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February 23rd, 2011

I-20 rollover claims man's life

February 23, 2011

A Mississippi man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday morning near the 184 mile marker of Interstate Highway 20.

Emergency personnel — including the Big Spring Fire Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety — responded to the crash, which happened near the highway overpass east of Exit 184, at approximately 10 a.m.

According to DPS Trooper Jared Bratcher, who is in charge of the investigation, the victim was 43-year-old Charles Corbin of Gulfport, Miss.

Kids getting a new clubhouse

February 23, 2011

A new future is under construction.

Lee George Construction began work on the new Boys and Girls Club building Tuesday. Expected time frame for completion is six to eight months.

“Despite several major technical challenges which have delayed the start of construction, the Salvation Army is now confident that we can provide the community of Big Spring the best building possible,” Capt. Edgar Cheshire, commanding officer of the Big Spring Salvation Army, said.

City tells Austin: No more unfunded mandates

February 23, 2011

The Big Spring City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would — by constitutional amendment — outlaw unfunded or under-funded mandates in the Lone Star State.

Specifically, the amendment would prohibit unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

Investigators search landfill in Big Spring

February 23, 2011

A search of the Big Spring Landfill Tuesday by law enforcement officials failed to turn up new evidence in the case of missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, the Colorado City teen who has been missing nearly two months now.

The Big Spring Police Department, along with investigators from other law enforcement officials from the surrounding area, used dogs to search the facility for anything tied to the girl's disappearance.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 49, of 821 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• ROY JUNIOR HULIN, 50, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 105, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
• GERALD RAY KING, 31, of 2512 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.

February 22nd

Fire threat on the rise

February 22, 2011

If Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan and his band of firefighters seem a bit weary these days, there's good reason.

The volunteer fire department has been called to numerous grass fires — despite an ongoing county-wide burn ban.

Cancer survivor forms foundation

February 22, 2011

It may be a touchy subject, but they are Ballsy enough to handle it — pun intended.

The Ballsy Cancer Society of America is a new foundation aimed at educating the public, especially males ages 15-40, about testicular cancer.

“At this point, there is nothing else like this out there,” Jennifer Hedges, founder of Ballsy, said. “There is nothing in America that focuses on research and education.”

Hedges understands the need for education on this issue, after witnessing the journey her husband, Brady has had to travel.

Elementary choir to perform in free concert

February 22, 2011

Big Spring elementary students will show off their singing skills during the annual All-City Choir concert, set for 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.

Admission is free to the event.

The All-City Choir is comprised of 120 BSISD students in grades 4 through 6 who were selected for the honor by their respective music teachers, BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O’Brien said.

The group, which will be conducted by Junior High Choir Director Randall Capshaw, will perform about seven American folk music selections, she added.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• EVAN RAY GOODWIN, 21, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• EVELYN FRANCO, 31, of Colorado City, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, 22, of 4103 Parkway, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies.
• THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Gregg Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

February 21st

Water on city council's mind

February 21, 2011

The agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council is rather brief, with final approval of a resolution supporting the Colorado River Municipal Water District's ongoing efforts to educate the public on the need for water conservation.

Talks between CRMWD and its member cities — including Big Spring — have been ongoing for some time now, centering around water conservation heading into the coming summer, when water usage in the Crossroads area is expected to be at its highest point.

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