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March 3rd, 2011

Hoops, Dreams and Goals set for March 25

March 3, 2011

All the makings of a top-notch basketball tournament are in place for the Seventh Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2011 competition scheduled for March 25 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Teams from Big Spring to Pecos to Ballinger to Snyder will compete in a day of basketball tournament action beginning at 9 a.m. with the grand entrance, followed by a welcome from West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith.

Skywarn classes March 10

March 3, 2011

Would you know what to do if severe weather threatened the Crossroads area?

That’s the question the National Weather Service is hoping area residents will ask themselves, as the service prepares to hold its annual Skywarn classes throughout West Texas, including March 10 in the Big Spring City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth Street.

Set for 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., local emergency response officials say the SkyWarn class is a great way to brush up on your bad-weather skills.

College enrollment on the rise

March 3, 2011

Following on the heels of an increase in fall enrollment, the spring semester for Howard College has set yet another record for the district with spring enrollment numbers at 5,115.

“Reaching the 5,000 enrollment mark for the district is an outstanding achievement for Howard College,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President. “This growth is the result of a tremendous amount of work on all campuses and shows the effectiveness of our partnerships throughout the region.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PETER MARQUEZ LARA, 40, of 1104 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• LETICIA KAY CANTU, 35, of 904 Rosemont, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties and driving without a safety belt.

March 2nd

Are you prepared for fire?

March 2, 2011

Would you know what to do if a wildfire was bearing down on your home, forcing you and your family to evacuate?

The recent rash of wildfires in and around the Howard County area has many local residents asking that very question, as dry conditions and high winds aren't likely to go away anytime soon.

Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the vital strategy area residents can take to protect themselves and their families during an evacuation is to prepare ahead of time.

Fire threatens festival lights

March 2, 2011

Fifteen years almost went up in smoke this week. T

he warehouse containing lights, displays and other items used in the annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights was in the path of flames during Sunday's west side fire. Because of firefighters' quick response, the warehouse did not receive any damage, but light displays outside were burned.

“Thank the Lord and the firefighters that more damage wasn't done,” Pat Simmons, founder of the Festival of Lights, said Tuesday. “The damage could have been a lot worse.”

Homebound vets get some help

March 2, 2011

If patients can't get to the clinic, then the clinic will go to the patients.

That's the reasoning behind the VA Medical Center's Home Based Primary Care Program, which is designed to provide clinical medical services to home-bound veterans.

The program, which began locally last April, currently serves 39 veterans living within a 60-mile radius of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Today:
• FRANKIE RUBIO, 51, of 621 Sgt. Paredez Street, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and two warrants from other agencies.
• RICHARD NORMAN RAMIREZ, 45, of 611 N. San Antonio Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/ third or more.
• STEVEN ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 39, of 1413 Wood Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of disregard for a stop sign.

March 1st

Man charged with assaulting 5-year-old

March 1, 2011

A 66-year-old Big Spring man was arrested Monday by the Big Spring Police Department and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Telesford Rentiria Galan was arrested Monday at a home in the 700 block of E. 17th Street at approximately 4 p.m., according to BSPD records.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, the offense was reported to police officials Monday, but it's currently unclear how long the alleged sexual abuse has been going on.

Joint law enforcement center may save $150,000 annually

March 1, 2011

Officials with the city of Big Spring and Howard County unveiled proposed plans for a joint law enforcement center Monday night, promising a long-term savings of a minimum of $150,000 a year to local taxpayers if the plan is adopted by both governments.

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