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March 30th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT SCOTT OCHOA, 31, of 807 Willia Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 26, of 807 Willia Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CHRISTINA LEANN GARZA, 27, of 1902 Mittel Avenue, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for safety belt child under 17, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.

March 29th

Guerra trial begins

March 29, 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.

County tentatively signs off on joint peace officer center

March 29, 2011

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.

CASA appreciation banquet Thursday

March 29, 2011

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.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAKOTA JAMES LESSER, 17, of 3707 Calvin, was arrested Monday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• HUTCHISON MCWILLIAMS, 33, of 2900 W. Highway 80 Apt. 128, was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
• JANET DARLENE LUJAN, 53, of 1100 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft.
• ANDREA DANIELLE CROFT, 26, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 48, was arrested Monday on charges of theft – shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.

March 28th

Tena & Company to hold benefit for abuse victims

March 28, 2011

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 “first bike out” fun run begins at noon.

Cars, Stars and Handlebars fund-raiser is Saturday

March 28, 2011

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 don’t have an ideal area set aside for quality visitation, said Billie Christie director of community relations.

Police

March 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KENDRA MICHELLE MATTHEWS, 29, of 3701 Connally St., was arrested Saturday on warrants for possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
• 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.
• ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.

March 27th

Snakes take center stage

March 27, 2011

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 meet Monday

March 27, 2011

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.

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