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January 27th, 2011
A preliminary report from anthropologists at Texas Tech University have identified the skull found in Howard County in mid-December as both human and male, but law enforcement officials remain guarded concerning the investigation.
Sheriff Stan Parker said Wednesday his office has received a partial preliminary report relating to the skull, which was discovered Dec. 20 north of Big Spring.
Local law enforcement made more than a dozen arrests Wednesday afternoon on felony narcotics warrants, part of a six-month investigation into the traffic of drugs in the Crossroads area.
According to officials with the Big Spring Police Department, the investigation was conducted by the BSPD's Narcotics Division with assistance from the police department's criminal investigation division, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Howard County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security's San Angelo office.
As city and county officials begin looking at a consolidation of services between the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Police Department, the entire matter could hinge on a meeting between the two governments in February.
Tickets for next week's Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet are still available, but won't be for long, organizers say.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the Feb. 3 banquet is 5 p.m. Friday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Wednesday and early Thursday:
â€¢ BRUCE ERVIN ESSIX, 44, 408 S. Douglas, was arrested on two warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ ERNEST ENRIQUE SILVAS, 26, 1408 Sycamore, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ AMMIE LEE HOWELL, 32, 1507 Hilltop, was arrested on a warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
â€¢ MICHAEL LEE RAWLS, 31, 1803 Morrison, was arrested on a warrant for prostitution and a warrant from another agency.
The Howard County Jail could soon be the center of law enforcement efforts in Big Spring, as city and county officials prepare to meet to mull over the idea of housing the Sheriff's Office and Police Department in the same facility.
City Manager Gary Fuqua informed the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night recent talks between the city and county administrations could help the municipality solve a longstanding problem.
The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County did a victory lap during its annual business meeting Tuesday evening.
Despite a struggling economy — and bucking the trend of the past few years — the 2010 UW drive exceeded its goal of $250,000, which left both campaign officials and the agencies that receive funds from the organization in a celebratory mood.
Wayland Pierce, first vice president of the 2010 campaign, said $252,000 has been raised to date, with the promise of even more to come within the next few months.
The Friends of the State Park are about “to be turned loose” to officially raise funds for a new nature center at the park.
For more than a year, the group has been advocating the construction of a combination nature/visitor center at the state park, an addition they believe would draw more visitors to this area.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ KRYSTAL MARIE SERVANTES, 22, of 1503 Lexington, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license when unlicensed, failure to appear, failure to provide a safety deat system for a child and a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ CLARA RAMIREZ RANGEL, 36, of 1902 S. Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.
COLORADO CITY — Investigators working on the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn confirmed an recent out-of-state lead in the case was invalid, as the search for the girl continues into its fourth week.
According to Pete Kampfer, city manager and media liaison for the search, investigators were looking into a possible lead in the case in Memphis, Tenn. However, Kampfer confirmed this week the lead was determined to be invalid.