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March 27th, 2011

Joint law enforcement center on commissioners' agenda

March 27, 2011

Howard County commissioners are expected discuss a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department during their Monday meeting, as the county looks to move forward with the project.

Members of the Big Spring City Council recently held a meeting alongside Howard County commissioners to present the proposed center — which would be located at the newly built county jail, located on W. Highway 80 — to the public.

Elrod's closing temporarily to repair storm damage

March 27, 2011

While the downpour of rain received by the Crossroads area March 18 helped with the ongoing drought, at least one Big Spring business came up short during the storm.

Officials with Elrod's Furniture announced this week the local business would be closing its doors — temporarily — to make repairs caused by the storm, which caused extensive damage through the retail business.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.
• DAWN CHERIE HARTFIELD, 38, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• BARNEY KIP EDENS, 31, of 605 Linda Lane, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired license plate, expired motor vehicle inspection certification.
• PETER MARCELLO ROGERS, 27 of 3007 Collins, was arrested Friday on three warrants from other agencies, failure to appear and failed to maintain financial responsibility.

March 25th

Rattler roundup this weekend

March 25, 2011

It's time for slithery, hissing creatures to take over the fairgrounds.

The 47th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup and Arts and Crafts Show and Flea Market is set for this weekend. The roundup will once again take place at the Howard County Fair Barns and feature professional snake handlers.

The snake shows, demonstrations and races begin at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m., on Saturday. Sunday the doors will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The arts and crafts show will run during the same time as the roundup.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ, 18, of 410 Aylesford, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication by a minor.
• KENNETH ODIS LEWIS, 56, of 1704 Hilltop, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to appear and driving without a safety belt.
• DAWN CHERIE HARTFIELD, 38, of 2509 Gunter, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 24th

New exhibit to open at museum

March 24, 2011

Take a trip down memory lane, courtesy of the Heritage Museum.

“Then and Now” is a pictorial comparison of what Big Spring used to be and what it has become. Accompanying the exhibit is a pictorial book by the same name: "Big Spring Then and Now," including 100 photos.

“We get a lot of requests for photographs and we are hoping that this will fill that need,” said Tammy Schrecengost, Heritage Museum curator.

Volunteers needed for annual trash off

March 24, 2011

Crossroads area volunteers — led by Keep Big Spring Beautiful — will kick off the season with some spring cleaning Saturday, April 2, as the local organization teams up with the state of Texas for the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-off.

“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each State scheduled for a clean up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.

Large item pick up set for District 1

March 24, 2011

Spring cleaning, anyone?

The city of Big Spring's annual large item pickup service will get under way Friday, and according to Code Enforcement Supervisor Chad Averette, the program will be available to more city residents than ever before.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVEN DOUGLAS ELDER, 19, of 1809 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to use a safety seat – child less than 17 years of age, speeding and failure to yield the right-of-way.
• KYLE SHALOR SEBER, 22, of 1807 Driver Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• DANIEL PAUL JOHNSON, 48, of 811 W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

March 23rd

Council prepares for possible water rationing

March 23, 2011

With water shortages possible — even probable during peak summer months this year — the city of Big Spring took a step toward conservation Tuesday night as the city council approved first reading of plans to help not only conserve water, but also to penalize those who waste the precious commodity.

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