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August 11th, 2011
Howard College officials believe they've found a way to deal with the severe drought, and the answer is literally below their feet.
Trustees will consider a proposal to drill up to six water wells on the Big Spring campus when they hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Student Union Building Tumbleweed Room.
The building has gone up and the final stages of the project are in sight.
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club was able to start construction on a new facility in February and is expecting the building to be completed sometime in October.
“We will be very excited to see it once it is finished and we are even more excited to move in,” Salvation Army Maj. Orville Chambless said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ADAN CHAVERA, 41, of 600 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ MELINDA ERIN WALKER, 29, of San Diego, Calif., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
â€˘ LINDA DIANE HERNANDEZ, 36, of Lubbock, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday and charged with cruelty to livestock animals in connection with the July 13 seizure of several horses suffering from malnourishment.
Joel Venegas Estrella, 51, was booked into the Howard County jail on a charge of cruelty to livestock animals just before midnight, following an investigation by the Howard County Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.
"He was taken into custody without incident,” Parker said.
Big Spring school trustees are expected to put their formal stamp of approval on the district's single-member redistricting plan when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
Redrawing the seven single-member trustee districts to adequately reflect population and demographic changes in the last 10 years has been a months-long process, involving lawyers, demographers and an advisory committee comprised of both school officials and local citizens.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JIMMY FRANCIS GARRARD, 37, of 303 S.E. Ninth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ DENA GAYE COKER, 54, of 1403 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ISAAC DANIEL CHAVARRIA, 25, of 1504 Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
City Manager Gary Fuqua presented the Big Spring City Council with the proposed 2011-2012 budget during a work session Monday, and much like life in sweltering West Texas has been, it was a good news and bad news fiscal situation.
The proposed budget is based on a 94.95-cent per $100 valuation tax rate, a drop of 5 cents compared to last year's 99.95 cent rate.
Students and parents may like some of the changes Big Spring Independent School District Food Services has in store for the coming year.
But one major change won't make anyone happy.
When students return to classes Aug. 22, they'll notice some changes to the fare they're offered in the cafeterias. Meals will now feature more vegetables, fresh fruits and other additions designed to make the meals both nutritious and appealing.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ANTONIO PARADEZ FLORES, 49, of 1602 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€˘ROMERO VILLARREAL, JR., 26, of 1412 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 37, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Runnels Street.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KRISTINA FELICIDAD HEALY, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. 512, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, of 1503 S. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/second offense.
â€˘ JOSHUA WILLIAM LUCERO, 23, of 2104 Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ open container.