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April 13th

Water use restrictions coming

April 13, 2011

As expected, Big Spring City Council approved final reading of a water conservation plan Tuesday night, as well as first reading of a resolution enacting Stage 3 of the plan, which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent.

The council approved both measures on unanimous votes in hopes of bringing the current water shortage in West Texas to the forefront of Crossroads consumers' minds.

World for Children hopes to create foster families

April 13, 2011

A World For Children is doing its best to ensure that every child knows a loving, safe world.

The organization's focus is on establishing foster families for children who are in situations of abuse or neglect.

“We license foster parents,” said Carey Hartin, case management supervisor. “We believe in open hearts and open homes. We are looking for those who will help, love and take care of them until they are ready to go to the next step, whether that be back home or get adopted.”

Candidate debate: Who will show?

April 13, 2011

As Thursday's debate for candidates vying for the District 1 and District 3 seats on the Big Spring City Council nears, organizers with the political event say it's still unclear which political hopefuls will be participating.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FORTUNATO BARRIENTES JR., 17, of 1501 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia, failure to appear and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

April 12th

Soaring fuel prices cloud budget plans

April 12, 2011

Howard County officials began fiscal planning for the coming year Monday with a budget workshop, as commissioners and department heads continue to look cautiously toward the state legislature.

County Judge Mark Barr and county commissioners met with Eddy Jameson, road and bridge administrator for the county, Monday to discuss the coming year and possible budgetary challenges facing the government agency.

'Son of a Farmer' book signing set

April 12, 2011

Nobody better to talk farming than a farmer.

Eric Herm, author of “Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth” and a fourth-generation farmer, will be at the Heritage Museum for a book signing and presentation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

“It's not just a book signing,” Herm said. “It's something that everyone — farmers and non-farmers — should attend. It's for anyone concerned with what we are doing.”

Barking dog alerts family to fire

April 12, 2011

Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a couple's home west of Elbow during the early morning hours today was caused by an electrical short in or near a dryer.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. at a home located in the 6800 block of W. FM 818.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 12, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TIMOTHY TOD BECK, 50, of 707 W. Seventh St., was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
• DANIEL VERA FLORES, 42, of 907 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ROBERTO RAMOS, 59, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STEVEN RAY EVANS, 22, of 1103 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

April 11th

Snyder teen killed in rollover

April 11, 2011

A Snyder teen was killed early this morning following a one-vehicle rollover north of Big Spring, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Tyler Lance Sawyer, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, approximately 12 miles north of Big Spring on Highway 350.
According to Operator Matt Cockerell with the regional DPS office in Midland, the accident occurred at approximately 1:46 a.m. when a south-bound 1998 Chevrolet sports utility vehicle driven by Sawyer left the road.

Health Fair has something for everyone

April 11, 2011

From general information to blood pressure checks, the 2011 Health Fair had something for everyone Saturday.

“We are out here because of the interaction with people,” Sheila Crockett, area manager of Encompass Home Health, said. “There are lots of people who don't know about the help that is out there and this is one way we can get it out to them.”

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