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March 26th, 2012

Drought control

March 26, 2012

As expected, Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua is slated to announce new restrictions to ongoing municipal water restrictions Tuesday, part of the city's efforts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Fuqua warned the council approximately two weeks ago the new restrictions — which will take the city from a schedule that allows for outside water use twice a week to a single two-hour period — were on their way.

Empowerment topic for women's seminar

March 26, 2012

Being prepared and empowered is the focus of the Healthy Woman March presentation, “You are Not Alone.”
The topic will center around sexual assault awareness and take place on the fourth floor in the activity room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. There will be two opportunities to attend — Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch provided and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with snacks available.

Police beat

March 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES WARREN TIPTON, 23, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 250, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ROBERTO RAMOS, 60, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KELLEN EUGENE BROWN, 31, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 24th

Remains found to be male

March 24, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say the human remains found on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Tuesday are male, eliminating any possibility they were of Hailey Dunn, the missing Colorado City teenager.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the autopsy on the remains began Friday morning in Fort Worth.

Snake City

March 24, 2012

Rattles are shaking at the Howard County fairgrounds and will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring 48th Rattlesnake Roundup started Saturday with snake demonstrations and a free arts and crafts show.
“The snake numbers are down this year, but it looks like the number of people is going to be up,” Roundup Chairman Dennis Burns said.
Those attending can expect to see milking demonstrations, snake shows and races.

Contracts, routine items on slate for county court

March 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners have a routine agenda awaiting them when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are to discuss and possibly take action on a contract with West Texas Services regarding mentally ill inmates at the county detention center. According to officials, the discussion is expected to center around possible updates to the contract, which is renewed periodically between the two government agencies.
The court is also expected to hold an executive session during Monday’s meeting to discuss personnel considerations.

March 23rd

Remains ruled to be that of a male

March 23, 2012

Breaking News update: Just released from BSPD officials. The remains discovered at the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark in Big Spring on Tuesday have been determined to be that of a male. At this time nothing else has been determined.

CISD approves 2012-13 calendar, teacher contracts

March 23, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees here approved the calendar and teacher contracts for the 2012-2013 school year during their monthly meeting Thursday night.

The coming school year at Coahoma will begin Aug. 27 and conclude May 30, 2013, and includes the following student holidays:

• Sept. 3 — Labor Day holiday.
• Oct. 8 — Staff development (student holiday).
• Nov. 21-22 — Thanksgiving holiday.
• Nov. 26 — Staff development (student holiday).
• Dec. 20-Jan. 2, 2013 — Christmas holiday.
• March 11-15, 2013 — Spring break.
• May 24, 2013 — Bad weather make-up day.

Museum hosts Easter exhibit

March 23, 2012

New life, new hope and and a trip down memory lane is what Heritage Museum is offering with its Easter Greetings exhibit. The exhibit is open to the public until May 1 and is located in the museum lobby.

“Easter hasn't changed much. It is still focused around family for the most part and the traditions have pretty much stayed the same, but there are a few details that have transformed over the years,” Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said.

Police/Sheriff

March 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES DAIL RIERSON, 53, of 3302 W. Front St. in Midland, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LEONA JEAN RADASA, 30, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication and failure to identify.
• CALEB LEE HALLFORD, 18, of 10 Kenley Lane, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.

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