Archive - 2011 - News Article
Officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that a skull discovered Dec. 20 north of Big Spring is indeed human, as investigators wait for more details from anthropology experts involved in the case.
Sheriff Stan Parker said Friday the skull is human, but more telling details — age, sex, race — will come once anthropologists examine the remains.
Barring some heavy rains in the near future, Colorado River Municipal Water District member cities will have to make do with less water this year.
CRMWD General Manager John Grant confirmed Friday that maximum water deliveries to member cities will be cut by 10 percent effective Feb. 1.
Two of the water district's four main sources of water — Lakes Thomas and Spence — are at critically low levels, leaving Lake Ivie and the Ward County underground water well fields as CRMWD's only dependable sources of water, Grant said.
COLORADO CITY — The search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn expanded Friday to include a landfill in Abilene.
According to reports by television news station KTXS, search personnel were spotted through the news outlet's tower camera, located in the northern part of Abilene.
Colorado City Manager Pete Kampfer confirmed that investigators — utilizing cadaver dogs provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — were searching the facility.
Cadaver dogs are canines that have been trained to detect human bodies or remains.
More than 40 years after his untimely death, area residents will once again remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday evening when they take to the street bearing the civil rights leader's name for the annual march.
And while the day — recognized as a national holiday — will mean time off for many area employees and employers, march coordinators are encouraging area residents to make it a day on, not a day off.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. and walkers will head west on Martin Luther King Boulevard to FM 700, where the group will hold a prayer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘ RANDALL SCOTT MARTIN, 31, Amarillo, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/no insurance.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 600 block of Elgin and the 2000 block of Goliad.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1000 block of N. Main.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of Gregg.
Big Spring school officials want very much to add a fourth new elementary campus to their upcoming construction list.
Officials discussed the possibility of replacing Moss Elementary with a new campus during Thursday's meeting of the Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees.
When voters approved a $60 million bond proposal in May 2010, plans called for three new elementaries to replace existing campuses at Washington, Marcy and Goliad.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees authorized the sale of the final block of voter-approved construction bonds during their regular meeting Thursday evening.
Voters approved the issuance of $60 million in bonds in May, and almost $53 million of those were sold in September.
However, officials held $6.7 million in bonds in abeyance, hoping to qualify for financing under the Qualified School Construction Bond program, a federally-backed system which features ultra-low interest rates.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID WAYNE CROW, 23, of 617 S. McEwen, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ more than four ounces, less than five pounds.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 600 block of E. Sixth Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 58 inmates at the time of this report.
According to Colorado City officials, Shawn Adkins has been named a “person of interest” by investigators in the recent disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, but no arrests have been made at this time.
Dunn was last seen walking from her home in northern Colorado City to a friend's house about 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, according to initial police reports.
The trial date for a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault has been pushed back until March, according to officials with the 385th District Court in Midland.
Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28 in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified the suspect was acting suspicious.