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Rains scant aid to area’s water woes

January 26, 2012

Wednesday's rainfall helped boost Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoir levels around the region, but according to local officials, the increases are small when compared to the “big picture” the current water shortage has left West Texans to face.

According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Midland, Big Spring saw a total rainfall of approximately .23 of an inch, while Snyder received .18 of an inch and the city of Midland saw .27 of an inch. All totals are currently unofficial.

Relay for Life heading back to Blankenship

January 26, 2012

Some things are just meant to stay the same.

Unforeseen events have forced the 2012 Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life back to Blankenship Field. The event was scheduled to be held at Memorial Stadium this year.

“We were hoping to do something different this year, but due to the installation of turf at Memorial Stadium, we are going to be moving the event back to where its roots are,” Manny Negron, event chairman, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANCES BILLALBA MCKISKI, 58, of 1600 S. Lancaster Apt. 308, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• KENNETH WAYNE SUGGS, 49, of 1006 E. 14th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• CRAIG BENJAMIN REYNOLDS, 31, of 1303 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

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