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November 29th, 2011

The race is on: Three file on GOP ticket

November 29, 2011

Three Howard County officials will seek re-election on the Republican ticket Monday morning, as filing in this year's political party primaries got under way.

Sheriff Stan Parker, Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1 Bennie Green all filed to run for re-election with Republican Party Chairman Craig Bailey Monday morning, the first day for political hopefuls to throw their hats in the ring for 2012.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE RAY ARMENDARIZ, 20, of Bastrop, was arrested Monday on warrants for public intoxication and failure to appear.
• DAVID FRANCO, 33, of 1407 E. 18th St., was arrested Monday on charges of disorderly conduct – language (two counts).
• FABIAN MIGUEL GALAN, 26, of 1002 N. Gregg St., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and criminal mischief.

November 28th

Fire levels house trailer

November 28, 2011

A vacant house trailer was consumed in a Saturday afternoon blaze near the intersection of Highway 87 and FM 700.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported to the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

“By the time the first unit arrived on scene, the trailer was fully engulfed (by the fire),” HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan.

VAMC tree lighting Saturday

November 28, 2011

Officials with the Big Spring VA Medical Center are inviting the community to help kick off the Christmas season Friday, Dec. 2, as the local healthcare provider will hold its annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Daniel L. Marsh, medical center director for the West Texas VA Health Care System, assisted by area children, will throw the switch on the VA Medical Center's holiday lights, according to VA officials.

November 26th

Public Records

November 26, 2011

Howard County Justice of the Peace Outstanding IBC Warrants:
Gregory Aguilar Jr., 1508 Sunset Ave., Big Spring
Irene Lopez Alaniz, 774 E. Highway 80, Abilene
Brian Layton Allison, 1100 College Circle, Ranger
Demetrio Alva, 11520 Arrow Rock, El Paso
Terica Alvarado, 1100 E. 61st St., Odessa
Anthony G. Anderson, 3401 Cammelia Dr., Temple
Daniel Antrim, 120 N. 22nd Pl., Lamesa
Nancy Ramirez Banuelos, 1515 A Sycamore, Big Spring
Christine Avalos Bara, of 1405 N. Sixth, Lamesa
Amy Barber, 2602 Ent, Big Spring
Samantha Ann Barrera, 606 Lamar, Sweetwater

Police Beat

November 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 20, of 903 E. 16th St., was arrested Friday on charges of public intoxication and consume alcoholic beverage/license for off premise consumption.
• YVETTE YVONNE SOLIZ, 26, of 1206 Johnson, was arrested Friday on warrants for safety seat system/child under the age of 8 or less than 4'9” tall, fail to display drivers license (two counts) and assault: by threat.

Law enforcment center on county agenda

November 26, 2011

Howard County commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss a number of items, including possible approval of a contract with Dallas-based WBK Construction to manage the court's ongoing project to build a new joint law enforcement center.
The project — which would provide a new home for both the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Police Department, located at the newly constructed County Detention Center — has been in the works for more than a year now, and according to County Judge Mark Barr, Monday's meeting could pave the way for construction to begin.

Man and Woman of the Year nominations acce3pted

November 26, 2011

“And the Man and Woman of the Year are … “ yet to be determined.
Man and Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Jan. 31. Of course, for those wanting to submit a nomination there are a few requirements to remember.
All nominations must be submitted in written form, provided and approved by the selection committee in order to ensure the relevant information is received about the nominee.

November 25th

Chamber plans annual open house for Dec. 6

November 25, 2011

Sometimes a forgotten building, the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce office building houses several entities which each serve a vital purpose in the community. December 8, area residents are invited to visit during an annual open house.
“We want the community to know our doors are always open,” ValVerde said. “We are here to help anyone and everyone in any way we can.”

Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at life@bigspringherald.com

C-City girl missing almost a year

November 25, 2011

As the Christmas season fast approaches, so does the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, a fact many who have volunteered their time searching for the girl say ties them in knots.

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