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March 14th, 2012

Booth space available for health fair

March 14, 2012

There is still time to get a booth for the 30th annual health fair. The theme this year — Pearls of Wisdom of Good Health — is aimed at celebrating the past 30 years. Once again, the fair will take place at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum from 8 a.m. until noon April 14.

Police Beat

March 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
•VERONICA HALARIO MARTINEZ, 29, of 1002 N. Main 46, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for fail to appear (two counts), expired registration and failed to maintain financial responsibility.
• JOHN WILLIAM SALAZAR, 36, of 4215 Calvin St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for assault by threat, fail to appear, harassment (two counts) and warrant from other agency (three counts).

MB Maxwell Jr.

March 14, 2012

MB Maxwell Jr., 87, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at an Abilene nursing center. He was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Brownwood, Texas, the son of Florence Gertrude (Massey) and Michael Berry Maxwell Sr.
He attended elementary school in Big Spring before finishing high school in Llano in 1943. Upon graduation, his family moved to Clyde where he met Joyce Jennings. They married in August of 1945. He served in the Army Air Corps and legally changed his name to MB (initials only) during that time.

Amy Jennifer Phillips

March 14, 2012

Amy Jennifer Phillips, 31, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating.

Robert Earl Morehead

March 14, 2012

Robert Earl Morehead entered into heaven on March 8, 2012. He was born July 17, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert “Pops” Morehead; mother, Thelma “Mom” Morehead; and his brother, Jimmy Morehead.
He is survived by his wife, Sissy, and their three daughters, Kristen Townsell and her husband Paul, Cynthia Mally and husband Ken, and Brandi Morehead; grandchildren, Austin and Matthew; sister, Doris McCullough; brothers, Michael Parrish and Gilbert Reyna; and a host of nieces and nephews as well as the loyal patrons of The Depot Saloon.

More water restrictions expected

March 14, 2012

It appears the city of Big Spring will have to start off its summer watering season a bit on the dry side, as City Manager Gary Fuqua told the council Tuesday night municipal water customers will be asked to cut their water usage even more than this time last year.
Fuqua said the city has received a letter from the Colorado City Municipal Water District laying out its alloted water deliveries for the summer months.

Bag ban discussed by council

March 14, 2012

Discussion Tuesday night by the Big Spring City Council on whether or not to ban the use of plastic grocery-type bags in the city limits ended with the panel agreeing the matter warrants more research and — most of all — a wary eye.
The council's decision to approach the matter comes on the heels of similar bans proposed and instituted in Fort Stockton, South Padre Island, Austin and Pecos, a trend started last year when Brownsville became the first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic bags in nearly all consumer settings.

March 13th

No new challengers in local primaries

March 13, 2012

As filing in this year's political party primaries came to a close last week — for the second time this election season, thanks to the blanket of distractions caused by the ongoing redistricting debacle — Howard County officials say they are moving forward with May 29 as the date for the upcoming elections.

Saundra Bloom, elections administrator for the county, said the secondary filing period ended Friday with no additional filings made locally.

Eggleston book signing set Wednesday

March 13, 2012

Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Howard County Library Wednesday, signing copies of his book, “The True Story of the Sharpest Ever.”

Eggleston's life centered on cattle and cattle trucks before becoming a police officer in Howard County. On four different occasions while he was a patrolman with the Big Spring police Department he captured burglars in the act of burglary.

Police/Sheriff

March 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DAVID REY GONZALES, 41, of 404 N.E. Piner St., was arrested Monday on charges of warrant from other agency and possession of controlled substance less than one gram in drug free zone.
• BURGLARY OF BUILDING was reported in the 1200 block of Birdwell Lane.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 800 block of S. Owens Street.
In the 700 block of Creighton Street.

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