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September 28th

Rain causes local flooding

September 28, 2012

Heavy rain this morning has produced both smiles and headaches for Howard County residents.

A confluence of three storm systems has produced heavy rainfall throughout the county and the Permian Basin early today. Midland-Odessa International Airport recorded three inches of rain since 1 a.m. today, while Big Spring Airport unofficially received two inches of precipitation as of 9 this morning.

Voter registration deadline fast approaching

September 28, 2012

Time is running out for area residents looking to register to vote in the upcoming November election, as the clock winds down to what promises to be a close presidential contest.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election — which will cover a number of local elections, as well as the much-anticipated presidential contest — is Oct. 9, according to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• SKYLER JOE JOHNSON, 19, of 1112 Lloyd, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication (two counts).
• LOHINO L. HERRERA, 40, of 3407 Old Colorado City Highway, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• THEFT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Ninth Street.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

September 27th

County fair opens three-day run tonight

September 27, 2012

Let's all go to the fair.

Gates open at 5 p.m. today for the annual event, which concludes Saturday evening.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children between 6 and 12 years old. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. As a way of honoring the Marion Newton family, the fair will be donating $1 per ticket from today's gate admissions to the American Heart Association.

Coahoma High School celebrating homecoming

September 27, 2012

COAHOMA — Big Red is having a homecoming.

Bonfires, pep rallies and coronations are the highlights of this week's 2012 homecoming celebration at Coahoma High School.

Activities kicked off with themed dress-up days at the school, then hit high gear with Wednesday night's bonfire west of the football stadium.
But the really big events will be held Friday, school officials say.

Activities begin with the homecoming pep rally scheduled for 3 p.m. in the high school gym, then shift to the football stadium, where the Bulldogs will face Ballinger at 7:30 p.m.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SANDY MICHELLE BERMEA, 21, of 801 W. FM 700, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.
• AMANDA MARIE HEFFINGTON, 32, of 206 Circle Dr., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to control speed, failure to use child safety seat system and failure to appear (two counts).
• ARMANDO AVINA, 30, of 304 E. 13th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

September 25th

Man arrested in Martin County stabbing

September 25, 2012

A barbecue turned violent in Martin County during the weekend, as a Midland man was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two people were treated for injuries, according to law enforcement officials.

Corey Glenn Rodgers, 43, of Midland, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after officials with the Martin County Sheriff's Office say he attacked a number of people at a party Sunday evening in the 3000 block of State Highway 176.

Commissioners formally OK new tax rate

September 25, 2012

Howard County commissioners closed the books on their fiscal plan for the coming year Monday morning, as the court adopted its 2012-2013 tax rate on a unanimous vote.

The court adopted a tax rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation, down considerably from last year's 43.6720 cents per $100 valuation.
County Auditor Jackie Olson said the 2012-2013 rate — which is slightly more than the effective tax rate of 30.9221 cents — will generate $753,000 more tax dollars for the county than last year's levy.

September 24th

Grady homecoming queen

September 24, 2012

Courtesy photo
Grady High School 2012 Homecoming Queen Ellyn Avery shares a laugh with Kelly Cook, the 2011 Grady Homecoming queen, at midfield during the crowning ceremony. Ellyn's father, Jimmy Avery and Sam Warren, a member of the Grady Student Council look on.

Police beat

September 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MYRA ANN BOONE, 32, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 2, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault or family violence – intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation and unlawful restraint.
• MARTHA ANN CRENSHAW, 47, of 4200 Hamilton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

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