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August 25th, 2012

Recent rains may spell end to burn ban

August 25, 2012

Howard County commissioners will consider rescinding the current burn ban when they meet Monday morning, a move county officials say has been made possible by recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area.

The commissioners court gave the go-ahead for the current burn ban during its July 30 meeting at the request of Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. Each ban stays in effect for 90 days unless rescinded by the court.

College to put budget to bed

August 25, 2012

Howard College officials are more than ready to get this budget business behind them for another year.

After a summer dealing with uncertainty and shortfalls, trustees are expected to approve the college's budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.

Trustees will likely OK a tax rate of roughly 18 cents per $100 valuation, which is 6 cents below the previous year's rate but will still bring in more local tax revenue in 2012-2013.

Police blotter 8-25-2012

August 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DANIEL O. ARELLANO, 34, of 4101 Muir, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (two counts).
• LINDA CORTEZ WHITE, 42, of Coahoma, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (two counts).
• TERESA MARIE CHAVERA, 28,of 1102 Lamar, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• JERRY RAY MANN II, 32, of 400 Culp Avenue in Coahoma, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, search or transport and assault family violence, threat or offensive touch.

Murphy Allen Woodson

August 25, 2012

Murphy Allen Woodson, 76, was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Coahoma, Texas, and died July 14, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas.
He had chosen to be cremated.
He graduated from Coahoma High School, attended Howard College for one year and attended Tennessee Temple College, graduating in 1957.
Following summer classes from Baylor University he taught school for three years. In 1963, he joined the Air Force serving 21 years as a flying AWACS radar officer, retiring as a major in 1984.

William Dupree

August 25, 2012

William Dupree of Big Spring, Texas, was born Jan. 4, 1975, and died peacefully in his home Aug. 21, 2012. William has been taken to the Kingdom of Heaven, but will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him.
William graduated from Big Spring High School and Sul Ross University. Over his short life he brought joy to those around him.
He is survived by many friends, his parents, William Dale and Pat Dupree; brother, Kinney Dupree; and niece and nephew, Alexandria and Drake.

Jonnie Spruill

August 25, 2012

Jonnie Spruill, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home, in Colorado City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Chapel at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Chaplain Walter McCall of Compass Hospice.

60th anniversary

August 25, 2012

William (Bill) and Nancy Gonzalez will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2012.
Bill was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Detroit, Mich. Nancy L. Huntoon was born Aug. 7, 1932, in East Andover, N.H.
The couple met on a blind date while they were in the Air Force and stationed in San Antonio, Texas. One year later, they were married at the courthouse in Seguin.
The couple had three children; William Jr., deceased; Diana and husband Bill; and Carlos.

August 24th

Alon, others lauded for role in youth club

August 24, 2012

Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.

Alon USA showed what it can do by presenting a $200,000 check during Thursday's dedication ceremony for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.

“When there is a need in this community, the Big Spring Refinery is going to step up and do what we can to meet it,” said Jimmy Crosby, vice president of refining. “That’s what we’re doing with the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army with our pledge of $200,000 to support the new facility and its programs for years to come.”

Take steps to prevent West Nile

August 24, 2012

Cases of West Nile virus continue to be discovered across Texas, including the Permian Basin.

Recently, four cases were reported in Andrews and four in Midland/Ector County, with numbers continuing to change daily. However, those numbers are small in comparison to the number of cases being seen throughout the state.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 586 cases reported in Texas this year. Out of those cases, there have been 21 fatalities. No cases have been reported in Howard County.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• KYLER RAY CANNADY, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft.
• TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

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