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February 10th, 2011

Prep work begins on treatment plant

February 10, 2011

Preliminary work has begun on a facility which water district officials hope will eventually add up to 2 million gallons a day to the area's water supply.

Crews have begun preliminary foundation work on Colorado River Municipal Water District's new raw water production facility at the intersection of FM 700 and 11th Place, said John Grant, CRMWD general manager.

Despite weather, Austin trip a success

February 10, 2011

Weather kept some from attending, but even a slightly abridged version of Howard County Day in Austin was a success Wednesday, organizers said.

Up to 100 county residents attended the semi-annual affair, which is designed to make state legislators aware of Howard County and its concerns.

Even more people were expected, but icy roads in Central Texas forced cancellation of several bus trips scheduled to leave Big Spring early Wednesday morning.

Soup's on: Cook-off to benefit monastery restoration

February 10, 2011

Nothing goes better with cold weather than a bowl of soup, except maybe multiple bowls of soup.

The 22nd Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-off is fast approaching. For two hours on Feb. 19, the aroma of soup will overtake the Martin County Community Center in Stanton.

Chefs from the Permian Basin will serve it out to try and obtain the title of best-tasting soup. The public will be able to sample the different soups from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIO IRENEO YANEZ, 30, of 800 Willia, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – third or more offense.
• MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 20, of 1601 Stadium, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

February 9th

Rebuild or renovate? Public hearing on Moss set for Thursday

February 9, 2011

The public will get a chance to sound off on whether Big Spring school officials should replace or renovate Moss Elementary.

A public hearing on Big Spring Independent School District plans for Moss will highlight this month's meeting of the BSISD Board of Trustees, scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Honor Flights need financial boost

February 9, 2011

One day isn't nearly enough, but it's a start.

A little more than 300 veterans will be given the opportunity to gather together and take a free flight to Washington, to visit the World War II Memorial.

“We are losing around 1,100 WWII veterans a day,” Jeff Ballenger said. “We are aiming to raise $250,000. These flights are one way that we can pay tribute to them.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LESTER CLAUDE DUFFER, 31, of 2506 Hunter Drive, was arrested for driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• ALTHA ROY WILLIAMS, 42, of 612 Country Club Rd. Apt. F, Jacksonville, North, was arrested for public intoxication.
• ANSELMO JOEL ONTIVEROS, 25, of 4213 Hamilton, was arrested for failure to identify.
• CRISTA CAROLYN COKER, 20, of 208 Moore Rd., was arrested for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Keva Lou Hays Holley Hancock

February 9, 2011

Keva Lou Hays Holley Hancock, 83, formerly of Tuscola, passed away Sunday Feb. 6, 2011, in a local nursing facility. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011, at the Forsan Baptist Church. A visitation was held Tuesday evening at Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring from 5-7 p.m.; an additional visitation will be held in Tuscola at the Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m., with a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in the Tuscola Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Naomi Ann Ward Pope

February 9, 2011

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Naomi Ann Ward Pope, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 12 to 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Barbara Couch

February 9, 2011

Barbara Couch, 66, of Big Spring, died on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating.

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