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April 30th, 2011

Water restrictions begin

April 30, 2011

Stage 3 of the city of Big Spring's recently approved water conservation plan goes into effect Sunday, including a number of restrictions regarding outdoor water use, according to municipal officials.

The conservation plan — which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent — passed final reading April 26 on a unanimous vote from the Big Spring City Council.

No rest for weary firefighters

April 30, 2011

Friday might be a time when most employees in the Crossroads area look toward the relaxation of the weekend, but that's a very unlikely scenario for firefighters with the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department and Big Spring Fire Department.

Firefighters with both agencies were kept busy Friday, as wildfires and grass fires in an around the Howard County area continued to threaten a number of homes and structures.

Early voting polls open Monday

April 30, 2011

Early voting in Big Spring's municipal elections will kick off Monday as area voters prepare to weigh in on not only candidates, but proposed term limits for members of the city council.
Early voting will be held at the Howard County Courthouse and continue through May 10, according to Saundra Bloom, county elections administrator.

April 29th

Surf's up: Symphony to present Beach Boys' music

April 29, 2011

The surf will be up Saturday night at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum as the Big Spring Symphony, together with Jeans 'n Classics of Toronto, Canada, presents the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

"It should be a really good, clean, family kind of upbeat show,” said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony conductor and director. “We'll have tables on the floor for anyone who would like table seating.”

Dee's Trade Show opens two-day run Saturday

April 29, 2011

For those in need of some retail therapy, this weekend is perfect timing.

Dee’s Trade Show will be at the Howard County Fair Barn Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This marks the fifth year for the show, according to Denise McComb, owner.

“Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there are numerous gifts to be found,” McComb said. “There are lots of unique arts and crafts this year.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVEN RAY EVANS, 22, of 1103 E. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a habitation.
• JOE LYNN PAYNE, 40, of Odessa, was arrested Thursday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and public intoxication.
• REBECCA NICOLE RODRIQUEZ, 24, of 300 Furrh in Coahoma, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from another agency.

Foster families thanked

April 29, 2011

Fostering is about family and creating a special bond.

A World for Children, a foundation aimed at finding “forever families” for children referred through Child Protective Services, held an appreciation luncheon for its foster families Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

“Without foster families we wouldn't be an agency,” said Isaac Miramontes, foster home developer. “We truly appreciate what these families do for us.”

April 28th

Fire knocks out power to 200 homes

April 28, 2011

A fire in the 900 block of N. Gregg reported Wednesday afternoon caused approximately 200 homes on Big Spring's north side to lose electrical service, but no injuries or serious property damage was reported as a result.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, the fire was reported in an alley in the 900 block of N. Gregg Street at approximately 5:32 p.m.

AGency hopeful gallery will create new 'parents'

April 28, 2011

The whole idea behind it is to touch someone's heart, which only makes the name more fitting: The Heart Gallery.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services began the Heart Gallery, a traveling photo collection of children waiting for adoption, in 2001.

“The idea is that someone will see these photos and want to adopt one of these children,” said Rebecca Moughon, chairperson of the Howard County Child Welfare Board.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIA DELCARMEN CERVANTES, 34, of 1103 E. 12th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• ROGER KENDALL JOHNSON, 40, of 1801 Wagon Trail, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated - third or more offense and resist arrest, search or transport.
• ANDRES LEE JUAREZ, 29, of 306 Denton, was arrested Tuesday on warrant from other agency (four counts).

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