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March 24th

Snake City

March 24, 2012

Rattles are shaking at the Howard County fairgrounds and will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring 48th Rattlesnake Roundup started Saturday with snake demonstrations and a free arts and crafts show.
“The snake numbers are down this year, but it looks like the number of people is going to be up,” Roundup Chairman Dennis Burns said.
Those attending can expect to see milking demonstrations, snake shows and races.

Contracts, routine items on slate for county court

March 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners have a routine agenda awaiting them when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are to discuss and possibly take action on a contract with West Texas Services regarding mentally ill inmates at the county detention center. According to officials, the discussion is expected to center around possible updates to the contract, which is renewed periodically between the two government agencies.
The court is also expected to hold an executive session during Monday’s meeting to discuss personnel considerations.

March 23rd

Remains ruled to be that of a male

March 23, 2012

Breaking News update: Just released from BSPD officials. The remains discovered at the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark in Big Spring on Tuesday have been determined to be that of a male. At this time nothing else has been determined.

CISD approves 2012-13 calendar, teacher contracts

March 23, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees here approved the calendar and teacher contracts for the 2012-2013 school year during their monthly meeting Thursday night.

The coming school year at Coahoma will begin Aug. 27 and conclude May 30, 2013, and includes the following student holidays:

• Sept. 3 — Labor Day holiday.
• Oct. 8 — Staff development (student holiday).
• Nov. 21-22 — Thanksgiving holiday.
• Nov. 26 — Staff development (student holiday).
• Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2013 — Christmas holiday.
• March 11-15, 2013 — Spring break.
• May 24, 2013 — Bad weather make-up day.

Museum hosts Easter exhibit

March 23, 2012

New life, new hope and and a trip down memory lane is what Heritage Museum is offering with its Easter Greetings exhibit. The exhibit is open to the public until May 1 and is located in the museum lobby.

“Easter hasn't changed much. It is still focused around family for the most part and the traditions have pretty much stayed the same, but there are a few details that have transformed over the years,” Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.

Police/Sheriff

March 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES DAIL RIERSON, 53, of 3302 W. Front St. in Midland, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LEONA JEAN RADASA, 30, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.
• CALEB LEE HALLFORD, 18, of 10 Kenley Lane, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.

March 22nd

Officials awaiting forensic results on remains

March 22, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say an FBI evidence recovery team has wrapped up its part in the investigation of human remains discovered Tuesday and now it's a matter of waiting.

“That's basically the end of their involvement in the case,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, said. “They come in, process the scene and then leave. Now the evidence has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Tarrant County and is in the hands of the pathologists.”

Unfortunately, there's no way to know how long it will take to receive results, Everett said.

Snakes may be scarce at this year's roundup

March 22, 2012

Got snakes?

The American Business Club is hoping for a good turnout of the slithery creatures in time for its annual Rattlesnake Roundup this weekend at the Howard County Fair Barns.

The show, held in the east barn, will be running fro 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. It's the 48th edition of the event.
AMBUCS will be purchasing rattlesnakes all day Friday and on show days until about 4 p.m. Sunday. The process is pretty simple, according to long-time club member Dub Day.

“Hunters bring them in and we weigh them and put them in the holding pen,” he said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY VALENCIA, 21, of 908 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• RICKY LEE ALCORTA, 34, of 1405 Dixie, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• WILLIAM LANE ROTHELL, 35, of 9500 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• JAMES ODELL PERRY, 46, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

March 21st

Remains founds at airpark; no ID yet

March 21, 2012

Employees of a local business made a grisly discovery Tuesday afternoon on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark, as human remains were found in a pasture near the 2500 block of Apron Drive.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, the discovery was made at approximately 2:30 p.m.

“Investigators have confirmed the remains are human,” Everett said, “however, due to the condition of them nothing else can really be established at this time, including age or gender.”

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