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September 16th, 2011

Weekend happenings

September 16, 2011

Weekend full of fun

Friday
7 p.m. until midnight — Diez y seis de Septembre
Downtown in Heart of the City Park
Food vendors, arts and crafts, live music

11:50 p.m. — Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run
Scenic Mountain
Registration will take place from 10:15 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. Entry fee is $20

Saturday

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Bastrop Donation Drop-off
Bealls parking lot (Big Spring Mall on FM 700)
Coahoma basketball girls will be collecting donations for Bastrop fire victims which will be delivered Sunday by the girls

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Garage Sale for Bastrop Fire Victims

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ARTHUR EARL JACKSON, 44, of 1307 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• ALFREDO RIOS, 56, of 1204 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for expired driver's license.
• FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 18, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to use safety seat system with child (three counts) and no driver's license when unlicensed.

September 15th

Diez y seis festival starts Friday

September 15, 2011

Downtown Big Spring Heart of the City Park will turn into a fiesta Friday night and Saturday. ALSA, a local community club, is bringing live music, food vendors and other vendors together for a community celebration of diez y seis de Septembre (Sept. 16) —Mexican independence day.

“This is just one more way we can serve the community and provide a community and family oriented event,” said Jaime De los Santos, ALSA vice president.

Forsan gears up for annual homecoming

September 15, 2011

FORSAN — Calling all Buffaloes.

Current and former Forsan High School students are expected to gather this weekend when the school holds its annual homecoming activities.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD PHILLIP CASILLAS III, 36, of 2706 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of illegal smoking material.
• JAMES ODELL PERRY, 45, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of illegal smoking material and a warrant from another agency.

September 14th

Council OKs budget

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of the proposed 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the municipality looks to finalize its fiscal plan for the coming year.

District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez cast the lone vote against the proposed budget, while District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr., District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan, Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, District 5 Councilman Craig Olson and District 6 Councilman Terry Hansen all gave the financial plan their approval.

Symphony set to trumpet new season

September 14, 2011

For 30 years, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra has been bringing something special to Big Spring and this year is no different.

Dr. Keith Graumann, third and current conductor of the symphony, will be celebrating his 10th year and the symphony itself will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The season will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday with a Latin celebration at First Baptist Church, located at 705 W. FM 700.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PRISMA JESSICA VIERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 407, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.
• AARON COMPTON, 21, of Garden City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARCUS LAMON COLE, 24, of 1102 S. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

September 13th

Public meeting positive, BSISD officials remark

September 13, 2011

Big Spring independent School District officials got what they wanted Monday evening.

The district hosted a public meeting to solicit citizens' input on a variety of issues, and an overflow crowd accepted the invitation.

The major topics of conversation were the district's recent sub-par academic ranking from the Texas Education Agency, and — more importantly to the audience — what the district was going to do to correct the situation.

County OKs $21 million budget

September 13, 2011

Howard County commissioners approved the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday on a unanimous vote, giving the nod to a fiscal plan worth approximately $21 million.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the budget suffered a number of cuts during this year's planning sessions, but will allow the county to make it through the coming year.

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