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November 3rd, 2011

Police/Sheriff

November 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LARRY JOE WARD, 31, of 4009 W. Highway 80 Apt. 7, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• RODOLFO HERNANDEZ JR., 41, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance prescription schedule 3-4.
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 19, of 605 Highland, was arrested Thursday on charges of consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 2nd

1-year-old’s condition serious, mom and boyfriend remain jailed

November 2, 2011

A local child remains listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after law enforcement officials allege she was beaten by a 21-year-old Big Spring man.

A 1-year-old female who was initially taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and then later life-flighted to the Lubbock facility Friday remains in serious condition according to Eric Finley, communications manager for University Medical Center.

Relay for Life making move to Memorial Stadium

November 2, 2011

Another year of Relay For Life is bringing the same hope as always, but at the same time, it's changing things up a bit.

Relay For Life 2012 will be changing venues and take place April 20-21,2012 at Memorial Stadium instead of Blankenship Field from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

“We are making things different and changing it up this year,” said Manny Negron, 2012 event chair. The big announcement came during Tuesday night's community kick-off event.

VAMC renaming ceremony delayed

November 2, 2011

Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.

Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

November 1st

Opportunity rises to help a local child

November 1, 2011

Impacting a child's life can tale less than an hour a week, according to Shannon Duncan, Howard County Service Unit Manager of Girl Scouts of America.

For some, volunteering can be thrown out the window due to cost or lack of time, but the Scout partner program offers a way to impact local youth without requiring a lot of money or time.

“There are boys and girls in the community who need you right now,” Duncan said.

Forsan band state bound

November 1, 2011

FORSAN — The band will play on.

You must excuse Forsan High School Band members if they seem a little busy this week — they are cramming for one big final test.

For the seventh time in the past 15 years, the FHS band will take its act to the highest level as it competes in the University Interscholastic League State Marching Contest, which will be held Monday in San Antonio's Alamodome.

Police/Sheriff

November 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
NOTE: BSPD officials reported no arrests were made during the corresponding times.
• THEFT was reported in the 800 block of E. 16th Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1100 block of Stanford.
In the 900 block of S. Scurry.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 59 inmates at the time of this report.

October 31st

Baby beaten; local couple charged

October 31, 2011

A local couple was arrested Friday on charges stemming from the alleged beating of a 1-year-old girl, according to investigators with the Big Spring Police Department.
Johnny Michael Edmondson II, 21, of 300 S. Tulane, was arrested Friday by the BSPD on a charge of injury to a child with intent to case bodily injury. Also arrested was the girl's mother, Vanessa Ann Armendarez, 26, also of 300 S. Tulane. She was jailed on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – imminent danger of bodily injury.

Police Beat

October 31, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAE DWAYNE RENTERIA, 42, of 1514 E. 17th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear (two counts) and driving while license invalid.
• LAQUANTHUS LAMAR RANDALL, 21, of 2524 Hunter, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug.
• BLANCA ESTHELA FERNANDEZ-FAZ, 43, of 710 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

October 29th

Enrollment growth has SWCID officials looking for dorm space

October 29, 2011

After more than 30 years, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is about to become a property owner.

SWCID, the nation's largest community college for the deaf and hard of hearing, has been leasing its property from the U.S. Department of Education, but that situation is about to change.

Dr. Cheryl Sparks, president of Howard College, which oversees SWCID operations, said the school is close to completing a transaction that will make the junior college district owners of most of the SWCID property.

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