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January 14th, 2011

Rebuild vs. renovate: BSISD officials debate Moss future

January 14, 2011

Big Spring school officials want very much to add a fourth new elementary campus to their upcoming construction list.

Officials discussed the possibility of replacing Moss Elementary with a new campus during Thursday's meeting of the Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees.

When voters approved a $60 million bond proposal in May 2010, plans called for three new elementaries to replace existing campuses at Washington, Marcy and Goliad.

Trustees OK sale of last block of construction bonds

January 14, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District trustees authorized the sale of the final block of voter-approved construction bonds during their regular meeting Thursday evening.

Voters approved the issuance of $60 million in bonds in May, and almost $53 million of those were sold in September.

However, officials held $6.7 million in bonds in abeyance, hoping to qualify for financing under the Qualified School Construction Bond program, a federally-backed system which features ultra-low interest rates.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID WAYNE CROW, 23, of 617 S. McEwen, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana – more than four ounces, less than five pounds.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 600 block of E. Sixth Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 58 inmates at the time of this report.

January 13th

Adkins named 'person of interest' in Dunn investigation

January 13, 2011

According to Colorado City officials, Shawn Adkins has been named a “person of interest” by investigators in the recent disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Dunn was last seen walking from her home in northern Colorado City to a friend's house about 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, according to initial police reports.

Guerra trial delayed

January 13, 2011

The trial date for a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault has been pushed back until March, according to officials with the 385th District Court in Midland.

Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28 in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified the suspect was acting suspicious.

Area livestock shows are b-a-a-a-a-ck

January 13, 2011

A little cold weather wasn't about to stop this hardy group of future farmers.

Despite frigid temperatures, the annual Howard County Junior Livestock Show began its annual run Wednesday at the county fair barns.

The show, which runs through Saturday, features 122 exhibitors showing 311 entries, a decrease of 84 animals from last year's show, officials said.

The most probable cause for the decrease, they said, was the economy. It costs several hundred dollars to care for and prepare an animal for livestock show presentation.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 13, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRISTIN SH'NEA MARMOLEJO, 18, of 1804 S. Owens, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.
• STEPHANIE SARALYNN JUAREZ, 17, of 508 E. 18th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.
• DERRICK JONATHAN COLEGROVE, 21, of 3209 Oasis Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JUSTIN HENRY FRANCO, 21, of 105 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone – two ounces or less.

January 12th

Council votes down term limit measure

January 12, 2011

When it comes to putting the idea of term limits before the voters, the Big Spring City Council has had a change of heart.

By a 5-2 vote Tuesday, the council rejected a resolution that would have put a term limit proposition on the ballot during May's municipal elections. The vote comes weeks after the council gave its preliminary approval to the measure by a scant 4-3 majority.

Affidavits shed new light on Dunn investigation

January 12, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act regarding search warrants executed in the case of missing 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn may indicate the teen's mother and her live-in boyfriend are suspects in the case, according to Abilene's KTXS Channel 12.

Proposal could give new life to auditorium

January 12, 2011

If all goes well, the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium will be back in business by early next year.

The auditorium, which was shuttered in February 2009 as the result of accessibility issues, may have a new lease on life, thanks to an architectural proposal that will address the concerns which forced the building's closure.

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