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Police Beat

February 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 32, of 2412 Runnels, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• JOHN HENRY CHAPPELL, 34, of 1510 Todd Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LARRY GARCIA, 49, of 906 S. Runnels, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Uchtdorf returns to Big Spring

February 28, 2011

Big Spring is one of those places that seems to hold memories for a lot of people; even those who live a world away.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, made a special visit to Big Spring last weekend. Uchtdorf came back for his visit almost 50 years to the day that he first arrived in Big Spring.

“I was in the cockpit as we landed, on runway 17, and it was like a coming home,” Uchtdorf said. “I had taxied down that runway and taken off numerous times, learning how to do it better.”

Fires rage across Howard County

February 28, 2011

Fueled by high winds and plenty of dry grass, wildfires raged throughout Howard County and West Texas Sunday.

At least four homes north of Big Spring were lost when a grass fire erupted in the area of Hilltop and Jonesboro roads around 2 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

The fire forced the evacuation of residents in the area and a total of of 80 homes were threatened by the blaze.

Aside from the lost homes, about 30 acres burned in that fire, according to a news release from the Texas State Lone Star Management team.

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