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February 6th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-6

February 6, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PAUL RAY FLANNELL, 55, of 1106 W. Fourth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for dog or cat running at large.
• HOWARD BRANDON JOHNSON, 28, of 1511 S. Scurry Apt. A, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TANYA L. WATERS, 33, of 200 N. FM 820 in Coahoma, was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal mischief and public intoxication.

February 5th

McLellan files for mayor post

February 5, 2013

The first political hat has been tossed in the city of Big Spring, as Leonards Pharmacy Inc. owner and former economic development board member Larry McLellan filed last week to run for the mayoral seat on the city council.

McLellan will be vying for the seat currently held by one-term Mayor Tommy Duncan, who announced last week he would not be seeking re-election.

Local man arrested on indecency charge

February 5, 2013

A local man was arrested on indecency with a child charges stemming from an alleged incident in Comanche Trail Park.

Aaron Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring, was awaiting arraignment this morning after being arrested on the indecency charge, said Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett.

The incident was alleged to have occurred Friday afternoon.

February 4th

Input sought on proposed nuclear waste site

February 4, 2013

About 20 percent of the United States' energy is derived from the 104 nuclear power plants across the nation. Harnessing the power of atomic energy is a complex business, but one that has proven to be efficient and relatively safe since its inception.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-4

February 4, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KEITH ANDREW HILARIO, 28, of 1113 Lloyd, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault by contact.
• MICHAEL ALLERY WEIST, 31, of California, was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

One injured in Alon fire

February 4, 2013

A fire at an undisclosed location on the Alon USA Big Spring Refinery sent at least one person to the hospital Sunday night, according to local officials and unconfirmed reports.

Reports of an explosion at the Big Spring Refinery began circulating through the city and social media sites Sunday night at approximately 9 p.m. Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson confirmed shortly after that a fire had been reported at the local facility, however, there were no explosions.

February 2nd

Man indicted for murder in October shooting

February 2, 2013

A murder indictment against a Big Spring man was among more than 30 true bills returned by a Howard County grand jury this week.

Christopher Daniel Marquez, 19, who is currently in the Howard County Jail, was hit with three indictments for his alleged role in an October shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.

Luis Adolfo Pena, 33, died Oct. 27, 2012 from a gunshot wound he received earlier in the day.

Four Chaplains memorial service Monday

February 2, 2013

The Four Chaplain Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, 705 W FM 700.

The memorial service honors and remembers the Veterans who passed away in 2012. The Legion of Honor award will be presented to three individuals who have given outstanding service to our Veterans during this past year.

Local VA Medical Center officials encourage all family members of veterans who passed away to be present and welcome the community to come and attend the memorial service.

Police blotter 2-3

February 2, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• RIANNON HENSON MELTON, 28, of 2406 S. Monticello, was arrested Friday on warrants for resisting arrest, search or transport and disregarding a red light.
• MICHAEL ALLERY WEIST, 31, of California, was arrested Saturday on a charge of no drivers license when unlicensed.

February 1st

Chamber honors Stewart, McDonald

February 1, 2013

Two people who could almost be considered “professional” volunteers received top honors at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Thursday night.

Howard Stewart and Gloria McDonald, who have loaned their services to a variety of community causes over the years, were named Man and Woman of the Year by the chamber.

Stewart was hailed as a “tireless, enthusiastic, positive-thinking guy who has the energy and ability to follow throw with any task he undertakes — and that is a lot” by presenter Marc Marchesseault, the previous year's honoree.

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