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June 8th

JP Dobbs stepping down

June 8, 2013

Howard County commissioners will begin the process of replacing a “great asset” when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse's third-floor courtroom.

Commissioners will go into closed session during the meeting to discuss finding a replacement for Quail Dobbs, who is retiring after more than 14 years as Precinct 2 justice of the peace.

County Judge Mark Barr said Dobbs informed him of his decision to retire within the past two weeks.

Trustee search on college agenda

June 8, 2013

It is possible the Howard County Junior College District Board of Trustees could have a new member as soon as Monday.

The board meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room, and one of the main topics to consider will be finding a replacement for former trustee Larry McLellan, who resigned in May following his election as Big Spring mayor.

Police/EMS 06-09

June 8, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 7 and 7 a.m. today:
• TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 31, of 3614 Parkway, was arrested Friday on charges of criminal trespass of a habitation or shelter, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license invalid, defective head lamps, failure to appear and a warrant for criminal trespass from another agency.
• KENNETH CLARK SMITH, 26, of 17900 S. HWY 87, was arrested Friday on a charge of reckless driving.

June 7th

College officials pleased with new funding process

June 7, 2013

While Howard College officials are disappointed in not receiving more state money this year, they are celebrating a new funding process they believe will stabilize funding for the institution.

Barring a last-minute change of heart from Gov. Rick Perry, state appropriations to the Howard County Junior College District will remain roughly the same as last year.

It's not your father's summer school

June 7, 2013

Anyone over the age of 50 would probably look back on the idea of having to attend summer school and shiver — and, to be honest, no student of any era relishes the idea of attending classes when everyone else is goofing off — but the focus of summer classes has changed significantly over the years.

Police/Sheriff 06-07

June 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• VICTOR RAYMOND DOMINGUEZ, 37, 1425 E. Sixth No. 19, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• PEDRO RIVERA APONTE, 54, 1305 Nolan, was arrested on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to control speed, two counts of failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
• JENNIFER DEANN CATE, 30, Forsan, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• JOSHUA NATHANIEL MILLER, 36, 2623 Hunter, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.

June 6th

Police investigating Wednesday shooting

June 6, 2013

Law enforcement officials say it's unclear if the early Wednesday morning shooting that sent a Big Spring man to the emergency room was an accident or a suicide attempt, as the investigation into the shooting continues.

Robert Diaz, 30, of Big Spring was transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the incident, which was reported to law enforcement at approximately 6:37 a.m.

Eagles BBQ Fest to benefit Scottish Rite Hospital

June 6, 2013

Good food and a good cause will intersect Saturday when the Big Spring Eagles Lodge holds its second annual BBQ Fest.

Lodge members will serve barbecue meals with all the fixings beginning at noon Saturday to benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Lubbock.

Last year's inaugural event raised $5,000 for the hospital.

Plates will be sold for $10 each, and will include barbecue, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread and a drink. All proceeds from the event will go to Scottish Rite and any additional donations will be gratefully accepted, Moran said.

Police/Sheriff 06-06

June 6, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRENNA LE'DAE HILL, 21, of 601 W. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LYDIA MARIE HERNANDEZ, 19, of 1519 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct – language.
• LUCAS ANTHONY LOPEZ, 18, of 2517 Albrook Dr., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• RICKIE DELL HAIR, 39, of 1007 S. Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

June 5th

Trade Days returns to Stanton

June 5, 2013

STANTON — At least three times a year, this sleepy West Texas hamlet becomes the epicenter of the shopping world, as Old Sorehead Trade Days swells the downtown area with thousands people.

City officials say a wide array of vendors — hawking everything from antiques to the latest fashions — will descend on the town this Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers say, however, it's the food that draws many Crossroads residents to the event.

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