The last-minute closing of the Permian Basin Forensic Center — which had been providing autopsies for Howard County since Texas Tech University shut down its forensic services department — has local officials scrambling to procure necessary services.
According to Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, her office was notified Tuesday the Odessa-based center would be closing its doors the following day for a number of different reasons.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRIS ALAN NIX, 27, of 428 Hillside Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DANIEL BRADLEY GRISSOM, 21, of Clyde, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€˘ LORIE ANN AVINA, 39, of 1901 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ VICENTA JULIA SALAZAR, 41, of 212 E. Robinson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
â€˘ First Church of the Nazarene community wide Easter egg hunt, at the Old Settlerâ€™s Pavilion in Comanche Trail Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. After the hunt, hot dogs and refreshments will be provided.
â€˘GEO is sponsoring Saturdayâ€™s Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run, a fund-raiser at the Hog Heaven Party Barn to benefit Special Olympics. Activities begin with a poker run at 11 a.m., a car, pickup and motorcycle show at noon and live bands at 3 p.m.