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Brush fires roar through Crossroads

April 7, 2011

Howard County volunteer firefighters had their hands full Wednesday, as a pair of wildfires threatened vast amounts of the Crossroads area.

The first fire, reported at approximately 12:50 p.m. near Glasscock County on Highway 821, destroyed more than 350 acres, according to Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan.

Commissioners begin redrawing county lines

April 7, 2011

Howard County commissioners began the arduous task of resetting precinct lines Wednesday morning in an effort to address disparities in the county's population identified in the 2010 Census.

Commissioners — with Precinct 1 Commissioners Emma Brown and Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long absent — met with Austin attorney Bob Bass, a partner with Allison Bass & Associates, to go over the changes in the population through the county's four precincts and look at possible ways to correct the issues.

Police association plans poker run

April 7, 2011

It's time to hit the road and make a poker run.

The Big Spring Police Association is gearing up for its first Santa's Spring Fling Poker Run and Craft Show. The poker run will take place in conjunction with Dee's Trade Show.

Registration will take place the day of the run, April 30 at 9 a.m. Registration will be at the Howard County Fair Barn and is $20 per bike and $10 per passenger.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SABRINA VALENCIA MADRID, 26, of 1511 Princeton, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear and driving while license invalid.
• JOHNNY LEE JOHNSON, 39, of 110 Lockhart, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• BRANDON JOSEPH SCHEIRBECK, 37, of 2514 Chanute, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TONY GARZA, 39, of Midland, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

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