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January 8th, 2011

Commissioners to consider library lighting

January 8, 2011

Howard County commissioners will likely seek bids to improve lighting at the county library when they hold their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the courthouse.


County Judge Mark Barr said poor lighting in some areas of the library — such as the children's area — is a cause for concern.


“Those areas (of the library) are pretty dark,” he conceded. “If we're going to do something about it, we need to make sure we do it right.”

Police beat

January 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Satuday:
• JOE LOPEZ BERNAL, 49, 1106 E. 15th, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/third or more offense.
• ELIDA HERNANDEZ, 52, 1106 E. 15th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• DANNY ZAMBRANO, 41, 1502 Sycamore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• VIRGINIA MARTINEZ ZAMBRANO, 40, 505 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 26, 505 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

Susan Ann Cassidy

January 8, 2011

Susan Ann Cassidy, 53, of Amarillo died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Bell Ave. Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Logan, pastor, officiating.

Della Brooks

January 8, 2011

Della Annie Davis Brooks, 93, of Loop, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her daughter's home in Coahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Loop Baptist Church in Loop, with Brother James Shelton, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Loop Cemetery.

Kathy Barg

January 8, 2011

Kathy Barg, 61, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at East Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Shelley and the Rev. Jeff Davison officiating.

January 7th

Missing girl update: Mom, boyfriend fail polygraph tests

January 7, 2011

COLORADO CITY — The search for 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, missing for more than a week, continued Thursday with help from the FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers.


A DPS helicopter assisted in the search Thursday afternoon, officials said.


Meanwhile, Hailey's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, told CNN television personality Nancy Grace that both she and her boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, had failed polygraph tests. She alluded that both she and her boyfriend had been on medication, which may have skewed the results.

Good new, bad news for college in 2011

January 7, 2011

There is definitely anticipation in the air at Howard College this year.


Trepidation, too.


As Howard heads toward a notable anniversary, officials say there's much to celebrate in 2011, but there's a few things to worry about, as well.


Chief among the worries facing Howard is the “state of the state” — how the economic downturn will effect the amount of state financial aid the college receives.

Facing the favorites: Lady Steers open district play with top-notch Wylie squad

January 7, 2011

Big Spring girls’ basketball coach Mike Warren knows not many are picking the Lady Steers to win District 5-3A. The “favorites” title belongs to their opponents at 6 p.m. today at Abilene Wylie.

Warren is more comfortable in the role of spoiler and believes his team has a chance to turn some heads,too.

“I think it’s up for grabs and I think Wylie’s going to get beat,” he said of how District 5-3A might play out. “I think anything can happen. I think Brownwood can knock off Wylie and we can, too. I think it’s important to win your home games and defend your home court.

Tax return help available through AARP program

January 7, 2011

While officials at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service scramble to prepare for the 2011 tax season, one local woman and her troop of volunteers are well on their way to helping residents file their 2010 tax returns.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
• ASHLEY ANN GONZALEZ, 23, 1424 E. Sixth, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and failure to appear.
• ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 908 S. Nolan, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
• GUSTAVO CHON MARQUEZ, 50, 1007 E. 14th, was arrested on charges of burglary of a building, evading arrest/detention and public intoxication.

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