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Police investigating shooting

March 28, 2012

Law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department are investigating an apparent shooting reported in the 500 block of Abrams at approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to the scene after a gunshot wound was reported.

See the Thursday edition of the Herald for more.

Water use restrictions get tougher

March 28, 2012

City officials said Tuesday night new, stricter restrictions on water use will go into effect Sunday, as the municipality attempts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

City Manager Gary Fuqua notified the Big Spring City Council during its Tuesday night meeting the city would be going to a two-hour-a-week schedule for outdoor watering, similar to those adopted by other neighboring cities also struggling with drought conditions.

CRMWD’s Grant explains district’s efforts to enhance water availablity for customers

March 28, 2012

It's no secret that water — or the lack of it — is a major topic of discussion in West Texas, and, as expected, that's what dominated the first installment of the State of the Community series Tuesday.

“Communication is a key issue in our community and I think we need to hear from these guys and know what is going on day to day with the entities in our county,” Jan Foresyth, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce president, said.

Representatives were on hand from the city of Big Spring, Howard County, Big Spring Economic Development and the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL ERNEST WRIGHT, 56, transient, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 2102 Runnels, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• STEPHEN PATRICK ADAMS, 48, of 604 Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• GIORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, of 1308 Wright, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.

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