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May 4th, 2011

Term limits fuels voting, official says

May 4, 2011

Election officials say early voting is off to a good start, with the proposed charter amendment to place term limits on Big Spring City Council members likely the driving force behind the totals.

According to Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for Howard County, 86 voters cast their ballots in this year’s municipal elections Monday, which — along with 22 mail-in ballots — brought the first day of early voting to a total of 108 ballots.

Award-winning BSHS bands to perform on upcoming dates

May 4, 2011

It’s not your typical performance, but it is no typical band.

The Big Spring High School Honor Band will be performing a noon concert at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Thursday.

“We are performing this not only to get another quality recording from the band, but to allow people who normally wouldn’t be able to attend a nighttime concert hear the band perform,” explained Big Spring High School Band Director Rocky Harris.

Master Gardener plant sale Saturday

May 4, 2011

For the sixth straight year, Howard County Master Gardeners will expand the offerings at its Annual Spring Plant Sale, to be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of St Paul Lutheran Church, at 810 Gregg St.

In addition to the many flowering plants, the group is offering pots, potting soil and more.

More information on the plant sale or Master Gardeners may be obtained at 432-264-2236.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUANITA CANALES RIOS, 44, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid and two warrants from another agency.
• SHANE EDDIE ANDERSON, 39, of 1200 E. Lloyd, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

May 3rd

Aquatic center opening faces delay

May 3, 2011

If contractors working on the new Big Spring Aquatics Center at Comanche Trail Park seem hurried, it's no wonder, as city officials currently speculate the project will most likely miss its May 28 completion date.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said a problem with materials has the project's contractor — excluding work on the pool itself — showing concern his crew may not be able to meet the deadline.

Dance troupe opens 3-night show Thursday

May 3, 2011

Broadway isn't something you have to travel far to see, at least not this month.

For three nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Hall Center for the Arts Studio Theatre will be the stage for “Broadway Forte” and “Dark of the Moon.”

Coahoma ISD announces kindergarten registration

May 3, 2011

Coahoma Elementary School is offering parents the opportunity to pre-register children for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration for 2011-2012 kindergarten classes will be held Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To be eligible for this program, a child must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2011. The district provides full-day kindergarten.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RAY COBLE, 22, of 2710 S. Anderson Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.
• KRISTI LOREE ELLIOT, 29, of 603 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1200 block of Wood.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
In the 1300 block of Elm Street.

May 2nd

Astronaut coming to Big Spring

May 2, 2011

NASA’s most experienced astronaut is visiting Big Spring Independent School District and the public is invited.

Dr. Story Musgrave, the only astronaut to serve on all of the shuttles, will visit with students and give a public presentation about his time on missions in outer space. The public presentation will be at 7 p.m. May 17 in the Big Spring High School auditorium. A question and answer session will follow.

State hospital security officer gets a new kidney

May 2, 2011

Terry Watkins will tell you straight up that it’s his fault he needed a new kidney.

He didn’t take care of his diabetes or his hypertension.

That oversight forced a kidney shutdown, requiring years of dialysis and a kidney transplant.

The Big Spring State Hospital security officer spent two years on the waiting list, always apprehensive, always waiting, always hopeful.
“Each time the phone rang, you were just on edge,” he said. “You were a little excited.”

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