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April 27th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 27, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIA DELCARMEN CERVANTES, 34, of 1103 E. 12th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
• ROGER KENDALL JOHNSON, 40, of 1801 Wagon Trail, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated third or more, resist arrest search or transport.
• ANDRES LEE JUAREZ, 29, of 306 Denton, was arrested Tuesday on warrant from other agency (four counts).
• ADOLFO SEGOVIA LOPEZ, 61, of 1002 N. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

April 26th

Dozens indicted by grand jury

April 26, 2011

A Howard County grand jury handed down more than two dozen indictments last week, including numerous true-bills for possession of a controlled substance.

The grand jury met Thursday but because of the Easter holidays, results were not released until Monday afternoon.

Among those indicted were:
• Jesus Castaneda Bustamante, 69, of 605 S. Nolan, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Jimmy Escovedo Rodriquez, 53, currently being held at the county jail, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony, enhanced).

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 26, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily harm to a family member, consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
• MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 20, of 2008 Nolan, was arrested Monday on warrants for assault – family violence and failure to appear.

Large item pick up set for District 2

April 26, 2011

Area residents of Big Spring's District 2 will get the chance to get rid of some of their oversized garbage Friday, as the city continues its annual large item pickup service.

April 25th

State Veterans Home celebrates Easter

April 25, 2011

HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Employees and staff with the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home serve up some holiday fair during the facility's annual Easter celebration Saturday afternoon.

Helping Special Olympics

April 25, 2011

HERALD Photo/Thomas Jenkins
Area motorcycle enthusiasts gather around a group of custom cycles during a festival to benefit the Special Olympics sponsored by local federal prison contractor Geo Saturday afternoon. The even featured live music and a poker fun run for riders.

Council to put finishing touches on water ordinance

April 25, 2011

The Big Spring City Council will attempt to put the finishing touches on its summer plan to decrease water consumption Tuesday night.
The measure — which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent — passed first reading April 12 on a unanimous vote.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, Stage 3 of the plan includes a number of restrictions — aimed mainly at outdoor water usage, such as watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools — which are expected to go into effect May 1.

Fund-raiser set to help kids attend camp

April 25, 2011

The Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring will be holding a community yard sale Saturday, May 21, to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp in June.

Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, said the yard sale is slated for 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St., and will help give children within the Boys and Girls Club program a chance to attend a five-day camp.

Police beat

April 25, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LORENZO TORRES RAMIREZ, 26, of 410 W. Eighth St., was arrested Saturday on charges of criminal mischief (two counts) and a warrant from another agency.
• CYNTHIA JEAN WHITE, 46, of 5203 Sterling, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

April 23rd

Howard College expected to raise tuition, fees

April 23, 2011

Howard College trustees will vote on recommended tuition and fee increases when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said a likely loss of more than $1 million in current state funding has prompted officials to recommend the rate hikes.

Under the proposed state budget recently approved by the Texas House of Representatives, the local college district would lose $1.6 million in current state funding. That loss would come on top of cuts already mandated by the legislature, Sparks said.

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