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March 8th, 2012

Warrant roundup a success, officials say

March 8, 2012

Local Law enforcement officials say they managed to clear more than 550 warrants and collect more than $100,000 in fines during this year's statewide warrant roundup, which ended in late February.

Municipal Judge Timothy Green said his office — working in conjunction with the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office — participated in the annual event in an effort to help clear longstanding warrants from the city and county roles.

Kiwanis' pancake supper Friday

March 8, 2012

The Kiwanis Club of Big Spring will host its annual pancake supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Howard College Cafeteria.

“This is a long-standing tradition. We have people who remember having their grandparents take them and they have taken their children and grandchildren,” pancake supper co-chair Ann Duncan said.

Money raised during the eventwill be used throughout the year by the local Kiwanis group to help fund its service projects. The projects involve the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and the Westside Community Daycare Center.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHN JAY FLORES, 40, of 1207 Frazier, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to obtain Texas driver's license within 90 days and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• PAMMY SUE PUGA, 46, of 1411 Settles, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.

March 7th

Weather classes here Thursday

March 7, 2012

Think you have what it takes to be a storm spotter?

Area residents can find out Thursday night, as the National Weather Service will present its annual Skywarn class at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers — located at 307 E. Fourth St.

While the Crossroads area enjoyed a rather tame severe weather season last year, officials with the National Weather Service say the Boy Scout mantra is one to live by: Always be prepared.

Fuel farm: $500,000 grant to help airpark seek contracts

March 7, 2012

A half-million-dollar grant could have McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark closer to playing with the big boys, and have a direct impact on Big Spring and the Crossroads area.

Airpark Manager Jim Little confirmed that the Texas Transportation Division has awarded a $500,000 grant to construct a fuel farm at the airpark.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANCISCO GENE REYES, 20, of 125 Jonesboro Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• THEFT was reported in the 3200 block of Avenue C.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 600 block of E. 12th Street.
In the 900 block of Nolan Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 63 inmates at the time of this report.

March 6th

Ag complex gets $1 M boost

March 6, 2012

The G.C. Broughton Foundation is taking its support of the Howard College agriculture program to the next level, announcing its most recent gift of approximately $964,000 to continue development of the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex.

The donation will bring the total cost to $2.1 million for the entire complex.

The most recent gift will fund the construction of the Phase III education building and a Phase II air conditioning enhancement within the Agriculture Complex on the Big Spring campus.

City council races emerge

March 6, 2012

It appears a last-minute candidate for the District 4 seat on the Big Spring City Council will produce the only contested race of this year's local municipal election.

Bobby McDonald — local businessman and husband of incumbent District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald — filed to run for the seat late Monday afternoon, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• YSA RUBIO, 51, of 621 Sgt. Paredez, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• EDWIN LEE MATTHEWS, 49, of 1311 W. Second St., was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• ROBERT LEE ALDRIDGE, 54, of 1006 Baylor, was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and expired registration.

March 5th

Fishing tournament a success

March 5, 2012

Youngsters fish for trout at Comanche Trail Lake during the Rotary Club's annual Kids Fishing Tournament Saturday.

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