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October 24th, 2011

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:

October 22nd

HC teaming with BSISD for higher education

October 22, 2011

Howard College and Big Spring Independent School District officials are in the early planning stages for a program that could dramatically increase the college education possibilities for area high school students.
HC officials will brief college trustees on plans to begin an Early College High School Initiative program when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building Tumbleweed Room.

Battling breast cancer

October 22, 2011

October … Breast Cancer Awareness Month … What more can be said on this subject?
Three brave Big Spring women said a great deal about it this month and they know what they’re talking about because they’ve been there. They are aware that breast cancer is real, it is treatable, it is personal and individual, and it is survivable. As different as their stories are, they agree that early detection is not just important; it is imperative.

Police Beat

October 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ROY GARCIA JR., 21, of 26313 Ent Drive, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license invalid (three counts).
• GUADALUPE ESPERZA GARCIA, 41, of 1212 E. 16th St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• JUDY MARIE LEE, 32, of 400 Hillside, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid — no insurance.
• THEFT was reported in the 2700 block of Cactus Drive.

October 21st

Collegians, state insists: get your shots

October 21, 2011

Immunizations aren’t just for little kids anymore.

Starting in January, most new students at Howard College will be required to be immunized against bacterial meningitis in order to attend classes, officials announced.

The requirement was mandated by the Texas Legislature this year after cases of bacterial meningitis were reported on some college campuses in the state.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Quail Dobbs to be honored

October 21, 2011

Former rodeo clown Quail Dobbs of Coahoma will be inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame on Saturday in a ceremony at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Quail, now a justice of the peace, is the only JP since Judge Roy Bean to be inducted into the organization.

The Trail was organized in 1997 to recognize people who have contributed to the Western way of life.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAUNDRA JO GARRARD, 37, of 1502 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CALEB BROWNING LYLE, 17, of 701 Settles, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• SHEREDA SHAWNTA MINTZ, 17, of 1301 Lindberg, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

October 20th

Contreras gets probated term for tot’s injuries

October 20, 2011

A Big Spring man found guilty on a charge of injury to a child during a late-September bench trial was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years probation in 118th District Court Wednesday morning.

Joseph Contreras, 21, was found guilty of injury to a child during a Sept. 28 bench trial — a trial where the decision is made by the judge without the benefit of a jury — in connection with injuries sustained by a two-year-old in early December.

BSHS drama stages 'Sleepy Hollow'

October 20, 2011

Witches, goblins, gargoyles, and… headless horsemen?

In light of the Halloween season, the Big Spring High School Theatre will stage its rendition of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” beginning tonight in the high school auditorium.

The performances will be held at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

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