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February 28th

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.

February 26th

'Shear' support: Students lose their locks for teacher fighting cancer

February 26, 2011

Worrying about what others would think was the last thing on the minds of 11 Coahoma elementary students.

What started as an idea of one fourth grader, Jaxon Muller, turned into a group of kids showing their support for Coahoma elementary physical education coach Deana Clark. Clark was diagnosed with breast cancer and has started rounds of chemotherapy. Due to the treatments she has lost her hair.

County, city joint meeting Monday

February 26, 2011

Howard County commissioners and members of the Big Spring City Council will hold a joint meeting Monday to discuss possible plans to house the sheriff's office and police department at the newly-built County Jail, a move officials from both sides say could help streamline both law enforcement agencies.

Commissioners face routine agenda

February 26, 2011

Howard County commissioners will meet Monday at 3 p.m. to handle a number of routine agenda items, including presentation of a comprehensive financial report for 2010.

Don Stephens, CPA, is expected to present the annual financial report at the meeting, which is being held a little more than two hours prior to a joint meeting between commissioners and officials with the Big Spring City Council.

Drug cases highlight grand jury session

February 26, 2011

Several Crossroads residents arrested on felony narcotic warrants in January were indicted by a Howard County grand jury Thursday, part of a six-month investigation into the traffic of drugs in the Big Spring area.

Among those indicted as part of the Jan. 26 bust were:

• Bonnie Sue Birmelin, 50, currently being held at the county jail, delivery of a controlled substance (second-degree felony) and Possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).

College eyes budget battle

February 26, 2011

The news might not be getting any better, but at least the picture is getting clearer.

Howard College's financial options for the coming fiscal year don't necessarily look better than they did a few weeks ago, but at lest officials have a better idea of where things stand.

Those options will be discussed with college trustees when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:320 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

Police blotter

February 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
•JASON EARNEST KEY, 28, of 602 George Street, was arrested Friday on a warrant for dog or cat running at large.
• OSWALDA MARTINEZ, 57, of 2501 Kelly Circle, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault – family violence causing bodily injury.
• JESSE JAMES COLLINS, 23, of 405 N. Scurry, was arrested Friday on charges of assault of a public servant, public intoxication, disorderly conduct/language.
• BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 200 block of Circle Drive.

February 25th

Forsan ISD hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

February 25, 2011

FORSAN — School district officials are planning for a leaner future, financially speaking.

With Texas facing a multi-billion dollar shortfall, it stands to reason that schools will have to make do with less state aid for the next few years, and Forsan Independent School District officials are already taking steps to prepare for that eventuality.

The Forsan High School Buffaloes and Miles Bulldogs will get the playoff atmosphere started a bit...
The Big Spring High School baseball and softball teams will honor their senior players tonight.
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