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October 29th, 2011

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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BSHS, Forsan bands excel at marching contest

October 28, 2011

Some ruts are nice to be in.

As they have for the past several years, the Big Spring High School and Forsan High School marching bands turned in exemplary performances at recent University Interscholastic League regional competition, with each band earning a Division I rating, the highest possible.

Forsan's performance earned it another spot in the Class 2A area contest, which will be held Saturday in Lubbock. The top three bands there advance to the UIL state marching contest, set for November in San Antonio.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD LEE MONCADA, 47, of 2530 Hunter, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 34, of 1114 Mulberry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• PAUL MORENO, 49, of 616 Caylor Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAVID WARD SAUSMAN, 47, of 1309 Grafa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to drive in a single lane.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 2500 block of Dow.

October 26th

Halloween sex offender roundup on tap

October 26, 2011

Registered sex offenders currently on probation won't have the chance to go trick-or-treating Monday, as officials with the District Adult Probation get ready to once again hold mandatory meetings during the holiday evening.

Kent Minchew, director of adult probation for the district, said sex offenders from Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties will gather for a probation meeting at the Adult Probation Office — located in the county courthouse annex — during traditional trick-or-treat hours from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday.

City re-affirms in-transit taxing stance

October 26, 2011

The Big Spring City Council pledged its intent to continue to tax inventories considered to be in transit during its meeting Tuesday night, reaffirming the similar decision made by the council in 2007.

According to state officials, the Texas legislature recently amended the goods-in-transit tax law to require taxing entities to decide whether or not they want to offer the exemption. Now, a taxing entity must decide whether to allow goods in transit to be taxed or not.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CURTIS THOMPSON, 51, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft.
• EUGENE VANDERBILT, 45, of 1502 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

October 25th

Fire danger remains, official caution

October 25, 2011

However brief the cool breezes provided by autumn in the Crossroads area may be, local fire officials are urging residents to choose activities that don't involve open flames, part of an effort to avoid wildfires during the post-summer season.

County nixes exemption

October 25, 2011

Howard County commissioners voted unanimously to disapprove the exemption of “goods in transit” from local taxation during Monday's meeting, following a swift — and quiet — public hearing on the matter.

Following a public hearing that drew no comments from area residents, commissioner gave the go-ahead to nix the exemption, a move County Judge Mark Barr said will have very little effect on tax revenue in the Crossroads area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CRAIGN ANTHONY SHIPMAN, 55, of 4200 Parkway, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 20, of 507 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• CRYSTAL CLEAR LEE, 28, of 1607 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on charges of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500 and assault causing bodily injury.

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