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January 24th

Transportation to Austin available

January 24, 2011

January 23rd

College prepares for budget showdown

January 23, 2011

In the week since the Texas House of Representatives announced its proposed state budget for the coming biennium, officials have been busy analyzing the numbers to determine exactly what they would mean to Howard College.

The short answer? Little in the area of good news.

Community foundation has phiantrophic opportunities

January 23, 2011

The Big Spring Area Foundation is looking for financial backing from the community for a new endowment that could help soften the financial burden illness has on many residents.

The endowment, which was started with an initial donation of $10,000, is part of a network of funds the The Big Spring Area Community Foundation oversees, according to local attorney Drew Mouton.

County to state: No unfunded mandates

January 23, 2011

A number of routine matters top the agenda for Howard County commissioners Monday morning, as the court looks to lend its support to House Joint Resolution 56, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates from the state of Texas.

County Judge Mark Barr said the county's resolution, if approved, will help show support for the House resolution, which touches on a sore issue among most county government officials.

Health clinic soon to be reality

January 23, 2011

It has been a long road from dream to reality for the Howard County Health Clinic.

The clinic, which has suffered more stops and starts than metropolitan rush hour traffic, will soon become reality, thanks to an outpouring of private and public support.

The latest push the clinic received came when it received $150,000 from the Big Spring Economic Development Corp. to help with renovation of the clinic's future home at 1300 Gregg. Clinic officials and BSEDC representatives put their signatures on the formal agreement Friday morning.

Police blotter

January 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
• PATRICK AARON RAMIREZ, 19, 1601 Stadium, was arrested on a warrant for public intoxication and failure to appear.
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, 1700 S. Runnels, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• JIMMY DEWAYNE TINNEY, 42, San Angelo, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.

January 21st

Conservation, preservation meet at science fair

January 21, 2011

Using just a few dollars of materials and an age-old idea, Sabrina Gonzalez designed a system that just might keep birds out of harm's way when they're passing near wind turbine farms.

Gonzalez's simple, yet elegant, solution to a problem that's been perplexing wind farm proponents was named the overall winner at the Big Spring Independent School District's annual Science Fair, held Thursday at Dora Roberts Community Center.

16 indicted by grand jury

January 21, 2011

Burglaries, drug possession and driving under the influence dominated cases handed down Thursday by a Howard County grand jury.

Jurors true-billed 23 cases involving 16 individuals.

• Tyson Demetrious Barker, 20, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, possession of a prohibited weapon (third-degree felony), burglary of a habitation (second-degree felony) and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (state jail felony).

Search continues for Hailey Dunn

January 21, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Both investigators and volunteers pushed forward today despite frigid temperatures in the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, a search that has already spanned more than three weeks since the child's disappearance.

Searchers continued to comb fields and wooded areas near the Dunn home, looking for traces of the girl, including clothing and personal items.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANTHONEY THOMAS MCGRUDER, 40, of 704 W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 22, of 908 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• PRISCILLA LEANN TORRES, 28, of 1408 Wood St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

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