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March 9th

City officials under scrutiny

March 9, 2012

The Texas Ethics Commission has begun an investigation into a complaint by a local resident that a trio of Big Spring City Council members accepted illegal campaign donations while running for municipal office.

According to reports filed with TEC, complaints have been filed against Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez and District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan by local resident Joyce Crooker.

Deputies seize horses after complaint

March 9, 2012

Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office euthanized one horse and seized nearly a dozen others from a home in the 100 block of Carey this week after they acted on a citizen complaint the animals weren't being properly cared for.

Sheriff Stan Parker said deputies responded to a complaint Wednesday at a home located just past the city limits.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDREW JOHN ROSENBERG, 40, of 303 E. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JUAN ANTONIO SALAZAR, 18, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• SERGIO DAVID ALVAREZ, 23, of 606 Steakley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of controlled substance between one and four grams and possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.

March 8th

Warrant roundup a success, officials say

March 8, 2012

Local Law enforcement officials say they managed to clear more than 550 warrants and collect more than $100,000 in fines during this year's statewide warrant roundup, which ended in late February.

Municipal Judge Timothy Green said his office — working in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office — participated in the annual event in an effort to help clear longstanding warrants from the city and county roles.

Kiwanis' pancake supper Friday

March 8, 2012

The Kiwanis Club of Big Spring will host its annual pancake supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Howard College Cafeteria.

“This is a long-standing tradition. We have people who remember having their grandparents take them and they have taken their children and grandchildren,” pancake supper co-chair Ann Duncan said.

Money raised during the eventwill be used throughout the year by the local Kiwanis group to help fund its service projects. The projects involve the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and the Westside Community Daycare Center.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHN JAY FLORES, 40, of 1207 Frazier, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to obtain Texas driver's license within 90 days and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• PAMMY SUE PUGA, 46, of 1411 Settles, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.

March 7th

Weather classes here Thursday

March 7, 2012

Think you have what it takes to be a storm spotter?

Area residents can find out Thursday night, as the National Weather Service will present its annual Skywarn class at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers — located at 307 E. Fourth St.

While the Crossroads area enjoyed a rather tame severe weather season last year, officials with the National Weather Service say the Boy Scout mantra is one to live by: Always be prepared.

Fuel farm: $500,000 grant to help airpark seek contracts

March 7, 2012

A half-million-dollar grant could have McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark closer to playing with the big boys, and have a direct impact on Big Spring and the Crossroads area.

Airpark Manager Jim Little confirmed that the Texas Transportation Division has awarded a $500,000 grant to construct a fuel farm at the airpark.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANCISCO GENE REYES, 20, of 125 Jonesboro Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• THEFT was reported in the 3200 block of Avenue C.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 600 block of E. 12th Street.
In the 900 block of Nolan Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 63 inmates at the time of this report.

March 6th

Ag complex gets $1 M boost

March 6, 2012

The G.C. Broughton Foundation is taking its support of the Howard College agriculture program to the next level, announcing its most recent gift of approximately $964,000 to continue development of the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex.

The donation will bring the total cost to $2.1 million for the entire complex.

The most recent gift will fund the construction of the Phase III education building and a Phase II air conditioning enhancement within the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.

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