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April 18th, 2011

Cancer survivors sought for Relay

April 18, 2011

Survivors wanted! That’s the word from the Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life tri-chairwomen of the Survivor Committee, which lists and provides for anyone who has had cancer.

“After all, this is about the people who have survived cancer and are celebrating more birthdays,” affirmed Bonnie Miller, Koila Strickland, and Debbye ValVerde.

“We sent out a mailing that incorrectly stated the deadline to register to get a purple shirt, “ said Strickland, “but the fact is we will take survivors’ names even at the Relay.”

Big Spring Rotary Club to sponsor putt-putt fund-raiser

April 18, 2011

Calling all grandparents, grandchildren, parents and kids.

The Big Spring Rotary Club is having its first putt-putt tournament to benefit PolioPlus. The tournament is set for April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Park and Putt Family Fun Center, located on South U.S. Highway 87.

Suspect caugt after 40-mile chase

April 18, 2011

A Sterling City man was taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center after crashing his vehicle on Gregg Street following a car chase with law enforcement officials that lasted more than 40 miles.
According to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, local law enforcement officials received a call from officers in Sterling City at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Police beat

April 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRENDA DAWN CHILDERS, 29, of 2403 Carlton, was arrested Saturday on charges of speeding and failure to appear.
• JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Saturday on charges of pedestrian failing to yield the right of way to a vehicle and standing in roadway to solicit a ride.
• RAUL GONZALES, 59, of 1806 Owens, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for assault – family violence.

April 15th

State hospital honors top volunteers

April 15, 2011

Steve Smith presented the women of Salem Baptist Church with the Jack Y. Smith Award Thursday during Big Spring State Hospital’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

The luncheon, “Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits,” recognized approximately 100 volunteers who have raised more than $1.5 million in the past 10 years for the patients at Big Spring State Hospital through fundraisers, soliciting donations and operating The Chalet Resale Shoppe.

Candidates speak out during debate

April 15, 2011

Despite drawing only three candidates, Thursday night's debate for city council hopefuls managed to heat up the races for the District 1 and District 3 seats on the government panel, with attention turning to term limits, the tax rate and municipal spending.

District 3 candidates Shannon Thomason and Glen Carrigan — along with a last minute-statement from write-in candidate Oscar Velasco — joined District 1 hopeful Marcus Fernandez to take part in the debate, which was fueled by questions submitted by e-mail and mail.

Tea Party rally Saturday

April 15, 2011

Howard County Conservatives will host a Tea Party rally from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Heart of the City Park.

The event is informal. Those attending may want to bring refreshments and lawn chairs.

“This is an opportunity for all citizens to become better informed on the critical issues facing our country and what they can do to make a difference,” said Bo Fryar, event organizer.

Special guests will be State Rep. Jim Landtroop and Dr. Donald May. Local conservative candidates will also be present at the rally, according to Fryar.

April 14th

Big Spring has disaster response plan

April 14, 2011

Hurricanes and tsunamis may not be on the list of disasters likely to occur in West Texas, but it doesn't mean there are no emergency situations or damaging factors.

Big Spring, as small and secluded as it is, has an emergency plan set in place — almost 900 pages of preparation and procedure, to be exact.

According to Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness, emergency management coordinator, the state provides guidelines and each county sets up its own emergency response plans.

Mission center offers food, clothing, counseling

April 14, 2011

Centro Familiar Cristiano Mission Center is extending a helping hand.

It is still in its early stages, but the mission center is offering food, clothing, spiritual help and friendship.

“It's not a religious thing, it's just a Christian thing to do,” said Pedro Tobias, mission center director.

Grady students set for regional meet

April 14, 2011

Grady High School will send a number of students to the University Interscholastic League Regional Academic Meet, to be held Saturday on the Abilene Christian University campus.

Grady students and the event or events in which they will compete are:

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