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December 20th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-20

December 20, 2012

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (68 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
• AMY NICOLE FAZ, 30, was jailed on a charge of hindering officers from discharging official duties.
• MARTIN A. MORA, 35, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
• JULIAN JESUS MEDRANO, 35, was jailed on two motions to revoke probation for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.
• JOLANDA GONZALES, 43, was jailed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

December 19th

Suspect arrested in BSHS bomb scare

December 19, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with making a terroristic threat in connection with the Monday morning bomb threat at the Big Spring High School.

Jordan Weston Hamilton, 24, of 1007 E. 15th St., was arrested and charged with terroristic threat – placing public in fear of serious bodily injury. As of the time of this report, Hamilton was being held in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.

Officials unveil plans for U.S. 87 relief route

December 19, 2012

Texas Department of Transportation employees hosted a public hearing Tuesday evening at the Dora Roberts Community Center regarding recent changes to the US 87 truck relief route in Howard County.

Throughout the course of the evening, information was released regarding recent changes and the community was given the opportunity to view the schematics, environmental assessment and a tentative construction schedule.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-19

December 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERIN CLEO STANSBURY, 30, of Lawton, Okla., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• ANTHONY DELAGARZA, 47, of 1605 State, was arrested Tuesday on charges of shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500 and criminal trespass.
• JORDAN WESTON HAMILTON, 24, of 1007 E. 15th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terroristic threat – placing public in fear of serious bodily injury.

December 18th

Bomb scare forces high school evacuation

December 18, 2012

Big Spring High School was evacuated Monday morning following a bomb threat, however, law enforcement officials say the call was a hoax.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the call was received at 9:52 a.m. by local law enforcement dispatch.

“Dispatch received a 911 call from a male subject who claimed there was a bomb in the high school,” Everett said. “School officials were immediately notified and the building was evacuated. Officers responded to the scene and conducted a search of the premises.”

Salvation Army extends Angel Tree program until Wednesday

December 18, 2012

Coordinators with the local Salvation Army Angel Tree program say an over-abundance of angel cards has forced them to extend the annual effort until noon Wednesday in hopes of providing for area low income children and seniors.

According to Bessie Flores, a social worker with the local charity, there are approximately 90 angel cards left on the program's last tree, representing a tremendous shortfall for the holiday effort.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-18

December 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERIN CLEO STANSBURY, 31, of Lawton, Okla., was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• AUSTIN JOHNSON, 23, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 600 block of E. Third Street.
• THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of Park Street.

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

December 17th

Public hearing set on proposed TxDOT bypass

December 17, 2012

Relief route access focus of public hearing
By BILL McCLELLAN
Managing Editor
Design changes on a proposed truck relief route around Big Spring are the focus for a public hearing, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
Specifically, the changes would make the roadway an uncontrolled access highway rather than a controlled access highway.

Police beat

December 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAMMEL RAY GRAY, 29, of 1905 Alabama, was arrested Sunday on warrants for possession/consumption of alcoholic beverage in the city park, disorderly conduct – language and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

December 15th

Martin Co. grand jury hands down indictments

December 15, 2012

STANTON — A Lamesa man currently believed to be on the run in Mexico was indicted on a single count of murder Thursday by a Martin County grand jury, one of more than a dozen true bills handed down by the jury.

Jose Americo Garcia, 37, formerly of Lamesa, was indicted on a charge of murder (first-degree felony) for the Aug. 21, 2011, shooting of 32-year-old Anau Rodriguez Villagrana, also of Lamesa.

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