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March 26th

Mountain run, walk nears

March 26, 2013

Running and walking enthusiasts from all over the Permian Basin will test their meddle against one of the area's biggest challenges — the historic Scenic Mountain — on April 13, as Big Spring State Park prepares to host the 15th annual Master the Mountain Fun Run and Walk.

Registration for the event is under way for the 5K and 10K contests along the facility's hills and slopes.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-26

March 26, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• BOBBY REED, 49, 8705 Gillem Road, was arrested on a warrant for assault.
• RYAN ANTHONY MOSTY, 22, 1412 Tucson, was arrested on three warrants from another agency.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 800 block of W. 16th.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 2400 block of Driver Road.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 200 block of N.E. 12th.
• THEFT was reported in the 3600 block of W. Highway 80 and the 2000 block of S. Gregg.

March 25th

Texas True

March 25, 2013

Big Spring native Philip Ferguson, center, and his band, Texas True, perform in concert at Heritage Museum Saturday afternoon. The group performed a variety of country, bluegrass, gospel and original tunes.

Police

March 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KERRY JOE HANCE, 21, of Overton, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JARROD DANIEL DALTON, 34, of Creede, Colo., was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.

Water restrictions may get tighter

March 25, 2013

Officials with the city of Big Spring say water use and conservation during the winter months has gone well; however, with little rain in the forecast this summer, mandatory restrictions will likely be back in effect soon.
The city moved from Stage 3 of its drought contingency plan to Stage 2 in mid-December, which loosened restrictions on outdoor water use and moved the plan from a mandatory enforcement to voluntary community participation.

zoning changes, golf carts to get council's attention

March 25, 2013

Proposed zoning changes and public hearings pertaining to the changes top the agenda for the Tuesday meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
The council is to hold public hearings concerning:
• Consideration of a zone change from Single Family-1 (SF-1) to Light Commercial (LC) for the property located at 1901 W. 16th St., described as Section 1, Block 33, T-1-S, T&P RR Co. Survey.

Dr. Grandin to speak here Thursday

March 25, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin will be making an appearance in Big Spring as part of the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series, a free event for the public Thursday.

March 23rd

County going high(er) tech

March 23, 2013

Howard County commissioners are slated to meet Monday morning with the possible purchase of a new county-wide software system topping the agenda.

The software — produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 — could cost the county between $500,000 and $600,000, according to County Judge Mark Barr.

Despite the steep price tag, Barr said the government body is in a situation where it will have to act soon.

Bibby's back: Serious injury doesn't deter famed snake handler from roundup

March 23, 2013

If most people had the kind of year Jackie Bibby's gone through, they'd seriously consider changing professions.

Then again, most people wouldn't be a snake handler in the first place.
By any measure, Bibby, a world-record holder in several snake-handling categories, has had a very rough past 12 months, the low point coming last September when a bite from a 6-foot-long rattlesnake ended up costing him most of his right leg.

March 22nd

Rattlesnake Roundup starts Saturday

March 22, 2013

Apparently, it's going to take more than a serious snake bite to keep Jackie Bibby away from the Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup.

Bibby, who holds several world records for snake-handling, was loading rattlesnakes for transport to a show in Brownwood earlier this month when he was bitten in the stomach by one of the creatures.

He was rushed to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and received several injections of anti-venom. At one point, he was listed in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit, the Brownwood News reported.

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