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February 9th, 2011
One day isn't nearly enough, but it's a start.
A little more than 300 veterans will be given the opportunity to gather together and take a free flight to Washington, to visit the World War II Memorial.
“We are losing around 1,100 WWII veterans a day,” Jeff Ballenger said. “We are aiming to raise $250,000. These flights are one way that we can pay tribute to them.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LESTER CLAUDE DUFFER, 31, of 2506 Hunter Drive, was arrested for driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ ALTHA ROY WILLIAMS, 42, of 612 Country Club Rd. Apt. F, Jacksonville, North, was arrested for public intoxication.
â€˘ ANSELMO JOEL ONTIVEROS, 25, of 4213 Hamilton, was arrested for failure to identify.
â€˘ CRISTA CAROLYN COKER, 20, of 208 Moore Rd., was arrested for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
The local Emergency Services Chaplains Corps is looking for a few good men and women to lend a hand — and a shoulder — when tragedy strikes in the Crossroads area.
Chaplain Joel Miller, who handles the training of prospective chaplains in the program, said the group is looking for area volunteers to help fill the gaps sometimes left amidst tragic situations.
Anticipating a shortage of water in the coming months, Big Spring City Council on Tuesday approved first reading of a resolution supporting and participating in a regional water education and conservation program developed and implemented by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Talks between CRMWD and its member cities have been ongoing for some time now, centering around water conservation heading into the coming summer.
With barely a quorum, the Big Spring City Council approved a measure Tuesday night that could save the municipality thousands of dollars in the coming years on general obligation bonds.
The council — with members Stephanie Horton (District 1), Manuel Ramirez Jr. (District 2) and Terry Hansen (District 6) absent — approved the ordinance on a unanimous vote, giving the city administration the go-ahead to refinance bonds in an effort to take advantage of lower interest rates.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Monday on a charge of burglary of a habitation â€“ assault.
â€˘ TAMMIE KAY ROGERS, 30, of 3410 Sherrod, was arrested Monday on a warrant for disregarding a stop sign.
â€˘ KODY CHANCE JACKSON, 25, of 3217 Fenn, was arrested Monday on warrants for speeding, failure to appear (four counts), no inspection certificate, driving while license invalid and expired license plate.
LAKE J.B. THOMAS â€” A boating accident and near-freezing temperatures took the lives of two Stanton women over the weekend.
Melody Cook, 46, and her daughter-in-law, Erin Cook, 28, died after their boat capsized Saturday during a family fishing trip at Lake J.B. Thomas.
According to investigators, the women were in a boat with Melody's husband, Kyle, and the couple's step-son, Kevin. When the boat capsized, Kevin, Melody and Erin swam for shore in the frigid water. Authorities said the temperature was about 34 degrees at the time of the accident.
No doubt, it's about trout.
And kids, of course.
The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club will stage the third Kid's Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Comanche Trail Lake. It's held at this time of year to take advantage of the lake's recent stocking of trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Ken McIntosh, pastor of the First Christian Church, Greater Rotary member and event chairman, began the tournament in 2009. The Rotary Club officially hooked the event two years ago.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 18, of 605 Highland Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ CLIFFORD LYNN WOODS, 33, of 1409 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties, driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to appear.
â€˘ ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
A reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts and/or safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City, who has been missing since Dec. 27. Call the Colorado City Police Department at (325) 728-5294 with information.