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September 28th, 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.
As the Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff's Office move toward more consolidated services, several changes are on the horizon.
The most obvious sign of change, however, just may be a locked door.
During a Wednesday news conference, Big Spring Police Department Chief Lonnie Smith and Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker announced several steps the two agencies are taking to offer more consolidated services to area citizens.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LEIGH ANN MCKENDREE, 44, of Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KASSAUNDRA DYHAN MUNOZ, 21, of 1007 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to appear.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 800 block of W. Interstate Highway 20.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 2600 block of Hunter.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Federal agents from San Angelo — assisted by local law enforcement — executed a search warrant today during the early morning hours in Coahoma as part of a child pornography investigation.
According to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, the search warrant was executed at approximately 6:30 a.m. at a residence.
Officials with the sheriff’s office assisted investigators with the San Angelo ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) department.
It was one of those things that just couldn’t wait.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees held a five-minute special meeting Monday to grant a utility easement at the sites where four new elementary campuses are being constructed.
The easement with ONCOR, the local electricity provider, will allow the company to move power lines out of the way so that construction of the new schools can proceed on schedule.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT ALLEN CHANDLER, 33, of Oklahoma, was arrested Monday on a charge of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.
â€˘ MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin, was arrested Monday on warrants for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (four counts) and criminal mischief â€“ impair/interrupt/divert public water.
â€˘ GABRIEL LEE BARRAZA, 25, of 5209 Dawson Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AMADOR RIOS, 30, of 4215 Dixon, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 124, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
â€˘ FRANK GARZA JR., 61, of 405 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of theft.
â€˘ MELINDA GAMBOA, 35, of 1200 Dixie, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Big Spring City Council will look to put the finishing touches on its 2011-2012 fiscal plan Tuesday with final reading of its proposed budget and ad valorem tax rate.
The budget â€” which passed first reading Sept. 13 on a 6-1 vote â€” includes $1.5 million for a centrifugal sludge collection system for the city's water treatment plant, a project city officials are hoping will help raise the quality of water delivered by the municipality by lowering turbidity levels.
Leading the Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade this year will be an individual who lives up to the theme â€” â€śA Wild West Christmas.â€ť
Grand marshal for the Dec. 3 event will be Howard College Rodeo Coach Greg Kernick.
Officials are one step closer in their quest to rename the local VA medical center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock), announced Wednesday that his provision in the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011 to rename the local VAMC after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly.
The vote, to rename the facility the George H. O'Brien Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was 412-3 in favor of the measure.