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October 15th, 2011

Police Blotter

October 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the followingactivity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• CARLOS RENE GARCIA, 33, of 600 S. Bell, was arrested Friday on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility and theft less than $50/shoplifting.
• JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.

October 13th

Carving a niche

October 13, 2011

To you or me, a block of wood is a block of wood — but to one of the Mustang Draw Woodcarver’s Club members, it’s a work of art waiting to happen.
The club will hold its annual Show and Sale beginning Monday at Dora Roberts Community Center. There, you can purchase almost any kind of artwork done in wood. And, if you have the hankering, you can learn a thing or two about the craft yourself.
As part of the annual exhibition, club members will hold classes from Monday to Thursday on various forms of woodcarving, ranging from beginner’s work to more advanced art.

Campus plans on agenda

October 13, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District officials apparently will not accept an unacceptable rating for their schools.
Student improvement plans for all campuses which received an “academically unacceptable” rating from the Texas Education Agency will highlight tonight’s meeting of the BSISD Board of Trustees, which begins at 5:15 p.m. in the high school board room.

Police blotter

October 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHRISTOPHER BENNETT WOOTEN, 50, of 301 State St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.
• BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 2500 block of Carol Drive.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of N. Gregg Street.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1500 block of Wood Street.
In the 3600 block of W. Hwy 80.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1400 block of N. Hwy 87.

October 11th

County OKs redistricting map

October 11, 2011

Howard County commissioners gave their proposed precinct boundaries a thumbs up Monday morning, with the proposed redistricting design expected to be presented to the U.S. Justice Department for final approval.

The county was forced to make minor changes to its previous redistricting model due to lines shifted by the city of Big Spring during its most recent meeting on the matter, but the changes proved to be little problem for attorney Robert Bass, who is handling restricting duties for both entities.

CFOT effort hits high gear

October 11, 2011

Everyone enjoys receiving a gift at Christmas, especially those fighting for our country.

Christmas for OUR Troops — a program started in 2004 — is aimed at making sure troops receive packages during the Christmas season.

Debbie Burrow, Big Spring area coordinator for Christmas for OUR Troops, said the goal for this year is 2,500 boxes. In 2004, five boxes were packaged and shipped after Scott Davis and USAF Captain Steven Givler became friends and sprouted the idea.

October 10th

Superintendent search to highlight CISD board meeting

October 10, 2011

COAHOMA — The second in a series of several steps to find a new superintendent at Coahoma Independent School District has been taken.

CISD trustees will take their first look at the list of applicants for the superintendent position when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room.

Ronnie Kinkaid of Abilene, who is spearheading the search process, will meet with trustees in closed session to discuss the applications received for the position.

Webb AFB remembered at reunion

October 10, 2011

Webb Air Force Base may be closed but its memories are still alive.
Pilots, instructors and many others who at one time called the air base home gathered together for the 2011 Webb Reunion.

David Blubaugh, a former instructor pilot and one of the last to be stationed at Webb before it closed in 1977, was one of the many who came for this year's reunion.

"We have been back a few times, but we noticed a few people we haven't seen in a while would be attending, and we decided it would be nice to see them," Blubaugh said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONDEL WAYNE BROCK, 57, of 2800 Macauslan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ALEJANDRO MIER, 27, of 1225 SM 461, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• ANTONIO JARROD MOORE, 32, of 709 San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and three warrants from other agencies.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 10, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONDEL WAYNE BROCK, 57, of 2800 Macauslan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• ALEJANDRO MIER, 27, of 1225 SM 461, was arrested Sunday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• ANTONIO JARROD MOORE, 32, of 709 San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less and three warrants from other agencies.

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