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October 21st

Collegians, state insists: get your shots

October 21, 2011

Immunizations aren’t just for little kids anymore.

Starting in January, most new students at Howard College will be required to be immunized against bacterial meningitis in order to attend classes, officials announced.

The requirement was mandated by the Texas Legislature this year after cases of bacterial meningitis were reported on some college campuses in the state.

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Quail Dobbs to be honored

October 21, 2011

Former rodeo clown Quail Dobbs of Coahoma will be inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame on Saturday in a ceremony at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Quail, now a justice of the peace, is the only JP since Judge Roy Bean to be inducted into the organization.

The Trail was organized in 1997 to recognize people who have contributed to the Western way of life.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAUNDRA JO GARRARD, 37, of 1502 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• SHEREDA SHAWNTA MINTZ, 17, of 1301 Lindberg, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

October 20th

Contreras gets probated term for tot’s injuries

October 20, 2011

A Big Spring man found guilty on a charge of injury to a child during a late-September bench trial was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years probation in 118th District Court Wednesday morning.

Joseph Contreras, 21, was found guilty of injury to a child during a Sept. 28 bench trial — a trial where the decision is made by the judge without the benefit of a jury — in connection with injuries sustained by a two-year-old in early December.

BSHS drama stages 'Sleepy Hollow'

October 20, 2011

Witches, goblins, gargoyles, and… headless horsemen?

In light of the Halloween season, the Big Spring High School Theatre will stage its rendition of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” beginning tonight in the high school auditorium.

The performances will be held at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

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Police/Sheriff

October 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHANCE PATRICK NEWTON, 21, of 1309 Virginia, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from other agency.
• ADAM MARSHALL ROBINSON, 22, of 1307 Park St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants from possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and nuisance/animal repeatedly at large.
• MICHELLE MAUMAU, 35, of 1900 Martin Luther King 714, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired registration and fail to appear.

October 19th

MacKenzie, DePauw join BSEDC board

October 19, 2011

New faces have been added to the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie were accepted as new members to the BSEDC board during Tuesday evening’s meeting.

The two will be replacing outgoing members Larry McLellan and Glenn Fillingim, secretary/treasurer of the BSEDC. McLellan has served on the board for six years and Fillingim served from 2007 until this year and previously served from 1992 to 1995.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• KRYSTAL MARIE SERVANTES, 23, of 1409 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belts required, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to appear and two warrants from another agency.
• JASON HARVEY BEDFORD, 27, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 400 block of Dallas.

Drug charges dominate grand jury indictments

October 19, 2011

A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two-dozen indictments during its Friday session in 118th District Court, many for alleged drug violations.

Among those indicted were:

• Pedro Rosendo Aguilar, 50, of 312 N.E. 10th St., possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).
• Tony Bernard Anderson, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).
• Ashley Dawn Walters, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).

October 18th

Accentuate the positive: Tell Chamber what's good about Howard County

October 18, 2011

Howard County residents are asked to focus on the positive, but that’s not all.

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce not only wants residents to find positive things around the county, but to put them down on paper and submit them.

“There are positive things about Howard County and all those positive things are for the betterment of the communities,” Debbye ValVerde, executive director of the chamber, said.

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