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September 15th, 2011
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.
Howard County commissioners approved the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday on a unanimous vote, giving the nod to a fiscal plan worth approximately $21 million.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the budget suffered a number of cuts during this year's planning sessions, but will allow the county to make it through the coming year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg Street.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 300 block of S. Aylesford.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 76 inmates at the time of this report.
Have you ever wanted to open your home to the community?
Here's your chance. Homes are being sought for this year's Symphony Guild Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 11.
â€śLast year we couldn't find enough homes so we had to cancel the tour,â€ť said Eulaine McIntosh, Guild president. â€śNobody wants to cancel the tour, but without the participation, we just couldn't do it.â€ť
This year, David and Marie Justice have agreed to take part in the Tour of Homes, but more homes are needed. McIntosh said it would be ideal to have four to six homes to showcase.