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February 7th, 2011

Two killed in mishap at lake

February 7, 2011

LAKE J.B. THOMAS — A boating accident and near-freezing temperatures took the lives of two Stanton women over the weekend.

Melody Cook, 46, and her daughter-in-law, Erin Cook, 28, died after their boat capsized Saturday during a family fishing trip at Lake J.B. Thomas.
According to investigators, the women were in a boat with Melody's husband, Kyle, and the couple's step-son, Kevin. When the boat capsized, Kevin, Melody and Erin swam for shore in the frigid water. Authorities said the temperature was about 34 degrees at the time of the accident.

Fishing tournament set Saturday for kids

February 7, 2011

No doubt, it's about trout.

And kids, of course.

The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club will stage the third Kid's Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Comanche Trail Lake. It's held at this time of year to take advantage of the lake's recent stocking of trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Ken McIntosh, pastor of the First Christian Church, Greater Rotary member and event chairman, began the tournament in 2009. The Rotary Club officially hooked the event two years ago.

Police Beat

February 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 18, of 605 Highland Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• CLIFFORD LYNN WOODS, 33, of 1409 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties, driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to appear.
• ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

February 5th

The search for Hailey Dunn

February 5, 2011

A reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts and/or safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City, who has been missing since Dec. 27. Call the Colorado City Police Department at (325) 728-5294 with information.

Singers earn all-state honors

February 5, 2011

Some Howard College choir members will get the chance to sing on a much bigger stage.

Five Howard College choral students have won all-state recognition and one has gained national honors.

Kevin Porras, Damian Perez, Nadia Garcia and Amber Bernal of Big Spring and Brantley Cahoon of Forsan were recently named to the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors' All-State Honor Choir, HC Music Director Eddie Vandewalker announced.

Council convenes Monday

February 5, 2011

Final reading of a measure that could help the municipality save between $5,000 and $25,000 a year tops the agenda for Monday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council.

The meeting — which was rescheduled for Monday to avoid conflicts with Howard County Day in Austin — is set to get under way at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

Police blotter

February 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
• MANUEL DEJESUS LOPEZ-LUNA, 71, 408 S. Lancaster, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHIRSTOPHER JOHN GARCIA, 28, San Angel,o, was arrested on a charge of speeding.
• JUNIOR JONES, 24, 1015 E. 20th, was arrested on a warrant charging two counts of indecency with a child.
• CREIG WARNER HOLLANBD, 52, Amarillo, was arrested on a warrant from another agencfy.

February 4th

McEwen, Davis honored at Chamber banquet

February 4, 2011

Former Big Spring mayor Russ McEwen and longtime Big Spring Refinery administrator Verna Davis were named the 2010 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year Thursday night, as the organization celebrated another year of promoting Crossroads businesses.

Jeanie Knocke, the 2009 Chamber Woman of the Year, presented the award to Davis, lauding the Big Spring woman for her hard work and determination to make the Crossroads area a better place to live.

Memorial service salutes those who served country

February 4, 2011

Service and sacrifice were honored during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service Thursday at First Baptist Church.

The service, hosted by the VA Medical Center, honored all area veterans who had died in the preceding 12 months.

The Four Chaplains Memorial is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, which was carrying more than 900 U.S. troops, was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Greenland in 1943.

Bill introduced to rename VA Medical Center

February 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Thursday to rename the VA Medical Center at Big Spring as the “George H. O’Brien Jr. Medical Center.”

O’Brien was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the country, for his actions in the Korean War.

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