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October 18th, 2012

Volunteers needed: Boys and Girls Club looking for helping hands

October 18, 2012

The new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has the kids, space and planned activities — but it's still missing a very important ingredient.

The club, which opened this summer, is the newest and one of the biggest clubs of its kind in Texas. Within its walls, there are rooms for dance and music lessons, video games and other activities designed for local children.

But most of those rooms are darkened and unused right now for a very important reason — there aren't any volunteers to man them.

Woodcarvers' annual sale set for Saturday

October 18, 2012

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Love arts and crafts? Have a fancy for wood-carved items? If so, the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club has an offer you might not be able to refuse.

The club's annual Show and Sale will conclude Friday and Saturday at the Dora Roberts Community Center, and organizers say there will be all sorts of hand-crafted items for sale.

October 17th

Early voting begins Monday

October 17, 2012

Early voting in this year's general election — which features a heavily contested presidential race that continues to heat up — is set to begin Monday morning in the Howard County Elections Administration Office, located in the county courthouse.

Polls will be located in the elections office — located on the third floor of the courthouse — and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until early voting wraps up Nov. 2.

According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office will be ready to help voters cast their ballots first thing Monday morning.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-17

October 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MITCHELL CONNER AINSWORTH, 21, of Bryson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• LESLYE DAWN ROGERS, 50, of 1014 E. 21st St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• TEKIA WILLIAMS, 29, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

October 16th

Man arrested on theft, drug charges

October 16, 2012

An Odessa man has been arrested and charged with theft and drug possession following the search of a local property where a number of stolen items — including a large quantity of oilfield equipment — were recovered.

Robert Allen Pasquale, 28, of 133 Aztec Ave. in Odessa, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and theft after investigators discovered more than $40,000 in stolen property at a residence located northeast of Big Spring.

CISD trustees to sign off on state testing resolution

October 16, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees here are expected to join with a majority of Texas public school districts in supporting a resolution calling for changes in the state's high-stakes testing system.

Coahoma Independent School District trustees will consider the resolution when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today in the administration building board room.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 10-16

October 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARK D. MEYERS, 48, of 1800 S. Monticello, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• SANDRO SANDOVAL, 34, of Rio Grande City, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication and theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• RONALD EDWARD WILKINS, 44, of 3101 Navajo, was arrested Monday on a warrant for assault – family violence.

October 13th

Robbery investigation ongoing

October 13, 2012

Law enforcement officials say the investigation into a recent robbery at the local Chicken Express restaurant is still ongoing, with interviews with witnesses still under way.

Officers were dispatched to the local eatery Oct. 1 after a masked suspect attacked an employee and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police reports.

“We're still in the process of interviewing possible witnesses,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said. “The case is moving ahead slowly, but it is moving ahead.”

Police blotter 10-13

October 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHN MANUEL SOLIS, 26, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 24, was arrested Friday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• PAUL EUGENE CLINE, 38, of 200 Lockhart St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• NICHOLAS DEWAYNE HOWELL, 19, of Odessa, was arrested Friday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JUAN JOSE OLIVAREZ, 29, of 104 Lockhart, was arrested Friday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

Give a Christmas gift for our troops

October 13, 2012

Area residents will have a chance to give U.S. military personnel stationed overseas a bit of holiday cheer again this year.

Beginning Monday, Adopt a Military Hero: Howard County's Christmas for Our Troops will collect donations and gifts to send to military personnel who will spend the holiday season far away from home.

For the past few years, the effort has been done under the auspices of the Midland-based Christmas for Our Troops, but local organizer Debbie Burrow said she wanted to do something a little different this year.

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