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October 16th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-16

October 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARK D. MEYERS, 48, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• SANDRO SANDOVAL, 34, of Rio Grande City, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication and theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• RONALD EDWARD WILKINS, 44, of 3101 Navajo, was arrested Monday on a warrant for assault – family violence.

October 13th

Robbery investigation ongoing

October 13, 2012

Law enforcement officials say the investigation into a recent robbery at the local Chicken Express restaurant is still ongoing, with interviews with witnesses still under way.

Officers were dispatched to the local eatery Oct. 1 after a masked suspect attacked an employee and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police reports.

“We're still in the process of interviewing possible witnesses,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said. “The case is moving ahead slowly, but it is moving ahead.”

Police blotter 10-13

October 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHN MANUEL SOLIS, 26, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 24, was arrested Friday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• PAUL EUGENE CLINE, 38, of 200 Lockhart St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• NICHOLAS DEWAYNE HOWELL, 19, of Odessa, was arrested Friday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JUAN JOSE OLIVAREZ, 29, of 104 Lockhart, was arrested Friday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

Give a Christmas gift for our troops

October 13, 2012

Area residents will have a chance to give U.S. military personnel stationed overseas a bit of holiday cheer again this year.

Beginning Monday, Adopt a Military Hero: Howard County's Christmas for Our Troops will collect donations and gifts to send to military personnel who will spend the holiday season far away from home.

For the past few years, the effort has been done under the auspices of the Midland-based Christmas for Our Troops, but local organizer Debbie Burrow said she wanted to do something a little different this year.

October 12th

Underwood, Spradling honored at luncheon

October 12, 2012

Lloyd Underwood and Bo Spradling were the top honorees at the Chamber of Commerce's Ag Appreciation Luncheon at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

Underwood was named agricultural producer of the year, while Spradling, owner of Triple AG, was selected as the agricultural businessman of the year.

The chamber annually holds the luncheon to honor “the many things the men and women of the agricultural community do for our area,” Chamber President Jan Foresyth said.

BSISD dealing with teacher shortage

October 12, 2012

Wanted: Teachers.

An ever-burgeoning enrollment situation has Big Spring Independent School District trustees scrambling to find instructors, as trustees discovered during their monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.

Fueled by the boom in the oil industry, families are flocking to West Texas, and Big Spring has become home to its share of the transplants.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-12

October 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MANUEL SOSA IV, 19, of 2510 Ent, was arrested Thursday on warrants for burglary of a habitation – assault, disorderly conduct – fighting, assault by threat and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• KARLY SHEA BUCHANAN, 22, of 1110 E. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – blood alcohol more than 0.15.

October 11th

City, Atmos agree to deal

October 11, 2012

The city of Big Spring — led by a group of West Texas cities working together — has finally reached an agreement with Atmos Energy regarding the company's requested rate increase, an agreement that should keep local customer's gas bill at the same rate as previous years.

The city, along with the steering committee representing many cities in Atmos Energy's West Texas Division, began negotiations earlier this year when the company requested a rate increase, according to City Finance Director Peggy Walker.

Woodcarvers' show and sale starts Monday

October 11, 2012

To most of us, a block of wood pretty much looks like a block of wood. To a woodcarver, however, it's a canvas.

Members of the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club will both display their works of art and teach you a thing or two about their craft when their annual Show and Sale begins Monday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

As part of the annual exhibition, club members will hold classes from Monday to Thursday on various forms of woodcarving, ranging from beginner's work to more advanced art.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-11

October 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID ANTHONY JUAREZ, 25, of 2502 Cheyenne, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to appear (five counts), driving while license invalid (two counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration, no driver's license – when unlicensed, expired motor vehicle inspection, juvenile curfew violation, possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to use child safety seat.

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