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COAHOMA — The Coahoma City Council is taking a “slow and steady” approach to adopting the first-ever zoning maps for this community.
The council tabled plans to vote on adopting the maps during its Thursday meeting, giving city officials more opportunities to fine-tune the proposal and address concerns raised by residents during a series of public meetings on the subject.
Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department Narcotics Division made two more arrests Thursday afternoon, bringing this week's total to 19 collars since local, state and federal law enforcement agencies began rounding up alleged traffickers earlier this week.
Dijuan Ausbie, 23, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Also arrested was Tina Ausbie, 24, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ THOMAS RAY CAMARILLO, 38, of 413 S. Fifth St. in Coahoma, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ STEVEN VALENCIA GAMBOA, 28, of 506 N. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and expired registration.
â€˘ JULIAN JAY TORRES, 18, of 500.5 N.W. Seventh St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
More than a dozen arrests were made Wednesday during a drug sweep carried out through Big Spring by local, state and federal law enforcement officers, which also netted a large quantity of drugs and cash.
Those arrested include:
â€˘ Laquanthus Lamar Randall, 21, of 2524 Hunter, possession of a controlled substance â€“ probation revocation.
â€˘ Ruby G. Hernandez, 28, of 1401 Dixie, delivery of marijuana.
â€˘ Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, of 505 Young St., delivery of a controlled substance.
â€˘ John Allen Silen, 20, of 3224 Cornell, manufacture/delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
When little Celestina Vela decided to spread some Christmas cheer, she didn't mess around.
Celestina, a 6-year-old first-grader at Bauer Elementary, was so moved by the plight of soldiers who will have to spend Christmas away from home that she decided to do something to cheer them up.
So she sent them Christmas cards â€” lots and lots of Christmas cards.
Over the course of a few weeks, Celestina and her family collected more than 1,000 holiday greeting cards to send to U.S. military personnel serving overseas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JONATHAN MICHAELS SHORTEN, 24, of Houston, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ CLARISSA DEAN, 32, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 2, was arrested Wednesday on six warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ JESSEE CASTUITO DELEON JR., 43, of 1705 Highway 176, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
A search warrant executed in the 1600 block of Lark Street late Tuesday afternoon yielded two arrests and a substantial amount of narcotics, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.
Gabriel Aguilar, 34, of 1612 Lark, was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance â€“ more than 400 grams. Also arrested was Jesse Deleon, 43, of Big Spring, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
For those currently hoping the city of Big Spring might be sitting atop a hidden, plentiful aquifer of ground water, much like an oasis amid drought-stricken West Texas, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Engineer Butch Davis laid those hopes to rest during Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting of the city council.
Davis, working under contract with the city to develop a emergency water supply plan, said the Crossroads area â€” much like the rest of the Permian Basin â€” is just as parched and dry underground as it is above.
While the fact officials with the city of Big Spring are eyeing an $11 million overhaul of municipal water and waste water facilities may not come as a surprise to area residents, how Mayor Tommy Duncan currently proposes the city pay for those improvements just might.
Ready â€¦ set â€¦ light.
The Festival of Lights will light up Comanche Trail Park starting Thursday.
The annual trail of lights will be illuminated in the park each night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Dec. 31. Last year, more than 20,000 people came from 38 states and 14 countries to view the lights.
â€śI am hoping to have 25,000 people come through this year,â€ť said Pat Simmons, Festival of Lights founder.