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November 7th, 2011

Veterans home to honor residents

November 7, 2011

Veterans Day at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will be a day of honor for all residents.
At 2 p.m., Friday, a special Veterans Day service will honor all veteran residents at the home with certificates honoring their service. Each certificate will bear the insignia of the branch of U.S. Armed Forces in which each veteran served.

Police Beat

November 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAM STEVENSON WALKER, 52, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 65, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 800 block of Scott Drive.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 67 inmates at the time of this report.
• ALFONSO BACA III, 29, was arrested Friday by the HCSO on a judgment/sentence for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

November 5th

Props amendment election drawing little interest here

November 5, 2011

Early voting in this year’s constitutional amendment election wrapped up Friday with vote tallies falling just shy of results from the previous amendment contest two years ago, according to Howard County election officials.
Approximately 275 ballots were cast — including mail-in ballots — according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, putting the election on track to come close to the 600-plus ballots cast in the 2009 contest.

'Not Forgotten' ceremony planned

November 5, 2011

Never forget …
Veterans Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is Nov. 11 and Nora Hernandez is — for the fifth year — organizing a special service for those veterans buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
“Each year the service is different, but I do what I can so the families and the veterans know they are not forgotten.”

Cop shop construction manager sought

November 5, 2011

Howard County commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday to review proposals for the position of construction manager at-risk for the joint law enforcement project.
Commissioners are expected to review proposals from approximately five different companies, according to County Judge Mark Barr, as the court looks to move forward with the facility that will soon house both the County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Spring Police Department.

Police blotter

November 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• MICHAEL RAWLS CASTLE, 31, of 1800 Morrison Drive, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• JOSE ALFREDO ARENIVAZ, 44, of 100 Carey St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• EUGENE SCOTT, 62, of 1511 Tucson St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than one gram.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1300 block of S. Gregg Street.
In the 800 block of Wyoming Street.

November 4th

Lights up at Wasson, FM 700

November 4, 2011

The lights are up and flashing on FM 700 and Wasson Road.

For those traveling down FM 700, starting next week there will be an added stop along the way. Traffic signals have been placed at the intersection in order to create a better flow of traffic.

“The city traffic commission requested we do a study on the intersection and see if it warranted a traffic signal,” said Texas Department of Transportation maintenance supervisor James Gilbert.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 19, of 605 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JUSTIN WILLIAM GONZALES, 18, of 1112 Mulberry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• MIGUEL ANTONIO ARENIVAZ JR., 22, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 23A, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

November 3rd

Special One Day sale for the Big Spring Herald

November 3, 2011

5k run to help homeless vets

November 3, 2011

Howard County Road Kill running club will be taking on Scenic Mountain and encouraging other residents to accompany them in support of raising awareness about area homeless veterans.

The club, which was founded in 2009, is hosting a 5k walk/run at Big Spring State Park at 9 a.m. Nov. 19. Funds raised through the effort will be used to support veterans through the VA Medical Center and the Disabled American Veterans in Big Spring, according to Otis Franklin, club member. The support will come through help for shelter, food, clothing, employment and dependency treatment.

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