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January 10th

Coats, heaters sought by Salvation Army

January 10, 2013

Officials with the Big Spring Area Salvation Army say this year's winter coat and heater drive are going well, however, with temperatures expected to drop dramatically in the coming weeks, the demand is anticipated to exceed supply.

According to Patsy Heckler, office manager for the local charity, there are a few space heaters currently in stock.

“We have approximately two to three space heaters available right now,” Heckler said. “It's always hard to say how long they will last and with the coming cold snap, I expect they will go pretty quickly.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-10

January 10, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SETH DAVID MITCHELL, 29, of 1705 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention using a motor vehicle, driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ROBERT ADAM MATA, 26, of 1511 S. Johnson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAVID BRIAN LOWNES, 53, of 5700 Cedar Rd. Apt. 47, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

January 9th

Chamber banquet details set

January 9, 2013

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce has set the time, place and date for its annual banquet and as a result, has extended the deadline for Man and Woman of the Year nominations.

First things first. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 on the Sonic Floor at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Tickets are $25 per person, with a reservation deadline of Jan. 25.

Masters of ceremony will be Jan Hendricks and Tatum Hubbard with CBS 7 News. Providing entertainment will be Eddie Vandewalker and the Howard College Music Department. Great Western Dining will cater the meal.

No jail time for spinning tires in city

January 9, 2013

Area teens intent on barking their tires or slinging gravel on Big Spring streets could certainly find themselves in hot water with law enforcement. However, such a childish transgression will no longer merit a trip behind bars.

The Big Spring City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday night that will hopefully address a problem presented several years ago when the state legislature made such exhibitions of acceleration a Class B misdemeanor.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-9

January 9, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ, 45, of 114 Hooser Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ISSAC JAMES TARIN, 20, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on citations for public intoxication (two counts) and failure to appear.
• DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 22, of 435 Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DANIEL RUSSELL QUALLS, 33, of 2516 Chanute, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

January 8th

County junior livestock show opens Wednesday

January 8, 2013

Call it, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Farm Animals (But Was Afraid to Ask).”

Hundreds of area youngsters will display their work when the Howard County Junior Livestock Show debuts Wednesday at the Howard County Fair Barns.

This is the final year the livestock show will be held at the fair barns — in 2013, it will shift to the newly constructed agriculture pavilion on the Howard College campus.

The annual event begins with weigh-ins for lambs and goats Wednesday morning. Judging of lambs will begin at 3 p.m., with the goat show following immediately afterward.

Tax season cometh: Aids getting out pens, pads to help you file

January 8, 2013

While the U.S. government's self-built “fiscal cliff” may theoretically be behind Crossroads residents, another time filled with red tape and legalese is just on the horizon, as tax season prepares to get into full swing.

Despite the pitfalls of tax preparations and filing options, area residents won't be forced to face the task alone, as the volunteers with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program will be ready to lend a helping hand weekly until the April deadline.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-8

January 8, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON KYLE WOODS, 41, of 1202 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting – less than $50.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 21, of 901 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft with a previous conviction - $50 or less.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 34, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 6, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

January 7th

First baby

January 7, 2013

SMMC photo
Ginger Silva poses with baby Miles — Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s first baby of the year. The boy, born Jan. 4, weighs 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and is 19-3/4 inches in length. Ginger, Miles and dad Juan are residents of Forsan. Grandparents are Benny and Kathy Pickett and Antonio and Elisa Silva, all of Big Spring.

police beat

January 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SUSAN MICHELLE SALAZAR, 30, of 1902 Mittel Ave., was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TINA MARIE AUSBIE, 25, of 1100 Pickens, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• PATRICIA ANN BACON, 40, of 5700 Cedar Rd., was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.

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