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January 24th, 2012

Power lines to be re-routed for law enforcement center

January 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners gave the go ahead to re-route power lines around the Howard County Detention Center in preparation for construction of a new joint law enforcement center during Monday morning’s meeting, a decision that could spell a minimal delay for the project.

Commissioners met with Jim Clements, area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery, during the meeting to discuss the re-routing efforts and how long it will take Oncor to complete the work.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• GARY LEE BOGNER, 45, of Mabank, Texas, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 64, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL REY LEWIS, 50, of 1002 Main Apt. 34, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JORDAN WESTON HAMILTON, 23, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid.

January 23rd

Eagles cooking up ways to help Children in Need

January 23, 2012

Terlingua may have its International Chili Championship and Nebraska its World Chili Cookoff Championship, but when it comes to warming the hearts of West Texans, nothing beats a bowl of chili from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Annual Chili Cook-off.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will pull out its well-seasoned cast-iron pots and gather its secret stash of heated spices to host its 10th Annual Chili Cook-off Jan. 28, benefitting the West Texas Centers Children-In-Need Fund.

Healthy Woman anniversary set Thursday

January 23, 2012

Hard to believe that three years of Healthy Woman have gone by.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy Woman program is “Celebrating Three Thrilling Years” at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Dora Roberts Community Center ballroom.
“It is a relaxed, browse and mingle time so folks can come as they are ready. We like to think of it as a transition period,” SMMC Marketing Director Kim Howell said, “where folks lay aside the problems and stress of the day and get in the mood to have a terrific evening.”
Special guest speaker will again be Lisa Smartt, author and comedienne.

Police Beat

January 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 616 State St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JARRON DAWAN VANDERBILT, 28, of 1502 Lincoln, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

January 21st

Police seek hit and run driver, vehicle

January 21, 2012

Big Spring Crimestoppers is hoping to gather crucial information regarding a hit and run accident near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue Jan. 5 that led to the death of a 62-year-old Big Spring man.
Eleutario Torres Padron, 62, was discovered in the roadway by a passerby Thursday, Jan. 5, in the 600 block of Sgt. Paredez on the city’s north side, according to police reports.

Lifting voices high

January 21, 2012

Not one, but two local students will be part of the Texas All-State Choir.
Juniors Andrea Cervantez and M’Kalee Morgan — a home-schooled Big Spring student — will travel to San Antonio as part of the All-State Choir to perform Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
“We are so thankful for Mrs. (Anna) O’Brien and Mrs. (Linda) Lindell,” the girls said. “If it wasn’t for them working with us, we wouldn’t have made it this far.”

Re-routing power lines on county agenda

January 21, 2012

Howard County commissioners will meet to discuss a number of routine items Monday morning, including re-routing of power lines at the county jail to make way for construction of the new joint law enforcement center and approval of a new economic development project.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, there are some underground power lines at the existing county jail that will have to be relocated to make way for the joint law enforcement center, which is expected to move into its official construction phase Feb. 6.

Pedestrian hit by truck Friday evening

January 21, 2012

An 18-year-old man was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center Friday evening after being struck by an 18-wheeler.
The man, whose injuries were not believed to be serious, was walking along the Interstate 20 service road in Sand Springs when he was clipped by the truck at about 6 p.m.
The names of the individual who was struck and the truck driver were not immediately known.

College board to hear project updates

January 21, 2012

The bond project may essentially be over, but updates are still coming in.
“Even though the bond project has for the most part been completed, there are a few updates to be given,” Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president, said.
Those updates and information on the Early College High School initiative are among the items Howard College board members will discuss when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Updates will also be presented on campus water wells on campus and the G.C. Broughton Agriculture Complex/Phase Two.

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