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September 3rd, 2011
As West Texans try desperately to conserve water in the face of the ongoing drought, officials with the Colorado River Municipal Water District say they have been forced to stop pumping water from Lake Spence, the second reservoir from its system to fall prey to the lack of rain.
Located in Robert Lee, Lake Spence is currently at 0.5 percent capacity, according to CRMWD officials. Spence is the second reservoir to reach critical levels for the water district, with Lake Thomas â€” currently at 2.21 percent of capacity â€” having been out of commission since December 2008.
Times may be tough, but with a little help itâ€™s possible to make it through.
Isaiah 58, along with numerous other food pantries in the area, has been hard hit with a shortage of supply. In fact, because of higher grocery prices and fewer food and monetary donations, many food banks have been turning families away or closing altogether.
When the historic Settles Hotel once again opens its doors to the Crossroads area in less than a year, it will be Austin-based management and consulting firm La Corsha Hospitality Group at the helm.
According to Big Spring native Brint Ryan â€” founder and CEO of Ryan LLC and the investor currently driving the ongoing restoration of the downtown landmark â€” the hotel is expected to re-open during the first quarter of 2012, with the Austin firm prepared to take the lead in marketing and managing the facility.
Add one more way to the list of how firefighters save lives.
Saturday morning, members of the Big Spring Fire Department set up post on Gregg Street in hopes of raising money for Jerryâ€™s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
â€śWe are trying to stamp out more than 40 new diseases and the good thing is this money stays in the area. It goes to the Midland office, which services the Big Spring area,â€ť said Chanley Delk, president of the Big Spring Professional Fire Fighters Association.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 36, of 1425 E. Sixth St. 34, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and driving while license invalid (two counts).
â€˘ DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of controlled substance more than or equal to one gram and less than four grams and warrant from another agency.
If young people are concerned about the future, they need to become active in helping to shape that future.
That was the message U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer hammered home to a group of students during a question-and-answer session at Howard College Thursday afternoon.
During the hour-long session, Neugebauer fielded questions ranging from the economy and jobs to legalization of marijuana.
Not only can area residents count on the return of the Howard County Fair this year — Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — but parents will appreciate that it will more kid-friendly than ever.
“We took a year off, but we are coming back refreshed this year,” said John Nichols, Howard County Fair board member.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SARAH RENE OCONNOR, 29, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 5, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury.
â€˘ DANA RACHELLE LOCKHART, 27, of 1012 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 21, of 1601 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on warrants for disregarding a stop sign, failure to appear and failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts).
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
Nearly 1,500 new laws enacted during this year's session of the Texas Legislature went into effect today. Among the most notable changes are:
After Sept. 1, Texas highways will no longer have different speed limits during the day and at night. The new law also lets transportation officials raise limits to 75 mph in remote areas. (HB1353)
Keeping Big Spring beautiful is a community effort. no matter what the age of the volunteer.
Kristen Poffinbargar, a sophomore at Big Spring High School, recently started the beautification process of the east side entrance of Big Spring around Third Street and Tulane. Her efforts are aided by the receipt of the Conley Grant.
She was awarded the grant in July and began work on the project in August. In recognition of her efforts, she is receiving a $2,500 scholarship from former resident Jim Conley.