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Police/Sheriff Blotter

August 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRISTINA FELICIDAD HEALY, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. 512, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, of 1503 S. Scurry, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/second offense.
• JOSHUA WILLIAM LUCERO, 23, of 2104 Johnson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – open container.

Explosion at refinery injures one

August 8, 2011

An Alon USA employee suffered minor burns late Friday night after a gas compressor exploded, according to officials at the Big Spring Refinery.
Vice President of Refining Jim Crosby told local media outlets during the weekend the fire started at the refinery’s hydrocracking unit at approximately 11:50 p.m. Friday.
Crosby said the fire took approximately 40 minutes to extinguish. One employee was burned in the altercation and received first-aid treatment on the scene. The employee was not transported to a hospital, however.

Atmos rate hike faces final denial

August 8, 2011

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday evening — prior to continued budget work sessions — to discuss a number of issues, including final reading of a denial of a proposed rate increase from Atmos Energy’s West Texas Division.
The Council voted unanimously July 26 to deny the proposed rate increase from natural gas provider Atmos Energy, saying not only is the rate hike unwarranted, a rate decrease is in order.

Scouts to honor couple with Good Scout Award

August 8, 2011

It’s not just taking the oath, but living up to it that makes a difference.
This is the second year for the Good Scout Award Dinner, scheduled for Thursday and this year the winner of the award is doubley special. This year, two people are being honored with this award — John and Cynthia Scott — not just one. Hayes Stripling was the recipient at the 2010 Good Scout Award Dinner.

Yard sale nets $700 for firefighters

August 8, 2011

Sometimes cleaning out the closest can be a good thing.
Crossroads residents joined together Saturday morning — July 30 — at the Community Wide Yard Sale held in the Big Spring Herald parking lot in support of the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department. Eleven vendors set up in the north parking lot from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Through their efforts, $714 was raised.
There were garage sale items, arts and crafts and more. Members of the volunteer fire department were also on hand during the event.

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