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October 6th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LEONA JEAN RADASA, 29, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• AUDREY DALE NEWELL, 43, of 301 Pine, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• LUIS ALEJANDRO RAMOS, 22, of 1606 Cardinal, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• FREDERICK CAMPBELL, 62, transient, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

October 5th

Tidwell gets 120 days in jail, 10 years probation, fined

October 5, 2011

Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell, who went on trial in 118th Dsitrict Court last week on charges of two counts each of misuse of official information, official oppression and retaliation will have to spend some time behind bars, as he was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, 10 years probation and a $6,000 fine.

It took the jury approximately three hours Monday to find Tidwell guilty on the charges, which were presented in a Howard County court because of an ordered change of venue by presiding Judge Robert H. Moore III.

Comedy troupe to perform Saturday

October 5, 2011

Crossroads residents will get a chance to laugh — and, more importantly, for a good cause — Saturday, as the local comedy troupe the Goondock Saints will present an evening of laughter and entertainment to benefit the local volunteer fire department.

With doors at the Hog Heaven Party Barn — located on W. Highway 80 — set to open Saturday at 7 p.m., Goondock Saints founder Clay “Goonie” Vickers said the show will offer those attending a chance to relax and enjoy some big-city humor.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LARRY JAMES STERLING, 53, of 2911 W. Highway 80, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• AURORA CANTU, 27, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 248, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• CHARLIE EVERRETT RYERSON, 65, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• SCOTT FREY, 62, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

October 4th

Tidwell guilty on 6 counts

October 4, 2011

Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell was found guilty of charges of two counts each of misuse of official information, official oppression and retaliation in 118th District Court Monday, with sentencing in the case expected to begin today.

Firefighters make use of aquatics center, too

October 4, 2011

A horse of many colors is what the Big Spring Family Aquatic Center has turned out to be.

During the summer, families were able to enjoy swim time and now the pool has closed, the city is still putting it to use. Big Spring Fire Department recently held rapid water rescue training at the facility.

“We try to do these trainings as often as possible, but lately we haven’t really had a suitable facility and now that we do, we are putting it to use,” Lt. Craig Ferguson said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMERE RAYSHAD COOPER, 23, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to appear (two counts).
• KELLY PHILLIPS, 50, of 1904 E. 25th St. Apt. 208, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CRIMINAL TRESPASS was reported in the 700 block of E. 11th Place.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 1400 block of E. Sixth Street.
In the 2500 block of Cindy Lane.
• THEFT was reported in the 800 block of Culp Avenue.

October 3rd

City gives green light to redistricting plan

October 3, 2011

Members of the Big Spring City Council approved a resolution adopting new redistricting boundaries for its six districts on a unanimous vote Tuesday, giving the go-ahead to send the plan to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The plan — one of four the council had to choose from — decreases the amount of deviation allowed by the Voting Rights Act from the current 25.28 percent to 4.4 percent, bringing the district plan to well below the 10 percent maximum established by federal law.

Pets blessed during St. Mary's annual event

October 3, 2011

The sun was shinning and tails were wagging while a lone feline's complaining wail wafted over St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church Bennett Garden Sunday afternoon as more than a dozen pets and their owners participated in the parish's annual Blessing of the Animals.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARQUETTA LANAE HILL, 28, of Odessa, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICIA AGUILAR, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 305, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1600 block of S. Johnson.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1500 block of E. Fourth Street.

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