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March 28th

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.

March 27th

Autopsy results may take time

March 27, 2012

Law enforcement officials say it could be some time before pathology reports are back and investigators have more information on the human remains found March 20 at McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the investigation is ongoing.

“It could be three or four weeks, or it could be two or three months. There's really no way to know how long it will take to get results back at this point,” Everett said. “All we can do right now is wait for the reports.”

Hoops, Dreams promises fun, rewarding experience

March 27, 2012

It's exciting. It will leave you dancing in the aisle. And it's free.

No, it's not a dance contest, but there is plenty of sneaker-scootin' and moving to the music.

The event is West Texas Center's eighth annual Hoops Dreams and Goals, and it is set for all day Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Ten teams from across West Texas will participate in the high-energy, bracket-driven basketball tournament, punctuated by sometimes intense, sometimes inspirational, music. “Eye of the Tiger” anyone?

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ISMAEL HOLGUIN, 44, of Stanton, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – second offense.
• ERLINDA EVERTTE RIOS, 24, of 1906 Winston St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
• TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Monday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

March 26th

Drought control

March 26, 2012

As expected, Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua is slated to announce new restrictions to ongoing municipal water restrictions Tuesday, part of the city's efforts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Fuqua warned the council approximately two weeks ago the new restrictions — which will take the city from a schedule that allows for outside water use twice a week to a single two-hour period — were on their way.

Empowerment topic for women's seminar

March 26, 2012

Being prepared and empowered is the focus of the Healthy Woman March presentation, “You are Not Alone.”
The topic will center around sexual assault awareness and take place on the fourth floor in the activity room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. There will be two opportunities to attend — Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch provided and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with snacks available.

Police beat

March 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES WARREN TIPTON, 23, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 250, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ROBERTO RAMOS, 60, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KELLEN EUGENE BROWN, 31, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 24th

Remains found to be male

March 24, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say the human remains found on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Tuesday are male, eliminating any possibility they were of Hailey Dunn, the missing Colorado City teenager.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the autopsy on the remains began Friday morning in Fort Worth.

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