January 21st, 2012
Howard County commissioners will meet to discuss a number of routine items Monday morning, including re-routing of power lines at the county jail to make way for construction of the new joint law enforcement center and approval of a new economic development project.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, there are some underground power lines at the existing county jail that will have to be relocated to make way for the joint law enforcement center, which is expected to move into its official construction phase Feb. 6.
An 18-year-old man was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center Friday evening after being struck by an 18-wheeler.
The man, whose injuries were not believed to be serious, was walking along the Interstate 20 service road in Sand Springs when he was clipped by the truck at about 6 p.m.
The names of the individual who was struck and the truck driver were not immediately known.
The bond project may essentially be over, but updates are still coming in.
â€śEven though the bond project has for the most part been completed, there are a few updates to be given,â€ť Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president, said.
Those updates and information on the Early College High School initiative are among the items Howard College board members will discuss when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Updates will also be presented on campus water wells on campus and the G.C. Broughton Agriculture Complex/Phase Two.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ WAYNE V. BATEMAN, 20, of 907 E. I-20 17, was arrested Friday on a warrant for no drivers license when unlicensed, fail to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ RYAN ALLEN WARD, 18, of 409 Brian, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of controlled substance less than one gram, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces and possession of dangerous drug.
Victor Joseph Ornelas Jr., son of Victor Ornelas and Kim Paredez of Big Spring, was born Dec. 28, 2011, at 5:53 p.m.
He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Jerry and Marlina Paredez. His paternal grandparents are Edward Ornelas Sr. and Syvia Ornelas.
Victor was welcomed home by his big sister Kloe Canales.
Krista Gamble of Big Spring and Blaine Kerby of Big Spring, will exchange wedding vows March 10, 2012. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at The Courtyard in downtown Big Spring.
The bride-elect is the daughter of W.Kim and Mary Armstead and Clay Gamble of Big Spring.
She is a graduate of Forsan High School and Howard College. She is employed at Englobal at Alon USA.
The prospective groom is the son of Cindy and Troy Kerby of Big Spring.
He is a graduate of Coahoma High School and Weatherford College. He is employed at IPR/EMS at Alon USA.
Jovanni Ruben Dominguez, son of Victoria Patterson and Ruben Dominguez of Big Spring, was born Dec. 6, 2011.
He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 19 Â˝ inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Reveille Patterson and the late Harvey Patterson of Big Spring.
Lynnix-Jo Marie Aguilar, daughter of Raul Joe Aguilar III and Jennifer LeeAnn Wells of Big Spring.
She was born Dec. 28, 2011, at 9:56 a.m.
She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are Tina and Eddie Word and Jeff Wells. Paternal grandparents are Christie and Raul Aguilar.
She was welcomed home by her brother, Gavin Blaze.
Big Spring Independent School District board members were told Thursday the effort to achieve the designation of becoming an early college high school is well on its way.
One of the main issues discussed Thursday night was in regards to Big Spring ISD possibly being designated as an early college high school. If the school receives the designation, courses following the program will begin next semester.