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March 29th, 2012

Trash off an opportunity to spruce up community

March 29, 2012

Area residents will have the opportunity to make a difference in the Crossroads community April 14, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the area during the annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-off.
Trash-off coordinator Pat Simmons said the event is a great way for area residents to make a difference in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, which will kick off across the nation April 22.

Mountain masters are sought

March 29, 2012

Running and walking enthusiasts from all over the Permian Basin will test their mettle against one of the area’s biggest challenges — the historic Scenic Mountain — on April 14. That’s when Big Spring State Park hosts the 14th annual Master the Mountain Fun Run and Walk.
Registration for the event is under way as state park officials get ready to hold 5K and 10K contests along the facility’s hills and slopes.

Provost search ongoing

March 29, 2012

Howard College officials are taking their time to find a new provost at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.
The position became vacant when Dr. Mark Myers announced his resignation earlier this year, and officials said no timetable has been set in naming a replacement.
Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said the search will continue “as long as it takes” to find a suitable replacement for Myers.
Myers announced his resignation in January and intends to relocate closer to family members, Sparks said.

March 28th

Police investigating shooting

March 28, 2012

Law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department are investigating an apparent shooting reported in the 500 block of Abrams at approximately 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to the scene after a gunshot wound was reported.

See the Thursday edition of the Herald for more.

Water use restrictions get tougher

March 28, 2012

City officials said Tuesday night new, stricter restrictions on water use will go into effect Sunday, as the municipality attempts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

City Manager Gary Fuqua notified the Big Spring City Council during its Tuesday night meeting the city would be going to a two-hour-a-week schedule for outdoor watering, similar to those adopted by other neighboring cities also struggling with drought conditions.

CRMWD’s Grant explains district’s efforts to enhance water availablity for customers

March 28, 2012

It's no secret that water — or the lack of it — is a major topic of discussion in West Texas, and, as expected, that's what dominated the first installment of the State of the Community series Tuesday.

“Communication is a key issue in our community and I think we need to hear from these guys and know what is going on day to day with the entities in our county,” Jan Foresyth, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce president, said.

Representatives were on hand from the city of Big Spring, Howard County, Big Spring Economic Development and the Colorado River Municipal Water District.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL ERNEST WRIGHT, 56, transient, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 2102 Runnels, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• STEPHEN PATRICK ADAMS, 48, of 604 Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• GIORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, of 1308 Wright, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of soliciting/peddling without a permit.

March 27th

Autopsy results may take time

March 27, 2012

Law enforcement officials say it could be some time before pathology reports are back and investigators have more information on the human remains found March 20 at McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the investigation is ongoing.

“It could be three or four weeks, or it could be two or three months. There's really no way to know how long it will take to get results back at this point,” Everett said. “All we can do right now is wait for the reports.”

Hoops, Dreams promises fun, rewarding experience

March 27, 2012

It's exciting. It will leave you dancing in the aisle. And it's free.

No, it's not a dance contest, but there is plenty of sneaker-scootin' and moving to the music.

The event is West Texas Center's eighth annual Hoops Dreams and Goals, and it is set for all day Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Ten teams from across West Texas will participate in the high-energy, bracket-driven basketball tournament, punctuated by sometimes intense, sometimes inspirational, music. “Eye of the Tiger” anyone?

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ISMAEL HOLGUIN, 44, of Stanton, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – second offense.
• ERLINDA EVERTTE RIOS, 24, of 1906 Winston St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
• TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Monday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

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