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June 9th, 2012

Commissioners to look at notification system

June 9, 2012

Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and possibly take action on a new notification system that could have Crossroads residents looking to their cell and smart phones for more than just 911 in times of emergencies.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, emergency notification systems utilizing both voice and text messages have become very popular with other Texas counties when it comes to reaching residents in times of crisis.

Insurance woes hit FISD

June 9, 2012

FORSAN — Like just about everyone else, Forsan Independent School District officials are having to deal with increased insurance costs.
When FISD trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, their main bit of business will be in deciding whether to absorb the latest increase in employee health insurance costs, or pass some of that hike on to staff.
Superintendent Randy Johnson said the increase in Level I (the most basic) health insurance coverage will be about $14,000.

Police blotter 6-9-2012

June 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 35, of 1114 Mulberry Ave., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• DONALD GENE KOERBER III, 25, of 500 McEwen St., was arrestee Friday on a charge of accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200.
• LETICIA CARRILLO FLORES, 33, of 1504 Lincoln, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration, no drivers license when unlicensed and fail to appear (two counts).

June 8th

Trade Days opens Saturday

June 8, 2012

STANTON — At least three times a year, the sleepy West Texas hamlet of Stanton becomes the epicenter of the shopping world. Old Sorehead Trade Days returns Saturday and Sunday.

According to officials with the city of Stanton, a dizzying array of vendors — hocking everything from antiques to the latest fashions — will descend on the town for the weekend-long event.

Organizers, however, say it's the food that draws many Crossroads residents to the event.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 8, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ADAM ANTHONY STARR, 27, of 802 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• KATHERINE DELORIS SCAGGS, 41, of 201 N. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for failure to identify – giving false information and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JUNIOR JONES, 25, of 1710 S. Austin, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

June 7th

2 jailed in drug raid

June 7, 2012

At least two Big Spring residents were arrested in connection with an apparent drug raid executed in the 800 block of Lorilla Wednesday evening, although law enforcement officials are releasing little information in the case.
Olivia Talietha Ballin, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance — one gram or less and possession of marijuana — more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

Police blotter 6-7-2012

June 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• OLIVIA TALIETHA BALLIN, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.
• JASON MAURICE THREATS, 34, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

Gift will fund ‘Dorothy’ floor

June 7, 2012

Dorothy Garrett Coliseum will be seeing some new renovations soon.
Thanks to a gift of $70,000, from Mike and Sheila Abussab of Abusaab Companies — local owners of Sonic restaurants — the Jirous Foundation and Winters Family Foundation, the coliseum floor will be replaced.
“We are thrilled to be able to make this upgrade to the coliseum,” Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College president, said. “As this facility is used by the entire community, I know everyone will see a benefit from these generous gifts.”

Prairie Dog Fly-In expects 100 planes

June 7, 2012

The prairie dogs will be coming out of their dens to watch the 7th annual Prairie Dog Fly-In Breakfast this weekend. The fly-in is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.
“This is something we started to give pilots a reason to come here and see our facility which in turn gave them a reason to come back,” Kelly Grant, assistant to the air park director, said.
About 100 aircrafts are expected to fly in from all over the Permian Basin, including Snyder, Lubbock, San Angelo and Midland/Odessa.

June 6th

Stanton man pleads guilty to burning child

June 6, 2012

A Martin County man was sentenced to 180 days in prison — with possibly another seven-and-a-half-years to serve after that — after pleading guilty to third-degree felony charges of injury to a child in 118th District Court this week.

Dominick Robert Peña, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge during a February session of the Martin County grand jury stemming from a Nov. 8 incident that sent a 1-year-old child to the Martin County Hospital with second-degree burns over much of his body.

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