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April 3rd, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDY DEMOND PIPER, 25, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• JIMMY FRANCIS GARRARD, 38, of 303 S.E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on warrants for issuance of a bad check and theft by check – more than $20 and less than $500.
• JOAQUIN AGUIRRE DUENEZ JR., 40, of 700 N. Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.

April 2nd

CDC working to grow Coahoma

April 2, 2012

It may be the biggest secret in the Crossroads area, but board members of the Coahoma Development Corporation want folks to know the entity is doing its best to build Coahoma pride.

Since Oct. 1, 2010, the seven-member board has been striving to improve the quality of life for Coahoma residents.

CDC is a Type B Economic Development Corporation which was approved the voters in a May 2010 election. The voters approved the collection of an additional half-cent sales tax to be collected and used toward economic development in the community.

Vietnam vets 'welcomed home' during ceremony

April 2, 2012

Welcome Home … two simple words that have come to mean so much to Vietnam veterans.

Friday, The West Texas VA Health Care System hosted the second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans program at Lone Star Aviation Hangar.

“Vietnam was full of tragedy, full of loss and full of sadness, just as any war was,” Daniel Marsh, director of West Texas VA Health Center said.

According to statistics provided that evening, more than 3 million soldiers served in the Southeast Asia theater of operations during the Vietnam conflict. Out of those soldiers, 2,338 went missing in action.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• PATRICK MICHAEL SHARP, 43, of 6321 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested Sunday on three warrants from other agencies.
• AMADOR RIOS JR., 30, of 700 S. Douglas, was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact, failure to appear and driving while license invalid.
• UNIQUE CHRYSTELLE FULTZ, 21, of 1411 Virginia, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of operating ATV on roadway and failure to appear.

March 31st

Hight to speak here Monday

March 31, 2012

Internationally known inspirational speaker and artist Richart Hight will be at Hall Center for the Arts in a 7 p.m. performance Monday as part of Howard College Foundation's speaker series.
The event is free to the public but a ticket is required for admission due to limited seating. Tickets can be obtained by calling Howard College at 264-5063 or by visiting the reception desk at the Old Main building on campus.
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Water restrictions tightened Sunday

March 31, 2012

With reductions in deliveries recently announced by the Colorado River Municipal Water District, officials with the city of Big Spring hope new restrictions — which go into effect Sunday — will help the municipality cut its water usage by approximately 28 percent.
According to City Manager Gary Fuqua, municipal water customers will be going to a two-hour-a-week schedule for outdoor watering, similar to those adopted by neighboring cities also struggling with the effects of the drought.

Police beat

March 31, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• BRANDON THOMAS LANDO, 25, of 3200 Ave. C, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault by contact.
• VINCENT EDWARD MCVEA, 41, of 2508 Dow, was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license invalid, fail to appear (two counts), expired registration, warrant from other agency, failure to identify/fugitive give false information and driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.

March 30th

Remains appear to be elderly male

March 30, 2012

According to officials with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in Fort Worth, the human remains found March 20 on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark belong to an elderly man.

Linda Anderson, public information officer for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, said this week the remains appear to belong to a fully-clothed, elderly man, according to a story released this week by examiner.com

Young cowpokes rope and ride at Coahoma kindergarten rodeo

March 30, 2012

COAHOMA — They were ropin' and ridin' — and singin' and dancin', for that matter — Thursday in Coahoma.

The “they” in question were 60 or so tiny cowboys and cowgirls who entertained a large crowd at the elementary gym during the 34th annual Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo.

There were clowns and bronc riders and ropers and racers and just about everything you expect to see at a grown-up rodeo. Stick horses were substituted for actual livestock, but that did nothing to lessen the entertainment factor.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 30, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• AUDREY LAYNE SHERRILL, 27, of 1007 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• LARRY WILSON STEIGER, 28, of Fort Worth, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, failure to appear and speeding.
• RAYMOND LEE SHOOK, 26, of Electra, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

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