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March 27th, 2012
It's exciting. It will leave you dancing in the aisle. And it's free.
No, it's not a dance contest, but there is plenty of sneaker-scootin' and moving to the music.
The event is West Texas Center's eighth annual Hoops Dreams and Goals, and it is set for all day Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Ten teams from across West Texas will participate in the high-energy, bracket-driven basketball tournament, punctuated by sometimes intense, sometimes inspirational, music. â€śEye of the Tigerâ€ť anyone?
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ISMAEL HOLGUIN, 44, of Stanton, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense.
â€˘ ERLINDA EVERTTE RIOS, 24, of 1906 Winston St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief â€“ more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
â€˘ TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Monday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
As expected, Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua is slated to announce new restrictions to ongoing municipal water restrictions Tuesday, part of the city's efforts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Fuqua warned the council approximately two weeks ago the new restrictions â€” which will take the city from a schedule that allows for outside water use twice a week to a single two-hour period â€” were on their way.
Being prepared and empowered is the focus of the Healthy Woman March presentation, â€śYou are Not Alone.â€ť
The topic will center around sexual assault awareness and take place on the fourth floor in the activity room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. There will be two opportunities to attend â€” Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch provided and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with snacks available.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMES WARREN TIPTON, 23, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 250, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ROBERTO RAMOS, 60, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KELLEN EUGENE BROWN, 31, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say the human remains found on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Tuesday are male, eliminating any possibility they were of Hailey Dunn, the missing Colorado City teenager.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the autopsy on the remains began Friday morning in Fort Worth.
Rattles are shaking at the Howard County fairgrounds and will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring 48th Rattlesnake Roundup started Saturday with snake demonstrations and a free arts and crafts show.
â€śThe snake numbers are down this year, but it looks like the number of people is going to be up,â€ť Roundup Chairman Dennis Burns said.
Those attending can expect to see milking demonstrations, snake shows and races.
Howard County commissioners have a routine agenda awaiting them when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are to discuss and possibly take action on a contract with West Texas Services regarding mentally ill inmates at the county detention center. According to officials, the discussion is expected to center around possible updates to the contract, which is renewed periodically between the two government agencies.
The court is also expected to hold an executive session during Mondayâ€™s meeting to discuss personnel considerations.
Breaking News update: Just released from BSPD officials. The remains discovered at the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark in Big Spring on Tuesday have been determined to be that of a male. At this time nothing else has been determined.
COAHOMA â€” School trustees here approved the calendar and teacher contracts for the 2012-2013 school year during their monthly meeting Thursday night.
The coming school year at Coahoma will begin Aug. 27 and conclude May 30, 2013, and includes the following student holidays:
â€˘ Sept. 3 â€” Labor Day holiday.
â€˘ Oct. 8 â€” Staff development (student holiday).
â€˘ Nov. 21-22 â€” Thanksgiving holiday.
â€˘ Nov. 26 â€” Staff development (student holiday).
â€˘ Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2013 â€” Christmas holiday.
â€˘ March 11-15, 2013 â€” Spring break.
â€˘ May 24, 2013 â€” Bad weather make-up day.