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October 1st, 2011

Howard College celebrates 65th anniversary

October 1, 2011

Sixty-five years down, who knows how many to go.
While hitting the age of 65 might seem like the beginning of retirement life to many, it was treated as anything but that during ceremonies marking the anniversary of the first day of classes at Howard College.
College officials proudly showed off newly refurbished buildings — thanks to a $21 million bond project approved by district voters in 2007 — and expressed great confidence in the institution's future.

Police Beat

October 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.
• CASEY RAY BRACKET, 19, of1425 E. Sixth St. 28, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.

September 30th

Former council members file suit

September 30, 2011

A lawsuit has been filed against two city council members and a pair of local businesses in connection with an ongoing investigation into possible illegal campaign contributions.

Former City Councilwoman Joann Staulcup confirmed today that she and ex councilwoman Stephanie Horton were filing suit against current councilmen Marcus Fernandez and Glenn Carrigan, charging them with accepting illegal campaign contributions. Also named as defendants are local corporations Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics, the firms that allegedly made the contributions.

Big Spring relief route gets $63.7M

September 30, 2011

The Big Spring truck reliever route is another step closer to reality as the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved $63.7 million for the long-anticipated project.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICHARD ALCANTAR MARTINEZ, 51, was arrested Thursday on warrants for dog or cat running at large, failure to appear and disregard red light.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of Sycamore Street.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
• THEFT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

September 29th

College to celebrate milestones

September 29, 2011

Consider it two celebrations in one.

Howard College will celebrate two important milestones Friday — the 65th anniversary of the first day of classes at the institution and the official completion of a multi-year, $23 million campus renovation.

Building dedications, tours and an address from a former HC student who went on to become one of the top educators in Texas will highlight the Friday observance.

Parade, king and queen to highlight BSHS homecoming

September 29, 2011

Get out your black and gold garb, exes — it’s homecoming in Big Spring.

Big Spring High School homecoming activities will be in full swing today and Friday, with all the usual pageantry — a parade and the crowning of a king and queen — and even a slight alteration to an old standby, the homecoming bonfire.

Howard County Fair schedule

September 29, 2011

Today — booth set-up, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; fair opens to general public at 5 p.m.; queen contest at 6 p.m.; domino tournament at 6:30 p.m.; gospel music at 7:30 p.m.

Friday — Crystal River at 6 p.m., followed by Heather Vassar at 8 p.m. in the entertainment tent. A cooking demonstration will be held at 6 p.m.

Saturday — Kountry Kids contest at 10:30 a.m., tractor pull at 1 p.m., a kid’s tractor pull at 1:30 p.m., food demonstration at 2 p.m. and a pet contest at 3 p.m. in the show barn. Amber Digby will take the stage at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Police/Sheriff

September 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LAWRENCE EUGENE HARRISON, 35, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 44, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• GERALD RAY KING, 31, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 145, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1300 block of Park.

September 28th

Arrest confirmed in porn case

September 28, 2011

COAHOMA — A 35-year-old Coahoma man was taken into federal custody Tuesday morning following the execution of a search warrant stemming from a criminal complaint of trafficking in child pornography depicting a child under 18 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

A complaint was filed against Kerry Wayne Feaster — who lives in the 400 block of College Street in Coahoma, according to reports — in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas Abilene Division.

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