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November 3rd, 2011
Howard County Road Kill running club will be taking on Scenic Mountain and encouraging other residents to accompany them in support of raising awareness about area homeless veterans.
The club, which was founded in 2009, is hosting a 5k walk/run at Big Spring State Park at 9 a.m. Nov. 19. Funds raised through the effort will be used to support veterans through the VA Medical Center and the Disabled American Veterans in Big Spring, according to Otis Franklin, club member. The support will come through help for shelter, food, clothing, employment and dependency treatment.
The contest is ended, but organizers of the chamber's â€śthink positiveâ€ť campaign are hopeful the theme will carry on.
Focus on the Positive campaign â€” sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce â€” concluded Oct. 28 and 10 winners were named Oct. 31.
Area residents were asked to create and submit a top 10 list of positive things about Howard County, Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan and submit it to the chamber. The lists were combined into one list and at random 10 participants were awarded prizes from area business sponsors.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LARRY JOE WARD, 31, of 4009 W. Highway 80 Apt. 7, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ RODOLFO HERNANDEZ JR., 41, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance prescription schedule 3-4.
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 19, of 605 Highland, was arrested Thursday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A local child remains listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after law enforcement officials allege she was beaten by a 21-year-old Big Spring man.
A 1-year-old female who was initially taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and then later life-flighted to the Lubbock facility Friday remains in serious condition according to Eric Finley, communications manager for University Medical Center.
Another year of Relay For Life is bringing the same hope as always, but at the same time, it's changing things up a bit.
Relay For Life 2012 will be changing venues and take place April 20-21,2012 at Memorial Stadium instead of Blankenship Field from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
“We are making things different and changing it up this year,” said Manny Negron, 2012 event chair. The big announcement came during Tuesday night's community kick-off event.
Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.
Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Impacting a child's life can tale less than an hour a week, according to Shannon Duncan, Howard County Service Unit Manager of Girl Scouts of America.
For some, volunteering can be thrown out the window due to cost or lack of time, but the Scout partner program offers a way to impact local youth without requiring a lot of money or time.
â€śThere are boys and girls in the community who need you right now,â€ť Duncan said.
FORSAN — The band will play on.
You must excuse Forsan High School Band members if they seem a little busy this week — they are cramming for one big final test.
For the seventh time in the past 15 years, the FHS band will take its act to the highest level as it competes in the University Interscholastic League State Marching Contest, which will be held Monday in San Antonio's Alamodome.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
NOTE: BSPD officials reported no arrests were made during the corresponding times.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 800 block of E. 16th Street.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1100 block of Stanford.
In the 900 block of S. Scurry.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 59 inmates at the time of this report.