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April 6th, 2011

Police beat

April 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL LEE NOGGLER, 39, of 101 Moore Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.
• RANDY TIMOTHY ORTEGA, 33, of 704 S. Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• RICHARD GENE ARMSTRONG, 32, of 203 Merrick Rd., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear.

April 5th

Commissioners eye redistricting

April 5, 2011

Howard County commissioners will meet with an Austin attorney in a special meeting Wednesday to discuss redistricting within the county's four precincts, a process made necessary by the latest census results.

According to County Judge Mark Barr, the 2010 Census identified some areas within the county where the population has become unbalanced, an issue the court will be expected to resolve by shifting precinct lines.

Seeing America — by foot

April 5, 2011

One day he just decided to start walking.

George Throop decided that it was time to answer a calling, step out of the normal and do something different than his usual day-to-day life.

“I was manager of security of a high-rise building and it took care of my needs, but I wanted something more,” Throop said.

Red Cross looking for volunteers

April 5, 2011

If helping others appeals to you, here's something of interest. The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Crossroads area.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• RILEY DON BROOKS, 21, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 27, of 1409 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated – second offense and driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• AVERY BROOKS, 17, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

April 4th

Kid Print to be featured at Health Fair 2011

April 4, 2011

Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.

That's the reasoning behind Kid Print, just one of the activities available Saturday at Health Fair 2011.

“In today's world, who knows what is going to happen?” said Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness. “This is an excellent way to document your child in case something ever does happen.

Police

April 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS EMORY STURGILL, 22, of 1216 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• CASEY RAY BRACKETT, 19, of 1204 Pennsylvania, was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• LEONARD RAY DEANDA, 19, of Abilene, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 20, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 154, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Trash-Off has youthful look

April 4, 2011

A whole lot of trash makes a huge success.

Saturday was the Don't Mess With Texas annual Trash Off. The turnout included more young people than in past years, according to Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons.

“This year was a huge success, especially because of the youth,” said Simmons, member of Keep Big Spring Beautiful, which sponsored the event locally.

Big Spring students qualify for Region I contest

April 4, 2011

Big Spring High School will send a dozen or more students to University Interscholastic League Region I Academic Contest, set for April 15-16 on the Texas Tech University campus.Students advanced from the District 5-3A contest last week.

April 1st

Serious trash talking

April 1, 2011

Spring cleaning will take on a whole new scope in the Crossroads area Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the community during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.

“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each state scheduled for a clean-up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.

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