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March 29th, 2011
MIDLAND — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Midland's 385th District Court.
Howard County commissioners gave a rather tentative nod Monday morning to move forward with a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department, although several members admitted having reservations concerning the coming year's budget.
MIDLAND — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of West Texas is hosting its annual volunteer appreciation and awards banquet Thursday.
The banquet will take place in Lynn Hall, at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland at 6:30 p.m.
“This is just a formal way of showing our appreciation for our volunteers,” Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAKOTA JAMES LESSER, 17, of 3707 Calvin, was arrested Monday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ HUTCHISON MCWILLIAMS, 33, of 2900 W. Highway 80 Apt. 128, was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
â€˘ JANET DARLENE LUJAN, 53, of 1100 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft.
â€˘ ANDREA DANIELLE CROFT, 26, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 48, was arrested Monday on charges of theft â€“ shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.
Got a scorchin' tattoo? How about a really hot bike? You know, a motorcycle that makes other motorcycle turn their heads?
Don't worry if you don't. Tena & Company is inviting everyone to a survivors of domestic violence benefit Saturday, April 2. Funds raised during the day-long event will benefit domestic violence victims and organizations such as Victim Services, Bikers Against Child Abuse and others.
The event will take place at Tena & Company, located at 1806 N. Lamesa Highway (U.S. Highway 87). Doors open at 10 a.m. and a â€śfirst bike outâ€ť fun run begins at noon.
Money generated from the Fifth Annual Cars, Stars and Handlebars fund-raiser will assist Big Spring State Hospital customers and their families with the construction of a Family Visitation Center.
Customers and their families donâ€™t have an ideal area set aside for quality visitation, said Billie Christie director of community relations.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KENDRA MICHELLE MATTHEWS, 29, of 3701 Connally St., was arrested Saturday on warrants for possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
â€˘ JEREMY STEVEN THROWER, 27, of 206 Circle, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
Snakes and daredevils have taken over the Howard County Fairbarns.
The 47th Annual AMBUCS Rattlesnake Roundup is in full swing. There are snake skinning and milking demonstrations and the opportunity to savor some fried rattlesnake. Professional snakehandler Jackie Bibby is back again for the snake shows.
The arts and crafts show and flea market will continue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday as well. Admission to the arts and craft show is free. Roundup admission is $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 4-11 years old.
Howard College trustees will hear good news and bad news when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.
The good? Construction projects are coming along well.
The bad? The scuttlebutt on state appropriations is anything but promising. The latter wasn't totally unexpected, but that makes the news no easier to deal with considering Howard College is facing millions of dollars in budget cuts.
Howard County commissioners are expected discuss a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department during their Monday meeting, as the county looks to move forward with the project.
Members of the Big Spring City Council recently held a meeting alongside Howard County commissioners to present the proposed center — which would be located at the newly built county jail, located on W. Highway 80 — to the public.