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April 21st, 2011

Child indecency suspect turns himself in

April 21, 2011

A Howard County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after turning himself over to law enforcement officials on a charge of indecency with a child – sexual contact.

William Waddill, 52, was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with indecency with a child – sexual contact, according to officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office.

GEO to host poker run

April 21, 2011

GEO is sponsoring a poker run and party Saturday to benefit Special Olympics.

The Glitter-N-Chrome Easter Fun Run will be held at the Hog Heaven Party Barn at 3910 W. Highway 80. The poker run will begin at 11 a.m. Fee is $20 per hand.

The “party” gets going at noon with an all-class car and bike show. Registration is $10 per vehicle.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KIMBERLY MARIE CASTILLO, 27, of 1000 Howell, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• TEPHANIE MCCORMICK, 37, of 3304 W. Highway 80, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for no inspection certificate and a warrant from another agency.
• JAMES PATRICK THOMPSON, 39, of 2300 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.

April 20th

Dunn case: DA hasn't received porn evidence

April 20, 2011

Officials with 118th District Court say child pornography allegedly found on a computer confiscated as part of the missing person investigation of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn haven't yet been submitted to their office, the next step in the prosecutorial process.

Bunny alert: Easter egg hunts set for Saturday

April 20, 2011

The Easter bunny is coming.

Two community wide Easter egg hunts are certain to have children hopping in Big Spring Saturday.

The first will be at 10 a.m. at the Old Settler's Pavilion in Comanche Trail Park. First Church of the Nazarene will sponsor the event and provide hot dogs and drinks afterward.

Starting at 2 p.m., Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veteran's Home will be having its eighth annual community Easter egg hunt and festivities.

Local man honored for CASA work

April 20, 2011

The timing just fell into place for Brad Burt, Travel Centers of America general store manager and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer.

Burt was sworn-in as a volunteer in January 2008 and has been working with the same case.

The work Burt has put in since becoming a volunteer has not gone unnoticed. He was honored with the best mentor award at the CASA volunteer appreciation banquet March 31.

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Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DANIELLE MARIE RAWLS, 28, of 903 Saunders was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• CRUZ JESUS CASTILLO, 41, of 1512 Wood Street was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• THEFT was reported in the 200 block of Main.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth St.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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

April 19th

House heavily damaged in fire

April 19, 2011

Firefighters with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department battled blazes around the intersection of Second Street and San Jacinto for much of Monday evening, as a structure fire ignited several grass fires in the area.

The structure fire, which was reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. at a home located behind the Big Spring Harley Davidson dealership, destroyed much of the home, including a shed and garage structure that housed several vehicles.

Local woman receives children's advocate award

April 19, 2011

The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer appreciation banquet proved to be an emotional experience for Big Spring resident and recipient of the Dedicated and Deserving Award, Ann Townsend.

Townsend attended the March 31 banquet not expecting to receive the recognition she did. She was one of the two Howard County CASA volunteers recognized at the event.

“It was the most humbling and biggest honor of my life,” Townsend said. “It was completely unexpected.”

Five BSHS students advance to state academic meet

April 19, 2011

A drop in classification and a move to a different regional site did little to deter five members of Big Spring High School’s University Interscholastic League Academic Team from qualifying for the state meet.

“We were a bit concerned about this year’s regional competition,” Academic Coordinator Jennifer Adams said. “We knew what to expect at the 4A Regional competition, and we knew that this year was going to be a whole different situation.”

The BSHS students qualifying for the state academic meet were:

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