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May 25th, 2011

Man jailed on charges of injuring baby girl

May 25, 2011

A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with injury to a child after law enforcement officials say he confessed to harming a 4-month-old child Monday.

Jimmy Enrique Alatorre, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 66, was arrested Monday on a charge of injury to a child – serious bodily injury after officers with the Big Spring Police Department were called to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.

Council OKs aquatic center fees

May 25, 2011

he Big Spring City Council approved a $5 entry fee for the new municipal aquatic center on a 6-1 vote Tuesday night, paving the way for the facility to open its doors to the public in a few weeks.

The vote was one of the last for outgoing city council members Stephanie Horton and Joann Staulcup, who both voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Gloria McDonald, Craig Olson, Terry Hansen and Mayor Tommy Duncan also gave the measure a nod of approval.

Fillingim, Clare top students at BSHS

May 25, 2011

Big Spring High School has named Andrew James Fillingim as valedictorian for the class of 2011.

May 24th

College officials laud renovation outcome

May 24, 2011

Who says $21 million doesn't buy anything anymore?

As contractors reach the final phases of Howard College's $21 million campus renovation, officials are taking pride in the fact they were able to deliver on every project they envisioned.

In fact, they've done even more than originally planned.

County OKs murder case 'insurance'

May 24, 2011

Howard County commissioners approved a contract with Lubbock County Monday morning that would serve as a type of “insurance policy.”

The annual contract — which costs the county approximately $14,000 — secures Howard County a regional public defender necessary to try a capital murder case.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the county has participated in the program during the past three years, and while $14,000 certainly isn't loose change, it's a pittance compared to what a capital murder case could cost the county.

Mt. Olive designated as historical cemetery

May 24, 2011

Howard County drivers passing by Mt. Olive Cemetery on Texas Highway 350 may not have noticed the latest addition to the stone entrance gate, but the metal medallion mounted on the left side is the third step in the historic preservation of the cemetery.

Ramirez, Weibe named top students at Grady

May 24, 2011

Grady Independent School District has announced its 2011 valedictorian and salutatorian.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTINA LEANN GARZA, 27, of 1902 Mittel, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• RICHARD HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ, 46, of 805 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on charges of assault – family violence and criminal mischief.
• JIMMY ENRIQUE ALATORRE, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 66, was arrested Monday on a charge of injury to a child – serious bodily injury.
• THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of E. 11th Place.

May 23rd

Film Society to open season July 1 with ‘Back to the Future’

May 23, 2011

The Crossroads area will be the place to be this summer, as the Big Spring Film Society announces its summer line-up, including WestFest, a two-day event combining movies and music that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Host families sought for foreign students

May 23, 2011

It’s about bringing the unforgettable experience home.
Local resident Karen Ivy is working with Center for Cultural Interexchange to ensure area residents are able to experience different cultures without ever having to leave home. For the past three years, Ivy has been serving as area coordinator and as a host family.
“I wanted to have the experience of being able to teach them (the students) about American culture,” Ivy said. “It’s a chance to share our life experiences.”

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