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March 20th, 2012

Authorities: Abused youth was running away from home

March 20, 2012

Law enforcement officials say the 7-year-old child rescued early Sunday morning near a home in the 4900 block of S. Highway 87 was allegedly restrained using a straight jacket before attempting to run away.

In a press release issued Monday, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker confirmed the boy had told law enforcement officers he was running away from home after having been allegedly restrained in a straight jacket by his parents, who were taken into custody shortly after.

HCSO: Neglected horses recovering, to be auctioned

March 20, 2012

Nearly one dozen horses seized from a home in the 100 block of Carey earlier this month have been awarded to the Howard County Sheriff's Office by the courts and will be auctioned later this week, according to law enforcement officials.

Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said the horses have been awarded to the HCSO and are doing well, and according to the veterinarian currently caring for the animals, are expected to make a full recovery.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD LEE MONCADA, 47, of 2530 Hunter, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• RAFAEL RIVAS, 31, of 1112 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• KYLE LEE BROWNFIELD, 21, of 2204 Morrison, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone – more than four ounces and less than five pounds.

March 19th

Powwow seeking sponsors

March 19, 2012

Officials with the 8th annual Big Spring Powwow say they are still trying to “drum up” sponsors for the event, which is slated for April 21-22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
According to Richard “Indio” Lesser, event coordinator for the Big Spring Powwow Committee, preparations for the powwow are in the works, with just a few key ingredients missing at this point.

Child says he was put in straight jacket, parents arrested

March 19, 2012

Law enforcement officials say the 7-year-old child rescued early Sunday morning near a home in the 4900 block of S. Highway 87 was allegedly restrained using a straight jacket before attempting to run away.
In a press release issued Monday morning, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker confirmed the boy had told law enforcement officers he was running away from home after having been allegedly restrained using a straight jacket by his parents, who were taken into custody shortly after.

Police beat

March 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANTONIO LIMON IBARRA, 23, of 211 Channing, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, driving while license invalid (two counts), failure to appear (four counts) and operating a motor vehicle without license plates – or with one license plate.
• RODNEY JOHNSON, 35, of Wisconsin, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TANYA JEAN JENKINS, 24, of Quinlan, Texas, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.

March 17th

Tumbleweed guest speaker at museum's annual meeting

March 17, 2012

Heritage Museum is all about sharing the town’s history. So it only makes sense its 42nd annual meeting will contain pieces of history.
During the meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Museum lobby, Tumbleweed Smith will be the keynote speaker.
“I have lived here for many years and had the privilege of speaking to several notables. The program will include voices of those who had a part in founding Big Spring,” Smith said.

Don't vote

March 17, 2012

FORSAN — It appears there won’t be a trustee election in Forsan Independent School District this year.
When the FISD board holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, it is expected to officially cancel the election scheduled for May.
Forsan ISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said the election will be called off because there will be no contested races on the ballot.

March 16th

United Way applications due May 4

March 16, 2012

Just as the community is important to the continuance of the United Way, the agencies are important to the purpose supported by the United Way.

“We wouldn't be able to provide the help we do if it weren't for the community support, but then again we wouldn't be needed if there weren't agencies needing our support,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• VIVIANA DANIELLA SARMIENTO, 29, of 1405 Park St., was arrested Thursday on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and possession of a controlled substance.
• NOELIA CARRILLO, 38, of 1733 Purdue, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• MONA ALICIA SALDANA, 26, of 1400 Virginia, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

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