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Memorial Stadium is getting a major facelift.
During their Thursday night meeting, Big Spring Independent School District trustees voted to set aside $825,000 in reserve funds to purchase and install artificial turf for the stadium.
But a new playing field is only the first of several upgrades planned for the 60-year-old stadium. In the near future, school district officials plan to replace the stadium's restrooms and concession stands and significantly upgrade its field house and press boxes.
A Big Spring woman, arrested and charged with the Tuesday morning aggravated robbery of a 7-Eleven, is still in custody and has been charged with other crimes, according to Big Spring police.
As of this morning, Deborah Kay Cantu, 46, of 419 Dallas Apt. B, remained in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $75,000 for the aggravated robbery and $2,000 each for two counts of burglary of a vehicle.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMIE EULALA CHANDLER, 38, of San Angelo, was arrested Thursday on a charge of hindering apprehension/prosecution of a known felon.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.
â€˘ MICHAEL EVERET BARNETT, 24, of 207 Moore Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ NICOLAS GRAIG MILLS, 31, of 614 Steakley, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
This year, five Big Spring couples are opening their homes and spreading Christmas cheer as part of the 2011 Tour of Homes.
â€śThere is a great variety of homes this year. Each house brings something different and they are all pretty neat,â€ť Eulaine McIntosh, president of the Big Spring Symphony Guild, said.
Area residents will have an opportunity to tour these five homes from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Completion is on the horizon.
It may be a little more than 90 days behind the expected date, but the end is finally in sight.
Construction on the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club started around February of this year and the keys to the building will be received Monday, according to Maj. Orville Chambless.
â€śWe are real excited about the possibilities, not only to expand the programs we have now, but also for the ability to offer new programs to the community,â€ť Chambless said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MAX DALE ELLSWORTH, 47, of 1811 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JOVITA RODRIGUEZ, 32, of 1701 Runnels, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 800 block of Magnolia.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 61 inmates at the time of this report.
Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Big Spring woman early today.
Dora Lewis, no age given, was declared dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center from injuries sustained in the fire, Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.
Fire and emergency medical service units responded to the 900 block of E. 12th Street at approximately 3:40 a.m. today to find a residence fully engulfed by flames. The fire was brought under control within an hour, but firefighters remained on the scene until shortly after 6 a.m. to guard against flare-ups.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place during the early morning hours today at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD public information officer, the robbery was reported at approximately 3:09 a.m. at the local convenience store, located at 1801 S. Gregg St.
â€śOfficers were dispatched to the store in reference to a robbery,â€ť Everett said. â€śOfficers were advised by the clerk that a Hispanic female had just robbed the store. She was described as heavy-set, wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and a toboggan.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of Lexington.
In the 1100 block of N. Lamesa.
In the 200 block of W. Third Street.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 1400 block of S. Benton.
In the 1800 block of N. Highway 87.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson Road.
A sudden onslaught of winter weather turned the historic spring in Comanche Trail Park into a snowy wonderland overnight, as lower temperatures and high humidity dropped several inches of snow on the Crossroads area during the early morning hours Monday.
More snow is expected throughout today, with the high temperature only expected to creep above freezing at 33 degrees. Tonight's low could dip as low as 26 degrees. Similar temperatures â€” without the snow â€” are being forecast for Tuesday â€” with temperatures expected to begin warming up Wednesday and Thursday.