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April 27th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• CARLOS SANTANA YANEZ, 34, of Winters, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRANCISCO JAVIER PEREZ, 24, of Winters, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MARIO RODRIGUEZ, 33, of Winters, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RICKY RICARDO LOPEZ, 22, of 601 Caylor Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Trade shows offers plenty for weekend

April 27, 2012

Tack another thing to do on your list this weekend. Dee's Trade Show is returning to the Howard County Fairbarn Saturday and Sunday. Doors will open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.

“There will once again be unique items as well as homemade items,” Denise McComb, co-founder of Dee's Trade Show, said.

CASA promotes child abuse awareness

April 27, 2012

Unfortunately, child abuse is an everyday occurrence, even in West Texas.

A World for Children partnered Wednesday with CASA of West Texas to hold a balloon release and awareness event on the courthouse lawn.

“This is one of the ways we can promote awareness and allow the community to become more involved,” Tracy Fryar, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program director, said.

April 26th

Spark believed to be cause of fire

April 26, 2012

Volunteer firefighters battled a blaze west of Big Spring Wednesday that scorched hundreds of acres but did not result in any injuries or significant property damage.

A spark from a passing train is the likely cause of the fire, which began around noon Wednesday near Bates Road just west of the Big Spring city limits.

“After that, the winds picked up the fire and pushed it in several directions,” said Tommy Sullivan, chief of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.

College testing water wells

April 26, 2012

Part of Howard College's effort to reduce its reliance of city water supplies has become reality.

After several long months of testing and drilling, the college's Big Spring campus now has water wells that are operational and tied into the existing underground irrigation loop that previously carried raw water from CRMWD.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE LUIS RIVERA, 24, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 303, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MELVIN RAY DICKERSON JR., 20, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and bail jumping – failure to appear.
• DONALD RAY RODDY, 49, of Marlin, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• STOLEN VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of S. Bell.

April 25th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 37, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 34, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JESSIE RAGELIO GAMEZ, 28, of 1605 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belt – child under 17 years of age, failure to appear (two counts) and driving while license invalid.
• JONATHAN ARISPE, 20, of 1325 Pine St. in Colorado City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of theft of service – more than $20 and less than $500.

Citzens speak in favor of 4B project during public hearing

April 25, 2012

If Tuesday night's public hearing is any indication, Crossroads residents are firmly behind the 4B project to overhaul the municipality's water and wastewater facilities using up to $13 million in economic development funding set to go before voters next month.

More than a half-dozen area residents spoke in favor of the project during Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, which held a public hearing regarding the proposed project.

City, Alon OK water agreement

April 25, 2012

After more than a month of negotiations, it appears the city of Big Spring and Alon USA — owner of the Big Spring Refinery — have been able to reach an agreement on raw water costs and price structures, as the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new contract between the two entities.

The contract — which was originally signed in 1957 — has been updated during the years, with the most recent revision in 1997, when it was agreed the oil company would reimburse the city the same price it paid to the water district, plus 5 cents.

April 24th

Cassatt String Quartet coming to Odessa

April 24, 2012

The New York-based Cassatt String Quartet will perform its sixth annual mini-residency, entitled “Cassatt in the Basin,” Sunday through Saturday, May 5, designed to give area students the opportunity to study with artist-teachers and develop chamber music audiences of the future.

According to Lynda L.Ciolek, spokesperson for the Quartet, the program — sponsored by the Ector County Independent School District's Education Foundation — continues work begun by the Cassatt String Quartet in November 2007.

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