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June 6th, 2012

Pops plans progressing

June 6, 2012

Plans are moving along as the 2012 Pops in the Park celebration, set July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater, gets closer.

The pre-show has been planned, the flyover has been booked and deposits have been made. However, with the event date closing in quickly, there are still a few things needed for the event from the community.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• PEDRO VALLE, 39, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JUAN CARLOS VILLARREAL, 32, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ORLANDO LOZOYA, 24, of 5216 Treemont Ave. in Midland, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• HOLSTON BANKS III, 20, of 1905 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

June 5th

Grand jury indicts Whitt and Guthrie

June 5, 2012

A Howard County Grand Jury indicted more than two-dozen people during its Friday session, including several true bills for a Big Spring man charged with several counts of sexual misconduct.

Edgar Dale Whitt, 54, of 4302.5 S. Highway 87, was indicted on two counts of prohibited sexual conduct and four counts of indecency with a child, all second-degree felonies, according to information released Monday by the Howard County District Attorney's office.

Mental Health First Aid classes held at college

June 5, 2012

West Texas Centers and Howard College are offering two Mental Health First Aid sessions to those interested in knowing how to respond to people with mental health problems.

Classes will be offered during a first session June 19 and 20 and a second session July 24 and 25. Each class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard College with a one-hour lunch break. To register, contact the Howard College Registrar's Office at 264-5131.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DARRICK DEWAYNE MOSLEY, 44, of 904 S. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a charge of warrant from other agency.
• TIODORO DIAZ, 44, of 807 Anna St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KENNETH LABRON MACLIN, 55, of 1704 Scurry St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and fail to appear.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

June 4th

CC Riders Car Show coming Saturday

June 4, 2012

COLORADO CITY — Rev up the engines and get ready for the CC Riders 12th annual Car Show and Sonic Cruise this Saturday. Toss in a drive-in movie and live music and make a day of it.
Pre-registration for those wanting to enter their vehicle in the car show, accepted through Thursday, will be $20. Otherwise, entry is $25 per vehicle. Inside the Railhead Building, spots are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. There will be 20 classes and plaques will be awarded for the top three places in each.

Sky's the limit!

June 4, 2012

Amateur astronomers and local residents will get a chance to turn their sights toward the heavens Saturday, June 23, as officials with the Big Spring State Park prepare for their annual Stargazing Party atop the local landmark.
“Sunset is approximately 9 p.m. and there will be a program as soon as it gets dark enough to see the projection, which is usually between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.,” said Park Manager Ron Alton. “I'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.”

Police beat

June 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAVIER MIRAMONTES, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 33, of 1605 Sunset, was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and expired registration.
• RAYMOND EARL OVERTON, 33, of 405.5 Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 2nd

Appraisal hikes draw taxpayers' ire

June 2, 2012

Area residents who received their property tax appraisals this year may find themselves with a case of sticker shock, as officials with the Howard County Appraisal District say higher market values are driving up valuations in the Crossroads area.

According to Ronny Babcock, chief appraiser for the appraisal district, said his office is already seeing a high volume of property owners filing protests regarding their appraisals.

Rodeo parade returning this year

June 2, 2012

The parade is on again.

After a year's absence, the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo will have a parade — at a cooler time.

“One problem with the parade on Thursday afternoon was the heat this time of year,” said Chad Wash, rodeo association board member. “This year, we've put the parade back in, but moved it to Saturday morning when it's cooler.”

The rodeo opens Thursday, June 21, and ends Saturday, June 23 with nightly performances at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

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