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June 20th, 2012

United Way 'adds' another agency

June 20, 2012

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County has announced the new list of agencies — 16 to be exact — for 2013.
The board of directors decided to accept the previous 15 agencies with the inclusion of one more agency for the upcoming campaign.

“We will still be serving the same agencies as we did last year, but this year we have added the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club as two separate entities, bringing our total number of agencies to 16 instead of 15,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.

79th Big Spring Rodeo opens Thursday

June 20, 2012

Dust off your hat and pull up your boots, it's rodeo time in Big Spring.
The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo makes its 79th run beginning Thursday in the historic Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

Featuring the nation's top professional cowboy and cowgirl performers in the arena and country star Aaron Watson on stage, the annual event will continue through Saturday night. Gates open at 7 each evening with the grand entry to get under way at 8. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children in advance and $12 and $8 at the gate. Box seats are available for $250.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• EDWARD GARCIA JR., 33, of 642 Manor Lane, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• JERRY MITCHELL MARCON, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 55, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2500 block of Chanute.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 4200 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 900 block of Settles.

June 19th

Portion of Birdwell Lane closed for repairs

June 19, 2012

Motorists traveling along Birdwell Lane this week are being asked to use caution and have some patience, as one of the southbound lanes of the thoroughfare from Sunset to 11th Place will be closed for repairs.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the street repairs are part of the city of Big Spring's recent waterline replacement project that began on Third and Fourth streets and recently made its way out to Birdwell Lane.

Runoff generates yawns, few votes

June 19, 2012

The runoff election to select a new Big Spring Independent School District trustee is attracting next to no attention from voters so far.

With early voting for Saturday's runoff ending today, only 10 ballots have been cast in the runoff, which will select the school district's District 2 trustee.

Incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking a fourth term on the board, is facing challenger Pat DeAnda in the election.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CARLETTA MICHELLE MCKINNEY, 43, of 4102 Muir St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
• JARRETT THEODRIC EVANS, 26, of 1313 Kindle, was arrested Monday on a charge of urinating in a public place.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 18th

Wreck victim was from California

June 18, 2012

A traffic accident near the 186 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20 early Saturday morning claimed the life of a California man and sent one other person to the hospital in serious but stable condition, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Ronald Anthony Webb, 66, of Redland, Calif., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Howard County Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs at 5:51 a.m.

Local kids invited to aviation class

June 18, 2012

Kids, get ready to take flight.
Kids Klub at Hangar 25 Air Museum — Flight School — will be July 16-20 for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
“This is going to be a week-long journey of discovering the secrets of aviation, the life of a soldier and several other activities,” Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said.
During the week, pilots will be coming in to speak to the participants about different types of airplanes and the life of a soldier. Each day will have a mission pertaining to the day's lesson and activities.

Vendor booth space available for Pops

June 18, 2012

Fireworks may be one of the main attractions, but vendors aren't far behind.
Spots are still available for those wanting to sign up as a vendor for the 2012 Pops in the Park celebration, set for July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.
“Each year, we have those who come back from the previous year, but we also add a few new ones each year,” said Becky Crane, vendor director for Pops in the Park.

Police beat

June 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESUS ANTONIO PINA-TRUJILLO, 22, of 6000 N. Highway 87, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ANGELA ANN MCGEE, 29, of 902 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on charges of evading arrest or detention and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• NINA MARIE MARQUEZ, 29, of 1510 Sycamore Apt. B, was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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