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Tidwell gets 120 days in jail, 10 years probation, fined

October 5, 2011

Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell, who went on trial in 118th Dsitrict Court last week on charges of two counts each of misuse of official information, official oppression and retaliation will have to spend some time behind bars, as he was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, 10 years probation and a $6,000 fine.

It took the jury approximately three hours Monday to find Tidwell guilty on the charges, which were presented in a Howard County court because of an ordered change of venue by presiding Judge Robert H. Moore III.

Comedy troupe to perform Saturday

October 5, 2011

Crossroads residents will get a chance to laugh — and, more importantly, for a good cause — Saturday, as the local comedy troupe the Goondock Saints will present an evening of laughter and entertainment to benefit the local volunteer fire department.

With doors at the Hog Heaven Party Barn — located on W. Highway 80 — set to open Saturday at 7 p.m., Goondock Saints founder Clay “Goonie” Vickers said the show will offer those attending a chance to relax and enjoy some big-city humor.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LARRY JAMES STERLING, 53, of 2911 W. Highway 80, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• AURORA CANTU, 27, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 248, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• CHARLIE EVERRETT RYERSON, 65, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• SCOTT FREY, 62, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

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