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July 12th, 2012

Appraisal district draws heat

July 12, 2012

A group of area residents are hot under the collar, and it has nothing to do with summertime temperatures.

About 15 people dissatisfied with their property tax bills aired their grievances at Wednesday's meeting of the Howard County Appraisal District board of directors.

The group voiced a variety of complaints, ranging from their belief their valuations were too high to their confusion over how property assessments are reached.

Shoup sentenced to four years in prison

July 12, 2012

A Big Spring man found guilty of intoxication assault in 118th District Court was sentenced to four years in state jail Wednesday.

Wesley James Shoup, 44, of 800 W. Marcy No. 22 or 4016 Vicky, was indicted April 12, 2012, by a Howard County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BILLY VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, 49, of 1304 Lamar, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• DELWIN LEWIS, 28, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SALENA MARIE TAYLOR, 33, of 3305 Cornell, was arrested Wednesday on eight warrants from other agencies.
• JOE LOUIS SANCHEZ, 52, of 2409 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 11th

Local man convicted of intoxication assault; sentencing today

July 11, 2012

A Big Spring man was found guilty of intoxication assault in 118th District Court Tuesday for his part in the June 20, 2011, traffic accident which nearly claimed the life of a passenger in the vehicle he was driving.

Wesley James Shoup, 44, of 800 W. Marcy No. 22 or 4016 Vicky, was indicted April 12, 2012, by a Howard County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault.

Cactus and Crude bike ride to raise money for MS research

July 11, 2012

For 20 years, area people and organizations have been coming together for the Cactus and Crude Bike Ride to help those with multiple sclerosis (MS). On July 21 and 22, it will happen once again.

“This is something that gets people together helping people who can't help themselves,” said David Ham, owner of Peyton's Bike in Midland.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS FUENTES, 36, of 216 Tubb Loop Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• DAVID ARNULFO GARZA, 48, of 2620 Albrook, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

July 10th

County puts hold on burn ban

July 10, 2012

Howard County Commissioners opted to table a proposed burn ban Monday morning following a weekend of intermittent rainfall throughout the Crossroads area, moisture local firefighting officials say should buy residents a few weeks of relative safety from wildfires.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long — serving in place of County Judge Mark Barr, who was unable to attend Monday's meeting — said the county had received a recommendation from Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan to table the proposed county-wide ban for a minimum of two weeks.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 10, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• BILLY WAYNE CHRISTIAN, 52, of 2808 Sherman Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (two counts), expired registration (two counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts) and failure to appear (six counts).
• BILLY RAY HALL, 34, of Flat, Texas, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 9th

Local man jailed on vehicular assault charges

July 9, 2012

Two people remain hospitalized after a Big Spring man allegedly assaulted them with his motor vehicle early Sunday morning.

Edward Aguilar, 33, is in custody at Howard County Detention Center this morning after being arrested on multiple aggravated assault charges, according to information released by Big Spring Police Department Sgt. Tony Everett.

Everett said the alleged assault arose from a domestic disturbance in the 2600 block of Albrook.

Council to consider permit

July 9, 2012

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to handle a rather routine agenda, including final approval of an ordinance providing for the issuance of a specific use permit for construction and operation of a nursing home facility near the corner of Alamesa and Wasson.

The permit, which was applied for by M.U.G.S. Properties LLC for the 10-acre property, was first heard by the council during its June 26 meeting, which included a public hearing on the matter.

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