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November 20th, 2013
By BILL McCLELLAN
Big Spring police officers are investigating a pair of home invasion robberies that left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Police responded to the report of an aggravated robbery at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday at 1504 Tucson.
âUpon arrival, the complainant advised she had left her home for a few minutes around 12:23 a.m. When she returned, her 14-year-old son advised her three armed males had forced their way into the residence,â said Det. Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD information officer.
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Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent Lorie Dunnam named Traci Phillips as the hospitalâs new assistant superintendent.
Phillips assumed the role Nov. 1 â a position previously held by Dunnam, who was named the hospitalâs superintendent Sept. 1 upon the retirement of longtime superintendent Ed Moughon.
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By LYNDEL MOODY
Adopt a Military Hero, Howard Countyâs Christmas for the Troops, is calling on volunteers to help wrap-up its annual drive to send gifts to deployed military personnel.
âWe have everything set up like an assembly line,â said Debbie Burrow, program coordinator. âWeâve already prepackaged boxes. We know what order they need to be packed in for it all to go there. Then they are sealed up and the post office picks them up on Friday.â
Itâs lucky number seven for the annual Empty Bowls event.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the annual event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
This year, the event is being sponsored by the Howard College Art Department, the Big Spring High School Art Department and H-E-B.
With less than a month to go, preparations for the annual Festival of Lights have gone past high gear and are safely into overdrive, organizers said.
The 17th annual Christmas season attraction, which attracts thousands of visitors to Comanche Trail Park, will run from Dec. 15-31 at Comanche Trail Park, longtime director Pat Simmons said.
But the attraction will get its unofficial start the evening of Thanksgiving, when the switches are thrown on several lighted poinsettias which will decorate the dam at Comanche Trail Lake.
The West Texas VA Health Care System announced Friday it will no longer provide acute inpatient services at the Big Spring VA Medical Center.
VA officials cited âa declining needâ as the reason for dropping inpatient services.
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Running for the position of Howard County Judge may cost Kathryn Wiseman her job as justice of the peace.
County commissioners will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, at which time they will meet in closed session to determine whether Wiseman must resign her position as JP of Precinct 1, Place 2.
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118th District Court Judge Tim Yeats has filed for re-election in the March primaries.
Yeats, who was first elected to the position in November 2010, filed with the Republican Party.
The 118th Judicial District Court is a court of general jurisdiction which hears criminal, civil and family law cases in Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties.
Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District approved plans targeted to improve academic performance at the district and school level Thursday night.
âWe didnât get in this position overnight,â said BSISD Interim Superintendent Chris Wigington. âThis is going to take a while for us to get back to where we need to be. I know everyone wants results now, and weâre trying to get to that point, but it is going to take time.
Almost 200 Howard County families are depending on you for a merry Christmas.
That's roughly the number of people who have applied for the Salvation Army's annual Angel Tree program, which solicits Christmas gifts for needy children and seniors in this area.
Ada Lafler of the local Salvation Army office said 133 families registered their children for the program, while about 50 seniors applied.
âActually, that number is a little bit more than last year,â Lafler said.