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February 24th, 2012

Go Red: Doctors focus on No. 1 killer, heart disease

February 24, 2012

Heart health was the focus Thursday afternoon at the Go Red event and luncheon, sponsored by Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program.

Doctors Rudy and Chris Haddad were guest speakers and focused on bringing attention to the No. 1 killer of women.

According to American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of women and is the cause of one in three deaths each year.

“Since 1984, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Rudy Haddad said. “African Americans are at a higher risk as are Latinos than Caucasian.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• TAMMY CUSTER NEWELL, 54, of 1012 Bluebonnet, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• BROOKELYNN PAIGE COKER, 19, of 208 Moore Rd., was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JOSEPH RAY OLIVAS, 21, of 3911 Rice, was arrested Thursday on warrants for assault by contact, defective stop lamp and failure to appear.

February 23rd

Yeats not only judge targeted by group

February 23, 2012

When 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats recently found out a complaint had been filed against him with the Texas Ethics Commission regarding alleged campaign finance violations committed during his 2010 bid for the bench, the freshman judge was surprised, to say the least.

What Yeats would later find out, however, was he wasn't alone.

Groundbreaking held for new law enforcement center

February 23, 2012

Family members of Troy M. Hogue — the fallen Texas Department of Public Safety trooper whose name has adorned the Big Spring Police Department's law enforcement center for many years now — broke ground on the joint law enforcement center that will bear his name Wednesday during an emotional ceremony.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JACKIE DOYLE RICHEY, 49, of 700 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to report injury accident at once, driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• MINDY CARROLL LOPER, 34, of 3806 Galveston in Snyder, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.

February 22nd

Neugebauer to visit local businesses

February 22, 2012

Projects are moving right along for the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

Thursday afternoon, Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be visiting the BSEDC, taking a tour of Desert Tanks — a recent venture supported by the BSEDC — and meeting with a couple of representatives with Transport Handling Specialists.

“Congressman Neugebauer wants to see what’s going on out there (at Desert Tanks),” Executive Director Terry Wegman said. “He is also interested in finding out more about the Big Spring Rail System and will be here for an hour to speak with two representatives from THS.”

BSHS trio bound for national meet

February 22, 2012

Three Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members are Indianapolis bound this summer.

Shermila Kher and the team of Caleb Gonzales and Seth Trevino qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament at the Tall Cotton District National Qualifying Tournament held this past weekend on the campuses of Howard College and Big Spring High School.

“This is my third time to qualify for Nationals,” Kher said, “and each time, I have qualified in a different event. I really want to do well with this year being my last.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 23, of 1617 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to display driver's license and failure to appear (three counts).
• HENRY CLAY HERNANDEZ, 31, of 3222 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to appear, speeding and driving when license invalid.
• CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 24, of 1602 Sunset, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear.

February 21st

Officials: Primary date still mystery, but register now

February 21, 2012

While redistricting in the state of Texas has thrown the political party primaries and coming November election into scheduling chaos, one this is certain: If you don't register to vote in time for the primaries, your won't be able to cast your ballot for any of the candidates involved.

No doubts on muni, ISD elections

February 21, 2012

While dates and deadlines for the political party primaries leading up to the November election remain up in the air thanks to ongoing litigation, Howard County elections officials said the delays will have no effect on municipal and school board elections slated for May 12.

Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said the deadline to register to vote in the municipal and school board races is April 12.

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