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June 14th, 2012
And two more makes a full board.
During the most recent board meeting of United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, two new board members were sworn in for three-year terms. New members are Conoco Phillips employee Jason Brock and Sherry Hodnett of Home Hospice.
â€śWe are very pleased to welcome Sherry and Jason to the board and are excited to see what new ideas they will be bringing,â€ť said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director.
The remainder of the meeting consisted of routine items, including acceptance of minutes and financials as well as other housekeeping items.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICKIE DELL HAIR, 38, of 1007 S. Nolan St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ STEPHEN GAY, 28, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ JOHNNY LAVELL GREEN, 49, of 1111 N. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
A Big Spring man was injured and taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock as a result of a fire reported early Monday morning in the 1100 block of Jeffery Road.
According to Tommy Sullivan, HCVFD chief, the fire was reported just after 1 a.m. at 1107 Jeffery Rd., located in southern Howard County.
Any worries the Big Spring Aquatics Center would lose its allure to area water-seekers after its opening year can be safely placed to rest, as the facility continues to draw capacity-level crowds with the beginning of its second season.
The aquatic center â€” which opened last summer to fill the void left when the municipal swimming pool was shut down because it failed to meet state and federal regulations â€” has opened its 2012 season to much fanfare, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID REY GONZALES JR., 24, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 112, was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
â€˘ ROBERTO DUTCHOVER PEREZ, 49, of 1511 S. Runnels, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LATONYA KEYUNNA CUBIT, 31, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
Recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area â€” along with increased water conservation efforts â€” has likely added another two to three months to the dangerously short lifespan of the local water district's lone surviving reservoir, according to officials.
According to John Grant, Colorado River Municipal Water District general manager, the recent rainfall has done little to improve low reservoir levels at Lake Thomas and Lake Spence, but Lake Ivie saw a considerable gain from Mother Nature's gift.
Music, fun, food â€” and pigs.
Funtastic Fourth organizers are promising a little bit of everything when the annual event returns later this month and they apparently are making good on their vow.
The Downtown Revitalization Association Presents the 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth will be held from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday, June 30 in Big Spring's downtown area, and events include live music, give-aways, food, and, as a new twist, pig races.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 31, of 1505 Robin St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DERRIC LOUIS KAPCHINSKI, 25, of Vernon, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of racing on highway.
â€˘ JAMES LESLIE INGRAM, 44, of 704 Highland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ MARIA VERONICA RODRIGUEZ, 31, of 3010 Cherokee, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired registration (two counts).
Early voting for the June 23 Big Spring Independent School District run-off election begins Monday, officials said.
BSISD District 2 incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking her fourth term on the school board, will face challenger Pat DeAnda in the run-off. In the May 12 municipal election, Padilla received slightly more than 39 percent of the vote total, compared to Deanda receiving 37 percent.
Because neither candidate claimed a majority, a run-off was ordered.
Only those voters residing in BSISD District 2 will be eligible to cast ballots.
Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and possibly take action on a new notification system that could have Crossroads residents looking to their cell and smart phones for more than just 911 in times of emergencies.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, emergency notification systems utilizing both voice and text messages have become very popular with other Texas counties when it comes to reaching residents in times of crisis.