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July 21st, 2011

Industry on stage in Chamber program

July 21, 2011

Industry takes center stage Aug. 10 as the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce gets ready to present the third program in its State of the Community series in the Howard College Cactus Room.

Representatives from Alon USA, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the GEO Group Inc. and WETT — Wind Energy Transmission Texas — will be part of the program. Also scheduled is a presentation on Scenic Mountain Medical Center, which was originally scheduled for Part 2 of the series, but was delayed because of a scheduling conflict.

Salvation Army preparing for back-to-school drive

July 21, 2011

The Salvation Army is kicking off its Back to School Drive.

The program is aimed at providing local, low-income school age children and their families with essential supplies as the school year approaches. “

We are looking to the generosity of the community to be able to help with this year's program,” Maj. Orville Chambless said.

According to Chambless, the program is set to help an estimated 400 students, depending on the donations received.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES WILLIAM HALE JR., 58, of 1809 Mittel, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault of a public servant.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 2600 block of Chanute.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 3000 block of Navajo.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 71 inmates at the time of this report.

July 20th

Alon worker escapes serious injury in accident

July 20, 2011

A man was transported to a Lubbock hospital from the Big Spring Refinery shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday after suffering second-degree burns over his body from an accident involving a water leak, according to officials with Alon USA.

The man — whose namewas witheld by the oil company — is an operator at the refinery and an Alon USA employee, according to Refinery Vice President Jimmy Crosby.

Crosby said the employee was burned by hot water and transported by ambulance to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

BSISD board to hear redistricting plan

July 20, 2011

After months of effort, Big Spring Independent School District officials believe they have a redistricting plan that will pass federal muster.

BSISD trustees will hear details of the proposed redistricting when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Members of the BSISD Redistricting Advisory Committee will present details on the plan, which was mandated by population and ethnic changes reflected in the 2010 Census.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ESTEVAN VALENCIA JR., 30, of 1110 E. 13th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and junk vehicle.
• WILLIAM COLE LAFON, 66, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• SHAWN MICHAEL OVERTON, 23, of 1706 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belt not secured, driving while license invalid and bail jumping – failure to appear on fine only (six counts).

July 19th

Penalties in store for those who violate water restrictions

July 19, 2011

Reservoirs aren't the only things running low these days, as city officials warn that residents caught violating water restrictions in the face of a region-wide shortage are going to find patience for their wasteful ways a long-gone commodity.

Chad Averette, director of the city's Code EnforcmentOffice, said the city will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to violations to mandatory water restriction.

Woodruff conviction affirmed by appeals court

July 19, 2011

A Big Spring man found guilty of possession of cocaine by a 118th District Court jury in March 2009 had his conviction affirmed by the 11th District of Texas Court of Appeals this month, upholding his multi-year prison sentence.

Jesse Woodruff, 23, was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Corrections after being convicted of possessing more than 17 grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop in October 2008. The trial took just one day.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• VIRGINA DAVILA CORDOVA, 30, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Monday on a warrant for nuisance – animal repeatedly at large.
• JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for theft and criminal mischief.
• BUCK BENNETT CHAPPELL JR., 38, of 1200 Madison, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 19, of 903 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft.

July 18th

Police beat

July 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOE AARON MAJOR, 32, of Orange, was arrested Saturday on charges of assault with an aggravated weapon (two counts) and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• JEFFERY JEROME WILLIAMS, 35, of Port Arthur, was arrested Saturday on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and public intoxication.
• AMANDA RENEE MCGREGOR, 23, of Lamesa, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.

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