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March 7th, 2012

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.

Kiwanis Club to hold annual pancake supper

March 5, 2012

Pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.
The time is here for the annual Kiwanis Club of Big Spring pancake supper. All the pancakes you can eat will be in the Howard College cafeteria, located in the student union building, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday
“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.
The pancake supper has been taking place for the past 60-plus years and no end seems to be in sight, according to Duncan.

Police beat

March 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAMANTHA CYBIL LINDQUIST, 26, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LORYN REA ESCOVEDO, 19, of 1216 E. 16th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• ABEL MARTINEZ, 37, of 2515 Chanute, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRIS EUGENE DURHAM, 40, of 709 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 3rd

Coahoma student arrested

March 3, 2012

COAHOMA — A Coahoma High School student was taken into custody late Friday afternoon following an alleged assault that led to the lock down of the campus and a earch of the area that included support from the Texas Department of Public Safety Aircraft Division.

Law enforcement officials spent much of Friday afternoon searching the area in and around Coahoma High School for the teenage student who, according to witnesses, attacked a female student before fleeing the campus on foot.

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