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April 6th, 2011
A Howard County man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Daystar Residential Treatment Center in Manvel amid claims his teenage son was restrained and later died at the facility, which was already under heavy scrutiny from the state.
Michael Owens, 16, was pronounced dead at a Houston hospital Nov. 5, 2010, after struggling with staff members at the residential treatment center, where the boy had been a patient since March 2010.
A business located in the Big Spring Mall looking to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages had its request put on hold by county officials Tuesday, due to delinquent taxes owed by the owner of the mall facility.
County Judge Mark Barr, who was expected to make a judgment on whether or not to allow BSM Ice Cream and Coffee Shop to acquire a license to sell alcoholic beverages through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, said he is giving the company that owns the mall 30 days to pay its back taxes before he will rule on the matter.
For the third year in a row, Scenic Mountain Medical Centerâ€™s April Healthy Woman event will be held in conjunction with the Big Spring Health Fair, scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
The Healthy Woman Advisory Council invites the public to take advantage of the many free screenings being offered by Health Fair vendors.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DANIEL LEE NOGGLER, 39, of 101 Moore Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.
â€˘ RANDY TIMOTHY ORTEGA, 33, of 704 S. Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for speeding and failure to appear.
â€˘ RICHARD GENE ARMSTRONG, 32, of 203 Merrick Rd., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear.
Howard County commissioners will meet with an Austin attorney in a special meeting Wednesday to discuss redistricting within the county's four precincts, a process made necessary by the latest census results.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, the 2010 Census identified some areas within the county where the population has become unbalanced, an issue the court will be expected to resolve by shifting precinct lines.
One day he just decided to start walking.
George Throop decided that it was time to answer a calling, step out of the normal and do something different than his usual day-to-day life.
“I was manager of security of a high-rise building and it took care of my needs, but I wanted something more,” Throop said.
If helping others appeals to you, here's something of interest. The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Crossroads area.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY DON BROOKS, 21, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 27, of 1409 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense and driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ AVERY BROOKS, 17, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
That's the reasoning behind Kid Print, just one of the activities available Saturday at Health Fair 2011.
â€śIn today's world, who knows what is going to happen?â€ť said Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness. â€śThis is an excellent way to document your child in case something ever does happen.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARCUS EMORY STURGILL, 22, of 1216 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ CASEY RAY BRACKETT, 19, of 1204 Pennsylvania, was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ LEONARD RAY DEANDA, 19, of Abilene, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 20, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 154, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.