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January 28th

Chili cook-off Saturday

January 28, 2011

The forecast for Saturday’s Ninth Annual Children-In-Need Chili Cook-off is warm and sunny — a departure some year’s parka-wearing temperatures.

But it still will be chilly enough to appreciate the taste of spicy and not-so-spicy chili created by some of the region’s most flavorful chili cooks. West Texas Centers and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188 will team up once again Saturday to raise money for West Texas Centers Children-In-Need fund.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALEXANDER SERGIO BLANCO, 21, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 54, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• BENITO PAREDEZ, 45, of 611 N.W. Ninth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• RANDI JO HAIR, 38, of 511 Goliad, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• MARIE BUCKNER KAUSS, 50, of 428 Hillside Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

January 27th

Sheriff: Discovered skull a male

January 27, 2011

A preliminary report from anthropologists at Texas Tech University have identified the skull found in Howard County in mid-December as both human and male, but law enforcement officials remain guarded concerning the investigation.

Sheriff Stan Parker said Wednesday his office has received a partial preliminary report relating to the skull, which was discovered Dec. 20 north of Big Spring.

18 busted during drug sweep

January 27, 2011

Local law enforcement made more than a dozen arrests Wednesday afternoon on felony narcotics warrants, part of a six-month investigation into the traffic of drugs in the Crossroads area.

According to officials with the Big Spring Police Department, the investigation was conducted by the BSPD's Narcotics Division with assistance from the police department's criminal investigation division, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Howard County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security's San Angelo office.

Chief, Sheriff tout advantages of consolidation

January 27, 2011

As city and county officials begin looking at a consolidation of services between the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Police Department, the entire matter could hinge on a meeting between the two governments in February.

Ticket deadline nears for Chamber banquet

January 27, 2011

Tickets for next week's Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet are still available, but won't be for long, organizers say.

The deadline to purchase tickets for the Feb. 3 banquet is 5 p.m. Friday.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
• BRUCE ERVIN ESSIX, 44, 408 S. Douglas, was arrested on two warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• ERNEST ENRIQUE SILVAS, 26, 1408 Sycamore, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• AMMIE LEE HOWELL, 32, 1507 Hilltop, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• MICHAEL LEE RAWLS, 31, 1803 Morrison, was arrested on a warrant for prostitution and a warrant from another agency.

January 26th

Law enforcement administrative services may be centered at county jail

January 26, 2011

The Howard County Jail could soon be the center of law enforcement efforts in Big Spring, as city and county officials prepare to meet to mull over the idea of housing the Sheriff's Office and Police Department in the same facility.

City Manager Gary Fuqua informed the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night recent talks between the city and county administrations could help the municipality solve a longstanding problem.

Over the top: United Way exceeds its $250,000 goal

January 26, 2011

The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County did a victory lap during its annual business meeting Tuesday evening.

Despite a struggling economy — and bucking the trend of the past few years — the 2010 UW drive exceeded its goal of $250,000, which left both campaign officials and the agencies that receive funds from the organization in a celebratory mood.

Wayland Pierce, first vice president of the 2010 campaign, said $252,000 has been raised to date, with the promise of even more to come within the next few months.

Friends 'turned loose' to raise funds

January 26, 2011

The Friends of the State Park are about “to be turned loose” to officially raise funds for a new nature center at the park.

For more than a year, the group has been advocating the construction of a combination nature/visitor center at the state park, an addition they believe would draw more visitors to this area.

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