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August 27th

Vandals hit vets memorial

August 27, 2012

Local law enforcement is investigating a report of vandalism and theft at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial believed to have occurred sometime between Friday night and Sunday morning.
Damage was reported in two areas of the memorial, including the helicopter display. According to law enforcement officials, items were also taken from the display, including a World War II web belt and canteen which were on display in the Fallen Soldier Memorial case.

Anglin verdict upheld by appeals court

August 27, 2012

A Big Spring man convicted in 2010 of taking part in a home invasion had his case affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals this week.
Clifford Leon Anglin, 27, was found guilty of charges — including aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony — stemming from the June 5 home invasion of a family in the 600 block of State Street following a trial in 118th District Court in September 2011. Anglin was sentenced to 60 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.

Police Beat

August 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE HILARIO FIERRO JR., 42, of 1802 State, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• BENJAMIN EDWARD MOORE II, 32, of 1209 Pickens, was arrested Sunday on warrants for driving while license invalid, criminal trespass of a habitation or shelter and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• OLIVIA ALICIA CASTILLO, 18, of San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

August 25th

Recent rains may spell end to burn ban

August 25, 2012

Howard County commissioners will consider rescinding the current burn ban when they meet Monday morning, a move county officials say has been made possible by recent rainfall in and around the Crossroads area.

The commissioners court gave the go-ahead for the current burn ban during its July 30 meeting at the request of Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. Each ban stays in effect for 90 days unless rescinded by the court.

College to put budget to bed

August 25, 2012

Howard College officials are more than ready to get this budget business behind them for another year.

After a summer dealing with uncertainty and shortfalls, trustees are expected to approve the college's budget and tax rate for the coming fiscal year when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.

Trustees will likely OK a tax rate of roughly 18 cents per $100 valuation, which is 6 cents below the previous year's rate but will still bring in more local tax revenue in 2012-2013.

Police blotter 8-25-2012

August 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DANIEL O. ARELLANO, 34, of 4101 Muir, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (two counts).
• LINDA CORTEZ WHITE, 42, of Coahoma, was arrested Friday on warrants from other agency (two counts).
• TERESA MARIE CHAVERA, 28,of 1102 Lamar, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• JERRY RAY MANN II, 32, of 400 Culp Avenue in Coahoma, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, search or transport and assault family violence, threat or offensive touch.

August 24th

Alon, others lauded for role in youth club

August 24, 2012

Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.

Alon USA showed what it can do by presenting a $200,000 check during Thursday's dedication ceremony for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.

“When there is a need in this community, the Big Spring Refinery is going to step up and do what we can to meet it,” said Jimmy Crosby, vice president of refining. “That’s what we’re doing with the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army with our pledge of $200,000 to support the new facility and its programs for years to come.”

Take steps to prevent West Nile

August 24, 2012

Cases of West Nile virus continue to be discovered across Texas, including the Permian Basin.

Recently, four cases were reported in Andrews and four in Midland/Ector County, with numbers continuing to change daily. However, those numbers are small in comparison to the number of cases being seen throughout the state.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 586 cases reported in Texas this year. Out of those cases, there have been 21 fatalities. No cases have been reported in Howard County.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• KYLER RAY CANNADY, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft.
• TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

August 23rd

Mistrial declared; DA to try again

August 23, 2012

The trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon ended Wednesday in a mistrial, as the jury announced it was hopelessly deadlocked.

According to officials with the 118th District Court, the jury — which was seated Monday and heard testimony Tuesday and Wednesday — announced it was hung late Wednesday afternoon with 10 jurors voting guilty and two voting not guilty.

Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was being tried on a single charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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