stockburger said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 33, of 601 State, was arrested Saturday on warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call, failure to appear and assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ RENE RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 1312 Sycamore, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no seat belt and open container â€“ passenger.
As West Texans try desperately to conserve water in the face of the ongoing drought, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say they have been forced to stop pumping water from Lake Spence, the second reservoir from its system to fall prey to the lack of rain.
Located in Robert Lee, Lake Spence is currently at 0.5 percent capacity, according to CRMWD officials. Spence is the second reservoir to reach critical levels for the water district, with Lake Thomas â€” currently at 2.21 percent of capacity â€” having been out of commission since December 2008.
Times may be tough, but with a little help itâ€™s possible to make it through.
Isaiah 58, along with numerous other food pantries in the area, has been hard hit with a shortage of supply. In fact, because of higher grocery prices and fewer food and monetary donations, many food banks have been turning families away or closing altogether.
When the historic Settles Hotel once again opens its doors to the Crossroads area in less than a year, it will be Austin-based management and consulting firm La Corsha Hospitality Group at the helm.
According to Big Spring native Brint Ryan â€” founder and CEO of Ryan LLC and the investor currently driving the ongoing restoration of the downtown landmark â€” the hotel is expected to re-open during the first quarter of 2012, with the Austin firm prepared to take the lead in marketing and managing the facility.