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May 28th, 2011
A couple of Big Spring natives reunited in a special way recently, and â€” thanks to reality television â€” the whole nation can share the moment.
U.S. Army Sgt. Garrett Huitt, his wife April and their children Aaric and Kendall will be featured in the TLC broadcast of â€śSurprise Homecomingâ€ť Monday night at 9 p.m. Central Time.
The series, which is hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus, features surprise military homecomings. The hour-long show features three such â€śreunions,â€ť including the Huwitt family homecoming that took place March 15.
A different kind of school work is beginning at Big Spring Independent School District.
While students and teachers prepare for summer vacation, construction work on four new elementary campuses is beginning in earnest.
Crews have begun preparing the sites for three of the four new schools in recent days, and the pace of work will only increase in the coming weeks, BSISD officials said.
Memorial Day will mark the 20th anniversary of the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The day will be commemorated with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the memorial.
“We need to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives,” Clarance Hartfield Jr., Vietnam Memorial board member said. “We pay tribute to the men and women still serving and we need to not forget those who lost their lives for us.”
Sonny Choate, United States Air Force, will be the keynote speaker and Tim McKinnon, United States Army, will be the guest speaker at the event.
As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes next week, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic Memorial Day display and ceremony that features more than 120 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller flags.
Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, officials with the local memorial park will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Phillip Welch.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: The BSPD reported no arrests were made during this period.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1100 block of N. Aylesford.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 1200 block of Young.
In the 600 block of State.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 70 inmates at the time of this report.
A Big Spring man was arrested and charged with injury to a child after law enforcement officials say he confessed to harming a 4-month-old child Monday.
Jimmy Enrique Alatorre, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 66, was arrested Monday on a charge of injury to a child – serious bodily injury after officers with the Big Spring Police Department were called to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
he Big Spring City Council approved a $5 entry fee for the new municipal aquatic center on a 6-1 vote Tuesday night, paving the way for the facility to open its doors to the public in a few weeks.
The vote was one of the last for outgoing city council members Stephanie Horton and Joann Staulcup, who both voted in favor of the ordinance. Council members Gloria McDonald, Craig Olson, Terry Hansen and Mayor Tommy Duncan also gave the measure a nod of approval.
Big Spring High School has named Andrew James Fillingim as valedictorian for the class of 2011.
Who says $21 million doesn't buy anything anymore?
As contractors reach the final phases of Howard College's $21 million campus renovation, officials are taking pride in the fact they were able to deliver on every project they envisioned.
In fact, they've done even more than originally planned.
Howard County commissioners approved a contract with Lubbock County Monday morning that would serve as a type of “insurance policy.”
The annual contract — which costs the county approximately $14,000 — secures Howard County a regional public defender necessary to try a capital murder case.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the county has participated in the program during the past three years, and while $14,000 certainly isn't loose change, it's a pittance compared to what a capital murder case could cost the county.