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September 8th, 2011

9/11 remembrance ceremony planned Sunday at mall

September 8, 2011

Ten years and counting, but not forgotten.

September 11, 2001, is a day that was marked as one that would live in infamy, and it has. No one has forgotten where they were when terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and how that act forever changed lives.

The remembrance ceremonies may not be what they once were, but they still exist, especially in Big Spring. The Big Spring Mall will be the location for a 2 p.m. memorial service Sunday.

Olympic gold medalist to speak on success

September 8, 2011

It’s all about the journey to success — at least that’s the message Dominique Dawes hopes to bring during the Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy Woman event scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Twice a year, the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series brings in an individual to inspire and moti-vate members of the community. The event is free, but a ticket is required.

Police/Sheriff

September 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY RENEE GARCIA, 18, of 1002 N. Gregg, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and a local warrant for theft – shoplifting.
• DANIEL RIOS, 25, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Thursday on charges of criminal mischief, evading arrest or detention, resisting arrest, search or transportation and a warrant from another agency.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1400 block of Park.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1300 block of Madison.

September 7th

Education, water key Seliger talk

September 7, 2011

Water and education were the topics of choice during Tuesday’s town hall meeting with Kel Seliger, as the District 31 state senator discussed the results of the recent legislative session and what it could mean for rural West Texas.

Seliger said the necessity of water is something the legislature is paying close attention to, especially in parched West Texas.

Howard College announces gift of building

September 7, 2011

The G.C. Broughton Foundation is once again partnering with Howard College to fund the construction of an agriculture facility estimated at approximately $685,000.

The gift will fund the construction of Phase II of the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.

The current agriculture pavilion was funded by the G. C. Broughton Foundation in November 2010. Phase II will continue the development of the original designs to include an enclosed formal show barn and pens.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ARLINDA ROSALES SMITH, 60, of 2002 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of silent or abusive calls to 911 service.
• ENRIQUE MARTINEZ ALVAREZ JR., 48, of 823 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

September 6th

Going up: BSISD construction projects hitting high gear

September 6, 2011

After weeks of foundation work, construction is starting to go vertical on Big Spring Independent School District construction projects.

The most visible sign of progress in the $60 million renovation of BSISD's infrastructure is at the site of the new Goliad and Washington elementary campuses, where the walls of the new buildings began going up last week. And school officials promise that is only the beginning.

Hangar 25 names new administrator

September 6, 2011

There's a new face at Hangar 25.

Genevieve Stockburger, a recent Texas Tech University graduate, has stepped in as the new museum administrator.

Stockburger who graduated this past August with her masters degree in museum science officially accepted the keys to the Hangar Friday morning.

“I was presented with the opportunity to impact a smaller community than Lubbock, with a profound historical base and I took it,” Stockburger said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a warrant from another agency.
• ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 33, of 601 State, was arrested Saturday on warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call, failure to appear and assault – family violence.
• RENE RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 1312 Sycamore, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no seat belt and open container – passenger.

September 3rd

Spence drys up

September 3, 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 — currently at 2.21 percent of capacity — having been out of commission since December 2008.

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