April 25th, 2011
The Big Spring City Council will attempt to put the finishing touches on its summer plan to decrease water consumption Tuesday night.
The measure â which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent â passed first reading April 12 on a unanimous vote.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, Stage 3 of the plan includes a number of restrictions â aimed mainly at outdoor water usage, such as watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools â which are expected to go into effect May 1.
The Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring will be holding a community yard sale Saturday, May 21, to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp in June.
Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, said the yard sale is slated for 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St., and will help give children within the Boys and Girls Club program a chance to attend a five-day camp.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ LORENZO TORRES RAMIREZ, 26, of 410 W. Eighth St., was arrested Saturday on charges of criminal mischief (two counts) and a warrant from another agency.
â¢ CYNTHIA JEAN WHITE, 46, of 5203 Sterling, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance.
Air Force Airman Guillermo W. Alcantar graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Maria Alcantar of Westover Road. Alcantar graduated in 2009 from Big Spring High School.
Rachel and Gabriel Aguilar Sr. of Big Spring announce the birth of their son, Daniel Lee Aguilar. Daniel was born April 12, 2011, at 11:19 p.m. weighing 5 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 19 Â¾ inches. His maternal grandparents are Lorenzo and Mary Juarez. His paternal grandparents are Raul and Amelia Aguilar. He was welcomed home by his sister, Gabriella, and his brother, Gabriel Jr.
Melva N. Cooper, 87, of West Monroe, La., formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in West Monroe, La. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Howard College trustees will vote on recommended tuition and fee increases when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.
College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said a likely loss of more than $1 million in current state funding has prompted officials to recommend the rate hikes.
Under the proposed state budget recently approved by the Texas House of Representatives, the local college district would lose $1.6 million in current state funding. That loss would come on top of cuts already mandated by the legislature, Sparks said.
The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Jeans ân Classics of Toronto, Canada, will present the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in concert April 30 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
âWeâre fortunate to have such a gifted group of musicians come to Big Spring and play the music of Endless Summer,â said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony conductor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday:
â¢ JOSE NICANOR GARFIAS III, 34, of 1204 S. Lancaster, was arrested Friday on charges of criminal mischief and public intoxication.
â¢ JULIE LACHELLE LAWSON, 27, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 248, was arrested Friday on warrants for failure to appear (nine counts), rodent control and accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (two counts).
â¢ RICHIE KARL ROMINE, 22, of 510 Donley, was arrested Friday on two warrants from another agency.
The last-minute closing of the Permian Basin Forensic Center — which had been providing autopsies for Howard County since Texas Tech University shut down its forensic services department — has local officials scrambling to procure necessary services.
According to Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, her office was notified Tuesday the Odessa-based center would be closing its doors the following day for a number of different reasons.