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November 21st, 2011

Police beat

November 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Sunday on warrants for terroristic threat of a family/household and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 1515 Stadium, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CINDY CHRANE CASPER, 50, of 2300 Lynn, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and disorderly conduct – language.

United Way exceeds goal

November 21, 2011

And the numbers are in …
Blitz Day ended the 2012 Big Spring and Howard County United Way campaign Friday afternoon. The campaign, which started Sept. 1, concluded after three months with an expected goal of $275,000 being exceeded. As of Friday afternoon, the total amount collected was $294,000.
“It has been a wild ride, but we made it and ended up exceeding our numbers,” said Wayland Pierce, United Way president. “We have surpassed our goal, ended on a good note and still have monies trickling in.”

November 19th

Salvation Army finalizing Thanksgiving plans

November 19, 2011

It's turkey time at the Big Spring Salvation Army, as the local charity prepares to open its arms — and its kitchen — to the community for its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

Prep work for the dinner is expected to get under way as early as Tuesday, according to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, continuing daily until the Thursday meal is ready to be served.

Police blotter

November 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 62, of 509 N. Goliad St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GARY LEE SMALE JR., 37, of 538 Westover St. 105, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• DON LLOYD BROOKS, 45, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

HC trustees to eye upgrades to library

November 19, 2011

Howard College officials are looking at ways to use a $250,000 gift to help improve their library.

When trustees meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room, they will hear a report on the college library and officials hopes of modernizing the facility.

When administrators were drawing up plans for construction bond projects several years ago, the library was not high on the list of priorities, College President Cheryl Sparks admitted.

EMS report

November 19, 2011

The Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services reported the following activity:
• MEDICAL was reported in the 1600 block of W. Third. One person was transported to SMMC.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 3600 block of W. Hwy 80. One person was transported to SMMC.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 1900 block of N. 87. One person was transported to SMMC.
• MEDICAL was reported in the 3200 block of Parkway. One person was transported to SMMC.

Police Blotter

November 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 62, of 509 N. Goliad St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GARY LEE SMALE JR., 37, of 538 Westover St. 105, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• DON LLOYD BROOKS, 45, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

November 18th

Police: Look out for fake $20 bills

November 18, 2011

Local law enforcement officials are warning area merchants to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 bills circulating in the Crossroads area which have been treated with a chemical allowing them to at least partially defeat detection markers.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said the counterfeit $20 bills have been turning up at several different businesses in and around the Big Spring area.

UW fund-raiser nets $6,800

November 18, 2011

Bowls were filled and a purposed was served during the Empty Bowls — Five Golden Bowls event at First Christian Church Thursday afternoon.

More than 170 area residents flooded the church hall, enjoyed a bowl of soup and walked away with a one-of-a-kind reminder that there are some who constantly have their bowls remain empty. Attendees were able to choose from nine different soups provided by community members.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MERRITA CHAMBERS, 58, of 511 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DEVON MARCUS MUSCHARA, 20, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 120, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for hindering secured creditors – more than $20 and less than $500.
• MARIO ROBERT OVALLE, 38, of 305 E. 19th St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

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