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November 30th

Wilkerson to seek 5th term as district attorney

November 30, 2011

Howard County District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson will seek a fifth term in office in 2012, as he announced this week he has filed the necessary paperwork with state officials to run for re-election.

Wilkerson, who has represented the 118th Judicial District for nearly 15 years, said the decision to run for re-election — which he will do on the Republican ticket — was a practical one for him.

Girls Night Out going Uptown Thursday

November 30, 2011

Healthy Woman is joining Uptown Salon and Day Spa in a special event for local ladies.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Girls Night Out will take place at 600 Runnels.

“Women are always so busy taking care of others and sometimes they forget to take care of the most important person, themselves,” said Kim Howell, Scenic Mountain Medical Center marketing director. “This is an opportunity for them to stop in for a few minutes and enjoy some laughter, fellowship and some good treats.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSICA FAYE BROOKS, 24, of Lubbock, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and a warrant from another agency.
• JOHN HENRY SCHENCK, 36, of 1513 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance and failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts).
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 600 block of Highland Drive.

November 29th

The race is on: Three file on GOP ticket

November 29, 2011

Three Howard County officials will seek re-election on the Republican ticket Monday morning, as filing in this year's political party primaries got under way.

Sheriff Stan Parker, Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1 Bennie Green all filed to run for re-election with Republican Party Chairman Craig Bailey Monday morning, the first day for political hopefuls to throw their hats in the ring for 2012.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE RAY ARMENDARIZ, 20, of Bastrop, was arrested Monday on warrants for public intoxication and failure to appear.
• DAVID FRANCO, 33, of 1407 E. 18th St., was arrested Monday on charges of disorderly conduct – language (two counts).
• FABIAN MIGUEL GALAN, 26, of 1002 N. Gregg St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and criminal mischief.

November 28th

Fire levels house trailer

November 28, 2011

A vacant house trailer was consumed in a Saturday afternoon blaze near the intersection of Highway 87 and FM 700.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported to the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

“By the time the first unit arrived on scene, the trailer was fully engulfed (by the fire),” HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan.

VAMC tree lighting Saturday

November 28, 2011

Officials with the Big Spring VA Medical Center are inviting the community to help kick off the Christmas season Friday, Dec. 2, as the local healthcare provider will hold its annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Daniel L. Marsh, medical center director for the West Texas VA Health Care System, assisted by area children, will throw the switch on the VA Medical Center's holiday lights, according to VA officials.

November 26th

Public Records

November 26, 2011

Howard County Justice of the Peace Outstanding IBC Warrants:
Gregory Aguilar Jr., 1508 Sunset Ave., Big Spring
Irene Lopez Alaniz, 774 E. Highway 80, Abilene
Brian Layton Allison, 1100 College Circle, Ranger
Demetrio Alva, 11520 Arrow Rock, El Paso
Terica Alvarado, 1100 E. 61st St., Odessa
Anthony G. Anderson, 3401 Cammelia Dr., Temple
Daniel Antrim, 120 N. 22nd Pl., Lamesa
Nancy Ramirez Banuelos, 1515 A Sycamore, Big Spring
Christine Avalos Bara, of 1405 N. Sixth, Lamesa
Amy Barber, 2602 Ent, Big Spring
Samantha Ann Barrera, 606 Lamar, Sweetwater

Police Beat

November 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 20, of 903 E. 16th St., was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication and consume alcoholic beverage/license for off premise consumption.
• YVETTE YVONNE SOLIZ, 26, of 1206 Johnson, was arrested Friday on warrants for safety seat system/child under the age of 8 or less than 4'9” tall, fail to display drivers license (two counts) and assault: by threat.

Law enforcment center on county agenda

November 26, 2011

Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of items, including possible approval of a contract with Dallas-based WBK Construction to manage the court's ongoing project to build a new joint law enforcement center.
The project — which would provide a new home for both the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Police Department, located at the newly constructed County Detention Center — has been in the works for more than a year now, and according to County Judge Mark Barr, Monday's meeting could pave the way for construction to begin.

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