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February 11th, 2012

Barr,McLellan file for re-election

February 11, 2012

Start the list for the upcoming board of trustees election at Howard College.
As of Thursday afternoon, Maxwell Barr — seat holder of District 4 — and Larry McLellan — trustee for District 3 — have announced they will be seeking re-election.
Barr was appointed to his current seat in February 2009 in order to fill the position of long-time board member Don McKinney, who passed away. After his fill-in term, he was elected to the position in 2010.

Police blotter

February 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DUSTY FRIAR FRIAR, 24, of 604 Drake, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• ALFONSO BACA III, 29, of 506 State, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
• EDWARD MYERS IV, 41, of 1204 Lamar, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety seat system-child under 8 years or less than 4'9” tall and no drivers license when unlicensed.

February 10th

Howard's 1962 track and field team

February 10, 2012

During halftime of Thursday's Howard College-Western Texas basketball game, members of Howard's 1962 track and field team were honored on the 50th anniversary of their national junior college title, one of three straight championships the squad earned. With members of the team behind her, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks addresses the crowd during the ceremony.

Canterbury Senior Sweetheart Dance is tonight

February 10, 2012

Calling all sweethearts.
Canterbury is having its eighth annual Senior Sweetheart Dance tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the public area at the Canterbury South building.
“This is a great opportunity for the residents to have their family come out and see where they are living,” Executive Director Shannon Nabors said. “It also provides an opportunity for the residents to go dance, have fun, hear some good music and not have to worry about driving back at night.”
Each year, according to Nabors, Cantrbury hosts two dances.

Are you ready to run for love?

February 10, 2012

Time to pull out the running shoes.
Big Spring State Park and Timing Specialists have teamed up to put on the inaugural Run 2 Love 2 Run. The Valentine’s Day themed run will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday on Scenic Mountain.
“This is an incentive for folks to stay fit,” State Park Manager Ron Alton said. “As always though, just because run is in the name doesn’t mean people can’t walk the distance if they choose to.”
Local race director Craig Felty found the inspiration from a few couples he knows who are working toward running together and staying in shape.

BSISD: Construction continues, dress code stalls

February 10, 2012

Work is moving along at the four Big Spring Independent School District elementaries under construction, trustees were told Thursday, but a proposal to implement a standardized dress code has stalled completely — at least for now.
Thursday, board members took a tour of Goliad Elementary to see just how far the construction has progressed.

February 9th

Few candidates for school board elections

February 9, 2012

School board elections are are oh the horizon for area districts, including Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton, Sands and Grady. Glasscock County ISD will not be holding school board elections until November.

Candidate filing began Tuesday throughout the Crossroads, but districts report little activity.

Master Gardener classes scheduled

February 9, 2012

For those who want to be a Master Gardener, the chance is coming.

The first class of the year will take place 5:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Horace Garrett Building Room 204 at Howard College for those wanting to receive certification to be a Master Gardener.

“They have the opportunity to register until the beginning of the class, but if they miss the first class they will have to wait until next year's sessions,” Walter Ward, Howard County Master Gardeners president, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ANGELA MARIE ROBINSON, 29, of 1600 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for tattoos prohibited for persons under 18 years of age.
• MARTY WAYNE HUCKABEE, 31, of 1309 Wright St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving without being secured by a safety belt and failure to appear (three counts).

February 8th

Oilfield explosion leads to man's death

February 8, 2012

GARDEN CITY, Texas — A Harlingen man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a high-pressure line on the oil well he was working on southwest of Garden City exploded, releasing water and acid, according to law enforcement officials.

Noe Cabriales, 51, of Harlingen, was pronounced dead at the scene by Glasscock County Justice of the Peace Kay Donna Machicek shortly after 12:30 p.m. at an oil well being operated by Laredo Petroleum Inc.

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