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June 24th

Howard College offers scholarship opportunity

June 24, 2013

It's one thing to enroll in college. It's entirely another for the college to write off the charges.
Howard College is offerings students at its Big Spring campus an enticement to enroll early, and it's a doozy — anyone who completes early enrollment for the fall 2013 semester as a full-time student (at least 12 semester hours) by the end of business Tuesday will be entered into a drawing for a full scholarship which would cover the entire 2013-2014 college year.
The scholarship is valued at approximately $3,600, said Rebecca Villanueva of the college's enrollment office.

June 22nd

Police investigating Friday shooting; victim stable

June 22, 2013

Investigators are trying to piece together the situation that led to a 24-year-old Big Spring man being shot in the leg in the 800 block of N.E. Eighth Street Friday morning.

Nicholes Limon was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, Limon was found in an alleyway between N.E. Eighth and N.E. Ninth streets when officers arrived on the scene.

County to consider property bids

June 22, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and decide how to move forward — or if to move forward at all — with bids recently received for a parcel of property located on the north side of Big Spring during Monday morning's meeting.

The property — located near the County Road and Bridge Office on the north side of the city — has received a lot of attention in the past few weeks, as several real estate investors have shown a strong desire to acquire the county-owned half-block.

Police blotter 6-23

June 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 21, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIO IRENO YANEZ, 32, of 1510 Vines Ave., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.
• HUTCHISON LYNN MCWILLIAMS, 34, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Friday by the BSPD on a warrant from another agency.
• JAMES NICHOLAS WINN, 33, of 1200 S. Runnels St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 21st

Second oilfield accident takes one more life

June 21, 2013

A Big Spring man was killed Thursday morning in an accident in northern Howard County at an oilfield yard near the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and FM 2230, the second oilfield-related fatality in Howard County in approximately 24 hours.

Juan Manual Estrada-Duarte, 59, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the accident, which was reported at 10:33 a.m.

Estrada-Duarte was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Bennie Green, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.

BSISD trustees deliver lukewarm evaluation of Saldivar

June 21, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees have given Superintendent Steven Saldivar less than a ringing vote of confidence.

Following a lengthy evaluation session behind closed doors Thursday, trustees announced they had given Saldivar a job rating of “proficient” and declined to extend his salary beyond the 2013-2014 school year.

The moves were unusual in two areas — a “proficient” rating falls in the middle range of evaluations the board could have levied; and school boards traditionally add at least one year to a superintendent's contract at the end of such evaluations.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-21

June 21, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAMIAN ISMAEL LUJAN, 28, of 1014 nolan, was arrested thursday on a warrant for defective tail lamp.
• ERIC CHARLES CURTIS, 28, of Weatherford, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, 21, of 704 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 20th

Oil rig accident claims life of Big Spring man

June 20, 2013

A Big Spring man was killed Wednesday morning when a portion of the drilling rig he was working on southwest of the city collapsed, according to local law enforcement officials.

Felipe Saiz, 40, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, located at an oil drilling rig north of Rockhouse Road.
Saiz was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Benny Green, according to law enforcement officials.

Let's go rodeo!

June 20, 2013

For 79 years, some of the top cowgirls and cowboys in the nation have been pulling their hats down on their heads, giving that nod that says “let's go” and heading into the rodeo arena with one thought in mind — walking away from Big Spring with cash in their pockets and the pride of knowing they did the best they could. The tradition continues this evening.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 6-20

June 20, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GWENDOLYN FAYE FAULKNER, 75, of 207 Washington Blvd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SERVANDO A. GUTIERREZ, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 40, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• TARISSA K. STEPHENS, 54, of 1212 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft 0 more than $50 and less than $500.

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