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October 20th, 2011

Police/Sheriff

October 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHANCE PATRICK NEWTON, 21, of 1309 Virginia, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from other agency.
• ADAM MARSHALL ROBINSON, 22, of 1307 Park St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants from possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and nuisance/animal repeatedly at large.
• MICHELLE MAUMAU, 35, of 1900 Martin Luther King 714, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired registration and fail to appear.

October 19th

MacKenzie, DePauw join BSEDC board

October 19, 2011

New faces have been added to the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie were accepted as new members to the BSEDC board during Tuesday evening’s meeting.

The two will be replacing outgoing members Larry McLellan and Glenn Fillingim, secretary/treasurer of the BSEDC. McLellan has served on the board for six years and Fillingim served from 2007 until this year and previously served from 1992 to 1995.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• KRYSTAL MARIE SERVANTES, 23, of 1409 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belts required, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to appear and two warrants from another agency.
• JASON HARVEY BEDFORD, 27, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 400 block of Dallas.

Drug charges dominate grand jury indictments

October 19, 2011

A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two-dozen indictments during its Friday session in 118th District Court, many for alleged drug violations.

Among those indicted were:

• Pedro Rosendo Aguilar, 50, of 312 N.E. 10th St., possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).
• Tony Bernard Anderson, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).
• Ashley Dawn Walters, 22, currently being held in the Howard County Jail, forgery (state jail felony).

October 18th

Accentuate the positive: Tell Chamber what's good about Howard County

October 18, 2011

Howard County residents are asked to focus on the positive, but that’s not all.

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce not only wants residents to find positive things around the county, but to put them down on paper and submit them.

“There are positive things about Howard County and all those positive things are for the betterment of the communities,” Debbye ValVerde, executive director of the chamber, said.

Tax bill coming your way

October 18, 2011

Officials with the Howard County Tax Collector’s Office say 2011 property tax bills have been mailed out and area residents can expect to receive them in the next few days — if they haven’t already.

County Tax Collector Kathy Sayles said her office is currently contracting with a company that stuffs the envelopes and mails out the statements for the Tax Collector’s Office.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MANUEL SOSA, 18, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 41, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• MELVIN KEITH BROWNFIELD, 68, of 2107 Morrison Dr., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• XAVIAN FELIX YOUNG, 21, of 600 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving without safety belt secured and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

October 17th

EDC slated for change in regime

October 17, 2011

A change of guard will take place when the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation holds its monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the chamber of commerce board room.
“On top of our routine business, we will be installing two new members and go through the election of officers,” said Terry Wegman, BSEDC executive director. Incoming board members Scott MacKenzie, an officer at Americ an State Bank, and Jim DePauw, a CPA and Howard College professor, will be installed. Outgoing members Larry McLellan and Glenn Fillingim will be recognized and board elections will be held.

Walkers honored, humbled to be named Family of the Year

October 17, 2011

aff Writer
Family of the Year is a designation Baylor and Jamie Walker of Garden City never expected to receive, but they are honored, none the less.
The Walkers have been named the Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas Family of the Year for this area.
“We can think of many other families in Howard and Glasscock counties that are much more deserving,” Jamie Walker said.
The Walkers have three children, Shawn, Lyndee and Mason. The family has been a part of the Garden City community for 12 years as well as members of First Presbyterian Church.

Police Beat

October 17, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDY LOPEZ, 36, of Garland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Sunday on charges of criminal trespass and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• DANIEL VERA FLORES, 43, of 907 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of S. Birdwell Lane.

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