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March 27th, 2012

Autopsy results may take time

March 27, 2012

Law enforcement officials say it could be some time before pathology reports are back and investigators have more information on the human remains found March 20 at McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the investigation is ongoing.

“It could be three or four weeks, or it could be two or three months. There's really no way to know how long it will take to get results back at this point,” Everett said. “All we can do right now is wait for the reports.”

Hoops, Dreams promises fun, rewarding experience

March 27, 2012

It's exciting. It will leave you dancing in the aisle. And it's free.

No, it's not a dance contest, but there is plenty of sneaker-scootin' and moving to the music.

The event is West Texas Center's eighth annual Hoops Dreams and Goals, and it is set for all day Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Ten teams from across West Texas will participate in the high-energy, bracket-driven basketball tournament, punctuated by sometimes intense, sometimes inspirational, music. “Eye of the Tiger” anyone?

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ISMAEL HOLGUIN, 44, of Stanton, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – second offense.
• ERLINDA EVERTTE RIOS, 24, of 1906 Winston St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $1,500 and less than $20,000.
• TIFFANY ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Monday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.

March 26th

Drought control

March 26, 2012

As expected, Big Spring City Manager Gary Fuqua is slated to announce new restrictions to ongoing municipal water restrictions Tuesday, part of the city's efforts to comply with cuts in water deliveries from the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
Fuqua warned the council approximately two weeks ago the new restrictions — which will take the city from a schedule that allows for outside water use twice a week to a single two-hour period — were on their way.

Empowerment topic for women's seminar

March 26, 2012

Being prepared and empowered is the focus of the Healthy Woman March presentation, “You are Not Alone.”
The topic will center around sexual assault awareness and take place on the fourth floor in the activity room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. There will be two opportunities to attend — Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch provided and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with snacks available.

Police beat

March 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMES WARREN TIPTON, 23, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 250, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
• ROBERTO RAMOS, 60, of 910 E. 15th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KELLEN EUGENE BROWN, 31, of Andrews, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 24th

Remains found to be male

March 24, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say the human remains found on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Tuesday are male, eliminating any possibility they were of Hailey Dunn, the missing Colorado City teenager.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the autopsy on the remains began Friday morning in Fort Worth.

Snake City

March 24, 2012

Rattles are shaking at the Howard County fairgrounds and will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring 48th Rattlesnake Roundup started Saturday with snake demonstrations and a free arts and crafts show.
“The snake numbers are down this year, but it looks like the number of people is going to be up,” Roundup Chairman Dennis Burns said.
Those attending can expect to see milking demonstrations, snake shows and races.

Contracts, routine items on slate for county court

March 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners have a routine agenda awaiting them when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are to discuss and possibly take action on a contract with West Texas Services regarding mentally ill inmates at the county detention center. According to officials, the discussion is expected to center around possible updates to the contract, which is renewed periodically between the two government agencies.
The court is also expected to hold an executive session during Monday’s meeting to discuss personnel considerations.

March 23rd

Remains ruled to be that of a male

March 23, 2012

Breaking News update: Just released from BSPD officials. The remains discovered at the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark in Big Spring on Tuesday have been determined to be that of a male. At this time nothing else has been determined.

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