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April 22nd, 2011

Odessa forensics center closes, leaving Howard County in lurch

April 22, 2011

The last-minute closing of the Permian Basin Forensic Center — which had been providing autopsies for Howard County since Texas Tech University shut down its forensic services department — has local officials scrambling to procure necessary services.

According to Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, her office was notified Tuesday the Odessa-based center would be closing its doors the following day for a number of different reasons.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRIS ALAN NIX, 27, of 428 Hillside Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• DANIEL BRADLEY GRISSOM, 21, of Clyde, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• LORIE ANN AVINA, 39, of 1901 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• VICENTA JULIA SALAZAR, 41, of 212 E. Robinson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.

Weekend happenings

April 22, 2011

• First Church of the Nazarene community wide Easter egg hunt, at the Old Settler’s Pavilion in Comanche Trail Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. After the hunt, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided.

•GEO is sponsoring Saturday’s Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run, a fund-raiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn to benefit Special Olympics. Activities begin with a poker run at 11 a.m., a car, pickup and motorcycle show at noon and live bands at 3 p.m.

James A. Stallings

April 22, 2011

James A. Stallings, 84, died April 17, 2011, in his home in Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held April 21, 2011, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. He was laid to rest in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.

Skipper Driver

April 22, 2011

Skipper Driver, 67, of Garden City died April 20, 2011, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Big Spring. Burial will follow at Garden City Cemetery.

Forsan's Holdampf wins regional tennis title

April 22, 2011

ODESSA — Austin, here she comes.

Forsan High School's Sydney Holdampf punched her ticket to the University Interscholastic League's state tennis meet by winning the girls' singles title at the Region I-2A tournament Thursday at the Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.

Holdampf, a junior at Forsan, opened second-day play at the tournament by downing Lauren Zacketti of Comfort, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinal round, then defeated Catherine Stout of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-4, 6-3, to claim the girls' singles title.

Hawks sweep El Paso CC

April 22, 2011

The Howard College Hawks' softball team continued to keep pace with their fellow Western Junior College Athletic Conference leaders with a 3-2, 10-1 doubleheader sweep of El Paso Community College Thursday at Foundation Field.

Pitchers Sandra Serna and Selina Mitchell earned wins for the Hawks Thursday.

“We kind of had a slow start (Thursday), but we finally got going,” Howard Coach Kelly Raines said. “Every win counts in this conference … and now we have to win two more today.”

April 21st

Child indecency suspect turns himself in

April 21, 2011

A Howard County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after turning himself over to law enforcement officials on a charge of indecency with a child – sexual contact.

William Waddill, 52, was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with indecency with a child – sexual contact, according to officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office.

GEO to host poker run

April 21, 2011

GEO is sponsoring a poker run and party Saturday to benefit Special Olympics.

The Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run will be held at the Hog Heaven Party Barn at 3910 W. Highway 80. The poker run will begin at 11 a.m. Fee is $20 per hand.

The “party” gets going at noon with an all-class car and bike show. Registration is $10 per vehicle.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KIMBERLY MARIE CASTILLO, 27, of 1000 Howell, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• TEPHANIE MCCORMICK, 37, of 3304 W. Highway 80, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for no inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
• JAMES PATRICK THOMPSON, 39, of 2300 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.

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