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August 18th, 2012
Jury selection in the trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man facing multiple charges â€” including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon â€” is set to begin in 118th District Court Monday morning.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted Feb. 3 on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Ready or not, here it comes.
With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Howard County school districts have announced times and dates for students to pick up schedules or meet their teachers.
Classes begin Aug. 27 at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan.
Big Spring High School officials announced the following schedule pick-up times:
â€˘ Seniors â€” from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday.
â€˘ Juniors â€” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
â€˘ Sophomores â€” from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday.
Two abandoned structures, located about six miles north of Big Spring, burned Thursday night.
According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, a house fire call â€” on FM 669 â€” was received around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
â€śUpon arrival we found not one, but two structures were engulfed in flames,â€ť Sullivan said.
Due to the location of the fires and in order to protect firefighters working the scene, Sullivan said crews allowed the fires to burn out.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ JOSHUA SEAN RESNICK, 30, of Humble, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), driving while license invalid (two counts) and fail to appear (four counts).
â€˘ CARLOS MUNOZ, 25, of 809 Willia St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MICHAEL BARRETT ODONNELL, 58, of 2829 Hunters Glen, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
It was an emotional afternoon for many law enforcement agents in and around the Howard County area Tuesday, as local and state officials came together to name the newly constructed joint law enforcement center after fallen DPS Trooper Troy M. Hogue, a Big Spring native killed in the line of duty in 1994.
The new Troy Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center â€” located in the 3600 block of W. Highway 80 â€” represents a first for the Crossroads area, as the facility will house both the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office.
Troy Hogue, a native son of Big Spring and DPS trooper, may be gone, but he is far from forgotten.
That message became apparent again and again during Thursday morning's ceremony to name the newly constructed law enforcement the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement, which will soon house both the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Department under one roof.
If you purchase clothes for your school-aged children this weekend, you won't have to pay state sales tax. But if you want to materials to sew clothes for your children ... well, you're gonna pay.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the dates for this year's Sales Tax Holiday in Texas. State officials anticipate shoppers will save an estimated $64.8 million in state and local sales taxes over the three-day period.
Shoppers can save money on everything from pens, jeans and shoes to backpacks and other items priced under $100.
Big Spring residents found out during the Texas Good Roads conference that within the next year and a half, there will be no new money for Texas roadways.
A tour of Texas brought State Rep. Drew Darby to Big Spring on Wednesday afternoon to address this transportation funding issue.
Since 2001, the federal government has increased its debt by 234 percent as a result of wars and other circumstances, according to Darby. In that same time period, the state government has increased its debt 281 percent. Total numbers of debt have gone from $17 billion in debt to $41 billion.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ WESLEY WADE RAWLS, 22, of 100 N. Cottonwood, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and terroristic threat.
â€˘ JOE LUIS RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 604 Holbert, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.
Big Spring voters will decide the future of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, the city council assured Tuesday.
The Big Spring City Council gave final approval to a measure calling for an election to be held in November, giving voters the opportunity to nix the existing Type A economic development corporation and replace it with a Type B corporation.