April 14th, 2011
Hurricanes and tsunamis may not be on the list of disasters likely to occur in West Texas, but it doesn't mean there are no emergency situations or damaging factors.
Big Spring, as small and secluded as it is, has an emergency plan set in place — almost 900 pages of preparation and procedure, to be exact.
According to Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness, emergency management coordinator, the state provides guidelines and each county sets up its own emergency response plans.
Centro Familiar Cristiano Mission Center is extending a helping hand.
It is still in its early stages, but the mission center is offering food, clothing, spiritual help and friendship.
“It's not a religious thing, it's just a Christian thing to do,” said Pedro Tobias, mission center director.
Grady High School will send a number of students to the University Interscholastic League Regional Academic Meet, to be held Saturday on the Abilene Christian University campus.
Grady students and the event or events in which they will compete are:
Elizabeth Torres, 57, of Big Spring died Monday, April 11, 2011, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
SNYDER â€” Quality trumped quantity.
The Big Spring boys' track team didn't have have the numbers heading into the District 5-3A track meet, but the Steers definitely had the star power, which was enough to allow them to edge Brownwood for the league title here Wednesday.
The Steers amassed 186 points, compared to 182 for Brownwood. Abilene Wylie was third with 148 points.
As expected, Big Spring City Council approved final reading of a water conservation plan Tuesday night, as well as first reading of a resolution enacting Stage 3 of the plan, which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent.
The council approved both measures on unanimous votes in hopes of bringing the current water shortage in West Texas to the forefront of Crossroads consumers' minds.
A World For Children is doing its best to ensure that every child knows a loving, safe world.
The organization's focus is on establishing foster families for children who are in situations of abuse or neglect.
“We license foster parents,” said Carey Hartin, case management supervisor. “We believe in open hearts and open homes. We are looking for those who will help, love and take care of them until they are ready to go to the next step, whether that be back home or get adopted.”
As Thursday's debate for candidates vying for the District 1 and District 3 seats on the Big Spring City Council nears, organizers with the political event say it's still unclear which political hopefuls will be participating.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ FORTUNATO BARRIENTES JR., 17, of 1501 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€¢ ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia, failure to appear and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.
Sidney T. Clark, 86, of Big Spring died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.