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April 2nd, 2012
Welcome Home â€¦ two simple words that have come to mean so much to Vietnam veterans.
Friday, The West Texas VA Health Care System hosted the second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans program at Lone Star Aviation Hangar.
â€śVietnam was full of tragedy, full of loss and full of sadness, just as any war was,â€ť Daniel Marsh, director of West Texas VA Health Center said.
According to statistics provided that evening, more than 3 million soldiers served in the Southeast Asia theater of operations during the Vietnam conflict. Out of those soldiers, 2,338 went missing in action.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PATRICK MICHAEL SHARP, 43, of 6321 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested Sunday on three warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ AMADOR RIOS JR., 30, of 700 S. Douglas, was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact, failure to appear and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ UNIQUE CHRYSTELLE FULTZ, 21, of 1411 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of operating ATV on roadway and failure to appear.
Internationally known inspirational speaker and artist Richart Hight will be at Hall Center for the Arts in a 7 p.m. performance Monday as part of Howard College Foundation's speaker series.
The event is free to the public but a ticket is required for admission due to limited seating. Tickets can be obtained by calling Howard College at 264-5063 or by visiting the reception desk at the Old Main building on campus.
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
With reductions in deliveries recently announced by the Colorado River Municipal Water District, officials with the city of Big Spring hope new restrictions â€” which go into effect Sunday â€” will help the municipality cut its water usage by approximately 28 percent.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, municipal water customers will be going to a two-hour-a-week schedule for outdoor watering, similar to those adopted by neighboring cities also struggling with the effects of the drought.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ BRANDON THOMAS LANDO, 25, of 3200 Ave. C, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault by contact.
â€˘ VINCENT EDWARD MCVEA, 41, of 2508 Dow, was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license invalid, fail to appear (two counts), expired registration, warrant from other agency, failure to identify/fugitive give false information and driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
According to officials with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in Fort Worth, the human remains found March 20 on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark belong to an elderly man.
Linda Anderson, public information officer for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, said this week the remains appear to belong to a fully-clothed, elderly man, according to a story released this week by examiner.com
COAHOMA â€” They were ropin' and ridin' â€” and singin' and dancin', for that matter â€” Thursday in Coahoma.
The â€śtheyâ€ť in question were 60 or so tiny cowboys and cowgirls who entertained a large crowd at the elementary gym during the 34th annual Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo.
There were clowns and bronc riders and ropers and racers and just about everything you expect to see at a grown-up rodeo. Stick horses were substituted for actual livestock, but that did nothing to lessen the entertainment factor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AUDREY LAYNE SHERRILL, 27, of 1007 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ LARRY WILSON STEIGER, 28, of Fort Worth, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, failure to appear and speeding.
â€˘ RAYMOND LEE SHOOK, 26, of Electra, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Area residents will have the opportunity to make a difference in the Crossroads community April 14, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the area during the annual Donâ€™t Mess With Texas Trash-off.
Trash-off coordinator Pat Simmons said the event is a great way for area residents to make a difference in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, which will kick off across the nation April 22.
Running and walking enthusiasts from all over the Permian Basin will test their mettle against one of the areaâ€™s biggest challenges â€” the historic Scenic Mountain â€” on April 14. Thatâ€™s when Big Spring State Park hosts the 14th annual Master the Mountain Fun Run and Walk.
Registration for the event is under way as state park officials get ready to hold 5K and 10K contests along the facilityâ€™s hills and slopes.