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May 3rd, 2011
If contractors working on the new Big Spring Aquatics Center at Comanche Trail Park seem hurried, it's no wonder, as city officials currently speculate the project will most likely miss its May 28 completion date.
Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said a problem with materials has the project's contractor — excluding work on the pool itself — showing concern his crew may not be able to meet the deadline.
Broadway isn't something you have to travel far to see, at least not this month.
For three nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Hall Center for the Arts Studio Theatre will be the stage for “Broadway Forte” and “Dark of the Moon.”
Coahoma Elementary School is offering parents the opportunity to pre-register children for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration for 2011-2012 kindergarten classes will be held Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To be eligible for this program, a child must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2011. The district provides full-day kindergarten.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT RAY COBLE, 22, of 2710 S. Anderson Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.
â€˘ KRISTI LOREE ELLIOT, 29, of 603 E. 12th St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1200 block of Wood.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
In the 1300 block of Elm Street.
NASAâ€™s most experienced astronaut is visiting Big Spring Independent School District and the public is invited.
Dr. Story Musgrave, the only astronaut to serve on all of the shuttles, will visit with students and give a public presentation about his time on missions in outer space. The public presentation will be at 7 p.m. May 17 in the Big Spring High School auditorium. A question and answer session will follow.
Terry Watkins will tell you straight up that itâ€™s his fault he needed a new kidney.
He didnâ€™t take care of his diabetes or his hypertension.
That oversight forced a kidney shutdown, requiring years of dialysis and a kidney transplant.
The Big Spring State Hospital security officer spent two years on the waiting list, always apprehensive, always waiting, always hopeful.
â€śEach time the phone rang, you were just on edge,â€ť he said. â€śYou were a little excited.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MELISSA GUADALUPE GOMEZ, 27, of 1700 N. FM 700, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
â€˘ SEAN CHASE CRAWFORD, 24, of Midland, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for theft of service.
â€˘ DAVID ADAM MARTINEZ, 26, of 1002 N. Main St. (apartment number not provided), was arrested Saturday on a charge of failure to display driver's license.
A little bit of shopping and a little bit of fun.
Dee's Trade Show is in its fifth year and still bringing unique items to Howard County. The show began Saturday at the Howard County Fair Barn and continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
â€śThis is a great time for everyone to come out and do their Mother's Day shopping,â€ť show owner Denise McComb said.
McComb noted there are about 50 vendors this year selling items such as clothing, candles, interior decorations and much more.
â€śThere are lots of unique gift ideas here,â€ť McComb said. â€śThere is something for everyone.â€ť
More than a dozen arrests were made this week as part of an effort to seek out violent gang members with outstanding warrants and those involved in gang-related criminal activity, according to local law enforcement officials.
Part of ICE Surge 2011 and in support of Operation Community Shield, law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Customs & Border Protection (Air/Marine) and Enforcement Removal Operations made 14 arrests between Tuesday and Thursday as a result of the investigation.
Stage 3 of the city of Big Spring's recently approved water conservation plan goes into effect Sunday, including a number of restrictions regarding outdoor water use, according to municipal officials.
The conservation plan â€” which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent â€” passed final reading April 26 on a unanimous vote from the Big Spring City Council.