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March 9th, 2011

Council approves mandate resolution

March 9, 2011

Big Spring City Council took a step against unfunded state mandates during its meeting Tuesday night, approving resolutions supporting House Joint Resolution 56 and Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 17.

During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council had already approved first reading of the resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

March 8th

Hatchet attack leaves 1 critical

March 8, 2011

A Big Spring man remains in critical condition in a Lubbock hospital after suffering cuts to the upper part of his body Sunday night.

Fifty-four-year-old Joe Rios Jr. was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock following an altercation in the 2300 block of Warren.

Big Spring police officers were called to 2307 Warren at approximately 9:25 p.m. Sunday where they found Rios standing by his vehicle in the street.

Term limit petition delivered

March 8, 2011

Representatives of the Big Spring Concerned Citizens Council submitted a petition to city officials Monday in an effort to force a city-wide vote on proposed term limits for members of the city council.

Steve Campbell, spokesman for the CCC, turned the petition over to City Finance Director Peggy Walker Monday afternoon.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 63, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL WAYNE GOMEZ JR., 17, of 2703 Carol, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• NATIVIDAD ZAMORA CEBALLOS, 32, of 2617 Fairchild, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

March 7th

CASA in need of volunteers

March 7, 2011

It's all for the best interest of the child.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is gearing up to train more volunteers. Training for the Howard County area will begin April 11 and continue through April 21.

“Ideally, we would like to bring on at least 10 new Howard County volunteers,” Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.

Routine agenda for city council

March 7, 2011

Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council features a rather routine agenda, as the government panel looks to give final approval to a resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, a bill currently being considered by the Texas Legislature that would outlaw certain mandates in the Lone Star State.

During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council approved first reading of the resolution, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

Police Beat

March 7, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA SR., 23, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JUAN ARNULFO CARDONA, 25, of 109 Algerita, was arrested Saturday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, driving while intoxicated – open container, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear (three counts).
• AMANDA RENEE MCGREGOR, 22, of Lamesa, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

March 5th

'Pray for Rain' service set Thursday

March 5, 2011

Area residents will turn their need for moisture over to God Thursday evening, as area clergy and lay pastors gather to hold a rally to pray for rain at First Baptist Church.

Tim Blackshear, former Big Spring mayor and rally organizer, said the prayer rally will be based around 2 Chronicles 7:14. “

Gem and Mineral Show runs through Sunday

March 5, 2011

Joyce Speed believes you haven't met a nice person until you've met a rockhound.

Speed should know. She and her husband, Delbert, log thousands of of miles annually in their RV, traveling to gem shows in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and she has been a devoted mineral enthusiast for almost 50 years.

So when she says events such as the 42nd annual Big Spring Prospector's Club Gem and Mineral Show are a treat, she has experience to back up her claim.

Police blotter

March 5, 2011

The Big Spring Herald reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
• WALKER WAGONER LITTLEJOHN, 17, Winston Salem, N.C., was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and runaway.
• JANTE LAMAR CHEEVES, 30, Converse, was arrested on two warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• LEONARD SHANE SLATON, 45, 205 W. 15th, was arrested on a charge of theft over $1,500/less than $20,000.
• DANIEL MONTEZ VIERA, 23, 1907 S. Main, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

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