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January 7th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
• ASHLEY ANN GONZALEZ, 23, 1424 E. Sixth, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and failure to appear.
• ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 908 S. Nolan, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
• GUSTAVO CHON MARQUEZ, 50, 1007 E. 14th, was arrested on charges of burglary of a building, evading arrest/detention and public intoxication.

January 6th

Missing girl case getting national attention

January 6, 2011

COLORADO CITY — The investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old Colorado City girl has gained national attention, thanks to coverage by TV personality and former violent crime prosecutor Nancy Grace, as investigators continue to try to determine if the girl has met with foul play.

Hailey Darlene Dunn, an eighth grade student at Colorado Middle School, 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 Interim Colorado City Police Chief John Bivins.

Nominations for Man, Woman of Year due

January 6, 2011

Do you know someone who has gone out of their way to make Big Spring and Howard County a better place to be? Well, now is the time to recognize them for their efforts.

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is taking applications now for Man and Woman of the Year, awards which will be presented Feb. 3 during the annual Chamber banquet at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
There are only a couple of guidelines in the nominating process.

Police beat

January 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
• VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 25, 1605 Cardinal, was arrested on warrants charging failure to display registration insignia, no driver's license, no safety belt and four counts of failure to appear.
• MEGAN ELIZABETH CARRILLO, 21, 4110 Muir, was arrested on a warrant charging speeding in a school zone.
• CRYSTAL NICOLE LOPEZ, 24, 2109 Warren, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to appear.
• ANDREA DENISE ALENDER, 38, 1615 Cardinal, was arrested on a charge of theft under $500/shoplifting.

January 5th

BSISD officials to consider fourth new elementary campus

January 5, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials are looking at the possibility of adding another new elementary campus to current construction plans.

Back in May, voters authorized $63 million in construction projects, which included three new elementary campuses and extensive renovation at Moss Elementary.

Officials say, however, the the difference, cost-wise, between renovating Moss and replacing it with a new building has shrunk to the point that they may be able to justify the construction of a fourth new elementary campus.

Baby New Year arrives

January 5, 2011

He tried really hard to arrive on New Year’s Day, but just missed the mark.


Cash Wallis, son of Mary and Stephen Wallis of Big Spring, became Howard County's first baby of 2011 when he was born at 12:58 a.m. Sunday at Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC).


Weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long, baby Cash will be welcomed home by his two big brothers, Colten and Cade.  

Festival of Lights visitor total tops 22,000

January 5, 2011

Comanche Trail Festival of Lights officials are celebrating what they called the successful conclusion of the event's 14th annual run.


More than 22,000 people from 38 states and 14 countries passed through Comanche Trail Park to view the Christmas holiday event, which ended Dec. 31.
“We didn't get the 25,000 visitors I had hoped for, but maybe next year,” said Pat Simmons, long-time festival director.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICKY BOB YANEZ, 25, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for theft with a previous conviction, terroristic threat and harassment.
• ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH BROWN, 20, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and speeding in a school zone.
• SHAQUITA BRIZHAY SNEED, 20, of Snyder, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

January 4th

Sheriff awaiting test results on possible skull fragment

January 4, 2011

Law enforcement officials say they are still waiting on preliminary findings from the laboratory examining what is believed to be a piece of a human skull discovered Dec. 20 in Howard County.


Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said he had hoped to have a preliminary report on the skull last week, but as of yet the laboratory examining the evidence has not yet released any information.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 41, of 1700 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LUIS MIGUEL LOPEZ, 27, of 907 S. Bell, was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.
• STACY RONALD, 34, of 1906 Alabama, was arrested Monday on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury.
• ERNEST SARMIENTO, 39, of 1405 N.W. Park St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for operating an ATV on a roadway.

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