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January 26th, 2012

Rains scant aid to area’s water woes

January 26, 2012

Wednesday's rainfall helped boost Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoir levels around the region, but according to local officials, the increases are small when compared to the “big picture” the current water shortage has left West Texans to face.

According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Midland, Big Spring saw a total rainfall of approximately .23 of an inch, while Snyder received .18 of an inch and the city of Midland saw .27 of an inch. All totals are currently unofficial.

Relay for Life heading back to Blankenship

January 26, 2012

Some things are just meant to stay the same.

Unforeseen events have forced the 2012 Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life back to Blankenship Field. The event was scheduled to be held at Memorial Stadium this year.

“We were hoping to do something different this year, but due to the installation of turf at Memorial Stadium, we are going to be moving the event back to where its roots are,” Manny Negron, event chairman, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANCES BILLALBA MCKISKI, 58, of 1600 S. Lancaster Apt. 308, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• KENNETH WAYNE SUGGS, 49, of 1006 E. 14th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• CRAIG BENJAMIN REYNOLDS, 31, of 1303 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

January 25th

United Way gearing up for next run

January 25, 2012

Another wave comes in.

New officers and members were installed for the 2012 year of the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County during the organization’s annual meeting Tuesday.

Agencies and board members gathered at Dora Roberts Community Center for a recap of last year’s success and to share what’s in store for the coming year.

Election still up in the air

January 25, 2012

While the state's situation regarding redistricting has left many counties in limbo regarding upcoming election dates — most notably the political party primaries currently slated for April 3 — Howard County election officials say it's full steam ahead for them.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• QUETIN MARCEL VANDERBILT, 25, of 2624 Langley, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to control speed.
• LAFAWN FAYE CANTU, 39, of 508 Young St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• JOE ERNEST VALENCIA JR., 28, of 202 N.E. Third St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.

January 24th

2 killed in Martin County crash

January 24, 2012

Two people were killed and three others were transported to area hospitals following a traffic accident Monday evening on Highway 176 approximately six miles east of Highway 349 in Martin County, according to officials with the Department of Public Safety.

Otis Nesbit, 50, a truck driver out of Millersview, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at approximately 8:59 p.m. by Martin County Justice of the Peace Jerrall Hedrick.

Power lines to be re-routed for law enforcement center

January 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners gave the go ahead to re-route power lines around the Howard County Detention Center in preparation for construction of a new joint law enforcement center during Monday morning’s meeting, a decision that could spell a minimal delay for the project.

Commissioners met with Jim Clements, area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery, during the meeting to discuss the re-routing efforts and how long it will take Oncor to complete the work.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• GARY LEE BOGNER, 45, of Mabank, Texas, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 64, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL REY LEWIS, 50, of 1002 Main Apt. 34, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JORDAN WESTON HAMILTON, 23, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid.

January 23rd

Eagles cooking up ways to help Children in Need

January 23, 2012

Terlingua may have its International Chili Championship and Nebraska its World Chili Cookoff Championship, but when it comes to warming the hearts of West Texans, nothing beats a bowl of chili from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Annual Chili Cook-off.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will pull out its well-seasoned cast-iron pots and gather its secret stash of heated spices to host its 10th Annual Chili Cook-off Jan. 28, benefitting the West Texas Centers Children-In-Need Fund.

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