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July 28th, 2012

Aviation from a kid's point of view

July 28, 2012

The flight may be over, but the lessons learned will continue.

Hangar 25 Air Museum recently concluded its 2012 session of Kid's Klub — Flight School. According to Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger, there were 28 children involved this year in the week long journey.

Police blotter 7-28-2012

July 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 38, of 305 E. 19th, was arrested Friday on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear (two counts), no drivers license when unlicensed and warrant other agency (x2).
• JOE ROMERO GUERRA, 33, of Lubbock, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• ZEON M. HERNANDEZ, 33, of Lubbock, was arrested Friday on driving while intoxicated and possession of controlled substance less than 28 grams.

July 27th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RUDY TREVINO, 49, of Lamesa, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JACOB ALEXANDER GALAN, 22, of 1607 S. Main St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JESSICA MICHELLE CHAVERA, 31, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 201, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies and warrants for expired registration, expired driver's license and failure to appear (two counts).

Early voting for runoff election ends today

July 27, 2012

The pace has quickened a bit as early voting for Tuesday's state runoff election draws to a close.

Today is the final day for voters to cast early ballots for Tuesday's election, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

Bloom reports 227 people have cast early ballots in person and another 133 have requested mail-in ballots. She said 74 people voted Thursday, almost doubling the total of early ballots cast so far.

Voters will pick their party's nominee in five state-wide races Tuesday.

Plans for county fair being finalized

July 27, 2012

The fair is coming.

The Howard County fair will return for three days, Sept. 27, 28 and 29.

Gates will be open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

“At this time, we are trying to get the vendors lined up for this year's fair,” John Paul Nichols, Howard County Fair publicity director, said. “We are looking to draw in more than we did last year.”

July 25th

Mayor's EDC plan draws fire

July 25, 2012

Despite a strong public outcry to let the Big Spring Spring Economic Development Corporation remain a Type A agency from board members — present and former — and local residents, the city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with efforts to have the issue taken to the voters in November during a special election.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALEXANDER TAPIA, 27, of 1315 Park St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• NATHANIEL DEVON LANG, 18, of 1505 Johnson St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.
• BILLY CHRISTENSEN, 25, of Snyder, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of shoplifting (theft) – more than $50 and less than $500.
• THEFT was reported in the 400 block of S. Birdwell Lane.

July 24th

Some construction project to continue into 2013

July 24, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District is about to unveil four new elementary campuses, but that doesn't mean school construction is finished. In fact, hard hats are expected to be much in evidence for the lion's share of the coming school year.

The four new schools are undeniably the centerpieces of the $60 million project approved by voters two years ago, and their unveiling will undoubtedly be a cause for celebration by BSISD officials. That celebration begins in earnest with a series of ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled for Aug. 9.

Fire/EMS

July 24, 2012

The Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services reported the following activity:
• MEDICAL was reported in the 700 block of W. Interstate Highway 20. One person was transported to SMMC.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 600 block of Culp in Coahoma. One person was transported to SMMC.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 2000 block of Nolan. Service refused.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 1400 block of N. Highway 87. One person was transported to SMMC.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 1100 block of Lancaster. One person was transported to SMMC.

July 23rd

Mayor proposes radical change to EDC

July 23, 2012

In a surprise move pushed forward by Mayor Tommy Duncan, the Big Spring City Council is set to consider a radical reorganization and repurposing of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation that could see the dismissal of the agency's board of directors.

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