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Big Spring's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is giving people plenty of chances to get away from it all in the coming year.
RSVP's annual Travel Showcase, which offers a wide variety of tours, vacations and getaways to area residents, will be held at 2 p.m. next Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
The Travel Showcase is open to everyone, not just seniors, said Becky Letz of RSVP. “The more the merrier,” Letz said. “We've had seniors on these tours, we've had children … everyone is welcome.”
With low temperatures expected to dip below freezing by the weekend, many area residents will be looking for some extra warmth, a search local fire officials say can turn deadly if precautions aren’t taken.
Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said there are many different types of secondary heating, ranging from portable electric units to wood-burning stoves, but the most common causes of fires involving them are avoidable.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, 1023 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ SAMANTHA JUNE VASQUEZ, 22, 823 W. Seventh, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, search or transport, and possession of marijuana under two ounces.
â€˘ TIFFNEY LEE TINDOL, 31, 2516 Fairchild, was arrested on a warrant charging criminal mischief.
â€˘ WILLIAM LANE ROTHELL, 34, 9500 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested on a warrant charging terroristic threat.
As the Comanche Trail Festival of Lights enters the home stretch of its 14th annual run, almost 20,000 people have visited the holiday attraction, officials say.
Pat Simmons, who has directed the event since its inception, said 19,435 people have toured the festival as of Tuesday morning. The busiest night was Christmas Eve, when more than 2,200 people came through the gates at Comanche Trail Park.
People from 36 states and 12 countries have visited the event, Simmons said.
Law enforcement officials want area drivers to have a safe — and sober — New Year's Eve celebration. But those officials added that people who might be tempted to celebrate a bit too much should reconsider.
Area police, sheriff deputies and state troopers will be out in force through New Year's Eve, and they will not be looking kindly on those who are drinking and driving.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Tuesday and early Wednesday:
â€˘ MELVIN WILLIAM BIDDLE, 48, 908 W. Fourth, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DAVID LYNN DOW, 27, 1402 Tucson, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ JAMES CARSON, 50, 200 N. Scurry, was arrested on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ASHLEY CASSAREZ LUNA, 26, 406 S. Douglas, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/second offense.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 100 block of Lockhart.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of Johnson.
Area residents who havenâ€™t paid their property taxes have until the end of January to ante up their 2010 tabs or face penalties and interest, according to local tax officials.
Area property owners can avoid the annual last-minute dash to pay their taxes by getting them out of the way early in the month, according to County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.
Time is running out for area residents looking to get rid of their mountain of Christmas trash â€” wrapping paper, boxes, bows â€” without a trip to the landfill.
Trash containers set up last week in the parking lots of Coronado Plaza, Big Spring Mall, College Park Shopping Center, Howard County Fair Barn and in the 700 block of N. Gregg Street are set to be removed Wednesday, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ GRACIELA LEAL, 39, of 505 S. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a warrant for of failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ CODY NICOLAS SPOLLINO, 23, of 3910 Parkway, was arrested Monday on warrants for possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and delivery of marijuana â€“ less than ÂĽ ounce.
â€˘ RODOLFO GONZALES JR., 49, of 1601 Johnson, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 3200 block of Drexel.
Observers of the area agriculture scene agree: This year's cotton crop could have better, but it could have been worse, too.
A crop that's been called â€śbetter than averageâ€ť and is bringing in record prices is winding its way through area cotton gins, meaning that area producers can soon put a bow on this year's efforts.