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November 16th, 2011

Fair board honors Driver with Relay donation

November 16, 2011

And his impact continues …

Skipper Driver, a major supporter of the Howard County Fair and Relay for Life passed away earlier this year after a long fight with cancer, but by no means has he stopped making a contribution on the community he loved so much.

In honor of Driver, the Howard County Fair Board decided to donate $1 from every ticket sold at the 2011 fair to the local Relay For Life campaign. Tuesday afternoon, members of the fair board, along with Driver's wife Wanda, presented the $4,175 check to members of the Relay For Life committee.

November 15th

County OKs park pact

November 15, 2011

Howard County commissioners voted unanimously Monday in favor of an inter-local agreement with the city to lend financial support to the Big Spring State Park, opting to go from a previously approved three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.

Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each — to be paid to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — to help fund the continued operation of the state park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.

Plans cookin for annual St. Mary's celebration

November 15, 2011

Something’s cooking at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, literally and figuratively.

The members of St. Mary’s Parish are busy preparing traditional Scottish recipes for their upcoming St. Andrew’s Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival set for 7 p.m. Sunday.

Police/Sheriff

November 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• PHILLIP BERNALD WHEAT, 54, of 1314 Mobile, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and driving while license invalid.
• RUDOLFO HERNANDEZ HILARIO, 51, of 402 Edwards Blvd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
• JESSE MARTINEZ, 43, of 107 Becker Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting (theft) – more than $50 and less than $500.
• THEFT was reported:

November 14th

2 dead in Sunday fire

November 14, 2011

COAHOMA — Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a house fire that claimed the lives of two Coahoma residents during the early morning hours Sunday.

Petra Arguello, 60, and 9-year-old Jacob Arguello were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 110 S. Main St. in Coahoma, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.

A cat's tale: Rescued tabby returns the favor

November 14, 2011

Black cats crossing a path may be bad luck for some, but for Haley Rios it was a sign of good luck.

Blackie — known as Haley's cat now — wandered into the Rios' home in October of last year and never left.

“We had to nurse him with a bottle because he was so small when he showed up and he had no fur on him,” said Haley's mother, Stephanie Rios.

On Oct. 26, Blackie prevented a possible tragedy. Stephanie went into Haley's room as usual to wake her up for school, but it turned out it wasn't just any ordinary morning.

Police/Sheriff/Fire

November 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• BYRON TYRON RICHARD, 25, of Colorado City, was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• ALONZO VASQUEZ, 30, of 2632 Langley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• RAMON VALBUENA, 36, of 618 Caylor, was arrested Sunday on charges of unlawful restraint and assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 800 block of Johnson.
In the 2500 block of Gunter.

November 12th

County to revisit state park pact

November 12, 2011

Howard County commissioners will once again consider an inter-local agreement with the city of Big Spring to lend fiscal support to the local state park, opting to go from a three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each — to be paid to the TPWD — to help fund the continued operation of the Big Spring State Park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.

Crossroads honors its veterans

November 12, 2011

Honor, remembrance and a debt of gratitude could be found throughout Big Spring on Friday, especially in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Area residents gathered in the Howard College Hawks basketball arena, not to watch a ball game or attend an arts and crafts show or health fair, but to pause for a moment, honor and give thanks to all veterans.

November 11th

Police

November 11, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:

• STEPHEN HEATH GREGORY, 28, of 205 W. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• GILBERT GONZALES, 30, of 610 Goliad, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.

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