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February 13th, 2012
The Big Spring City Council is poised to consider final reading of an ordinance calling for a special election be held in May to use economic development funds for a re-vamp of the city's water and wastewater facilities through a controversial 4B project that has drawn both fierce criticism and praise from members of the community.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DELILAH RAE GONZALES, 21, of 1205 S. Johnson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ JACOB JACK GARCIA, 31, of 902 S. Birdwell Lane, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MICHAEL ANTHONY OLIVARES, 25, of 302 W. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense and driving while license suspended or invalid with a previous conviction.
Emblems of Webb, a patch workshop for children of all ages, will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at Hangar 25 Air Museum.
The hour-long workshop will focus on teaching children about some of the history of Webb Air Force Base, and will give them an opportunity to create their own special patch, according to Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger.
â€śI wanted to do something to reach out to the kids in the community,â€ť Stockburger said. â€śGetting the community involved is important to us at the Hangar.â€ť
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation board members will discuss the Type B project being proposed by the Big Spring City Council during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room.
During the meeting there will be consideration, discussion and possible action concerning the Type B project proposed by Mayor Tommy Duncan, which would set some economic development funds aside for the repair and rehabilitation of the city of Big Springâ€™s water and wastewater treatment plants and repair and replacement of water distribution lines.
Paul Pittman, local resident, stopped by Inspirations Flowers and Gifts Saturday morning during Kathleen Rigdon Highleyâ€™s book signing. Highley was featuring her newest book, â€śComing Homeâ€ť â€” her third novel â€”and also had copies of her previous two books, â€ś106 Arrowhead Driveâ€ť and â€śIn Search of Tranquilityâ€ť on hand.
Start the list for the upcoming board of trustees election at Howard College.
As of Thursday afternoon, Maxwell Barr â€” seat holder of District 4 â€” and Larry McLellan â€” trustee for District 3 â€” have announced they will be seeking re-election.
Barr was appointed to his current seat in February 2009 in order to fill the position of long-time board member Don McKinney, who passed away. After his fill-in term, he was elected to the position in 2010.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ DUSTY FRIAR FRIAR, 24, of 604 Drake, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALFONSO BACA III, 29, of 506 State, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ EDWARD MYERS IV, 41, of 1204 Lamar, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety seat system-child under 8 years or less than 4'9â€ť tall and no drivers license when unlicensed.
During halftime of Thursday's Howard College-Western Texas basketball game, members of Howard's 1962 track and field team were honored on the 50th anniversary of their national junior college title, one of three straight championships the squad earned. With members of the team behind her, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks addresses the crowd during the ceremony.
Calling all sweethearts.
Canterbury is having its eighth annual Senior Sweetheart Dance tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the public area at the Canterbury South building.
â€śThis is a great opportunity for the residents to have their family come out and see where they are living,â€ť Executive Director Shannon Nabors said. â€śIt also provides an opportunity for the residents to go dance, have fun, hear some good music and not have to worry about driving back at night.â€ť
Each year, according to Nabors, Cantrbury hosts two dances.
Time to pull out the running shoes.
Big Spring State Park and Timing Specialists have teamed up to put on the inaugural Run 2 Love 2 Run. The Valentineâ€™s Day themed run will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday on Scenic Mountain.
â€śThis is an incentive for folks to stay fit,â€ť State Park Manager Ron Alton said. â€śAs always though, just because run is in the name doesnâ€™t mean people canâ€™t walk the distance if they choose to.â€ť
Local race director Craig Felty found the inspiration from a few couples he knows who are working toward running together and staying in shape.