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April 27th, 2011
The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously in favor of enacting Stage 3 of its recently approved water conservation plan Tuesday evening, part of an ongoing effort to cut municipal water consumption by 10 percent.
Enforcement of the Stage 3 restrictions is expected to begin May 1, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.
The Big Spring Rotary Club has combined a way for the community to spend some family time and help a good cause.
A putt putt fund-raiser to benefit PolioPlus is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Park and Putt Family Fun Center. Entry fee is $18 per person.
“We want everyone to come out and enjoy the fun,” Dathan Jones, Rotary member, said. “It's a great way for the family to spend time together because anyone can play. If you can hold a putter, you can play.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ MARIA DELCARMEN CERVANTES, 34, of 1103 E. 12th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
â€¢ ROGER KENDALL JOHNSON, 40, of 1801 Wagon Trail, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated third or more, resist arrest search or transport.
â€¢Â ANDRES LEE JUAREZ, 29, of 306 Denton, was arrested Tuesday on warrant from other agency (four counts).
â€¢ ADOLFO SEGOVIA LOPEZ, 61, of 1002 N. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two dozen indictments last week, including numerous true-bills for possession of a controlled substance.
The grand jury met Thursday but because of the Easter holidays, results were not released until Monday afternoon.
Among those indicted were:
â€¢ Jesus Castaneda Bustamante, 69, of 605 S. Nolan, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
â€¢ Jimmy Escovedo Rodriquez, 53, currently being held at the county jail, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily harm to a family member, consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
â€¢ MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 20, of 2008 Nolan, was arrested Monday on warrants for assault â€“ family violence and failure to appear.
Area residents of Big Spring's District 2 will get the chance to get rid of some of their oversized garbage Friday, as the city continues its annual large item pickup service.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Employees and staff with the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home serve up some holiday fair during the facility's annual Easter celebration Saturday afternoon.
HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Area motorcycle enthusiasts gather around a group of custom cycles during a festival to benefit the Special Olympics sponsored by local federal prison contractor Geo Saturday afternoon. The even featured live music and a poker fun run for riders.
The Big Spring City Council will attempt to put the finishing touches on its summer plan to decrease water consumption Tuesday night.
The measure â€” which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent â€” passed first reading April 12 on a unanimous vote.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, Stage 3 of the plan includes a number of restrictions â€” aimed mainly at outdoor water usage, such as watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools â€” which are expected to go into effect May 1.
The Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring will be holding a community yard sale Saturday, May 21, to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp in June.
Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, said the yard sale is slated for 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St., and will help give children within the Boys and Girls Club program a chance to attend a five-day camp.