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October 4th, 2011

Firefighters make use of aquatics center, too

October 4, 2011

A horse of many colors is what the Big Spring Family Aquatic Center has turned out to be.

During the summer, families were able to enjoy swim time and now the pool has closed, the city is still putting it to use. Big Spring Fire Department recently held rapid water rescue training at the facility.

“We try to do these trainings as often as possible, but lately we haven’t really had a suitable facility and now that we do, we are putting it to use,” Lt. Craig Ferguson said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMERE RAYSHAD COOPER, 23, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts).
• KELLY PHILLIPS, 50, of 1904 E. 25th St. Apt. 208, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CRIMINAL TRESPASS was reported in the 700 block of E. 11th Place.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 1400 block of E. Sixth Street.
In the 2500 block of Cindy Lane.
• THEFT was reported in the 800 block of Culp Avenue.

October 3rd

City gives green light to redistricting plan

October 3, 2011

Members of the Big Spring City Council approved a resolution adopting new redistricting boundaries for its six districts on a unanimous vote Tuesday, giving the go-ahead to send the plan to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The plan — one of four the council had to choose from — decreases the amount of deviation allowed by the Voting Rights Act from the current 25.28 percent to 4.4 percent, bringing the district plan to well below the 10 percent maximum established by federal law.

Pets blessed during St. Mary's annual event

October 3, 2011

The sun was shinning and tails were wagging while a lone feline's complaining wail wafted over St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church Bennett Garden Sunday afternoon as more than a dozen pets and their owners participated in the parish's annual Blessing of the Animals.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARQUETTA LANAE HILL, 28, of Odessa, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICIA AGUILAR, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 305, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1600 block of S. Johnson.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1500 block of E. Fourth Street.

October 1st

BSHS Homecoming Queen and King

October 1, 2011

Diamond Mayes and Jason Golleher Jr. were named Big Spring High School Homecoming Queen and King for 2011 on Friday. HERALD photo/Tony Claxton

Coming Home Queen

October 1, 2011

Big Spring High School's Coming Home Queen Charlotte Beil Wilhoit is pictured her husband, Jonathan. She is a 1981 graduate.

Howard College celebrates 65th anniversary

October 1, 2011

Sixty-five years down, who knows how many to go.
While hitting the age of 65 might seem like the beginning of retirement life to many, it was treated as anything but that during ceremonies marking the anniversary of the first day of classes at Howard College.
College officials proudly showed off newly refurbished buildings — thanks to a $21 million bond project approved by district voters in 2007 — and expressed great confidence in the institution's future.

Police Beat

October 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
• CASEY RAY BRACKET, 19, of1425 E. Sixth St. 28, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.

September 30th

Former council members file suit

September 30, 2011

A lawsuit has been filed against two city council members and a pair of local businesses in connection with an ongoing investigation into possible illegal campaign contributions.

Former City Councilwoman Joann Staulcup confirmed today that she and ex councilwoman Stephanie Horton were filing suit against current councilmen Marcus Fernandez and Glenn Carrigan, charging them with accepting illegal campaign contributions. Also named as defendants are local corporations Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics, the firms that allegedly made the contributions.

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