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November 12th, 2011
Howard County commissioners will once again consider an inter-local agreement with the city of Big Spring to lend fiscal support to the local state park, opting to go from a three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each â€” to be paid to the TPWD â€” to help fund the continued operation of the Big Spring State Park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.
Honor, remembrance and a debt of gratitude could be found throughout Big Spring on Friday, especially in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Area residents gathered in the Howard College Hawks basketball arena, not to watch a ball game or attend an arts and crafts show or health fair, but to pause for a moment, honor and give thanks to all veterans.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ STEPHEN HEATH GREGORY, 28, of 205 W. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ GILBERT GONZALES, 30, of 610 Goliad, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
By AMANDA MORENO
Christmastime has arrived at the museum.
Caboose Water Color Society members will be presenting their works in an art reception at Heritage Museum as part of an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m Sunday. Area residents will be able to view art depictions of old storefront windows produced by members of the Societyâ€™s six artists and also see the opening of the Christmas Tree Forest.
By THOMAS JENKINS
The ability to stay warm when the mercury falls is something many Crossroads residents take for granted, but according to officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army, there are many within the community who struggle when the weather turns cold.
Bessie Flores, social worker for the local Salvation Army, said the weather â€” from the heat of summer to the freezing winters â€” poses a very real problem for many low- income residents, a problem that can turn deadly.
For more than 20 years, the Crossroads area has been coming together on Veterans Day and this year will be no different.
Area residents are invited to participate in a community-wide event at Howard College Friday at 11 a.m.
â€śVeterans Day is just one day out of 365 that we should stop and take a moment to remember our veterans and say thank you,â€ť said Iva Jo Hanslik, Big Spring VA Medical Center community relations coordinator.
After the program there will be an appreciation luncheon for veterans and their families, provided through donations from individuals in the community.
What's free, a lot of fun and ... wild?
â€śA Wild West Christmas,â€ť of course, this year's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
So why is the Herald bugging you about something that's almost a month away? Well, to remind you that the deadline to enter is Friday, as in tomorrow, Veterans Day.
It almost got by you, huh?
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID RAY HENSON, 42, of 5205 Longshore Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of theft.
â€˘ RANSOM COLTON PARKS, 18, of 3228 Cornell, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration.
â€˘ WILLIAM DARIC GILL, 40, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 20, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
Big Spring Independent School District will have early dismissal of classes for grades 7-12 Friday to allow students to attend the Region I Volleyball Meet in Snyder.
Big Spring High School's Lady Steers will take on Andrews at 1 p.m. Friday on the Western Texas College campus. The winner will advance to the finals Saturday to face either Abilene Wylie or Monahans.
Grades 7-12 will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Grades K-6 will remain in school until their regular dismissal times unless a parent or guardian signs their child out through the office.
STANTON â€” A 1-year-old Martin County boy is listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock and a 24-year-old Stanton man is in custody after law enforcement officials say the child was injured by scalding water Tuesday evening.
Dominick PeĂ±a, 24, has been charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony. Martin County Sheriff John Woodward said PeĂ±a was still in the custody of the sheriff's office this morning after his bond had been set at $100,000.