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June 29th, 2011

City council tightens water use restrictions

June 29, 2011

Beginning Friday, municipal water customers will be forced to cut back their outdoor water use yet again to make way for an overall 20 percent decrease in deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

The Big Spring City Council approved the revision to its current Drought Contingency Plan — which is currently in Stage 3 — by a unanimous vote to decrease the number of days city water customers can water lawns and utilize water for outdoor activities and usages from three days each week to two days.

BSISD committee, board meet Thursday

June 29, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials hope to put the final touches on plans for new single-member district boundaries Thursday.

BSISD's Redistricting Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to hammer out final recommendations for the new boundaries, then will present those findings to the board of trustees when that body meets in special session at 5:15 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Big Spring High School board room. The public is invited to provide input at both meetings.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAY FRANK OLIVAS, 21, of 2001 N. Salem Rd., was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter and public intoxication.
• CRYSTAL LASHEL COBLE, 24, of 1510 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for no dog or cat vaccination (rabies).
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 28th

Fire, heat threat won't deter Pops

June 28, 2011

Pops in the Park is going to keep its pop this year, officials have decided.

Organizers for the Sunday celebration held an emergency meeting Monday to address fire safety issues surrounding the $40,000 fireworks display and decided that the event will go on as originally planned.

Jan Hansen, chairman of the Pops organizing committee, said all necessary steps will be taken to make the fireworks show as safe as possible.

County OKs new princinct borders

June 28, 2011

Howard County commissioners took their first step in the process of redrawing precinct lines, approving a proposed plan on a unanimous vote Monday morning.

Commissioners had three proposed redistricting plans to choose from, two of which were presented approximately two weeks ago by Bob Bass, an attorney with Allison, Bass and Associates — the law firm currently contracted with to assist area agencies in the process of redistricting.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JENNY MARIE LYON, 36, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 256, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RITA BALDWIN HOTELLING, 49, of 903 Abrams, was arrested Monday on warrants for possession of a dangerous drug and theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• FEDERICO HOWARD SALGADO, 61, of 607 Caylor, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

June 27th

City to tighten water restrictions

June 27, 2011

Municipal water customers may have to cut back their outdoor use of water to two days instead of three, as the Big Spring City Council is expected to approve a revision to its Drought Contingency Plan Tuesday to accommodate yet another decrease in deliveries by the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said CRMWD is set to decrease its water deliveries by a total of 20 percent beginning July 1, a move made necessary by the current extreme drought conditions.

All that glitters can be sold at roadshow event

June 27, 2011

Crossroads residents who have gold, silver, antiques or other rare collectibles lying around might want to know that the Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow wants to see them.

The Roadshow is making a stop in Big Spring this week in search of rare and unique collectibles. According to the company, collectors have set aside $300,000 to be distributed to Big Spring residents for their items during the free, five-day event.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: Arrest reports and activity logs for June 25 were not available at press time.
• JOE LOUIS SANCHEZ, 51, of 401 Young St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ZACHARY SCOTT LYON, 35, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 256, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass.

June 25th

County commissioners to eye redistricting

June 25, 2011

Howard County commissioners will consider approval of a redistricting plan for the county's four precincts Monday, as the government agency looks to realign its political boundaries following the 2010 Census.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, commissioners have three redistricting plans they are considering.
“We recently met with Bob Bass from Allison, Bass and Associates to discuss the necessary changes,” Barr said. “We have to redraw the lines to keep the precincts in line with the results of the census. I expect we'll be able to make a decision on the matter Monday.”

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