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January 15th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-15

January 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVEN JAY CLAYTON, 30, of 1700 W. First St., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• SARAH NICOLE DUNLAP, 28, of 315 N.E. Broadway in Coahoma, was arrested Monday on charges of theft – more than $50 and less than $500 and hindering the apprehension/prosecution of a known felon.
• RICKEY LEE HAGGARD, 41, of 704 Borden Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1200 block of E. Third Street.
In the 200 block of W. FM 700.

January 14th

Two killed in U.S. 87 wreck

January 14, 2013

Department of Public Safety Troopers and Glasscock County Sheriff’s Office personnel were working a two-vehicle accident on South U.S. Highway 87 this morning that apparently took the lives of two people.
The accident took place near the Glasscock County line between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Details were unavailable at press time. Check Tuesday’s paper for more details.

Silver Wings Ballbenefits Air Museum

January 14, 2013

HERALD photo/Bruce Schooler/ www.theredbarnstudios.com.

An overflow crowd attending Saturday’s Silver Wings Ball, held at the Hotel Settles. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Hangar 25 Air Museum.

County Junior Livestock Show wraps up

January 14, 2013

They spread the wealth around when handing out awards at this past weekend's Howard County Junior Livestock Show.
Unlike past years, when one was more likely than not to see multiple grand champion or reserve champion winners, 10 different youngsters took the 10 top spots at the 2013 show, which concluded its run Saturday.
In the steer show, Braxton Iden took home grand champion honors, while Laurel Nix's entry was named reserve grand champion.
Luke Grantham had the grand champion lamb entry, while Reagan Hamlin's lamb took reserve grand champion honors.

Herlong to speak at Healthy Woman event

January 14, 2013

It doesn’t matter if you are wearing heels, going barefoot or flip-flopping it, according to Jane Jenkins Herlong, anything can be accomplished as long as you choose to go for it and that’s just what she did.
Herlong – motivational speaker and former Miss America Pageant contestant — will be delivering her speech “Bare Feet to High Heels and the Flip-Flops In-Between” at the Celebrating Four Fabulous Years Healthy Woman anniversary event Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the historic Hotel Settles.

Chili cook-off to benefit Children in Need Fund

January 14, 2013

The Annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188 will host the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off Jan. 26, benefitting the West Texas Center’s Children in Need Fund.
The fund helps with the purchase of school supplies, clothing and tuition for summer camps and other financial needs of children who are receiving services from West Texas Centers. More than 2,500 people with a mental illness receive services each month from West Texas Centers, said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.

Police Beat

January 14, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• THEODORE DIAZ JR., 40, of 2311 Brent Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• HOLSTON BANKS III, 21, of 1905 Donley, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for injury to a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury.
• REYMUNDO SALINAS JR., 43, of Alice, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LUCAS ANTHONY LOPEZ, 18, of 2517 Albrook, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

January 12th

Road closure tops commissioners' agenda

January 12, 2013

A resolution to permanently close a portion of a county road in the Tubbs Addition will highlight a routine meeting of Howard County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Monday.

The road dead-ends in front of two homes and both owners have petitioned the county to close the road to through traffic.

“it's pretty simple, really,” county Judge Mark barr said. “Both property owners are in agreement over this. All it takes is a resolution.”

Also Monday, commissioners will hear a report from Sheriff Stan Parker on the ethnic profile of county jail prisoners during 2012.

Forsan ISD trustees to consider grading rule suspension

January 12, 2013

FORSAN —School trustees here are expected to join the majority of Texas school districts in suspending a controversial grading rule when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

The board will consider a resolution suspending the “15 percent rule.” Under the rule, a student's score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course exams would account for 15 percent of the student's final grade in each tested subject area.

January 10th

Capitol shirts deadline approaches

January 10, 2013

Time is running out for area residents to order their shirts for the biannual Howard County Day at the Capitol, which is slated for early February.

Friday is the last day to order one of the black, button-up shirts emblazoned with the Howard County logo, according to Teresa Darden, Big Spring Economic Development Corporation executive assistant.

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