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March 14th, 2011

Big Spring girl killed in ATV accident

March 14, 2011

A 9-year-old Big Spring girl was killed Sunday afternoon near Lake Texoma in Marshall County, Okla., after an all-terrain vehicle overturned and rolled over her, according to officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

Summer Rain Quillen was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property near Lake Texoma, approximately six miles south of Kingston, Okla.

Chamber series to offer educaion on Big Spring

March 14, 2011

It's all about education and communication.

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is trying something a little different. This year, a state of the Community Series luncheon will take place in four parts, with the first part at noon, March 29 at the Dora Roberts Community Center. The entire series is aimed at educating local residents about the community, by hearing from the entities involved.

“There are so many entities that play a big part and we thought it was time to bring them to the forefront,” said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.

Police Beat

March 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 41, of 1700 W. Third St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DOMINICK RENE CERVANTES, 17, of 1900 Winston, was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• MATTHEW LUIS ALMAZAN, 24, of 3607 Dixon, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.

March 12th

Officials: Joint operation of park a 'viable option'

March 12, 2011

Following a meeting with officials from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, city and county representatives say the two local governments will be working together to keep the Big Spring State Park — which has been targeted for closure by the state — open and operating.

County Judge Mark Barr said Friday he feels like it's certainly a viable option for the city and county to work together to keep the facility, which has been a Big Spring landmark and tourist destination for many years, from falling prey to state budget cuts.

Commissioners to meet Monday

March 12, 2011

The agenda for Monday morning's meeting of the Howard County commissioners court includes a number of routine items, including discussion of county ordinances.

Precinct 2 County Commissioner Donnie Baker has asked that the discussion — centering around ordinances within the county — be placed on the agenda.

Martin County grand jury no-bills deputy

March 12, 2011

STANTON — A Martin County grand jury chose not to indict a Midland law enforcement officer involved in the January shooting death of a 54-year-old man following a standoff near Lenorah.

According to 118th District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson, the grand jury declined to indict the officer that shot and killed Lonny Martin following a brief chase on Highway 176 on Jan. 23.

Three Big Spring teens arrested on gun, drug charges

March 12, 2011

Three Big Spring teenagers were arrested in Lamesa earlier this week on gun and drug charges following a routine traffic stop, according to law enforcement officials.

Anselmo Vega Jr., 17, was arrested on a charge of theft of a firearm Monday in the city of Lamesa, located approximately one hour northwest of Big Spring. At the time of this report, Vega was still in the custody of the Dawson County Jail.

Police blotter

March 12, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• TYLER WAYLAN SMITH, 17, of 3312 Auburn Avenue was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
• THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Rosemont St.
•In the 300 block of Main St.
•In the 1600 block of Bluebird.
•In the 300 block of Tulane Avenue.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1200 block of E. 11th Place.

Police Beat

March 12, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• TYLER WAYLAN SMITH, 17, of 3312 Auburn Avenue was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
• THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Rosemont St.
•In the 300 block of Main St.
•In the 1600 block of Bluebird.
•In the 300 block of Tulane Avenue.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1200 block of E. 11th Place.

March 11th

Federal grand jury indicts Big Spring man

March 11, 2011

A federal grand jury in Lubbock returned an indictment late Wednesday, charging Big Spring resident Douglas W. Arnold Jr., with one count of failing to register as a sex offender.

Arnold has been in custody since his arrest by the U.S. Marshals Service late last month.

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