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May 5th, 2011

Groundbreaking signals start of school construction projects

May 5, 2011

Never, never give up.

That was the motivation for Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar. Wednesday morning, S

aldivar, school board members and students were able to witness the groundbreaking for one of four new elementary schools approved by voters.

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Relay for Life begins Friday

May 5, 2011

Friday and Saturday, the Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life will once again take the track at Blankenship Field just east of Big Spring High School.

Teams and committee members will begin setting up campsites after school Friday afternoon.

Opening ceremonies are at 8 p.m., followed by the Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Lap and balloon release. Survivors are treated to a reception and given tickets for meals at the various food booths.

May 4th

Term limits fuels voting, official says

May 4, 2011

Election officials say early voting is off to a good start, with the proposed charter amendment to place term limits on Big Spring City Council members likely the driving force behind the totals.

According to Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for Howard County, 86 voters cast their ballots in this year’s municipal elections Monday, which — along with 22 mail-in ballots — brought the first day of early voting to a total of 108 ballots.

Award-winning BSHS bands to perform on upcoming dates

May 4, 2011

It’s not your typical performance, but it is no typical band.

The Big Spring High School Honor Band will be performing a noon concert at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Thursday.

“We are performing this not only to get another quality recording from the band, but to allow people who normally wouldn’t be able to attend a nighttime concert hear the band perform,” explained Big Spring High School Band Director Rocky Harris.

Master Gardener plant sale Saturday

May 4, 2011

For the sixth straight year, Howard County Master Gardeners will expand the offerings at its Annual Spring Plant Sale, to be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of St Paul Lutheran Church, at 810 Gregg St.

In addition to the many flowering plants, the group is offering pots, potting soil and more.

More information on the plant sale or Master Gardeners may be obtained at 432-264-2236.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUANITA CANALES RIOS, 44, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid and two warrants from another agency.
• SHANE EDDIE ANDERSON, 39, of 1200 E. Lloyd, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

May 3rd

Aquatic center opening faces delay

May 3, 2011

If contractors working on the new Big Spring Aquatics Center at Comanche Trail Park seem hurried, it's no wonder, as city officials currently speculate the project will most likely miss its May 28 completion date.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said a problem with materials has the project's contractor — excluding work on the pool itself — showing concern his crew may not be able to meet the deadline.

Dance troupe opens 3-night show Thursday

May 3, 2011

Broadway isn't something you have to travel far to see, at least not this month.

For three nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Hall Center for the Arts Studio Theatre will be the stage for “Broadway Forte” and “Dark of the Moon.”

Coahoma ISD announces kindergarten registration

May 3, 2011

Coahoma Elementary School is offering parents the opportunity to pre-register children for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration for 2011-2012 kindergarten classes will be held Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To be eligible for this program, a child must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2011. The district provides full-day kindergarten.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RAY COBLE, 22, of 2710 S. Anderson Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.
• KRISTI LOREE ELLIOT, 29, of 603 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1200 block of Wood.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
In the 1300 block of Elm Street.

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