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September 16th, 2011
The Big Spring Film Society is looking for a few good men ... and women.
The local film society is looking for volunteers to help with its final screening of the season Saturday, Sept. 24, when the organization plans to present “The Dark Crystal” at Big Spring State Park.
According to Film Society Chairman Brandon Johnson, the screening — part of the group's annual summer screening series which began this year with “Back to the Future” and “Ghostbusters” — represents a major accomplishment for the organization.
Weekend full of fun
7 p.m. until midnight â€” Diez y seis de Septembre
Downtown in Heart of the City Park
Food vendors, arts and crafts, live music
11:50 p.m. â€” Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run
Registration will take place from 10:15 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. Entry fee is $20
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. â€” Bastrop Donation Drop-off
Bealls parking lot (Big Spring Mall on FM 700)
Coahoma basketball girls will be collecting donations for Bastrop fire victims which will be delivered Sunday by the girls
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. â€” Garage Sale for Bastrop Fire Victims
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ARTHUR EARL JACKSON, 44, of 1307 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ALFREDO RIOS, 56, of 1204 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for expired driver's license.
â€¢ FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 18, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to use safety seat system with child (three counts) and no driver's license when unlicensed.
Downtown Big Spring Heart of the City Park will turn into a fiesta Friday night and Saturday. ALSA, a local community club, is bringing live music, food vendors and other vendors together for a community celebration of diez y seis de Septembre (Sept. 16) —Mexican independence day.
“This is just one more way we can serve the community and provide a community and family oriented event,” said Jaime De los Santos, ALSA vice president.
FORSAN — Calling all Buffaloes.
Current and former Forsan High School students are expected to gather this weekend when the school holds its annual homecoming activities.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ RONALD PHILLIP CASILLAS III, 36, of 2706 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of illegal smoking material.
â€¢ JAMES ODELL PERRY, 45, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of illegal smoking material and a warrant from another agency.
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of the proposed 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the municipality looks to finalize its fiscal plan for the coming year.
District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez cast the lone vote against the proposed budget, while District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr., District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan, Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, District 5 Councilman Craig Olson and District 6 Councilman Terry Hansen all gave the financial plan their approval.
For 30 years, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra has been bringing something special to Big Spring and this year is no different.
Dr. Keith Graumann, third and current conductor of the symphony, will be celebrating his 10th year and the symphony itself will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The season will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday with a Latin celebration at First Baptist Church, located at 705 W. FM 700.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ PRISMA JESSICA VIERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 407, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.
â€¢ AARON COMPTON, 21, of Garden City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€¢ MARCUS LAMON COLE, 24, of 1102 S. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
Big Spring independent School District officials got what they wanted Monday evening.
The district hosted a public meeting to solicit citizens' input on a variety of issues, and an overflow crowd accepted the invitation.
The major topics of conversation were the district's recent sub-par academic ranking from the Texas Education Agency, and — more importantly to the audience — what the district was going to do to correct the situation.