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November 18th, 2011
Local law enforcement officials are warning area merchants to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 bills circulating in the Crossroads area which have been treated with a chemical allowing them to at least partially defeat detection markers.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said the counterfeit $20 bills have been turning up at several different businesses in and around the Big Spring area.
Bowls were filled and a purposed was served during the Empty Bowls — Five Golden Bowls event at First Christian Church Thursday afternoon.
More than 170 area residents flooded the church hall, enjoyed a bowl of soup and walked away with a one-of-a-kind reminder that there are some who constantly have their bowls remain empty. Attendees were able to choose from nine different soups provided by community members.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MERRITA CHAMBERS, 58, of 511 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DEVON MARCUS MUSCHARA, 20, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 120, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for hindering secured creditors â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 38, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
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Empty Bowls â€”Five Golden Bowls â€” is right around the corner, but there is still time to purchase a ticket.
Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church â€” located at 911 Goliad â€” 150 people will have the opportunity to not only support the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, but also to enjoy homemade soups and take home a one-of-a-kind bowl.
â€śThis is a great way for the community to show their support for the United Way and at the same time it draws attention to a problem that exists all over the world,â€ť executive director Sandy Stewart said.
And his impact continues â€¦
Skipper Driver, a major supporter of the Howard County Fair and Relay for Life passed away earlier this year after a long fight with cancer, but by no means has he stopped making a contribution on the community he loved so much.
In honor of Driver, the Howard County Fair Board decided to donate $1 from every ticket sold at the 2011 fair to the local Relay For Life campaign. Tuesday afternoon, members of the fair board, along with Driver's wife Wanda, presented the $4,175 check to members of the Relay For Life committee.
Howard County commissioners voted unanimously Monday in favor of an inter-local agreement with the city to lend financial support to the Big Spring State Park, opting to go from a previously approved three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each — to be paid to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — to help fund the continued operation of the state park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.
Something’s cooking at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, literally and figuratively.
The members of St. Mary’s Parish are busy preparing traditional Scottish recipes for their upcoming St. Andrew’s Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival set for 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PHILLIP BERNALD WHEAT, 54, of 1314 Mobile, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ RUDOLFO HERNANDEZ HILARIO, 51, of 402 Edwards Blvd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ JESSE MARTINEZ, 43, of 107 Becker Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting (theft) â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
COAHOMA â€” Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a house fire that claimed the lives of two Coahoma residents during the early morning hours Sunday.
Petra Arguello, 60, and 9-year-old Jacob Arguello were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 110 S. Main St. in Coahoma, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.