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February 5th, 2011

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.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MEGAN KIYOKO KARWEDSKY, 19, of 3607 Hamilton, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
• MONICA ROSE CERVANTES, 20, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for driving while license invalid, driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, failure to identify – giving false information, failure to appear, no driver's license – when unlicensed and two warrants from another agency.

February 3rd

The search for Hailey Dunn

February 3, 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.

Historic hotel on the mend

February 3, 2011

Officials with the Settles Hotel Development Company say they have a tight schedule ahead of them, but still expect to have the renovation of the historic Settles Hotel completed by the end of 2011.

Kris Ryan, SHDC manager, said the project has faced some hurdles recently — including freezing weather — but is making a great deal of progress.

$10,000 raised by Eagles for WTC Children in Need Fund

February 3, 2011

West Texas Centers and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188 raised $10,680 during Ninth Annual Children-In-Need Chili Cook-off Jan. 29 at the Eagles Lodge.

Close to 40 cooks participated in the cook-off, which awarded prizes to the top 10 entrants.

The chili cook-off has grown in popularity as evidenced by the number of participants and visitors who pay to sample the chili, said Landon Sturdivant, West Texas Centers Chief Operating Officer.

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