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January 4th, 2012
Generosity and hard work are just a couple of characteristics Big Spring and Howard County United Way board members saw in the community during 2011. Their hopes for seeing that again in 2012 are rather high.
“I believe 2012 will be a great year,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said. “Many lives will be enriched due to the hard work and generosity of this community.”
Stewart stepped into the executive director position in July after the previous director, Jeanie Coor, stepped down due to her family relocating to Lamesa.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ JACOB RAY ALBARADO, 19, of 700 Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
â€¢ DAWN MADSEN, 42, of 301 Spring Creek, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
Vehicle/pedestrian accident sends one to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock with critical injuries. See tomorrow edition for more information
Law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department are investigating the Sunday shooting death of a 27-year-old Big Spring man in the 200 block of N.E. Third Street.
Christopher Castanuela, 27, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center emergency room shortly after 6 a.m. Jan. 1 by Howard County Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs, who later ordered an autopsy.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of N.E. Third Street at approximately 6:10 a.m. in reference to a shooting.
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation has been hard at work in the past year and has no plans of slowing down this year, according to its executive director.
“BSEDC has been effective in fulfilling our mission statement to assist, stimulate and enhance economic develoment in Big Spring,” Executive Director Terry Wegman said. “... to utilize its sales tax revenues to increase the job opportunities available to the citizens by assisting the expansion of local businesses and attracting new businesses activities.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ DAVID RUSSELL BARTLEY, 25, of 2600 Chanute, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ ISAAC DANIEL CHAVARRIA, 25, of 215 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€¢ MANUEL REY CHAVARRIA, 29, of 2526 Fairchild, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
December 30th, 2011
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place at a convenience store in the 800 block of East Interstate Highway 20 Thursday evening.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, officers were called to the Star Stop No. 8 at approximately 8:50 p.m. in response to an aggravated robbery.
There is no more room at the inn — the inn for animals, that is.
Howard County Humane Society is at a point where animals are having to be turned away. As of Thursday afternoon, the shelter was housing 159 dogs and 65 cats.
“If we can take an animal we will and the situation changes daily, but the normal flow is for every one animal we adopt out we have one or two to take its place,” Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator, said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ MICHAEL ANGELO GARZA, 23, of 601 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest/detention.
â€¢ AISHA MALIK, 22, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 40, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€¢ BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, 19, of 1403 Oil Mill Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
Area residents who haven’t paid their property taxes have until the end of January to ante up their 2011 tabs or face penalties and interest, according to local tax officials.
Area property owners can avoid the annual last-minute dash to pay their taxes by getting them out of the way early in the month, said County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.