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April 3rd, 2012
The Big Spring High School Drama Department is looking to get out of its comfort zone.
For the third time in four years under current Department Director Tabatha Wright, the BSHS thespians will compete in the upcoming University Interscholastic League One Act Play Area contest, to be held April 14 in Midland.
The top two rated plays at the area contest will advance to the UIL state contest later this spring in Austin. The state contest is relatively uncharted territory for BSHS; the school has qualified for a trip to Austin once in the past decade.
Time is running out for Crossroads residents who plan to cast a ballot in this year's municipal elections but haven't yet registered to vote, as Thursday, April 12, is the last day they can file their voter registration in time, according to local election officials.
Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the deadline is quickly approaching and urges area residents to check their voter readiness in preparation for the municipal contest, which is slated for May 12.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANDY DEMOND PIPER, 25, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€˘ JIMMY FRANCIS GARRARD, 38, of 303 S.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on warrants for issuance of a bad check and theft by check â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ JOAQUIN AGUIRRE DUENEZ JR., 40, of 700 N. Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.
It may be the biggest secret in the Crossroads area, but board members of the Coahoma Development Corporation want folks to know the entity is doing its best to build Coahoma pride.
Since Oct. 1, 2010, the seven-member board has been striving to improve the quality of life for Coahoma residents.
CDC is a Type B Economic Development Corporation which was approved the voters in a May 2010 election. The voters approved the collection of an additional half-cent sales tax to be collected and used toward economic development in the community.
Welcome Home â€¦ two simple words that have come to mean so much to Vietnam veterans.
Friday, The West Texas VA Health Care System hosted the second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans program at Lone Star Aviation Hangar.
â€śVietnam was full of tragedy, full of loss and full of sadness, just as any war was,â€ť Daniel Marsh, director of West Texas VA Health Center said.
According to statistics provided that evening, more than 3 million soldiers served in the Southeast Asia theater of operations during the Vietnam conflict. Out of those soldiers, 2,338 went missing in action.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PATRICK MICHAEL SHARP, 43, of 6321 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested Sunday on three warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ AMADOR RIOS JR., 30, of 700 S. Douglas, was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact, failure to appear and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ UNIQUE CHRYSTELLE FULTZ, 21, of 1411 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of operating ATV on roadway and failure to appear.
Internationally known inspirational speaker and artist Richart Hight will be at Hall Center for the Arts in a 7 p.m. performance Monday as part of Howard College Foundation's speaker series.
The event is free to the public but a ticket is required for admission due to limited seating. Tickets can be obtained by calling Howard College at 264-5063 or by visiting the reception desk at the Old Main building on campus.
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
With reductions in deliveries recently announced by the Colorado River Municipal Water District, officials with the city of Big Spring hope new restrictions â€” which go into effect Sunday â€” will help the municipality cut its water usage by approximately 28 percent.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, municipal water customers will be going to a two-hour-a-week schedule for outdoor watering, similar to those adopted by neighboring cities also struggling with the effects of the drought.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ BRANDON THOMAS LANDO, 25, of 3200 Ave. C, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault by contact.
â€˘ VINCENT EDWARD MCVEA, 41, of 2508 Dow, was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license invalid, fail to appear (two counts), expired registration, warrant from other agency, failure to identify/fugitive give false information and driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
According to officials with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in Fort Worth, the human remains found March 20 on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark belong to an elderly man.
Linda Anderson, public information officer for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, said this week the remains appear to belong to a fully-clothed, elderly man, according to a story released this week by examiner.com