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May 1st, 2012

A/C failure forcing library to adjust hours

May 1, 2012

If you doubt the importance of air conditioning in West Texas, just drop by the Howard County Library some afternoon.

The library's air conditioning unit, which operated in fits and starts most of this spring, finally gave up the ghost for good recently, leaving the building a tad on the hot side.

Well, more than a tad, it turns out.

“It's been getting up to 83 or 84 most afternoons, and it'll only get hotter,” County Library Hollis McCright said. “It's gotten so warm that we've not had much business in the afternoon, and after 4 p.m., we're not getting anyone at all.”

Eagles lodge cook-off to benefit children's hospital

May 1, 2012

It's no secret people in the Crossroads — and West Texas, for that matter — are crazy for barbecue, and area cooks will get an opportunity to compete for the title of king of the grill Saturday as the local Eagles Lodge presents BBQ Fest.

The cook-off will feature the best and brightest local grillers and smokers as they go head to head in categories including pork ribs, chicken, brisket and jackpot beans, according to coordinator Paul Moran.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 1, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARK ANTHONY MOLINA, 47, of 2911 W. Hwy 80 226, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault family violence causes bodily injury.
• DANIEL RAY CASTILLO, 45, of 201 Ave. J, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• OLGA MARIE FLORES, 21, of 1000 E. 20th, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft between $50 and $500 from buildings.

April 30th

Two face robbery charges

April 30, 2012

A pair of Big Spring men were arrested early Sunday morning after law enforcement officials allege they were part of an aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.

Thaddeus Ontario Straughter, 21, of 1401 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two counts of aggravated robbery, according to police reports. Also arrested was Jordan Allen McLeod, 21, of 618 Tulane, who is also charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

BSHS band in concert at St. Mary’s Thursday

April 30, 2012

The Big Spring High School band is ready to put the cap on another successful year.

The band, which recently won another Sweepstakes award in University Interscholastic League competition, will perform at the annual Virgin of St. Mary's Episcopal Church Eastertide Offering concert, set for 12:05 p.m. Thursday in the the St. Mary's sanctuary.

Admission is free to concert, which is expected to last about 30 minutes, and lunch will be provided afterward.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• EDDIE GLENN OVERTON, 20, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor, evading arrest or detention and public intoxication.
• TERRY JOE CONWAY, 50, of 2001 Morrison Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• BRYAN ADAM HOLCOMB, 23, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 72, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

April 28th

Big Spring coming home reunion

April 28, 2012

A reunion for everyone was held this weekend throughout Big Spring.
The First Annual Coming Home to Big Spring Spring Picnic was held at Comanche Trail Park starting Saturday morning. From the central location, attendees dispersed throughout the community to revisit the town each once called home.
“The closer it got and everyone said they were coming, I started getting excited and said ‘I’m going, too,’” Peggy Rogers, Big Spring resident, said. “I just want to meet everyone; that is just so much fun.”

Early voting begins Monday

April 28, 2012

Early balloting in the May 12 municipal and school district elections begins Monday with a proposed multi-million dollar 4B project expected to be a driving force in voter turnout.
Early voting will take place in the Elections Administration Office — located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse — between Monday and May 8, according to Saundra Bloom, county elections administrator.
Normal voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. extended hours scheduled Tuesday and Thursday.

Pre-k registration planned at BSISD

April 28, 2012

Big Spring independent School District officials have announced registration times for parents wishing to enroll their children in 2012-2013 pre-kindergarten classes.
Pre3-K registration will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Goliad Intermediate School return, will be required.
• The family is homeless.
• Parent is a member of the U.S. armed forces (military identification will be required).
• The child has been in foster care.
The following documents will be required at registration:
• Official birth certificate.
• Immunization records.
• Child’s Social Security card.

Police blotter

April 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ADAN CHAVERA, 42, of 600 Holbert, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft less than $50, failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear.
• LORI ANN WRIGHT, 48, of 312 N. Main St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GUADALUPE JR. LOMAS JR., 40, of 1405 Nolan St., was arrested on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility and fail to appear.

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