January 12th, 2011
If all goes well, the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium will be back in business by early next year.
The auditorium, which was shuttered in February 2009 as the result of accessibility issues, may have a new lease on life, thanks to an architectural proposal that will address the concerns which forced the building's closure.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees will discuss the possibility of adding a fourth new elementary campus to the district's construction to-do list when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.
When voters approved $60 million in construction bonds in May, original plans called for the the building of three new elementary campuses and extensive renovation of Moss Elementary, among other projects.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ADALABERTO EDDIE DELEON JR., 48, of 312 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
â€¢ MICHAEL DALE PARKER, 25, of 1202 Lloyd St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (three counts), driving while license invalid, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed (two counts), noise, speeding and failure to appear.
Luis James Vasquez, 44, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Luis Vasquez, 44, of Big Spring, died Monday. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Deborah De Ax, 56, of Big Spring, died Saturday. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Bob Miears, 67, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Chaplain Dean Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
COLORADO CITY — A pair of witnesses identified by investigators Monday morning have apparently led officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety to believe 13-year-old Hailey Dunn is alive and in hiding, according to unconfirmed reports.
Hailey Darlene Dunn, an eighth grade student at Colorado Middle School, was last seen walking from her home in northern Colorado City to a friend's house about 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, according to reports issued by Interim Colorado City Police Chief John Bivins.
Proposed term limits for city council members and mayors tops the agenda for today's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers on East Fourth Street.
If adopted by Big Spring voters, the change would limit council members and mayors to no more than two three-year terms — or six years in office — before being required to sit out one three-year term to be eligible to run again. First reading of the ballot language squeaked by the council on a 4-3 vote in December.
Designed to increase awareness of the Crossroads area in the state legislature every two years, local residents and officials will once again converge on the state capitol for Howard County Day at the Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 9.
According to Terry Wegman, executive director of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, there are a full slate of activities planned for the day-long event.