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House heavily damaged in fire

April 19, 2011

Firefighters with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department battled blazes around the intersection of Second Street and San Jacinto for much of Monday evening, as a structure fire ignited several grass fires in the area.

The structure fire, which was reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. at a home located behind the Big Spring Harley Davidson dealership, destroyed much of the home, including a shed and garage structure that housed several vehicles.

Local woman receives children's advocate award

April 19, 2011

The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer appreciation banquet proved to be an emotional experience for Big Spring resident and recipient of the Dedicated and Deserving Award, Ann Townsend.

Townsend attended the March 31 banquet not expecting to receive the recognition she did. She was one of the two Howard County CASA volunteers recognized at the event.

“It was the most humbling and biggest honor of my life,” Townsend said. “It was completely unexpected.”

Five BSHS students advance to state academic meet

April 19, 2011

A drop in classification and a move to a different regional site did little to deter five members of Big Spring High School’s University Interscholastic League Academic Team from qualifying for the state meet.

“We were a bit concerned about this year’s regional competition,” Academic Coordinator Jennifer Adams said. “We knew what to expect at the 4A Regional competition, and we knew that this year was going to be a whole different situation.”

The BSHS students qualifying for the state academic meet were:

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL NEAL ROBERTS, 39, of 2500 Cheyenne, was arrested Monday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 72 inmates at the time of this report.
• MICHAEL NEAL ROBERTS, 39, was transferred to the county jail Monday by the BSPD on a charge of failure to maintain financial responsibility.

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