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October 20th

Police blotter 10-20

October 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• GILBERT BUSTAMANTE GONZALES, 23, of 607 W. Ninth St., was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• LUIS MIGUEL LOPEZ, 29, of 907 Bell, was arrested Friday on warrants for driving while license invalid, failure to appear and harassment.
• AMBER RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 820 Timothy, was arrested Friday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to yield the right-of-way at an intersection.

October 19th

EDC forum scheduled for Tuesday

October 19, 2012

The case for keeping Big Spring's Economic Development Corp. a Type 4A operation will be made during a forum at the Hall Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, will speak on the importance and future of economic development in the state during the forum.

On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to decide whether to change EDC's mandate from Type A, which finances only economic development projects, to Type B, which will also help fund community improvement projects.

Sea containers being converted to housing units

October 19, 2012

With oil production booming in the Permian Basin region, the influx of workers has created a housing shortage in Big Spring and surrounding areas.

One local company, Big A Properties, has found a creative way to ease the burden.

Shipping crates — just like the ones you see on giant cargo ships and on the backs of 18-wheel trucks on the highway — are being converted into living quarters in nearby San Angelo to be rented or sold here in Big
Spring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-19

October 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
• LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault – family violence and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.

October 18th

Volunteers needed: Boys and Girls Club looking for helping hands

October 18, 2012

The new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has the kids, space and planned activities — but it's still missing a very important ingredient.

The club, which opened this summer, is the newest and one of the biggest clubs of its kind in Texas. Within its walls, there are rooms for dance and music lessons, video games and other activities designed for local children.

But most of those rooms are darkened and unused right now for a very important reason — there aren't any volunteers to man them.

Woodcarvers' annual sale set for Saturday

October 18, 2012

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Love arts and crafts? Have a fancy for wood-carved items? If so, the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club has an offer you might not be able to refuse.

The club's annual Show and Sale will conclude Friday and Saturday at the Dora Roberts Community Center, and organizers say there will be all sorts of hand-crafted items for sale.

October 17th

Early voting begins Monday

October 17, 2012

Early voting in this year's general election — which features a heavily contested presidential race that continues to heat up — is set to begin Monday morning in the Howard County Elections Administration Office, located in the county courthouse.

Polls will be located in the elections office — located on the third floor of the courthouse — and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until early voting wraps up Nov. 2.

According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office will be ready to help voters cast their ballots first thing Monday morning.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-17

October 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MITCHELL CONNER AINSWORTH, 21, of Bryson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• LESLYE DAWN ROGERS, 50, of 1014 E. 21st St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TEKIA WILLIAMS, 29, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

October 16th

Man arrested on theft, drug charges

October 16, 2012

An Odessa man has been arrested and charged with theft and drug possession following the search of a local property where a number of stolen items — including a large quantity of oilfield equipment — were recovered.

Robert Allen Pasquale, 28, of 133 Aztec Ave. in Odessa, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and theft after investigators discovered more than $40,000 in stolen property at a residence located northeast of Big Spring.

CISD trustees to sign off on state testing resolution

October 16, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees here are expected to join with a majority of Texas public school districts in supporting a resolution calling for changes in the state's high-stakes testing system.

Coahoma Independent School District trustees will consider the resolution when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today in the administration building board room.

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