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March 24th, 2011
Take a trip down memory lane, courtesy of the Heritage Museum.
“Then and Now” is a pictorial comparison of what Big Spring used to be and what it has become. Accompanying the exhibit is a pictorial book by the same name: "Big Spring Then and Now," including 100 photos.
“We get a lot of requests for photographs and we are hoping that this will fill that need,” said Tammy Schrecengost, Heritage Museum curator.
Crossroads area volunteers — led by Keep Big Spring Beautiful — will kick off the season with some spring cleaning Saturday, April 2, as the local organization teams up with the state of Texas for the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-off.
“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each State scheduled for a clean up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.
Spring cleaning, anyone?
The city of Big Spring's annual large item pickup service will get under way Friday, and according to Code Enforcement Supervisor Chad Averette, the program will be available to more city residents than ever before.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ STEVEN DOUGLAS ELDER, 19, of 1809 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to use a safety seat â€“ child less than 17 years of age, speeding and failure to yield the right-of-way.
â€¢ KYLE SHALOR SEBER, 22, of 1807 Driver Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ DANIEL PAUL JOHNSON, 48, of 811 W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
With water shortages possible — even probable during peak summer months this year — the city of Big Spring took a step toward conservation Tuesday night as the city council approved first reading of plans to help not only conserve water, but also to penalize those who waste the precious commodity.
COLORADO CITY — Billie Dunn, mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, hired a lawyer Monday after being charged with hindering police investigators and possession of drugs.
Despite earlier reports by various news outlets that Dunn would no longer be speaking directly to the media regarding the ongoing missing-person case, the woman's attorney — John S. Young, based out of Sweetwater — said she will continue to discuss her daughter's disappearance, as long as legal counsel was present.
On March 30, 1973, all U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam under the terms of the Treaty of Paris. This March 30, the Senate has encouraged Americans across the country to recognize Vietnam veterans for their sacrifice and demonstrate a warm welcome to these soldiers who returned from war to a politically divided country.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CAROL THOMAS SCAGGS, 63, of 510 S. Benton, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€¢ KELLY BARNES MCELYEA, 49, of 1103 W. Fifth St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€¢ JOSE ANGEL URIAS, 18, of 206 Simer Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone â€“ more than two ounces, less than four ounces.
After several days of poring over and researching the municipal charter amendment submitted by way of petition by local citizens, City Attorney Linda Sjogren issued her legal opinion on the document Monday, which she says contains several inconsistencies in language.
Steve Campbell, member of the Concerned Citizens Council and one of the coordinators for the petition, explained the amendment shortly after it was submitted to city officials.
SMART TEXAS is coming to Big Spring.
Oncor's SMART TEXAS Mobile Experience Center (MEC) will be in Big Spring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The mobile unit will be parked in the H-E-B parking lot and will be open to the public.
“This mobile unit has been all over the United States in the past two years,” Jim Clements, Oncor area manager said. “This is one of the ways we are trying to educate our consumers on the new smart meters that are being deployed in the area.”