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March 19th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-19

March 19, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CAROLYN S. MILLS, 43, of 1006 Bluebonnet, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• RONALD LEE MONCADA, 48, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for cruelty to animals – failure to provide.
• LARRY WILSON STEIGER, 29, of 608 State, was arrested Monday on a warrant for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

March 18th

Police beat

March 18, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RUSSELL JACK ILLE, 52, of 7106 S. Service Rd., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GAIL DEAN MARRIOTT, 49, of Springfield, Mo., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FELICIA CANALES, 24, of 906 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

Body found near Lake Thomas

March 18, 2013

Herald Staff Report

SNYDER, Texas — Area investigators, including the FBI and Texas Rangers, are investigating the scene where a badly decomposed body was found Saturday near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County, about 33 miles north of Big Spring.
News sources said that as of this morning, authorities have not decided whether to send the body to Tarrant or Lubbock County for an autopsy.

FISD bond election hearing set Thursday

March 18, 2013

By STEVE REAGAN
Staff Writer
FORSAN — Residents in the Forsan Independent School District will get a chance to sound off about the upcoming school bond election Thursday.
A public meeting has been scheduled to address issues raised by the proposed bond at 6 p.m. Thursday in Elbow Elementary, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Architects from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper will be on hand with a presentation on construction plans and to answer questions, Johnson noted.
FISD trustees voted in February to hold an election in May. They are asking voter approval of a $23.8 million bond.

March 16th

Airport outlook taking off

March 16, 2013

Business is good at the Big Spring Airport and officials are taking steps to make sure business gets even better in the future.

Airport Director Jim Little said Friday he has received confirmation from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) concerning the agency's plan to provide most of the funds for the construction of a T hangar at the facility.

A T hangar is a long building divided into sections. Each section would be big enough to house an aircraft.

County election office changing location

March 16, 2013

The Howard County Elections Administration will be getting a new office, however, voters won't have to look far from the old location to find early voting polls in April.

The elections office — which has been located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse for the past several years — will be moving to the former sheriff's office on the first floor of the courthouse Monday, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Police blotter 3-17

March 16, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• CRYSTAL RAMIREZ MUNO, 26, 703 Lancaster, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• CESAR LOPEZ, 21, 607 Douglas, was arrested on charges of purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor and failure to give identifying informaton.
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 21, 1904 E. 25th, was arrested on a charge of purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor.
• CALVIN JACOB LAWSON, 29, 3701 La Juna, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief over $500/less than $1,500.

March 15th

Grant: House water plan a helpful asset

March 15, 2013

The director of the local water district expressed enthusiastic approval of a measure which would establish a $2 billion water project fund for Texas communities.

Thursday, the Texas House Natural Resources Committee approved a plan that would move the money from the state's Rainy Day Fund and create the State Water Infrastructure Fund of Texas. The fund would provide bond money for new reservoirs, water pipelines and conservation projects.

The committee approved the measure unanimously.

'Visions' on display at museum

March 15, 2013

One of this area's finest artists has her work on display through April at Heritage Museum.

“Visions,” a collection of work by Leada Wood, is on display now through April 27, Museum Director Nancy Raney said. Also, a select group of her works will be available for purchase.

A reception in Wood's honor will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 22 at the museum.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-15

March 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL DAVID BOOTH, 23, of 1408 Robin, was arrested Thursday on charges of violation of a protective order – assault/stalking and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony.
• ROY DALE HUTCHESON, 29, of Levelland, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRYAN HARP, 35, of 206 S. Owens, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 7000 block of S. Service Road.
In the 800 block of S. Owens.

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