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January 25th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-25

January 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• LETICIA MARIA CRUZ, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JENNIFER LOPEZ URIBE, 38, of 1101 Mesa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for permitting an unlicensed minor to drive (parent or guardian).
• ASHLEY CASSAREZ LUNA, 27, of 800 Creighton, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CHANCE ALLEN PERRYMAN, 28, of 225 Brooks Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

January 24th

Olson won't seek second term on city council

January 24, 2013

The District 5 seat on the Big Spring City Council will see a new face following municipal elections this May, as freshman council member Craig Olson announced today he will not be seeking a second term.

In a statement provided to the Herald this morning, Olson said personal commitments weighed heavily on his decision not to seek re-election.

Friday last day to buy chamber banquet tickets

January 24, 2013

People are running out of time if they want to purchase tickets to this year's Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Debbye ValVerde, executive director of the chamber, said Friday is the final day to buy tickets for this year's event, which will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Howard College's Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Tickets cost $25 apiece.

This year's event is titled, “Moving Forward With Every Step,” an idea that dovetails nicely with both the banquet and the chamber's overall mission, ValVerde said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-24

January 24, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KASSAUNDRA DYHAN MUNOZ, 22, of 1007 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.
• LETICIA MARIA CRUZ, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JENNIFER LOPEZ URIBE, 38, of 1101 Mesa, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for permitting an unlicensed minor to drive (parent or guardian).
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 500 block of Hillside Drive.

January 23rd

Smith, Fuqua announce retirements

January 23, 2013

Two longtime top city officials announced Tuesday they will be retiring.

Lonnie Smith told Big Spring City Council members, city employees and council audience he would be retiring as police chief March 30.

“I have had great pleasure in serving this community as an officer and administrator for the past 35 years and as the chief for the past 15 years,” a very emotional Smith told the council and audience. “We have a great department and I'm proud to be a part of it. It has a strong foundation to continue to build on.”

Louders win top awards at SWCD banquet

January 23, 2013

The father-son farming duo of Johnny and Jeremy Louder received top honors at the annual Howard Soil and Water Conservation District's annual banquet Tuesday evening.

The Louders, who have farmed in Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties for more than 50 combined years, were named the district's Outstanding Conservation Farmers for 2012.

Johnny Louder began farming in 1973, while his son, Jeremy, is in his 13th year in the business. Both are Texas Tech graduates who grow both dryland and irrigated cotton on their farm lands.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-23

January 23, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESUS ELIAS MORALES, 42, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
• LUIS ADOLFO PENA, 38, of 1105 E. 14th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CAROL CHAVEZ, 36, of 1109 N. Aylesford Apt. 328, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• JENNY MARIE LYON, 38, of 604 Caylor, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.

January 22nd

Trio arrested after shooting, standoff

January 22, 2013

COLORADO CITY — Three men were arrested here shortly after midnight, following a bizarre altercation with a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Interstate Highway 20 near the Mitchell County and Howard County line.

According to Abilene DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean, the altercation between the three men and a DPS trooper began at approximately 6:20 a.m. Monday when the vehicle they were in was pulled over for speeding.

Repairs continue at FM700 and I-20

January 22, 2013

Needed repairs to the Interstate Highway 20 bridge intersecting with FM 700 continued Monday afternoon, as construction crews begin the arduous task of replacing several load-bearing beams on the roadway.

Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation and contractors were on the work site much of Monday morning and afternoon, as northbound traffic on FM 700 was diverted east to the highway's South Service Road to make room for the necessary equipment, which included a crane.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-22

January 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT SCOTT OCHOA, 33, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20 N. Service Road Apt. 204, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• BRANDON JOE ROBINSON, 27, of 1312 Elm St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• ANGELA CELESTE DUGGER, 35, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Monday on a warrant for bail jumping – failure to appear.

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