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June 14th, 2012

United Way board adds members

June 14, 2012

And two more makes a full board.

During the most recent board meeting of United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, two new board members were sworn in for three-year terms. New members are Conoco Phillips employee Jason Brock and Sherry Hodnett of Home Hospice.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sherry and Jason to the board and are excited to see what new ideas they will be bringing,” said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director.

The remainder of the meeting consisted of routine items, including acceptance of minutes and financials as well as other housekeeping items.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICKIE DELL HAIR, 38, of 1007 S. Nolan St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• STEPHEN GAY, 28, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• JOHNNY LAVELL GREEN, 49, of 1111 N. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.

Annette 'Anita' Hilario

June 14, 2012

Annette "Anita" Hilario, 54, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Martin County Hospital. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

June 12th

Man seriously hurt in house fire

June 12, 2012

A Big Spring man was injured and taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock as a result of a fire reported early Monday morning in the 1100 block of Jeffery Road.

According to Tommy Sullivan, HCVFD chief, the fire was reported just after 1 a.m. at 1107 Jeffery Rd., located in southern Howard County.

Aquatics center operating in the black, officials say

June 12, 2012

Any worries the Big Spring Aquatics Center would lose its allure to area water-seekers after its opening year can be safely placed to rest, as the facility continues to draw capacity-level crowds with the beginning of its second season.

The aquatic center — which opened last summer to fill the void left when the municipal swimming pool was shut down because it failed to meet state and federal regulations — has opened its 2012 season to much fanfare, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID REY GONZALES JR., 24, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 112, was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
• ROBERTO DUTCHOVER PEREZ, 49, of 1511 S. Runnels, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LATONYA KEYUNNA CUBIT, 31, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

Mina McCullough

June 12, 2012

Mina McCullough, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Sweetwater, Texas, to Frances and Fred Penton. She grew up in Sweetwater and graduated from Sweetwater High School. She came to Big Spring in 1944. She worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center until retiring. She was a Baptist.

Pat Barron

June 12, 2012

Pat Barron, 83, of Round Rock, formerly of Forsan died Monday, June 11, 2012, in a Round Rock nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June 11th

Rains buy some time for CRMWD

June 11, 2012

Recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area — along with increased water conservation efforts — has likely added another two to three months to the dangerously short lifespan of the local water district's lone surviving reservoir, according to officials.

According to John Grant, Colorado River Municipal Water District general manager, the recent rainfall has done little to improve low reservoir levels at Lake Thomas and Lake Spence, but Lake Ivie saw a considerable gain from Mother Nature's gift.

Funtastic Fourth set for June 30

June 11, 2012

Music, fun, food — and pigs.

Funtastic Fourth organizers are promising a little bit of everything when the annual event returns later this month and they apparently are making good on their vow.

The Downtown Revitalization Association Presents the 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth will be held from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday, June 30 in Big Spring's downtown area, and events include live music, give-aways, food, and, as a new twist, pig races.

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