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April 29th, 2011

Foster families thanked

April 29, 2011

Fostering is about family and creating a special bond.

A World for Children, a foundation aimed at finding “forever families” for children referred through Child Protective Services, held an appreciation luncheon for its foster families Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

“Without foster families we wouldn't be an agency,” said Isaac Miramontes, foster home developer. “We truly appreciate what these families do for us.”

April 28th

Fire knocks out power to 200 homes

April 28, 2011

A fire in the 900 block of N. Gregg reported Wednesday afternoon caused approximately 200 homes on Big Spring's north side to lose electrical service, but no injuries or serious property damage was reported as a result.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, the fire was reported in an alley in the 900 block of N. Gregg Street at approximately 5:32 p.m.

AGency hopeful gallery will create new 'parents'

April 28, 2011

The whole idea behind it is to touch someone's heart, which only makes the name more fitting: The Heart Gallery.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services began the Heart Gallery, a traveling photo collection of children waiting for adoption, in 2001.

“The idea is that someone will see these photos and want to adopt one of these children,” said Rebecca Moughon, chairperson of the Howard County Child Welfare Board.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIA DELCARMEN CERVANTES, 34, of 1103 E. 12th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• ROGER KENDALL JOHNSON, 40, of 1801 Wagon Trail, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated - third or more offense and resist arrest, search or transport.
• ANDRES LEE JUAREZ, 29, of 306 Denton, was arrested Tuesday on warrant from other agency (four counts).

April 27th

Council passes water conservation measure

April 27, 2011

The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously in favor of enacting Stage 3 of its recently approved water conservation plan Tuesday evening, part of an ongoing effort to cut municipal water consumption by 10 percent.

Enforcement of the Stage 3 restrictions is expected to begin May 1, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.

Putt putt event combines good time, good cause

April 27, 2011

The Big Spring Rotary Club has combined a way for the community to spend some family time and help a good cause.

A putt putt fund-raiser to benefit PolioPlus is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Park and Putt Family Fun Center. Entry fee is $18 per person.

“We want everyone to come out and enjoy the fun,” Dathan Jones, Rotary member, said. “It's a great way for the family to spend time together because anyone can play. If you can hold a putter, you can play.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIA DELCARMEN CERVANTES, 34, of 1103 E. 12th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• ROGER KENDALL JOHNSON, 40, of 1801 Wagon Trail, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated third or more, resist arrest search or transport.
• ANDRES LEE JUAREZ, 29, of 306 Denton, was arrested Tuesday on warrant from other agency (four counts).
• ADOLFO SEGOVIA LOPEZ, 61, of 1002 N. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

April 26th

Dozens indicted by grand jury

April 26, 2011

A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two dozen indictments last week, including numerous true-bills for possession of a controlled substance.

The grand jury met Thursday but because of the Easter holidays, results were not released until Monday afternoon.

Among those indicted were:
• Jesus Castaneda Bustamante, 69, of 605 S. Nolan, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Jimmy Escovedo Rodriquez, 53, currently being held at the county jail, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily harm to a family member, consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
• MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 20, of 2008 Nolan, was arrested Monday on warrants for assault – family violence and failure to appear.

Large item pick up set for District 2

April 26, 2011

Area residents of Big Spring's District 2 will get the chance to get rid of some of their oversized garbage Friday, as the city continues its annual large item pickup service.

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