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February 23rd

Investigators search landfill in Big Spring

February 23, 2011

A search of the Big Spring Landfill Tuesday by law enforcement officials failed to turn up new evidence in the case of missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, the Colorado City teen who has been missing nearly two months now.

The Big Spring Police Department, along with investigators from other law enforcement officials from the surrounding area, used dogs to search the facility for anything tied to the girl's disappearance.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 49, of 821 W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• ROY JUNIOR HULIN, 50, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 105, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
• GERALD RAY KING, 31, of 2512 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.

February 22nd

Fire threat on the rise

February 22, 2011

If Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan and his band of firefighters seem a bit weary these days, there's good reason.

The volunteer fire department has been called to numerous grass fires — despite an ongoing county-wide burn ban.

Cancer survivor forms foundation

February 22, 2011

It may be a touchy subject, but they are Ballsy enough to handle it — pun intended.

The Ballsy Cancer Society of America is a new foundation aimed at educating the public, especially males ages 15-40, about testicular cancer.

“At this point, there is nothing else like this out there,” Jennifer Hedges, founder of Ballsy, said. “There is nothing in America that focuses on research and education.”

Hedges understands the need for education on this issue, after witnessing the journey her husband, Brady has had to travel.

Elementary choir to perform in free concert

February 22, 2011

Big Spring elementary students will show off their singing skills during the annual All-City Choir concert, set for 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.

Admission is free to the event.

The All-City Choir is comprised of 120 BSISD students in grades 4 through 6 who were selected for the honor by their respective music teachers, BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O’Brien said.

The group, which will be conducted by Junior High Choir Director Randall Capshaw, will perform about seven American folk music selections, she added.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• EVAN RAY GOODWIN, 21, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• EVELYN FRANCO, 31, of Colorado City, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, 22, of 4103 Parkway, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies.
• THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Gregg Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

February 21st

Water on city council's mind

February 21, 2011

The agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council is rather brief, with final approval of a resolution supporting the Colorado River Municipal Water District's ongoing efforts to educate the public on the need for water conservation.

Talks between CRMWD and its member cities — including Big Spring — have been ongoing for some time now, centering around water conservation heading into the coming summer, when water usage in the Crossroads area is expected to be at its highest point.

Girl Scout cookies anyone?

February 21, 2011

HERALD photo/Steve Reagan
Maribel Gomez, left, and Esther Fleeson get ready to sell some Girl Scout cookies at their stand outside the local Wal-Mart Supercenter Saturday morning. The cookie sales continue through March.

Police Beat

February 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALEX FRANKLIN MINTER, 18, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, of 1503 S. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRYAN JOSEPH GILES, 27, of 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.

February 19th

Tax Aide program staff set for itemized returns Tuesday

February 19, 2011

Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, with the bulk of itemized returns expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

The Internal Revenue Service began accepting itemized returns this week, a delay that was made necessary to allow for updating of a number of deductions that were approved late in the process by the federal government.

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