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February 20th, 2012

Police beat

February 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON EDWARD FRENCH, 30, of 1705 Purdue, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• PATRICK ALEXANDER LEAHY, 22, of 1313 Robin, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TRENTON PATRICK MULLIN, 13103 Priet Lane in Cypress, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

February 18th

Perps get 10 bucks as Herald racks are stolen, damaged

February 18, 2012

Big Spring Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff announced this week the local newspaper will be offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the recent theft and vandalism of news racks located throughout the community.
Midkiff said the newspaper has had at least two of the racks — located throughout the city for area residents to purchase newspapers from on a daily basis — stolen in the last week, the most recent taken from the entryway of the Big Spring Mall.

Dental health fair

February 18, 2012

Micah Tatum, far right, and Jamie Harper, front right, explain the proper way to floss to Evan and Addi Roberts and Kynleigh Joy during the Howard College Dental Health Fair held Saturday morning at the Horace Garrett Building.

Gem of a show coming in March

February 18, 2012

Crossroads area residents will soon have the opportunity to pick up unique gifts, have fun and gain some knowledge as the 43rd annual Gem and Mineral Show in on the horizon.
Big Spring Prospector’s Club will put on its show March 3-4 in the Howard County Fair Barn, off FM 700. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
There is no admission fee and each youngster will be given a free polished stone at the door.
Lola Lamb, secretary-treasurer for the club, said there will be a lot to offer those who attend.

Filing slow in ISD races

February 18, 2012

Candidates have been slow to file in area school district elections, slated for May 12.
Coahoma Independent School District has yet to place a candidate’s name on the ballot for its upcoming school board election. There are three at-large positions open, currently held by Brian Moore, president of the CISD school board, Jody Reid and Alan Wright. Those wanting to file can obtain an application at the CISD administration office. Early voting in the Coahoma races — and all area ISD elections — will begin April 30. Early voting for CISD will be held at the Howard County Courthouse.

February 17th

2 file for seats on city council here

February 17, 2012

Two new candidates have tossed their hats into the ring in Big Spring for the municipal election set for May 12, as political hopefuls have filed to run in Districts 2 and 4.

In the race for the District 2 seat, local resident Carmen Moreno Harbour filed late Thursday afternoon to have her name placed on the ballot. The District 2 seat is currently held by incumbent Manuel Ramirez Jr., who has not yet filed to run for re-election.

CISD trustees set up election, OK salary schedule, enrollment

February 17, 2012

Election talk topped the agenda of the Coahoma ISD board of trustees meeting Thursday evening.

Action was taken to call the CISD board of trustee election for May 12. The three-year terms held by Brian Moore, Jody Reid and Alan Wright are set to expire this spring. The deadline to place a name on the ballot is March 5.

After calling the election, the board approved the teacher salary schedule for 2012-13. With the approval of the new salary schedule, teachers on step 0-20 will receive $6,000 above the state base and teachers on steps 21-20 will receive an additional $540 per step.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ADRIAN SANCHEZ VASQUEZ, 18, of Denver, Colo., was arrested Thursday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.
• ROY MARVIN COLLIER, 37, of 1307 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – third or more offense.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1700 block of Johnson.
• THEFT was reported in the 1700 block of E. Third Street.

February 16th

Sexual assault of child charged

February 16, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child after law enforcement officials allege he assaulted a 2-year-old.

Larry Wayne Nicholson, 30, was booked into the Howard County Detention Center by the Big Spring Police Department at approximately 4:45 p.m. on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the local police department, said Nicholson had been brought to the BSPD offices for questioning regarding the complaint.

Man pleads guilty in child porn case

February 16, 2012

A 36-year-old Coahoma man pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in federal court in Abilene Tuesday, with sentencing to take place at a later date.

Kerry Wayne Feaster — who lived in the 400 block of College Street in Coahoma at the time of his arrest in September — faces a statutory sentence of between five and 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to a lifetime of supervised release, said officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas.

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