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Machete-wielding man accused of assaulting wife

August 2, 2012

A Big Spring man has been charged with aggravated assault – family violence after law enforcement official say he allegedly attacked his wife with a machete.

Michael Dale Preston, 28, of 401 Young, was arrested Tuesday by the Big Spring Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury – family violence. Preston also faces a warrant for revocation of probation for driving while intoxicated from Hockley County, according to officials with the Howard County Detention Center.

Get voter ID while still time

August 2, 2012

While the fate of the Texas Voter ID Law approved by the legislature in 2011 still appears to be up in the air, Howard County election officials are urging Crossroads voters to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to show their identification in the upcoming November election.

The law — which was approved by the Texas Legislature last year but failed to garner necessary approval from the U.S. Department of Justice — went before the U.S. Supreme Court in early July, including a week of testimony by attorneys representing the Lone Star State.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 27, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MARTIN DIAZ JR., 19, of 1611 E. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention, unlawfully carrying a weapon in a weapon-free zone and possession of marijuana in a drug free zone – two ounces or less.

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