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March 10th, 2011

Local Relay For Life recognized among best

March 10, 2011

A reminder that Howard-Glasscock Relay For Life is only two months away came at a recent meeting when Co-chair Vicki Stewart unfurled banners announcing that the 2010 Relay was the top community per capita for the 2010 High Plains Division and placed in the top 10 nationwide per capita among relays.

Relay volunteers are proud to say that to garner such accolades with an event that was rained out and rescheduled indoors months later is “incredible.” In addition to the community awards,

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICHARD FLORES, 57, of 1200 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MICHAEL LASHAWN VANDERBILT, 17, of 2601 Albrook, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone – two ounces or less.
• LISA MARIE SOLIS, 25, of 1106 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wedenesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

March 9th

Teacher contracts up in the air

March 9, 2011

Faced with an uncertain financial future, Big Spring Independent School District officials are hitting the brakes temporarily on teacher contract renewals.

BSISD and other Texas school districts typically renew teacher contracts in March, but school trustees will discuss putting that action off for a month when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

VA sets town hall meeting

March 9, 2011

The Big Spring VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss upcoming changes planned for the hospital in the coming year.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the outpatient lobby of the medical center, located at 300 Veterans Blvd.

Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, said that WTVAHCS leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Construction and staffing plans also will be shared.

Council approves mandate resolution

March 9, 2011

Big Spring City Council took a step against unfunded state mandates during its meeting Tuesday night, approving resolutions supporting House Joint Resolution 56 and Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 17.

During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council had already approved first reading of the resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

March 8th

Hatchet attack leaves 1 critical

March 8, 2011

A Big Spring man remains in critical condition in a Lubbock hospital after suffering cuts to the upper part of his body Sunday night.

Fifty-four-year-old Joe Rios Jr. was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock following an altercation in the 2300 block of Warren.

Big Spring police officers were called to 2307 Warren at approximately 9:25 p.m. Sunday where they found Rios standing by his vehicle in the street.

Term limit petition delivered

March 8, 2011

Representatives of the Big Spring Concerned Citizens Council submitted a petition to city officials Monday in an effort to force a city-wide vote on proposed term limits for members of the city council.

Steve Campbell, spokesman for the CCC, turned the petition over to City Finance Director Peggy Walker Monday afternoon.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 63, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL WAYNE GOMEZ JR., 17, of 2703 Carol, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• NATIVIDAD ZAMORA CEBALLOS, 32, of 2617 Fairchild, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

March 7th

CASA in need of volunteers

March 7, 2011

It's all for the best interest of the child.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is gearing up to train more volunteers. Training for the Howard County area will begin April 11 and continue through April 21.

“Ideally, we would like to bring on at least 10 new Howard County volunteers,” Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.

Routine agenda for city council

March 7, 2011

Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council features a rather routine agenda, as the government panel looks to give final approval to a resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would outlaw certain mandates in the Lone Star State.

During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council approved first reading of the resolution, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

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