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March 30th, 2011

City teeming with activities, officials say

March 30, 2011

Who says nothing happens in Big Spring and Howard County?

Anyone who attended Tuesday's State of the Community Series luncheon – Part 1: Money at Work, got a detailed report. Presentations from the city of Big Spring, Howard County, Colorado River Municipal Water District, Howard College and Big Spring Economic Development Corporation focused on the different areas each entity is working on.

It's Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo time

March 30, 2011

It's rodeo time again ... Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo time.

The elementary gym will turn into a rodeo arena Thursday at 9 a.m. Approximately 58 students will take part in six main events; barrels, bronc riding, milking, flag relay, bull riding and poles. For decades, kindergartners at Coahoma have been a part of longtime tradition.

Thirty-three years ago, professional rodeo clown Quail Dobbs — now retired — and a group of kindergarten teachers had an idea that has blossomed into a community event.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 30, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT SCOTT OCHOA, 31, of 807 Willia Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 26, of 807 Willia Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CHRISTINA LEANN GARZA, 27, of 1902 Mittel Avenue, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for safety belt child under 17, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.

March 29th

Guerra trial begins

March 29, 2011

MIDLAND — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Midland's 385th District Court.

County tentatively signs off on joint peace officer center

March 29, 2011

Howard County commissioners gave a rather tentative nod Monday morning to move forward with a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department, although several members admitted having reservations concerning the coming year's budget.

CASA appreciation banquet Thursday

March 29, 2011

MIDLAND — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of West Texas is hosting its annual volunteer appreciation and awards banquet Thursday.

The banquet will take place in Lynn Hall, at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just a formal way of showing our appreciation for our volunteers,” Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.

For more information, you may subscribe to the Big Spring Herald or purchase an e-edition.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAKOTA JAMES LESSER, 17, of 3707 Calvin, was arrested Monday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• HUTCHISON MCWILLIAMS, 33, of 2900 W. Highway 80 Apt. 128, was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
• JANET DARLENE LUJAN, 53, of 1100 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft.
• ANDREA DANIELLE CROFT, 26, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 48, was arrested Monday on charges of theft – shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.

March 28th

Tena & Company to hold benefit for abuse victims

March 28, 2011

Got a scorchin' tattoo? How about a really hot bike? You know, a motorcycle that makes other motorcycle turn their heads?
Don't worry if you don't. Tena & Company is inviting everyone to a survivors of domestic violence benefit Saturday, April 2. Funds raised during the day-long event will benefit domestic violence victims and organizations such as Victim Services, Bikers Against Child Abuse and others.

The event will take place at Tena & Company, located at 1806 N. Lamesa Highway (U.S. Highway 87). Doors open at 10 a.m. and a “first bike out” fun run begins at noon.

Cars, Stars and Handlebars fund-raiser is Saturday

March 28, 2011

Money generated from the Fifth Annual Cars, Stars and Handlebars fund-raiser will assist Big Spring State Hospital customers and their families with the construction of a Family Visitation Center.

Customers and their families don’t have an ideal area set aside for quality visitation, said Billie Christie director of community relations.

Police

March 28, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• KENDRA MICHELLE MATTHEWS, 29, of 3701 Connally St., was arrested Saturday on warrants for possession of alcohol by a minor and failure to appear.
• JEREMY STEVEN THROWER, 27, of 206 Circle, was arrested Saturday on warrants for driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• ISREAL ALVAREZ, 25, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.

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