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Highlights from Big Spring ISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 01/16/2020.


During last night's meeting of the Board of Trustees for Big Spring ISD, board members approved an anonymous donation in the amount of $4,000 for the Big Spring Intermediate Activity Account. It was noted that the donation was to be used for students or any other BSI need. Board members also approved a Joint Election Agreement with the City of Big Spring to hold their Board of Trustees election on May 2, 2020.

 

At the end of the meeting, members of the BSISD Board of Trustees were given gifts for School Board Appreciation Month.

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Boot Barn in Big Spring celebrates Grand Opening Weekend with ribbon cutting and sale.


The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Boot Barn as a new chamber member with a ribbon cutting today at their Big Spring location. Boot Barn is the largest Western retailer in the United States with over 200 stores in over 30 states. The store offers a great selection in Western Boots, Work Boots, Work Wear, Shirts, Jeans, Cowboy Hats, and Accessories. 

 

Boot Barn is located at 2602 S. Gregg St. They’re open Monday-Saturday from 9 AM – 9 PM, and on Sunday they are open from noon to 6 PM. Norbie Nieves, Store Manager at the Big Spring location, told KBest News that their Grand Opening Weekend begins on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, and will include sales and an opportunity to spin the prize wheel. Also, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the KBest Crew will be on location from 11 AM – 1 PM.

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Sponsorship opportunities available for Taste of Big Spring


The "Taste of Big Spring - Chamber Extravaganza" is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 – 8 PM, at the Howard County Fair Barn. Chamber members can set up booths to promote themselves to attendees for $250 per booth that comes with 2 tickets for the event. There will also be food, door prizes, and music during the event, along with the presentation of the Russ McEwen Community Award, 5 Under 55 honorees, and the announcement of Man and Woman of the Year. 

 

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce runs on fundraisers and memberships dues. In order to help the local organization generate more revenue to upgrade their software and website, sponsorship opportunities have been made available for this year’s annual networking event.

 

"We have presenting sponsors, event sponsor, a supporting sponsor, as well as friend sponsor and taste sponsor. There are different levels and you get different incentives when you are a sponsor," said Debbye Valverde, Executive Director for the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. 

 

Presenting sponsor for this year's evenet is $10,000. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Debbye at (432) 263-7641.

 

Tickets for "Taste of Big Spring – Chamber Extravaganza" are on sale now for $30 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 215 W. 3rd St. in Big Spring.

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Big Spring community encouraged to support BSHS graduate Ryan Tannehill by wearing "Titan Blue" on Friday, 01/17/2020


On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Big Spring ISD students are encouraged to participate in “Titan up with Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans” by wearing blue. 

 

"We decided to deem Friday as 'Titan up with Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans', and we're going to challenge all of our students, not only at the high school, but this is going to be district-wide. [We want them] to drape themselves with Tennessee Titan blue," said Mike Ritchey, Prinical and Athletic Director of Big Spring High School.

 

Ritchey is challenging the community to wear or decorate their business or store fronts with Tennessee Titan blue on Friday to show their support for the Big Spring High School graduate. Tannehill’s success in the NFL has been a recent hot topic since his current team the Tennessee Titans are currently 1 playoff game away from playing in this year’s Superbowl. Ritchey pointed out that if the Titans win this weekend against Kansas City, Tannehill will be the second Big Spring High School alum to play in the Superbowl. 

 

"The 1978 graduate Kenneth Coffee won a Superbowl with the Washington Redskins. We would love for Ryan to be the second Big Spring High School graduate to have, not only play in a Superbowl, but to win one," said Ritchey.

 

Tannehill was a 2007 BSHS graduate led Big Spring Steers football team from 2004-2006, and went on to earn a scholarship to play football for Texas A&M. His parents, Tim and Cheryl Tannehill currently work for BSISD and done so for many years. 

 

"It's an exciting time for him and the Titan organizations. It's an exciting time for this community, and for us as a family. We're just extremely proud of what he's accomplished this year," said Tim.


Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans will be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at 2:05 PM to compete for the AFC Championship. The winner of this game will move on to play in Superbowl LIV on Feb. 2nd at 5:30 PM.

 

 

Send your videos and photos and/or videos of your group, business, or organziation sporting your "Titan Blue" on Friday, to sstuteville@bsisd.esc18.net. 

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Governor Abbott Proclaims January Human Trafficking Prevention Month


AUSTIN – Last week, Governor Abbott today proclaimed January 2020 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas. In addition to issuing this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged all Texans to learn more about the risks and indicators of human trafficking and to do their part to help end these horrific crimes.

 

Governor Abbott stated, “The Lone Star State is adamant in its fight against the inhumane practice of human trafficking. Texas stands in solidarity with the survivors of this heinous crime, and we are grateful to law enforcement, the Child Sex Trafficking Team, prosecutors and the countless others who have stepped up to keep our communities safe. There is still much work to do, but we will not rest until this inhumanity is eradicated once and for all."

 

The Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) is working to build sustainable capacity, enhance expertise, promote policies, and create new and leverage existing collaborations to end these crimes and help its young victims. In the past three months, CSTT has awarded over $26 million to programs that prevent child exploitation, identify and serve victims, and investigate and prosecute exploiters.

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City of Big Spring is on its way to become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.


The proposed ordinance to designate Big Spring as a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" was passed with amendments last night by Big Spring City Council members with a vote of 3-2, with 1 abstention. One of the amendments made was to remove the term "criminal organizations" from the ordinance prior to approval. Mayor Shannon Thomason, and council members Gloria McDonald, District 4, and Jim DePauw, District 6, voted for the ordinance. Raul Marquez, District 1, and Camilla Strande, District 5, voted against. District 2 representative Doug Hartman abstained from the vote and District 3 representative Terry McDaniel was not present for the meeting.  

 

It should be noted that tonight's approval of the ordinance was only for the first reading. It will need a second approval by a majority vote at the next Big Spring City Council meeting on Jan. 28, 2020 in order for the ordinance to take effect. 

 

Last night it was also announced that Colorado City became the 9th city in Texas to pass the ordinance, and now Big Spring is on its way to becoming the largest city in the state to become a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn", however, that may change after the City of Abilene makes a decision on the ordinance later this month on Jan. 23, 2020.

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Howard County Commissioners Court Highlights for 01/13/2020.


Yesterday, Howard County Commissioners extended the current burn ban for another 90 days. That took effect yesterday, Jan. 13, 2020. 

 

It should also be noted that prior to yesterday’s meeting, a workshop was held by commissioners to discuss several items such as changes to the Howard County Tax Abatement Guidelines and Criteria, and changes to the Howard County Subdivision Rules and Regulations. Also, during the workshop, a concerned citizen presented allegations of possible water contamination in Howard County. It was noted during the meeting that entities involved would be looking further into the matter.

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Big Spring City Council set to revisit topic of becoming a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" at tonight's meeting, large turnout expected.


Tonight, Big Spring City Council members could possibly discuss and take action on the request to make Big Spring a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. City council members were presented with the request during the Public Comments section of a November 2019 meeting. Since then, the request was placed on the agenda for last month’s meeting where it was tabled with a 5-2 vote. Should City Council members vote to pass the ordinance, it would outlaw abortion within the city limits of Big Spring; making Big Spring the 8th and largest city in Texas to do so.  The passing of the ordinance could also expose the city to various lawsuits, as previously informed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

Tonight’s meeting is of interest not only to Big Spring residents, but also to journalists abroad. French journalist Juliette de la Salle with Bangumi, recently interviewed local attorney Shonda Folsom to get background information about the proposed ordinance. De la Salle advised that she was producing a show dedicated to the women in the US after the election of President Donald Trump.

 

"It's my understanding that [Bungami] is getting both sides of the story," said Folsom. "I just think it's important for residents in Big Spring to know that what's going on in their city council meeting here is being watched all over the world. It's certainly something that folks in Big Spring need to be paying attention to."

 

The Big Spring City Council will be meeting this evening at 5:30 PM, however, it will be held in a different location. Due to the large turnout last month, tonight’s meeting has been moved to the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium, located at 310 E. 3rd St., in anticipation of another large audience. Due to the location for tonight, it should be noted that tonight’s meeting will not be broadcasted live on the local cable channel but it will be recorded to be aired at a later date.

 

It will, however, be live streamed on the KBest Media Facebook page beginning at 5:30 PM this evening.

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Vitalant Blood Bank in the Permian Basin critically low.


Donor Recruitment Supervisor for Vitalant Dianne Scott visited Kindred Coffee Hour on Friday to speak to guests about National Blood Donor Month. According to Scott,  1 in 5 people will need blood in their lifetime.

 

She stated that many people, even usual donors, forget about donating blood over the holiday season. Since blood donations can only stay on the shelf for 42 days, this means that local blood banks are at risk of running critically low. In fact, Vitalant blood banks in the Permian Basin are at a critical level.

 

"Right this minute we're on a critical need for blood. That means, that there is not enough blood on the shelf. If there was a catastrophe or anything that happens, we would not have enough blood to take care of it," said Scott.

 

Anyone wanting to donate blood can visit bloodhero.com to sign up for an upcoming blood drive. Scott advised that up to 6 people can be saved by just 1 pint of donated blood. She noted that all blood types are needed, but O- blood is especially vital because it can be administered to anyone. Anyone can donate blood as long as they are healthy, and donors aged 16 and up are welcomed to donate.

 

The next blood drives coming up in Big Spring are at Back In Motion on Feb. 7th, and at Cosden Federal Credit Union on Feb. 14th.

 

If you would like to host a blood drive, contact Dianne Scott at 432-296-8755 for more information.

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Robbery Suspects Arrested with Assistance of BS Police Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office, SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiators, and Dept of Public Safety:


On January 9, 2020 at approximately 7:00 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to 1900 Martin Luther King Boulevard (Knollwood Heights Apartments) in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival officers made contact with an occupant of the upstairs apartment who was able to inform the officers that they were being robbed by two individuals describing them as a black male and a Hispanic male. That occupant was able to escape leaving two suspects and one additional victim inside the apartment. Big Spring Police Department officers quickly established a perimeter of the apartment. Officers were capable of seeing inside the apartment through windows corroborating the information received by the victim that had escaped.

 

The Big Spring Police Department / Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiators was immediately activated. At this time deputies with the Howard County Sheriff’s Office and troopers with the Department of Public Safety responded to assist with the scene and close proximity dwellings were asked to evacuate as a precaution. After approximately 50 minutes from the original call, the second victim and two suspects exited the apartment together and the suspects were quickly taken into custody.

 

The suspects have been identified as David Morales Jr Hispanic/Male 24 years of age and Kevon Williams Black/Male 17 years of age. The preliminary investigation revealed both Morales and Williams entered the dwelling with a firearm with the intent of robbing the residents of marijuana and currency. The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Narcotics Division responded and took over the investigation. Both Morales and Williams have each been charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery a Felony 1 offense. Morales was also charged with a Bondsman off Bond warrant and a Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 over 1 gram and less than 4 grams warrant. This is an ongoing investigation and we expect additional charges to follow. There is no further information available at this time.

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Fire in downtown Big Spring, 01-09-2020


A structure fire was reported near the corner of Goliad and 2nd street in downtown Big Spring just after 6 PM last night.

 

Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson told KBest News the building has been abandoned for years, however, at the time of our interview it had not been confirmed that the building was empty at the time of the fire. 

 

No injuries to responders have been reported and there had been no other structure damage reported at that time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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High School Student makes verbal threats against Forsan ISD students, 01/09/2020


Yesterday evening, Forsan ISD administrators were made aware of a high school student who apparently made a series of verbal threats to the safety of students. Statements were made to other students that they should wear blue today to school in order to be safe. This was interpreted as a threat and safety protocols were immediately followed including notifying the Howard County Sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office responded yesterday evening and took the student into custody.

 

Forsan ISD thanks the students who reported this, the teachers, and parents who made sure that administrators were made aware and to the Howard County Sheriff’s office for their quick response.

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City of Big Spring to haul off large / bulk items monthly for residents.


Get rid of old furniture or any other bulk items without the hassle and expense of hauling it off. It’s easy and it’s free!!! Just place your bulk items neatly at the curb, by 7 a.m. on your district’s scheduled Large/Bulk Item Pickup day. City staff will only pick up items that are placed on the curb.

 

This year the City of Big Spring’s LARGE/BULK ITEM PICKUP will take place on the third Wednesday of every month in 2020, according to the dates on the schedule provided below. For questions concerning Large/Bulk Item Pickup, please call the Public Works Office at 432-264-2501.


2020 LARGE/BULK ITEM PICKUP DAYS
January 15, 2020 - District 1
February 19, 2020 - District 2
March 18, 2020 - District 3
April 15, 2020 - District 4
May 20, 2020 - District 5
June 17, 2020 - District 6
July 15, 2020 - District 1
August 19, 2020 - District 2
September 16, 2020 - District 3
October 21, 2020 - District 4
November 18, 2020 - District 5
December 16, 2020 - District 6

 

Large/Bulk items ACCEPTED curbside: 
Appliances 
Furniture 
Scrap metal 
Lumber 
Brush/tree limbs 
Mattresses

 

Large/Bulk items NOT ACCEPTED curbside:
Automotive products
Chemicals/Petroleum products
Demolition/construction debris
Paint
Tires
 

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PSA: Location Change for Big Spring City Council meeting on 01/14/2020.


The regular meeting of the Big Spring City Council to be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, located at 310 E. 3rd Street, instead of in City Council Chambers. Due to the change in location the meeting will not live stream on Channel 17 but it will be recorded to air at a later date.

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Motorists to expect Temporary Lane Closures along westbound I-20 in Nolan County


Nolan County – On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors began work to upgrade the existing concrete rail and install a new metal beam guardrail westbound on I-20 at FM 1230, Alabama and Business 70 (Lamar Street) overpasses.

Motorists can expect lane closures throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed in approximately six weeks, weather permitting.

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DPS Releases Mass Attacks, Domestic Terrorism Reports


AUSTIN – At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) produced two state intelligence assessments on critical threats to Texas, both of which were released on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The two reports — Assessing the Mass Attacks Threat to Texas and Texas Domestic Terrorism Threat Assessment — were among many topics discussed at the Domestic Terrorism Task Force roundtable hosted by Governor Abbott yesterday at the Texas State Capitol.

 

“Evaluating our state’s public safety vulnerabilities in today’s threat environment is critical to keeping Texas safe from the most unthinkable tragedies,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Texas is fortunate that the Governor and our state leaders place such a high focus on not only responding seamlessly to public safety threats but also doing everything possible to prevent them. These reports will assist law enforcement and the public in doing just that by providing increased information and awareness of mass attacks and domestic terrorism threats to our state.”

 

As DPS continues to work with law enforcement partners to combat the threat of domestic terrorism and mass attacks in Texas, they want to remind Texans of the important role they can play in reporting suspicious activity. Texans are urged to report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement or through the iWatchTexas program, a system that captures and connects potential criminal, terroristic or school safety-related threats in Texas.

 

iWatchTexas is designed to make it quick and easy for the public to report suspicious activity in Texas. The public can submit a report through the iWatchTexas mobile app, which is free and available on iTunes and Google Play; online at www.iwatchtx.org; or by calling 1-844-643-2251. All reports are confidential; however, there is an option to provide contact information, so officials can follow up with any additional questions. Reports should take less than five minutes to complete.

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Howard County Sheriff Primary Election Debate on Jan. 25, 2020.


There will be a Howard County Sheriff Primary Election Debate between candidates Tad Ellis and incumbent Stan Parker on Saturday, January 25th, at 10 AM at Big Spring High School. Both candidates are running on the Republican ticket for the position of Howard County Sheriff. It will be moderated by the Big Spring High School Debate Students.

 

According to Lloyd Duck, Howard County Republican Chairman, this debate is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about these candidates.

 

The Primary Election on March 3rd. Early voting for that election begins Feb. 18, 2020 and will continue through Feb. 28, 2020.

 

Other candidates running for contested local offices in this year's election include:

 

Incumbent Oscar Garcia (R), Eddilisa Saldivar (R), and Milton Perkins (D) running for Howard County Commissioner, Precinct 1.

 

Incumbent Jimmy Long (R) and Shiloh Salazar (D) are running for Howard County Commissioner, Precinct 3.

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Two more women attacked by Odessa serial groper


Our news partners at CBS 7 first reported in July about a man police said has been groping several women in central Odessa.

 

Now two more incidents have been reported.

 

The Odessa Police Department said since the summer, there’s been about ten incidents all with very similar circumstances.

 

Last Saturday, Jadie Vasquez came home from work early in the morning just like any other day.

 

But when she went to her door, someone else was there.

 

She said a man wearing a blue doctor’s mask walked up to her asking if she’d seen his lost puppy.

 

“I got kind of nervous, so I was going to get back inside of my car and before I had the chance, I turned around and he was a foot away from me,” Vasquez said.

 

That was when she said the man lunged at her.

 

“I threw myself back, I screamed, and I yelled for my boyfriend’s name,” she said. “He just took off running. My boyfriend ran down the stairs but by that time he was already gone.”

 

Police said the exact same thing happened to another woman only miles away the same day.

It’s a disturbing pattern that shows no sign of changing.

 

In October, Odessa police released a surveillance image of the man they believe is responsible for nearly a dozen attacks almost all taking place at apartment complexes near Music City Mall.

 

Yet despite so many reported cases and a suspect photo making the rounds on social media, police still haven’t figured out who the man is.

 

“I just hope he gets caught,” Vasquez said. “It’s getting out of hand, it’s been a really long time.”

 

Odessa police said they’ve stepped up patrols in the area and have been following every lead they can find to track down the serial groper.

 

Until then, Vasquez will stay on guard.

 

“I went and bought a taser and pepper spray because I felt helpless in that moment,” she said. “So, I wanted to have something to protect myself. And I don’t go out without anybody right now.”

 

The serial groper is described as a roughly 5’6”-5’9” Hispanic man with black or salt and pepper hair.

 

If you recognize him, you’re encouraged to call the Odessa Police Department.

 

(Source: https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Two-more-women-attacked-by-Odessa-serial-groper-566766291.html?fbclid=IwAR0kqyeiIn-jkvkF4WRZ6w7mRlntsagAJjre_w7YaNb381kg7ldXhRDLwI8)

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Area News: Andrews police arrest man for abuse of seven-month-old son.


 

ANDREWS, Tx. (Andrews County News) -- Andrews Police arrested a man this week for physically abusing his seven-month-old son who is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical center, according to the Andrews County News.

 

35-year-old Charles Sellers of Alabama was taken into custody this week. He is charged with Injury to a Child, Intentionally Causes Serious Bodily Injury.

 

The arrest was made after medical staff at Permian Regional Medical Center notified police of an infant who was brought in with head injuries.

 

According to Andrews County News, an arrest affidavit stated that Lubbock medical professionals confirmed the brain bleeding and head bruises were consistent with abuse.

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Conquer Nutrition holds 2020 8-week Weight Loss Challenge beginning on Jan. 11, 2020


Conquer Nutrition, located at 2503 S. Gregg St. in Big Spring, will soon kick off their 2020 8-Week Weight Loss Challenge. Sign-ups began last week and will continue through Friday, Jan. 10th. The cash prize for the challenge is $500 that will be awarded to the individual with the most progress. According to Leo Sanchez, General Manager for Conquer Nutrition, the winner will be determined by a combination of body fat and pounds lost. 

 

Anyone can sign-up for free with only their name, phone number, and email address. Upon signing up, participants will be weighed in on their "InBody" machine which will measure their weight, plus, give a body composition analysis.

 

Sanchez also noted that challenge participants will receive a 20% discount on their weight loss products, and they also have a free membership to the YMCA of Big Spring and Warlord MMA for the month of January. 

 

The 8-week challenge officially begins on Jan. 11th and the final weigh-in is March 7th. For more information, contact Conquer Nutrition at (432) 606-5070.

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ViM & Vigor Race Mountain Bike race finale at Big Spring State Park on Saturday, 01/11/2020 - Registration still open.


The ViM & Vigor Race Series, benefitting the West Texas Trail Alliance will be held this weekend in Big Spring. ViM Racing is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 group that was created to raise money for local and national philanthropic groups through charity rides and also compete in USA cycling sanctioned events. This cross-country mountain biking race series is held at 4 unique West Texas venues with the goal to promote cycling and encourage youth participation. 

 

This last race of the ViM & Vigor Series will be held in the Big Spring State Park on Saturday, Jan. 11th. Racing starts at 10 AM with the Kids Race and Adults race at 10:30 AM. According to Ron Alton, Manager for the Big Spring State Park, ages 8 and above are welcomed to race.

 

Proceeds from the race series will go to the West Texas Trail Alliance (https://www.fundtxtrails.org/) to help fund future trail building in the West Texas area. Last year, the organization spearheaded the project to build mountain bike trails at the Big Spring State Park. 

 

There will be a cash payout purse of $2,100 with equal payouts for male/female categories plus a chance to win a new set of carbon wheels just by registering online.

 

This weekend’s race is the grand finale of the ViM & Vigor race series, but racers can still win prizes. It is the queen stage and it promises to be the toughest race of the series with more climbing, tech and a little more distance.

 

Ages 16 and will compete as Adults and will complete a 2.5 mile start lap followed by 2 complete laps around the Scenic Mountain Trail for a total of 9.3 miles.

 

Youth racers between the ages of 8-15 will complete a .6 mile start lap that includes the beginner loop followed by 2 more laps around the beginner loop for a total of 1.6 miles. 

 

Cost to register is $15 for ages 19 and up, 18 and under race for free. Onsite registration will be available on the day of the race from 9 am – 9:45 am. 

 

Sign-up here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=206504&owner=1

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5 teens arrested in Duncan murder.


According to our news partners at CBS 7, Midland County Sheriff's Office has arrested 5 suspects in the murder of 17-year-old Robert Duncan who had previously been reported missing. 

 

Larry West- 17 years of age- Capital Murder

Zayden Hayes- 18 years of age- Capital Murder

Rogelio Cadena- 18 years of age- Murder

Rogelio Vasquez- 18 years of age- Tampering with Evidence

John Hayes- 17 years of age- Interfering with Public Duties

 

According to a statement from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, it was noted that on December 30, 2019 at approximately 4:00 pm, their office received information that Duncan, who was reported missing, could possibly be in the area of County road 1230 and County road 120 in Midland County.

 

Deputies along with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Midland Police Department and the District Attorney’s office began a search.

 

On December 31, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm, the investigation led the search team to the deceased body of the missing person.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Affidavit-Duncan-killed-running-after-suspects-who-stole-marijuana-566658381.html

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More entries needed for talent competition "Big Spring's Got Talent" on Feb. 1, 2020.


The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club is calling for a variety of talent to enter their first talent competition “Big Spring’s Got Talent” that will be held on Feb. 1st in the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium. The competition is open to everyone, even those outside of Big Spring, and features a talent category and a visual arts category.

 

Barney Dodd with the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club, told KBest News that they need more entries.

 

"Right now we don't have enough entries. We're gonna need a minimum number of entries for this thing to kick off," said Dodd. He also stated that the organization currently had a total of 15 entries and would like to have at least 10 visual art entries and, possibly, 20 talent entries.

 

Visual art entries, such as photography, paintings, or sculptures, will be displayed in the Mezzanine of Hotel Settles from Jan. 27th – Feb. 1st for the public to vote on. Cash prizes for the competition range from $100 to $500. Talent entries will have a 3-5 minute presentation on Feb. 1st, 2020.

 

Students can enter the competition for free, and entry fee for adults is $25. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students, and children age 5 and under enter for free. He noted that alcoholic drinks would be available to purchase at the event. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 15, 2020.

 

Money raised from the event will be used to purchase a new scoreboard for Memorial Stadium in Big Spring. According to Dodd, the scoreboard has been in use since the stadium opened in 1956.

 

For more information, or to request an application email Hayley Herrera, Big Spring Community Services Director, at hherrera@mybigspring.com, or Barney Dodd at barney@badeventstx.com, or call Barney at 432-755-9529.

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"A Taste of Big Spring a Chamber Extravaganza" set for Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.


"A Taste of Big Spring- A Chamber Extravaganza" will be on Friday, February 7th from 5:30pm-8pm at the Howard County Fair Barn.

 

The format will be different but the recipients for Man and Woman of the Year, the Russ McEwen Community Award will still be announced, and the gavel will be passed from outgoing Board President Randy Johnson to the incoming Board President Mark Richardson.

 

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is also excited to announce the first 5 recipients of the 5 UNDER 55 awards. Nominees must display leadership qualities and have some community involvement. Nominations for this award are currently being accepted. The deadline is January 29th. Nomination forms can be picked up from the Chamber office located at 215 W. 3rd St. Those nominating individuals must be a Chamber member and in good standing with the Chamber.

 

For more information about the 5 UNDER 55 awards, being a sponsor or getting a booth call the Chamber at 432-263-7641.

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Big Spring's Got Talent continues to accept applicants. Local and non-local talent encouraged to apply.


The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club is excited to announce “Big Spring’s Got Talent”: a city-wide talent show! They are looking for Big Spring’s most talented, which could include singers, dancers, comedians, and even the visual arts. The event will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the beautiful and historical Municipal Auditorium. All ages are welcome to compete. Talents that include singing, dancing, or comedy will take place on February 1st at 7:30 PM, while visual arts talents will be on display on the Mezzanine at the Hotel Settles January 27th -February 1st for judging by the citizens of Big Spring. We encourage talents of all levels and ages to join and try out!

 

The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club will continue to take applications until they have enough participants. The show is open to Big Spring residents as well as all surrounding areas. Entry fee is $25 for adults and students can enter for free.

 

For an application or for more information, please contact Barney Dodd at 432- 755-9529 or Hayley Herrera at hherrera@mybigspring.com or 432-264-2516.

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