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April 30th

Two face robbery charges

April 30, 2012

A pair of Big Spring men were arrested early Sunday morning after law enforcement officials allege they were part of an aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.

Thaddeus Ontario Straughter, 21, of 1401 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two counts of aggravated robbery, according to police reports. Also arrested was Jordan Allen McLeod, 21, of 618 Tulane, who is also charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

BSHS band in concert at St. Mary’s Thursday

April 30, 2012

The Big Spring High School band is ready to put the cap on another successful year.

The band, which recently won another Sweepstakes award in University Interscholastic League competition, will perform at the annual Virgin of St. Mary's Episcopal Church Eastertide Offering concert, set for 12:05 p.m. Thursday in the the St. Mary's sanctuary.

Admission is free to concert, which is expected to last about 30 minutes, and lunch will be provided afterward.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• EDDIE GLENN OVERTON, 20, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor, evading arrest or detention and public intoxication.
• TERRY JOE CONWAY, 50, of 2001 Morrison Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• BRYAN ADAM HOLCOMB, 23, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 72, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

April 28th

Big Spring coming home reunion

April 28, 2012

A reunion for everyone was held this weekend throughout Big Spring.
The First Annual Coming Home to Big Spring Spring Picnic was held at Comanche Trail Park starting Saturday morning. From the central location, attendees dispersed throughout the community to revisit the town each once called home.
“The closer it got and everyone said they were coming, I started getting excited and said ‘I’m going, too,’” Peggy Rogers, Big Spring resident, said. “I just want to meet everyone; that is just so much fun.”

Early voting begins Monday

April 28, 2012

Early balloting in the May 12 municipal and school district elections begins Monday with a proposed multi-million dollar 4B project expected to be a driving force in voter turnout.
Early voting will take place in the Elections Administration Office — located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse — between Monday and May 8, according to Saundra Bloom, county elections administrator.
Normal voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. extended hours scheduled Tuesday and Thursday.

Pre-k registration planned at BSISD

April 28, 2012

Big Spring independent School District officials have announced registration times for parents wishing to enroll their children in 2012-2013 pre-kindergarten classes.
Pre3-K registration will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Goliad Intermediate School return, will be required.
• The family is homeless.
• Parent is a member of the U.S. armed forces (military identification will be required).
• The child has been in foster care.
The following documents will be required at registration:
• Official birth certificate.
• Immunization records.
• Child’s Social Security card.

Police blotter

April 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ADAN CHAVERA, 42, of 600 Holbert, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft less than $50, failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear.
• LORI ANN WRIGHT, 48, of 312 N. Main St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GUADALUPE JR. LOMAS JR., 40, of 1405 Nolan St., was arrested on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility and fail to appear.

April 27th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• CARLOS SANTANA YANEZ, 34, of Winters, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRANCISCO JAVIER PEREZ, 24, of Winters, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MARIO RODRIGUEZ, 33, of Winters, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RICKY RICARDO LOPEZ, 22, of 601 Caylor Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Trade shows offers plenty for weekend

April 27, 2012

Tack another thing to do on your list this weekend. Dee's Trade Show is returning to the Howard County Fairbarn Saturday and Sunday. Doors will open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.

“There will once again be unique items as well as homemade items,” Denise McComb, co-founder of Dee's Trade Show, said.

CASA promotes child abuse awareness

April 27, 2012

Unfortunately, child abuse is an everyday occurrence, even in West Texas.

A World for Children partnered Wednesday with CASA of West Texas to hold a balloon release and awareness event on the courthouse lawn.

“This is one of the ways we can promote awareness and allow the community to become more involved,” Tracy Fryar, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program director, said.

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