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July 21st, 2012
Slip on the boots and put on the bling for a second go-round.
The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County will be hosting its 68th annual campaign kick-off â Boots and Bling â at the Big Spring Country Club at 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
âItâs hard to believe itâs that time again, but here we are,â Executive Director Sandy Stewart said. âLast year we had a lot of success with the event and we decided âwhy mess with a good thing?â We are doing it again and offering the community another chance to enjoy all that we had to offer last year as we kick off the 2013 campaign.â
Itâs certainly the last thought any student in the Crossroads area wants to consider right now, but thereâs little doubt itâs just over the horizon â the return to school.
And while the trek back to classes may elicit groans about teachers and books from students, it will leave many parents in a fiscal pinch as they try to pay for their childrenâs school supplies, a task the Big Spring Salvation Army is hoping to step in and assist with.
The Big Spring Police reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â¢ ANGIE KATHERINE MOORE, 41, of 1530 Forest Lane S Ste. G, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ JORGE LUIS GOMEZ, 21, of 508 State, was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication and resist arrest search or transport.
The McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark will quickly turn into a beehive of activity this weekend, as the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Competition looks to take to the skies Sunday through Saturday, July 28.
The Big Spring Airport and local airpark have been the backdrop for a number of world and national championship hang gliding competitions hosted by the U.S. Hang Gliding Championships, drawing hundreds of competitors from all over the world.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ MICHAEL SCOTT WATTS, 27, of 303 Vikki Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of failure to display court order (occupational license).
â¢ NANCY ANN ARENIVAZ, 45, of 910 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
City officials announced this week Craig Ferguson will step in as fire chief for the Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, taking over for Brian Jensen, who retired from the position in January.
Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua made the announcement Wednesday, ending the search that began when Jensen retired after more than 23 years with the BSFD.
According to Fuqua, Ferguson was chosen by the Big Spring Selection Committee for the position from more than 28 applicants.
COAHOMA â School officials here are trying to be creative in dealing with an anticipated budget shortfall.
With Coahoma Independent School District expecting to lose more than $275,000 in state revenue support this coming fiscal year, administrators are looking for ways to save money while maintaining current programs and services.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ CORY JOHN DEWART, 21, of Childress, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â¢ ARTHUR LYNN RICHARDSON, 48, of 906 S. Douglas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ GUADALUPE DEANDA, 24, of 1211 Lloyd, was arrested Wednesday on five warrants from other agencies.
â¢ DOLORES MORA JENNINGS, 25, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault â family violence.
â¢ THEFT was reported:
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The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Tuesday and early today (Note: The county detention center reported 76 prisoners):
â¢ ROBIN LEON JORDAN, 44, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ BRANDON LYNN WHITE, 24, was jailed on a charge of open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
â¢ RICARDO ARTEMYO URANGA SR., 53, was jailed on a bench warrant.
â¢ WILLIAM JEROD FRANKS, 35, was jailed on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender regulations/registration.
â¢ REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 28, was jailed on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear.