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October 13th, 2011

Campus plans on agenda

October 13, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials apparently will not accept an unacceptable rating for their schools.
Student improvement plans for all campuses which received an “academically unacceptable” rating from the Texas Education Agency will highlight tonight’s meeting of the BSISD Board of Trustees, which begins at 5:15 p.m. in the high school board room.

Police blotter

October 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.
• BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 2500 block of Carol Drive.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of N. Gregg Street.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1500 block of Wood Street.
In the 3600 block of W. Hwy 80.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1400 block of N. Hwy 87.

October 11th

County OKs redistricting map

October 11, 2011

Howard County commissioners gave their proposed precinct boundaries a thumbs up Monday morning, with the proposed redistricting design expected to be presented to the U.S. Justice Department for final approval.

The county was forced to make minor changes to its previous redistricting model due to lines shifted by the city of Big Spring during its most recent meeting on the matter, but the changes proved to be little problem for attorney Robert Bass, who is handling restricting duties for both entities.

CFOT effort hits high gear

October 11, 2011

Everyone enjoys receiving a gift at Christmas, especially those fighting for our country.

Christmas for OUR Troops — a program started in 2004 — is aimed at making sure troops receive packages during the Christmas season.

Debbie Burrow, Big Spring area coordinator for Christmas for OUR Troops, said the goal for this year is 2,500 boxes. In 2004, five boxes were packaged and shipped after Scott Davis and USAF Captain Steven Givler became friends and sprouted the idea.

October 10th

Superintendent search to highlight CISD board meeting

October 10, 2011

COAHOMA — The second in a series of several steps to find a new superintendent at Coahoma Independent School District has been taken.

CISD trustees will take their first look at the list of applicants for the superintendent position when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room.

Ronnie Kinkaid of Abilene, who is spearheading the search process, will meet with trustees in closed session to discuss the applications received for the position.

Webb AFB remembered at reunion

October 10, 2011

Webb Air Force Base may be closed but its memories are still alive.
Pilots, instructors and many others who at one time called the air base home gathered together for the 2011 Webb Reunion.

David Blubaugh, a former instructor pilot and one of the last to be stationed at Webb before it closed in 1977, was one of the many who came for this year's reunion.

"We have been back a few times, but we noticed a few people we haven't seen in a while would be attending, and we decided it would be nice to see them," Blubaugh said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONDEL WAYNE BROCK, 57, of 2800 Macauslan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ALEJANDRO MIER, 27, of 1225 SM 461, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• ANTONIO JARROD MOORE, 32, of 709 San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and three warrants from other agencies.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONDEL WAYNE BROCK, 57, of 2800 Macauslan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ALEJANDRO MIER, 27, of 1225 SM 461, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• ANTONIO JARROD MOORE, 32, of 709 San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and three warrants from other agencies.

October 8th

Police blotter

October 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• GABRIEL LEE MARTINEZ, 22, of 1611 Owens, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft greater than or equal to $500 and less than $1,500 all other, open container in a motor vehicle/driver and fail to appear.
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 42, of 800 Lancaster, was arrested Friday on a warrant for nuisance/animal repeatedly at large.
• JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ, 68, of 609 S. Nolan, was arrested Friday on a charge of fictitious/counterfeit inspection certificate.

October 6th

Robinson cited for safety violations

October 6, 2011

Following a recent series of deadly accidents in and around the Crossroads area, U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Big Spring-based Robinson Drilling LTD for nearly a dozen health and safety violations at a Lenorah work site.

The work site — located in Gaskin Field, Gaskins Well No. 1, reportedly at Rig No. 20 — was investigated by OSHA’s Lubbock District Office.

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