In an emergency situation, few things are as important as having a way to get reliable information and Crossroads residents have a new way to do just that.
Officials with the Big Spring Police Department recently announced the creation of a system that will allow residents to receive critical information about the community by text message or e-mail.
Crews from across Howard County joined in a city wide drill conducted by the Howard County Emergency Management team this month.
Involved were Scenic Mountain Medical Center, Big Spring State Hospital, George H. Oâ€™Brien Jr. VA Medical Center, Big Spring Police Department, Big Spring Emergency Medical Service, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Air-Evac LifeTeam and West Texas Centers. Also assisting were members of the Church of the Nazarene youth group.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JASON SCOTT EDWARDS, 24, of 1208 Harding, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€¢ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ FRANK HERNANDEZ, 43, of 311 N. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $1,500.