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March 2nd, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Today:
• FRANKIE RUBIO, 51, of 621 Sgt. Paredez Street, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and two warrants from other agencies.
• RICHARD NORMAN RAMIREZ, 45, of 611 N. San Antonio Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated/ third or more.
• STEVEN ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 39, of 1413 Wood Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of disregard for a stop sign.

March 1st

Man charged with assaulting 5-year-old

March 1, 2011

A 66-year-old Big Spring man was arrested Monday by the Big Spring Police Department and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Telesford Rentiria Galan was arrested Monday at a home in the 700 block of E. 17th Street at approximately 4 p.m., according to BSPD records.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, the offense was reported to police officials Monday, but it's currently unclear how long the alleged sexual abuse has been going on.

Joint law enforcement center may save $150,000 annually

March 1, 2011

Officials with the city of Big Spring and Howard County unveiled proposed plans for a joint law enforcement center Monday night, promising a long-term savings of a minimum of $150,000 a year to local taxpayers if the plan is adopted by both governments.

Art students earn medals at regional meet

March 1, 2011

Saturday, 11 Big Spring High School Art students competed in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event held at Odessa Permian High School. All 11 students received regional medals for their artworks.

Out of 265 entries in Regional 18, only 12 were chosen to advance to state. Though none were from Big Spring, Art Instructor Judy Tereletsky said she was extremely proud of her students' accomplishments.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA LYNN MORROW, 32, of 8900 S. Service Rd. in Sand Springs, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction or suspension.
• REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 27, address not provided, was arrested Monday on Warrants for public intoxication and failure to appear.
• NICKOLAS VANCE JONES, 18, of 304 Circle, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.

February 28th

Police Beat

February 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALBERT MARTINEZ JR., 32, of 2412 Runnels, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault – family violence.
• JOHN HENRY CHAPPELL, 34, of 1510 Todd Rd., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LARRY GARCIA, 49, of 906 S. Runnels, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Uchtdorf returns to Big Spring

February 28, 2011

Big Spring is one of those places that seems to hold memories for a lot of people; even those who live a world away.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, made a special visit to Big Spring last weekend. Uchtdorf came back for his visit almost 50 years to the day that he first arrived in Big Spring.

“I was in the cockpit as we landed, on runway 17, and it was like a coming home,” Uchtdorf said. “I had taxied down that runway and taken off numerous times, learning how to do it better.”

Fires rage across Howard County

February 28, 2011

Fueled by high winds and plenty of dry grass, wildfires raged throughout Howard County and West Texas Sunday.

At least four homes north of Big Spring were lost when a grass fire erupted in the area of Hilltop and Jonesboro roads around 2 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

The fire forced the evacuation of residents in the area and a total of of 80 homes were threatened by the blaze.

Aside from the lost homes, about 30 acres burned in that fire, according to a news release from the Texas State Lone Star Management team.

February 26th

'Shear' support: Students lose their locks for teacher fighting cancer

February 26, 2011

Worrying about what others would think was the last thing on the minds of 11 Coahoma elementary students.

What started as an idea of one fourth grader, Jaxon Muller, turned into a group of kids showing their support for Coahoma elementary physical education coach Deana Clark. Clark was diagnosed with breast cancer and has started rounds of chemotherapy. Due to the treatments she has lost her hair.

County, city joint meeting Monday

February 26, 2011

Howard County commissioners and members of the Big Spring City Council will hold a joint meeting Monday to discuss possible plans to house the sheriff's office and police department at the newly-built County Jail, a move officials from both sides say could help streamline both law enforcement agencies.

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