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December 29th

Taxing times: To avoid penalty, pay property taxes by Jan. 31

December 29, 2011

Area residents who haven’t paid their property taxes have until the end of January to ante up their 2011 tabs or face penalties and interest, according to local tax officials.

Area property owners can avoid the annual last-minute dash to pay their taxes by getting them out of the way early in the month, said County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.

Trout restocking to resume at park

December 29, 2011

Summer isn't the only time for fishing, especially if you are angling for rainbow trout.

Comanche Trail Lake will receive the second group of rainbow trout from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Jan. 12.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 1600 Brown, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (two counts), failure to appear (four counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and expired registration.
• MICHAEL ANGELO GARZA, 23, of 601 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• BURGLARY OF A COIN OPERATED MACHINE was reported in the 1500 block of E. Marcy.

Dr. Carl Allen Dillaha

December 29, 2011

Dr. Carl Allen Dillaha, 87, of Fluvanna, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas, after a lengthy illness.

Graveside services for Dr. Dillaha will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Hilllside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dana Mayfield officiating under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Funeral Home.

Dr. Dillaha was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Little Rock, Ark., to Carl A. and Thelma (Cashion) Dillaha. He spent his school years in Little Rock and graduated high school in 1942.

Emma C. Thwing

December 29, 2011

Emma C. Thwing, 77, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany, Ind.

She was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Big Spring, Texas, to John and Frankie Tucker. Emma was a member of Silver Street United Methodist Church in New Albany and Epsilon Sigma Alpha International.

Oscar Hilario

December 29, 2011

Oscar Hilario, 53, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Axel Chavez officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 27, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked as a dietary cook for Parkview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation and other nursing homes in town.

Albert Dean Forrest

December 29, 2011

Albert Dean Forrest, 84, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Rob Dalsing

December 29, 2011

Rob Dalsing, 46, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in a Snyder hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

December 28th

Feds OK BSISD district maps

December 28, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials have received federal approval of its new single-member district maps.

BSISD Business Manager Debbie Green said the district recently received a “notice of no objection” to its redistricting plan from the U.S. Department of Justice, meaning the new boundaries will take effect in time for the 2012 trustee elections.

Population and demographic shifts forced the school district to make changes to its single-member districts. Since the 2000 Census, that all-important demographic makeup has changed well beyond federally approved limits.

Scam alert: Sheriff's office warns of bogus telephone calls

December 28, 2011

Officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office say area residents should remain vigilant as they investigate reports of a possible phone scam where callers are identifying themselves as county employees.

According to Sheriff Stan Parker, the calls have come from a number identified as “private” by caller identification services.

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