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March 4th

Friday, feast on flapjacks

March 4, 2013

Breakfast — it's the new supper.
Pancakes, bacon and sausage will highlight the menu when the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring hosts its annual Pancake Supper Friday.
Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Howard College cafeteria, located inside the student union building.
Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.
The supper is the club's major fundraiser during the year and has been a local mainstay for more than 60 years.

March 2nd

Two more file for mayoral race

March 2, 2013

The race to determine Big Spring's next mayor just got more crowded.

With an eye on infrastructure and future growth, Roger Rodman and Manuel Ramirez Jr. have joined Larry McLellan on the ballot for the Big Spring mayoral election this May.

Rodman, 65, a medical technologist at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, said his relationship with current Mayor Tommy Sullivan — who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election — influenced his decision to toss his hat into the political arena.

Big Spring man pleads guilty to making bomb threat at BSHS

March 2, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas — Big Spring resident Jordan Weston Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of false information and hoaxes, stemming from a bomb threat he made in December 2012.

The 24-year-old Hamilton, who remains in custody, faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Police blotter 3-2

March 2, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
• MATTHEW MENDOZA, 33, 1104 Blackmon, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid, possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and failure to identify giving false/fictitious information.
• LUIS ALBERTO GARFIAS, 24, 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested on warrants for speeding, no driver's license (three counts), driving while license invalid and failure to appear (eight counts).
• ROSA MARIA OVALLE, 25, 1802 State, was arrested on a warrant for driving while license invalid.

March 1st

Warrant dodgers jail bound

March 1, 2013

Time is running out for residents with arrest warrants and fines to avoid a trip to the slammer, as local law enforcement and courts get ready to participate in a warrant roundup Saturday.

Part of a statewide effort to help municipalities and other government agencies tackle the growing number of arrest warrants being issued, Big Spring Municipal Judge Tim Green said every effort has been made to contact those with warrants and get the matters cleared up before the handcuffs get slapped on.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-1

March 1, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANKIE LOPEZ JUAREZ, 43, of 1008 N.W. Second St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• NAOMI RENEE VILLA, 25, of 2508 Langley, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for assault by contact.
• JOHN QUINN TIDWELL, 60, of 1800 S. Lancaster, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MARCUS MENDEZ III, 19, of 1511 Johnson, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to control speed and public intoxication by a minor.

February 28th

RV boom concerns commissioners

February 28, 2013

Howard County commissioners will meet with an Austin-based law firm during a special meeting Friday morning as the court looks to deal with growing pains in the Crossroads area.

During the meeting — slated for 9 a.m. Friday — commissioners will confer with Charles R. Kimbrough, an attorney with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, the same law firm which helped county officials in preparation for the 2007 bond election to fund the construction of the Howard County Detention Center.

Young anglers to cast their lines Friday

February 28, 2013

Area youth will have the chance to drown a few worms — and win prizes — Saturday, as the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club presents its fifth annual Fishing Contest for Boys and Girls.

Slated for 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Comanche Trail Lake, the competition is open to youth 17 years and younger, according to event coordinator Ken McIntosh.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-28

February 28, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SHAWNA DAWN GRAYSON, 41, of 3905 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 10A, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500.
• SHAWN CARR II, 32, of 2504 Gunter, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.
• TRAVIS ALLEN MELTON III, 32, of 407 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for forgery of a financial instrument.

February 27th

Officials: Be wary of phone solicitations

February 27, 2013

Big Spring school officials are asking people to take care if they are approached to buy advertising related to high school athletic programs.

High School Principal Mike Ritchey said he has recently received complaints from people who have bought advertising they thought was going to benefit local athletic programs.

“These firms have claimed they are representing Big Spring athletics … and that's false,” Ritchey said. “The proceeds from those ad sales are not going to benefit our kids.”

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