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August 2nd, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 2, 2011

Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 24, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• BRITTNEY JO HILGER, 17, of 3618 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana — less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 23, of 1103 W. Fifth, was arrested Monday on charges of theft — less than $50 shoplifting, violation protective order communicates ( two counts).

August 1st

Rock the Desert begins Thursday

August 1, 2011

MIDLAND — The desert will be rocking for the 12th year at Rock the Desert 2011, Spirit in the Sky.
Rock the Desert 2011 has been scheduled Thursday through Saturday.

Police beat

August 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAY CLANTON BLACK, 36, of Whitney, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ROBERT WILLIAM BARTON, 32, of 501 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Saturday on two warrants from another agency.
• DAVID ADAM MARTINEZ, 27, of 1002 N. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information, possession of marijuana – two ounces or less, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant from another agency.

Local man arrested on indecency with child charge

August 1, 2011

A Big Spring teen was arrested and charged with indecency with a child – sexual contact Saturday evening after law enforcement officers discovered a female victim under the age of 17 at his home, according to arrest records.
Andres Reyes Perches III, 17, was arrested Saturday night by the Howard County Sheriff's Office on a charge of indecency with a child – sexual contact after law enforcement officers discovered Perches “in contact” with the female at his home.

July 30th

Police Blotter

July 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• CHRISTOPHER JAMES DUFORAT, 24, of Fort Stockton, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency and driving while license invalid-DWI related.
• MANUEL G. DEJESUS, 62, 1704 S. Scurry St. (rear), was arrested Friday on a charge of assault-family/household member and intentionally/recklessly impeding normal breathing or circulation.
• STEVEN ANTHONY ROBLES, 37, of 600 Johnson, was arrested Friday on a charge of assault: family violence causes bodily injury.

Council workshop Monday

July 30, 2011

The Big Spring City Council will begin holding its annual budget work sessions Monday evening, as the government panel looks to solidify its fiscal plans for 2011-2012.
While budget sessions have traditionally been a time for council members to pitch their pet projects for the coming year, a lack of revenue — due in large part to the ongoing drought and lack of water sales — will most likely keep such plans on the back burner going into the next fiscal year.

Coahoma, Forsan schools earn passing marks

July 30, 2011

Forsan Independent School District campuses received the highest academic ratings in Howard County, according to accountability figures released by the Texas Education Agency Friday.
For the third consecutive year, Elbow Elementary received TEA’s highest rating of “Exemplary,” while the junior high/high school campus’ rating was one step down at “Recognized.” District-wide, Forsan ISD was rated Recognized, as well.
Those were the same ratings as the districts and campuses received the previous year.

TEA: BSISD 'unacceptable'

July 30, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District was hammered in the latest round of school accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency Friday.
BSISD received a district-wide rating of “Academically Unacceptable,” the lowest of four possible TEA ratings. In addition, all but one local campus’ academic performance was rated as unacceptable by the state education agency. Moss Elementary received a “Academically Acceptable” rating from TEA.

July 29th

Festival of Lights needs volunteers

July 29, 2011

Christmas may be a few months away still, but preparations for the 2011 Comanche Trail Festival of Lights are already glowing brightly.

“I think this will be the most spectacular presentation yet for our visitors,” said Pat Simmons, Festival of Lights founder. This year will bring back the poinsettias to Scenic Mountain.

According to Simmons, three years ago three poinsettias adorned the side of the mountain, but due to lack of power supply were taken down and haven't been included the past few years.

Tax free holiday sure to help some

July 29, 2011

Texas parents with children getting ready to head back to class in a few weeks have most likely faced plenty of challenges this summer, and, from a fiscal standpoint, paying for school supplies and clothing may be one of the toughest.

However, the state of Texas is hoping to ease the burden Aug. 19-21 with its annual Tax Free Holiday, a three-day opportunity for parents and guardians to skip the sales taxes on many of the back-to-school items they purchase each year.

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