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March 18th, 2011

Big Spring prepared for multiple events

March 18, 2011

Job fairs, chamber gatherings and golf tournaments are on tap for the next couple months.

Upcoming events and other business highlighted the agenda of the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting Wednesday.

GEO will be presenting a job fair at the workforce center March 22 and 23. Next month, April 19, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will be holding its community wide job fair as well. Members of the community are encouraged to attend between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions at 263-8373.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• BOBBY JOE LOPEZ, 25, of 1701 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and assault – recklessly impeding breathing or circulation.
• STEPHEN CRUZ, 32, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to control speed and failure to appear.
• LAPAUL ERIC SCAGGS, 34, 510 S. Benton, was arrested thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

March 17th

Local man guilty of child porn possession

March 17, 2011

ABILENE — Following a two-day trial, a federal jury in Abilene convicted Harvey James Pelland, 76, of Big Spring on all seven counts of a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Lubbock, in January.

U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis presided over the trial.

Ready to Powwow?

March 17, 2011

Native American dancers from all over the region will pit their skills against one another April 2-3, as the Big Spring Powwow gets ready to once again take over the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

And while the dancers are certainly sharpening their skills and moves for the annual event, Big Spring Powwow Committee Treasurer Connie Lesser said the local group has plenty of work to do before the festivities get under way.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 17, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRY WILLIAM SAWYERS, 49, of 1504 S. Main St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MANUEL SOSA, 18, of 2510 Ent Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1300 block of Stadium.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

March 16th

Take to the hill: Master the Mountain coming

March 16, 2011

t's time to Master the Mountain again.

For two and a half hours April 9, all those who are interested will be able to take on the mountain in the Master the Mountain Fun Run/Walk at Big Spring State Park.

“It's the same every year; we have the majority of the people sign up the day of the event,” Ron Alton, event coordinator and park manager, said. “Registration will be taken up to the day of the event again.”

Snakes alive — now they're hunting varmints

March 16, 2011

It's time for snakes ... and other varmints.

This year, the 47th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup has an addition to the festivities — the Ambucs Area Wide Varmint and Hog Hunt. For those wanting to take part in the Varmint and hog hunt, teams are limited to four members and the registration fee is $125 per team and category. There will be winners, determined by number of animals and weight, in both categories. T

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SHANE EDDIE ANDERSON, 39, of 806 E. 18th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
• SALENA MARIE TAYLOR, 31, of 1005 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive from justice – giving false information, speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• AMBER RAY ALEXANDER, 31, of 1907 S. Runnels, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 15th

Term limits on ballot, wording under study

March 15, 2011

Big Spring voters will get the chance to weigh in on proposed term limits during municipal elections in May, however, the length of the limits is still up in the air, according to city officials, thanks to conflicts in the amendment's wording.

The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Monday evening to have the amendment — which was driven by a recent petition spearheaded by the local Concerned Citizens Council — placed on the ballot.

Thomason files for council

March 15, 2011

The May race for the District 3 seat on the Big Spring City Council got a last minute candidate Monday, as Shannon Thomason — chairman of the local Concerned Citizens Council — tossed his political hat in the ring.

Most recently, Thomason ran unsuccessfully for the mayor's seat on the council in 2010, garnering 153 ballots — 5.34 percent — in his bid for the position. Thomason also ran for the mayoral seat in 2007, losing to longtime mayor Russ McEwen with 467 ballots, accounting for approximately 23 percent of the vote.

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