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November 2nd, 2011

VAMC renaming ceremony delayed

November 2, 2011

Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.

Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

November 1st

Opportunity rises to help a local child

November 1, 2011

Impacting a child's life can tale less than an hour a week, according to Shannon Duncan, Howard County Service Unit Manager of Girl Scouts of America.

For some, volunteering can be thrown out the window due to cost or lack of time, but the Scout partner program offers a way to impact local youth without requiring a lot of money or time.

“There are boys and girls in the community who need you right now,” Duncan said.

Forsan band state bound

November 1, 2011

FORSAN — The band will play on.

You must excuse Forsan High School Band members if they seem a little busy this week — they are cramming for one big final test.

For the seventh time in the past 15 years, the FHS band will take its act to the highest level as it competes in the University Interscholastic League State Marching Contest, which will be held Monday in San Antonio's Alamodome.

Police/Sheriff

November 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
NOTE: BSPD officials reported no arrests were made during the corresponding times.
• THEFT was reported in the 800 block of E. 16th Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1100 block of Stanford.
In the 900 block of S. Scurry.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 59 inmates at the time of this report.

October 31st

Baby beaten; local couple charged

October 31, 2011

A local couple was arrested Friday on charges stemming from the alleged beating of a 1-year-old girl, according to investigators with the Big Spring Police Department.
Johnny Michael Edmondson II, 21, of 300 S. Tulane, was arrested Friday by the BSPD on a charge of injury to a child with intent to case bodily injury. Also arrested was the girl's mother, Vanessa Ann Armendarez, 26, also of 300 S. Tulane. She was jailed on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – imminent danger of bodily injury.

Police Beat

October 31, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAE DWAYNE RENTERIA, 42, of 1514 E. 17th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear (two counts) and driving while license invalid.
• LAQUANTHUS LAMAR RANDALL, 21, of 2524 Hunter, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug.
• BLANCA ESTHELA FERNANDEZ-FAZ, 43, of 710 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

October 29th

Enrollment growth has SWCID officials looking for dorm space

October 29, 2011

After more than 30 years, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is about to become a property owner.

SWCID, the nation's largest community college for the deaf and hard of hearing, has been leasing its property from the U.S. Department of Education, but that situation is about to change.

Dr. Cheryl Sparks, president of Howard College, which oversees SWCID operations, said the school is close to completing a transaction that will make the junior college district owners of most of the SWCID property.

Officials: Make safety a priority this Halloween

October 29, 2011

As ghouls and goblins of all shapes and sizes get ready to take to the neighborhoods of Big Spring and Howard County to trick-or-treat Monday, local officials are urging parents and guardians to stick to general safety guidelines to keep children safe.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, safety for trick-or-treaters begins with their costumes.

Police blotter

October 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• JACOB MARTINEZ SEPULUEDA, 23, of 1701 Kentucky, was arrested Friday on a warrant for speeding.
• CALEB LEE HALLFORD, 18, of 10 Kenley Lane, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana more than two ounces and less than or equal to four ounces.
• TONYA LEA SENTER, 34, of 4109 Parkway Rd., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.

October 28th

Tea Party rally Saturday

October 28, 2011

Tea Party time at the Heart of the City Park, Saturday at 10 a.m.

Howard County conservatives have organized Saturday's tea party, but extends an invitation to all community residents. The meeting will take place across from the Howard County Courthouse.

State Rep. Jim Landtroop will be speaking as well as candidates for the Republican primary seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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