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November 25th, 2011

Police blotter

November 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER CLINT ENRIQUEZ, 29, of 4914 Wasson Rd., was arrested Thursday on charges of evading arrest or detention and possession of a controlled substance.
• IAN DYLAN HEATH, 35, of Odessa, was arrested Thursday on warrants for driving without a safety belt and failure to appear.
• CATHRYN VIERA SALAZAR, 45, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 17, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.

Gail Star lighting tonight

November 25, 2011

GAIL — The star on Gail Mountain will shine for the 18th year beginning this evening.

The 18th annual Lighting of the Star on Gail Mountain will continue the tradition at the Borden County Museum, Courthouse and Courtyard.

Attendees will be able to view the courthouse and museum starting at 5:30 p.m. with time alloted for reminiscing, fellowship, viewing and refreshments. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to visit with the children. Personal cameras are allowed.

Breakfast with Santa, parade watch a week away

November 25, 2011

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at the Heritage Museum Dec. 3.

This won’t just be a normal stop though, the Clauses will be having breakfast with the children of Big Spring, helping them decorate a gingerbread house and Christmas ornaments.

“This went over really well last year and we figured we would bring it back this year and give more kids the opportunity to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus,” said Nancy Raney, museum director.

November 23rd

Coahoma ISD names new superintendent

November 23, 2011

COAHOMA — Coahoma Independent School District officials have tabbed Amy Jacobs of Marble Falls to be their next superintendent.

Jacobs was named the “lone finalist” for the superintendent position during the CISD trustee meeting Tuesday evening. She will replace Dr. Randy Brown, who resigned earlier this year to accept a similar position with Snyder ISD.

State law requires the CISD board to wait 21 days before formally offering the job to Jacobs.

Jacobs' hiring will culminate a months-long search which attracted more than 50 applicants, CISD Board President Brian Moore said.

College enrollment up slightly

November 23, 2011

Fall enrollment news was mostly positive for Howard College, officials disclosed.

The junior college district had 4,852 students enrolled at all campuses, an increase of slightly more than 1 percent from this time last year, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.

Most of the increase can be attributed to enrollment spikes at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf and the district's Lamesa campus; enrollment at the Big Spring and San Angelo campuses were fairly static compared to the previous fall.

The bird is the word at the Salvation Army

November 23, 2011

The Big Spring Salvation Army and its team of volunteers will wrap up preparations for Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner today, as the local charity looks to celebrate the holiday with all the annual fun and fare.

According to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, preparation work for the annual meal — which began earlier this week — is expected to be completed this afternoon, but for area residents hoping to lend a helping hand this holiday, there’s still time left.

African Children's Choir to perform at First Presbyterian

November 23, 2011

Children’s voices will ring Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church when the African Children’s Choir takes the stage yet again.

The 38th African Children’s Choir has started its 2011 tour and will be stopping in Big Spring as well as Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Louisiana before the tour wraps up.

“These kids are fantastic. They are a lively, energetic bunch,” tour guidance leader Sara Gordon said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS JOE ANDERSON, 30, of 3306 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALBERT DAMARKUS SMITH, 17, of 2902 E. Cherokee, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

November 22nd

Don’t let thieves rob your holidays

November 22, 2011

As the annual holiday retail season prepares to kick off with Black Friday, area law enforcement officials are warning shoppers to be vigilant of would-be thieves and robbers when doing their Christmas shopping.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about this holiday season, just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.

St. Mary’s celebrates annual festival, 125th anniversary

November 22, 2011

St. Mary's the Virgin Episcopal Church parish ended its year-long 125th Anniversary celebration Sunday night, right back at the beginning with a packed house for the St. Andrew's Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival.

The parish kicked off its celebration at last year's St. Andrews Day, an event that draws an audience from around West Texas, and wrapped up by celebrating another milestone, the 10th anniversary of the popular festival to celebrate the domination's historical ties to the Scottish Church.

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