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September 14th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PRISMA JESSICA VIERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 407, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.
• AARON COMPTON, 21, of Garden City, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• MARCUS LAMON COLE, 24, of 1102 S. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

September 13th

Public meeting positive, BSISD officials remark

September 13, 2011

Big Spring independent School District officials got what they wanted Monday evening.

The district hosted a public meeting to solicit citizens' input on a variety of issues, and an overflow crowd accepted the invitation.

The major topics of conversation were the district's recent sub-par academic ranking from the Texas Education Agency, and — more importantly to the audience — what the district was going to do to correct the situation.

County OKs $21 million budget

September 13, 2011

Howard County commissioners approved the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday on a unanimous vote, giving the nod to a fiscal plan worth approximately $21 million.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the budget suffered a number of cuts during this year's planning sessions, but will allow the county to make it through the coming year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg Street.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 300 block of S. Aylesford.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 76 inmates at the time of this report.

September 12th

Symphony Guild needing homes for annual tour

September 12, 2011

Have you ever wanted to open your home to the community?
Here's your chance. Homes are being sought for this year's Symphony Guild Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 11.
“Last year we couldn't find enough homes so we had to cancel the tour,” said Eulaine McIntosh, Guild president. “Nobody wants to cancel the tour, but without the participation, we just couldn't do it.”
This year, David and Marie Justice have agreed to take part in the Tour of Homes, but more homes are needed. McIntosh said it would be ideal to have four to six homes to showcase.

'A nation of patriots:' 9/11 speakers focus on positive

September 12, 2011

By Lyndel Moody
Features Writer
Remember, honor and unite as one proud people – those were the themes threaded through the words spoken during a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at the Big Spring Mall.

Police beat

September 12, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DEKIRTON DELANE GOLIGHTLY, 30, of Lubbock, was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct – fighting.
• ROBERT BRITO, 28, of Midland, was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct – fighting, assault causing bodily injury and unlawful restraint.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.

September 9th

Annual triathlon Saturday

September 9, 2011

Triathletes will give it their best Saturday at the Comanche Warrior Triathlon.

The fourth annual triathlon will begin at 8 a.m., following a 7:30 a.m. pre-race meeting. The course will consist of a 500-meter open water swim, an 18.6-mile bike ride on Wasson Road and a 5k run through Comanche Trail Park.

School enrollment figures on the rise

September 9, 2011

No one really knows why school enrollment is up across most of Howard County, but no one's exactly complaining about the fact, either.

Big Spring and Coahoma school districts both reported enrollment gains as of the end of August, while Forsan's figures have remained stable, school officials said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 9, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ELIZABETH HOPE LAREZ, 35, of 711 N.W. Ninth St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• CAMELIA ANN CASTILLO, 37, of 3304 W. Highway 80, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CAROLYN GAIL SLACK, 43, of 2624 Dow, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2600 block of Dow.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 500 block of Scott Drive.

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