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October 28th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD LEE MONCADA, 47, of 2530 Hunter, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 34, of 1114 Mulberry, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• PAUL MORENO, 49, of 616 Caylor Dr., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAVID WARD SAUSMAN, 47, of 1309 Grafa, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to drive in a single lane.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 2500 block of Dow.

October 26th

Halloween sex offender roundup on tap

October 26, 2011

Registered sex offenders currently on probation won't have the chance to go trick-or-treating Monday, as officials with the District Adult Probation get ready to once again hold mandatory meetings during the holiday evening.

Kent Minchew, director of adult probation for the district, said sex offenders from Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties will gather for a probation meeting at the Adult Probation Office — located in the county courthouse annex — during traditional trick-or-treat hours from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday.

City re-affirms in-transit taxing stance

October 26, 2011

The Big Spring City Council pledged its intent to continue to tax inventories considered to be in transit during its meeting Tuesday night, reaffirming the similar decision made by the council in 2007.

According to state officials, the Texas legislature recently amended the goods-in-transit tax law to require taxing entities to decide whether or not they want to offer the exemption. Now, a taxing entity must decide whether to allow goods in transit to be taxed or not.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CURTIS THOMPSON, 51, of 500 S. Goliad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ISAAC DANIEL PLATT, 22, of 200 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft.
• EUGENE VANDERBILT, 45, of 1502 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

October 25th

Fire danger remains, official caution

October 25, 2011

However brief the cool breezes provided by autumn in the Crossroads area may be, local fire officials are urging residents to choose activities that don't involve open flames, part of an effort to avoid wildfires during the post-summer season.

County nixes exemption

October 25, 2011

Howard County commissioners voted unanimously to disapprove the exemption of “goods in transit” from local taxation during Monday's meeting, following a swift — and quiet — public hearing on the matter.

Following a public hearing that drew no comments from area residents, commissioner gave the go-ahead to nix the exemption, a move County Judge Mark Barr said will have very little effect on tax revenue in the Crossroads area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• CRAIGN ANTHONY SHIPMAN, 55, of 4200 Parkway, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 20, of 507 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• CRYSTAL CLEAR LEE, 28, of 1607 E. Sixth St., was arrested Monday on charges of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500 and assault causing bodily injury.

October 24th

Residents can 'Take Back' outdated drugs

October 24, 2011

Area residents are being asked to clean out their medicine cabinets, as the Big Spring Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and local department store Wal-Mart are teaming up to keep unwanted prescription drugs off the streets.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, area residents will have the chance to hand over their unwanted drugs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the local Wal-Mart, located at 201 W. FM 700.

Council faces routine agenda Tuesday

October 24, 2011

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday evening to discuss a number of items, including whether to approve a tax exemption for goods in transit.

The agenda item — which will be heard slightly more than 24 hours after Howard County commissioners are expected to vote down the same exemption — will include a public hearing on the matter, according to city officials, as well as first reading of the exemption.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESUS CRISTOBAL GONZALES, 39, of Stanton, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• JOSHUA MATTHEW WILSON, 24, of 1215 Wright St., was arrested Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated and urinating in public.
• SALOME ADOPLH RIOS, 36, of 2511 Albrook, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear (two counts) and disobeying a flashing red signal.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

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