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April 1st, 2011

Serious trash talking

April 1, 2011

Spring cleaning will take on a whole new scope in the Crossroads area Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the community during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.

“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each state scheduled for a clean-up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.

Positive reports highlight EDC meeting

April 1, 2011

Progress reports — all positive — dominated a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation this week.

Board members received an update from Howard College representative Kinsey Hansen concerning a technical program curriculum started in late 2009.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA NICOLE EDMONDSON, 22, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired license plate, failure to appear (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JOHN MICHAEL EDMONDSON, 38, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license invalid, assault – family violence (two counts and criminal mischief.

March 31st

Officials hope to broaden scope of Dunn investigation

March 31, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Finding the right words may get them somewhere.

At least that's what Colorado City City Manager Pete Kampfer said at a press conference here Wednesday morning concerning 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, who has been missing since Dec. 27.

“We certainly want to locate Hailey,” Kampfer said. “At this point we want to find Hailey and we have to do something to get us to a new level.”

Powwow to be unique celebration

March 31, 2011

Area residents curious about the customs and traditions of Native Americans will get a chance to see first hand how the first Americans have fun, as the Big Spring Powwow gets ready to once again take over the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Saturday and Sunday.

The Powwow — a Native American tradition that includes competitive dancing and other activities — will begin Saturday with gourd dancing at 10 a.m., according to Big Spring Powwow Committee Treasurer Connie Lesser, and continue throughout the day.

Water conservation topic of mini-seminar

March 31, 2011

Water conservation has been moved to the forefront of a lot of issues.

Johansen's Nursery is hosting Water Conservation in the Landscape Friday at 6 p.m. for residents who are wanting to find out how to conserve water. There will also be time alloted for a question and answer session.

“It's going to come down to sustaining a good, viable water source,” Steve Parish, sales distributor for Gard'n Wise said. “If the water dries up, industry dries up, jobs dry up and people move away. It's a lot more than having green grass.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 31, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MIGUEL ANTONIO ARENIVAZ, 21, of 2603 Ent Drive, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than two ounces.
• JOLINDA FLORES, 20, of 1603 Hilltop, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance less than one gram, prohibited substance in correctional facility – takes controlled substance/dangerous drug/alcohol.
• JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, was arrested Wednesday on charges of soliciting/peddling after hours.

March 30th

Area-bound one act play on stage here

March 30, 2011

Fresh from a stellar performance at the district contest, Big Spring High School's award-winning one act play will take the stage here Friday and Saturday evenings.

“In the Middle of Grand Central Station” will be performed at the Big Spring High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. both nights. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults.

The Nancy Pahl Gilsenan-written play advanced from district competition in Sweetwater last weekend and will move on to the the area contest April 7 at Midland College.

City teeming with activities, officials say

March 30, 2011

Who says nothing happens in Big Spring and Howard County?

Anyone who attended Tuesday's State of the Community Series luncheon – Part 1: Money at Work, got a detailed report. Presentations from the city of Big Spring, Howard County, Colorado River Municipal Water District, Howard College and Big Spring Economic Development Corporation focused on the different areas each entity is working on.

It's Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo time

March 30, 2011

It's rodeo time again ... Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo time.

The elementary gym will turn into a rodeo arena Thursday at 9 a.m. Approximately 58 students will take part in six main events; barrels, bronc riding, milking, flag relay, bull riding and poles. For decades, kindergartners at Coahoma have been a part of longtime tradition.

Thirty-three years ago, professional rodeo clown Quail Dobbs — now retired — and a group of kindergarten teachers had an idea that has blossomed into a community event.

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