The first case of West Nile virus, a disease carried by mosquitos, has been confirmed in Howard County.
According to Dr. Manuel Carrasco, who has been in practice in Big Spring since 1993, the first case was confirmed Thursday in an elderly patient.
â€śI have never heard of any case prior to this in the county. This is the first case that I am aware of,â€ť Dr. Carrasco said.
The patient was admitted to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and is doing well, at this point. According to reports, the patient had been bitten while in Colorado City.
Big Spring Independent School District has a job for you â€” but only if you like kids, enjoy driving large vehicles and donâ€™t mind part-time pay.
Like other school districts in the West Texas area, BSISD is struggling with a shortage of bus drivers this year. The district, which normally employs 21 drivers, has had to make do with only 16.
Because of the driver shortage, the district has had to consolidate its bus routes, said Wayland Pierce, BSISD transportation director.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ WALTER LYN TEMPLETON, 42, address unknown, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ HOLLY ANN RUSK, 34, of Snyder, was arrested Friday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500.
â€˘ LARRY DALE KING 29, of 1809 Mittel Avenue, was arrested Friday on charges of fail to appear and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ RODOLFO HERNANDEZ, 41, of 1222 E. 16th Street, was arrested Saturday on charges of evading arrest/detention and public intoxication.