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Grand jury indicts 31

June 18, 2011

Three former employees accused of stealing money from Specs and Co. were among 31 people indicted by the Howard County Grand Jury Thursday.

Big Spring residents Frances Alcantar, 32, Amy Castillo, 36, and Katie Richters, 24, were indicted on a total of four counts of theft over $1,500/under $20,000, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years imprisonment.

County clinic to open July 5

June 18, 2011

Howard County residents will soon be able to take advantage of another provider of accessible primary health care.

The Howard County Health Center is set to open July 5. This will be the third location South Plains Rural Health Services, Inc. has opened since its inception in 1986. Other locations include Levelland and Lamesa.

Once fully operational the Big Spring location will offer medical, dental and pharmacy services.

Volunteers needed to help with film society screening

June 18, 2011

As the Big Spring Film Society gears up for its July 1 screening of the 1985 classic “Back to the Future” — the opening of the group's summer screening series — the organization is still in need of volunteers to help with this year's scheduled events.

The local organization is looking for volunteers to help plan and execute the screening, which will kick off the society's 2011 season, according to Big Spring Film Society spokesman and coordinator Brandon Johnson.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ROBERTO VASQUEZ II, 19, of 3610 Hamilton St., was arrested Friday on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
• KEVIN SHEA BOYCE, 32, of 2902 E. Cherokee St., was arrested Friday on charges of tampering/fabricating physical evidence; possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
• SIMON ARENIVAZ, 20, of 2603 Ent Dr., was arrested Friday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

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