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August 3rd, 2012
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 65, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Thursday on charges of evading arrest or detention, public intoxication and theft (shoplifting).
â€¢ JIMI LEE PAREDEZ, 25, of 105 W. Eighth St. Apt. C, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call and criminal trespass and a charge of disorderly conduct â€“ language.
A Big Spring man has been charged with aggravated assault â€“ family violence after law enforcement official say he allegedly attacked his wife with a machete.
Michael Dale Preston, 28, of 401 Young, was arrested Tuesday by the Big Spring Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury â€“ family violence. Preston also faces a warrant for revocation of probation for driving while intoxicated from Hockley County, according to officials with the Howard County Detention Center.
While the fate of the Texas Voter ID Law approved by the legislature in 2011 still appears to be up in the air, Howard County election officials are urging Crossroads voters to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to show their identification in the upcoming November election.
The law â€” which was approved by the Texas Legislature last year but failed to garner necessary approval from the U.S. Department of Justice â€” went before the U.S. Supreme Court in early July, including a week of testimony by attorneys representing the Lone Star State.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 27, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ MARTIN DIAZ JR., 19, of 1611 E. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention, unlawfully carrying a weapon in a weapon-free zone and possession of marijuana in a drug free zone â€“ two ounces or less.
The vote totals weren't overwhelming, but they were better than expected.
More than 1,100 Howard County voters went to the polls during Tuesday's state primary runoff election that resulted in Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz wresting the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate away from the presumptive favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Although Howard County's vote total of 1,169 represented only 7 percent of the number of registered voters, it still came as a surprise to Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.
Seniors are taking over the Big Spring Family Aquatic Center every Tuesday morning.
A new exercise option for the older set in the community, low-impact senior citizen water exercise, was started a few weeks ago and has been growing in numbers.
Classes take place from 11 a.m. until noon Tuesday â€” at which time the aquatic center is closed to the public â€” and will continue until the closing day of the water park for the year. A lifeguard is on duty during this time. The class is open to senior citizens in the community age 50 and older.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ MICHAEL DALE PRESTON, 28, of 401 Young, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€¢ COLLIN PATRTICK WHITESEL, 26, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 72, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ VALERIE MIRAMONTES GARCIA, 27, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
COAHOMA â€” Area motorists traveling through this community, put away your smart phones and other electronic messaging devices. The city council has effectively banned texting and driving.
The first Crossroads community to join in what is becoming a statewide effort to stop motorists from texting while they are behind the wheel, the Coahoma City Council passed the measure during its July 26 meeting on a unanimous vote.
Howard County commissioners gave the go-ahead Monday morning to put a burn ban into effect, as local fire officials warn wildfire dangers are reaching critical levels with no immediate relief in sight.
Commissioners approved the county-wide ban â€” which will be in effect for 90 days, at the end of which the court will have the option to reinstate or dismiss the order â€” at the recommendation of Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan.
According to Sullivan, the fire hazard in Howard County has reached extreme levels despite recent rains.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ANDY DEMOND PIPER, 26, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
â€¢ ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 37, of 2209 Cecilia St., was arrested Monday on charges of assault causing bodily injury and abandoning/endangering a child â€“ criminal negligence.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1800 block of E. FM 700.