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November 27th, 2010
With temperatures expected to dip below freezing several times in the coming week, officials with the city of Big Spring are urging water customers to use some foresight to keep the water lines in the homes from bursting.
Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property â€” and more to the point, their water lines â€” by taking measures as temperatures continue to drop in the Crossroads area.
Officials with Spring Tabernacle Ministries announced this week the church's annual toy drive had to be cancelled after severe water damage at the facility destroyed much of its supply of holiday gifts.
Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, said a problem with the installation of an evaporative cooler a few months ago led to the flooding, which caused serious damage in several of the rooms used to store the Christmas gifts, which included stuffed animals and clothes, among other items.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â€¢ TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, 1601 Avion, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ HAYLEY ANN WIGINGTON, 22, 602 Highland, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/open container.
â€¢ ROXANA PAYAN, 21, 538 Westover No. 228, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
â€¢ JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 21, 3900 Parkway, was arrested on warrants charging failure to control speed, failure to display driver's license and failure to appear.
On a county-wide ballot Nov. 17, 1945, Howard County citizens voted to create the Howard County Junior College District and elected seven representatives to serve on the schoolâ€™s first board of trustees. Now, 65 years later, Howard College officials are taking a walk down memory lane as they begin a year-long recognition of the schoolâ€™s 65th birthday.
While the Thanksgiving holiday means plenty of turkey, dressing and all the other trimmings, many area residents will look to trim something slightly taller and greener â€” their Christmas tree.
And while it offers the opportunity for kids young and old to enjoy the change in weather and seasonal cheer, itâ€™s not a time to forget about safety, cautions Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.
Deputies and dispatchers with the Howard County Sheriff's Office will be doing their part to brighten the holiday season for children in the Crossroads area, as they kick off a toy drive to benefit the local Salvation Army's Angel Tree.
Jessica Olivas, a dispatcher with the HCSO, said she and fellow dispatcher Jennifer Bakley came up with the idea to do the toy drive to not only help needy children, but to try to erase a nasty stereotype within the community.
Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department say the fire reported at the Fourth Street Dairy Queen late Tuesday night was set to cover up a burglary at the local restaurant.
Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray said the fire, which was reported just after 11 p.m., has been ruled arson, an apparent attempt by the thief to cover his or her tracks.
Crossroads residents looking to fill their Thanksgiving quotas of turkey and dressing won't have to wait long, as the Big Spring Salvation Army hosts its annual holiday meal Thursday.
While prep work for the meal actually began Tuesday â€” with the breadth of the work expected to be completed this afternoon â€” the dinner won't be ready until Thursday morning, according to Salvation Army Capt. Terri Cheshire, when Salvation Army staff and a slew of volunteers lay out the turkey and trimmings.
Most municipal and school operations will shut down for the Thanksgiving weekend, officials announced.
Except for emergency services, City of Big Spring offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. This includes trash collection and landfill operations. Offices will resume normal operations Monday.
The same holds true for Howard County offices, which will close at 3 p.m. today and remain closed through the weekend. These include the library and senior center. Emergency services will remain open, officials said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ EDWARD JOSEPH BATEMAN, 20, of 2513 Chanute, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to appear (four counts), speeding, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€¢ ERICKA KRYSTLE GONZALEZ, 20, of 1605 Kentucky Way, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€¢ THEFT was reported:
In the 600 block of W. Interstate Highway 20.
In the 1900 block of E. FM 700.