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June 15th

Yeats: Don’t ignore jury call

June 15, 2012

A recent jury summons that drew less than 25 percent of the citizens summoned has officials with 118th District Court concerned, a concern that could eventually spell trouble for local residents who decide to ignore the call to serve.

According to 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats, approximately 200 summons for jury duty were recently sent out, but only 47 people showed up for at the courthouse ready to serve.

DPS honors fallen trooper Hogue

June 15, 2012

The Department of Public Safety has honored one of its fallen comrades by naming a new DPS patrol boat after him.

Former Big Spring resident Troy L. Hogue, a DPS trooper killed in the line of duty in Howard County 17 years ago, was honored during the naming ceremony at the DPS Training Academy in Austin Thursday.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 15, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• CURTIS THOMPSON, 52, of 500 S. Goliad St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ouncesw.
• KACI MICHELLE CARSON, 25, of 405 Westover, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for disregard stop sign and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 32, of 900 S. Aylesford St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession drug paraphernalia.

June 14th

Fire destroys bar, home; couple escapes safely

June 14, 2012

Local firefighters responded to a blaze early Wednesday morning that destroyed a Big Spring bar on the city's west side. No injuries were reported.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, emergency services received the call shortly before 1 a.m. with emergency personnel responding to the El San Luis Bar, located in the 3800 block of W. Highway 80.

United Way board adds members

June 14, 2012

And two more makes a full board.

During the most recent board meeting of United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, two new board members were sworn in for three-year terms. New members are Conoco Phillips employee Jason Brock and Sherry Hodnett of Home Hospice.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sherry and Jason to the board and are excited to see what new ideas they will be bringing,” said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director.

The remainder of the meeting consisted of routine items, including acceptance of minutes and financials as well as other housekeeping items.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICKIE DELL HAIR, 38, of 1007 S. Nolan St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• STEPHEN GAY, 28, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• JOHNNY LAVELL GREEN, 49, of 1111 N. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.

June 12th

Man seriously hurt in house fire

June 12, 2012

A Big Spring man was injured and taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock as a result of a fire reported early Monday morning in the 1100 block of Jeffery Road.

According to Tommy Sullivan, HCVFD chief, the fire was reported just after 1 a.m. at 1107 Jeffery Rd., located in southern Howard County.

Aquatics center operating in the black, officials say

June 12, 2012

Any worries the Big Spring Aquatics Center would lose its allure to area water-seekers after its opening year can be safely placed to rest, as the facility continues to draw capacity-level crowds with the beginning of its second season.

The aquatic center — which opened last summer to fill the void left when the municipal swimming pool was shut down because it failed to meet state and federal regulations — has opened its 2012 season to much fanfare, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID REY GONZALES JR., 24, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 112, was arrested Monday on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
• ROBERTO DUTCHOVER PEREZ, 49, of 1511 S. Runnels, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LATONYA KEYUNNA CUBIT, 31, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

June 11th

Rains buy some time for CRMWD

June 11, 2012

Recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area — along with increased water conservation efforts — has likely added another two to three months to the dangerously short lifespan of the local water district's lone surviving reservoir, according to officials.

According to John Grant, Colorado River Municipal Water District general manager, the recent rainfall has done little to improve low reservoir levels at Lake Thomas and Lake Spence, but Lake Ivie saw a considerable gain from Mother Nature's gift.

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