March 7th, 2011
It's all for the best interest of the child.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is gearing up to train more volunteers. Training for the Howard County area will begin April 11 and continue through April 21.
âIdeally, we would like to bring on at least 10 new Howard County volunteers,â Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.
Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council features a rather routine agenda, as the government panel looks to give final approval to a resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would outlaw certain mandates in the Lone Star State.
During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council approved first reading of the resolution, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and underâfunded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA SR., 23, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ JUAN ARNULFO CARDONA, 25, of 109 Algerita, was arrested Saturday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, driving while intoxicated â open container, no driver's license â when unlicensed and failure to appear (three counts).
â¢ AMANDA RENEE MCGREGOR, 22, of Lamesa, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boden of Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Lester of Big Spring would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Lester, of Big Spring, to Hank Squiers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Squiers, of Eastland.
Hannah was part of the 2006 Sands High School graduating class and earned her bachelor of arts in psychology from McMurry University in 2009. She is currently employed by the Noah Project of Abilene as community education coordinator.
Eddie Gonzales and Mildred Sandridge want to announce the birth of their daughter Emilee Nicole Gonzales.
Emilee was born Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:12 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 Â¾ inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are Brenda and Stan Stangel and paternal grandparents are Eddie and Lori Gonzales.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chesworth are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Chesworth, to Jeremy Braxton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Shoup and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Braxton.
Krista is the granddaughter of the late Shirley A. Bell and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Chesworth.
Jeremy is the grandson of Bobbie Martin and Leon Martin and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Braxton.
Area residents will turn their need for moisture over to God Thursday evening, as area clergy and lay pastors gather to hold a rally to pray for rain at First Baptist Church.
Tim Blackshear, former Big Spring mayor and rally organizer, said the prayer rally will be based around 2 Chronicles 7:14. “
Joyce Speed believes you haven't met a nice person until you've met a rockhound.
Speed should know. She and her husband, Delbert, log thousands of of miles annually in their RV, traveling to gem shows in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and she has been a devoted mineral enthusiast for almost 50 years.
So when she says events such as the 42nd annual Big Spring Prospector's Club Gem and Mineral Show are a treat, she has experience to back up her claim.
The Big Spring Herald reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â¢ WALKER WAGONER LITTLEJOHN, 17, Winston Salem, N.C., was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and runaway.
â¢ JANTE LAMAR CHEEVES, 30, Converse, was arrested on two warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â¢ LEONARD SHANE SLATON, 45, 205 W. 15th, was arrested on a charge of theft over $1,500/less than $20,000.
â¢ DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA, 23, 1907 S. Main, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
COLORADO CITY — It's been more than two months since 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn mysteriously disappeared from her home in Colorado City, and while searches for the girl continue throughout the West Texas region, investigators say there have been no new breaks in the case.