September 7th, 2011
Water and education were the topics of choice during Tuesday’s town hall meeting with Kel Seliger, as the District 31 state senator discussed the results of the recent legislative session and what it could mean for rural West Texas.
Seliger said the necessity of water is something the legislature is paying close attention to, especially in parched West Texas.
The G.C. Broughton Foundation is once again partnering with Howard College to fund the construction of an agriculture facility estimated at approximately $685,000.
The gift will fund the construction of Phase II of the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.
The current agriculture pavilion was funded by the G. C. Broughton Foundation in November 2010. Phase II will continue the development of the original designs to include an enclosed formal show barn and pens.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ARLINDA ROSALES SMITH, 60, of 2002 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of silent or abusive calls to 911 service.
â€¢ ENRIQUE MARTINEZ ALVAREZ JR., 48, of 823 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
Ruth Alice Jamison, 61, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at her residence. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at East Side Baptist Church with Dr. Doug Shelley officiating.
Leo Walters, 63, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
After weeks of foundation work, construction is starting to go vertical on Big Spring Independent School District construction projects.
The most visible sign of progress in the $60 million renovation of BSISD's infrastructure is at the site of the new Goliad and Washington elementary campuses, where the walls of the new buildings began going up last week. And school officials promise that is only the beginning.
There's a new face at Hangar 25.
Genevieve Stockburger, a recent Texas Tech University graduate, has stepped in as the new museum administrator.
Stockburger who graduated this past August with her masters degree in museum science officially accepted the keys to the Hangar Friday morning.
“I was presented with the opportunity to impact a smaller community than Lubbock, with a profound historical base and I took it,” Stockburger said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 33, of 601 State, was arrested Saturday on warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call, failure to appear and assault â€“ family violence.
â€¢ RENE RODRIGUEZ, 23, of 1312 Sycamore, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving while license invalid, no seat belt and open container â€“ passenger.
Anna Smith, 95, of Big Spring passed away Sept. 4, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Hendrickson officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Olive Cemetery.