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January 8th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-8

January 8, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON KYLE WOODS, 41, of 1202 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting – less than $50.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 21, of 901 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft with a previous conviction - $50 or less.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 34, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 6, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

January 7th

First baby

January 7, 2013

SMMC photo
Ginger Silva poses with baby Miles — Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s first baby of the year. The boy, born Jan. 4, weighs 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and is 19-3/4 inches in length. Ginger, Miles and dad Juan are residents of Forsan. Grandparents are Benny and Kathy Pickett and Antonio and Elisa Silva, all of Big Spring.

police beat

January 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SUSAN MICHELLE SALAZAR, 30, of 1902 Mittel Ave., was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TINA MARIE AUSBIE, 25, of 1100 Pickens, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• PATRICIA ANN BACON, 40, of 5700 Cedar Rd., was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.

Council to consider traffic ordinance

January 7, 2013

The Big Spring City Council is expected to hear first reading of a new traffic ordinance that would allow police officers to issue citations to motorists making a “display of acceleration” or a rapid start, leaving a legal middle ground created several years ago when state law changed.
The new ordinance, which would be added to Section 18-78 entitled Racing and Exhibition of Acceleration, would make it unlawful for any person to race or otherwise cause a motor vehicle to make a rapid start or acceleration on a roadway.

January 5th

Neo-nazi group may rally here

January 5, 2013

A neo-Nazis group based out of Detroit, Mich., may be planning a “fully uniformed rally” in the Crossroads area, according to local sources.

The National Socialist Movement — which the Big Spring Herald recently reported was leaving flyers and pamphlets at area residents' homes — will likely be holding a rally in Big Spring, Midland or Odessa, according to a local resident speaking on the condition of anonymity.

AIDS quilt exhibit to open here

January 5, 2013

A moving memorial to victims of a horrifying disease will be on display at the Heritage Museum beginning Wednesday.

Eight blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at the museum through the end of January, Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.

The quilt, which in its entirety weighs more than 54 tons, was first displayed in 1987 at the National Mall in Washington D.C. It consists of panels sewn by friends and family members of those who died from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

January 3rd

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-3

January 3, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• HEATHER AMANDA EDWARDS, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ALEXANDER QUINTANA, 32, of 1505 Robin, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 71 inmates at the time of this report.

Record number of visitors experience Festival of Lights

January 3, 2013

Despite having a night figuratively blown away by a dust storm, a record number of attendees visited the 2012 Comanche Trail of Lights Christmas exhibit

More than 23,000 visitors drove through the exhibit during its two-week run, which ended Monday, said Pat Simmons, longtime chairperson of the festival committee.

“It wasn't the 25,000 I was hoping for, but we're doing better and getting closer,” Simmons said.

Tickets available for Healthy Woman event

January 3, 2013

Tickets are on sale now for those wanting to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Healthy Woman with a special speaker and in a special venue later this month.

The event, which will include a health and fitness expo and a catered dinner, will be held Jan. 24 in the Hotel Settles. Tickets are $40 each.
Healthy Woman is a Scenic Mountain Medical Center program which specifically targets women and gets them focused on themselves so they are able to take care of the loved ones in their lives. Of course, the Jan. 24 anniversary event is open to men, too.

January 2nd

Supremacist propaganda shocks family

January 2, 2013

One Big Spring family woke up Monday morning to what they considered to be an alarming situation — a self-proclaimed “socialist” group touting neo-Nazis propaganda and symbols had left flyers at their home.

According to the local resident — who asked to not be identified to prevent retaliation from the group — discovery of the material was a shock.

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