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January 5th, 2011

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 5, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• RICKY BOB YANEZ, 25, of 1302 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for theft with a previous conviction, terroristic threat and harassment.
• ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH BROWN, 20, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and speeding in a school zone.
• SHAQUITA BRIZHAY SNEED, 20, of Snyder, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

January 4th

Sheriff awaiting test results on possible skull fragment

January 4, 2011

Law enforcement officials say they are still waiting on preliminary findings from the laboratory examining what is believed to be a piece of a human skull discovered Dec. 20 in Howard County.


Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said he had hoped to have a preliminary report on the skull last week, but as of yet the laboratory examining the evidence has not yet released any information.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 41, of 1700 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LUIS MIGUEL LOPEZ, 27, of 907 S. Bell, was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.
• STACY RONALD, 34, of 1906 Alabama, was arrested Monday on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury.
• ERNEST SARMIENTO, 39, of 1405 N.W. Park St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for operating an ATV on a roadway.

January 3rd

Colorado City teen missing

January 3, 2011

COLORADO CITY —A week has now gone by since 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City disappeared while walking to a friend's house, and that has her family and many residents of the community concerned.
A prayer vigil for the missing teenager was held Sunday night at Colorado Middle School and about 750 people gathered to pray for her safe return home. Meanwhile, a reward for information leading to Hailey's return has grown from $1,000 to $10,000.

Police Blotter 01-03-11

January 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANASTACIO GARAY JR., 30, of 509 E 18th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• FRANK HERNANDEZ JR., 18, of 5105 Dawson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• JAMES LEE OVERTON, 19, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• LUIS RIOS CANALES III, 26, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault – family violence.

January 1st

Top 10 of '10

January 1, 2011

In a year where money was tight — not just for individuals, but for businesses, organizations, governments, you name it — local school district taxpayers decided to open wide their wallets.

Big Spring Independent School District voters' decision to approve more than $60 million in school construction projects was the top story of the year in the Crossroads area.

December 31st, 2010

Club needs more donations to secure Ambassadors' visit

December 31, 2010

The director of the local Boys and Girls Club said donations are still needed to bring the Harlem Ambassadors to town in February.

Sonnett Hildebrand said the club plans to stage a basketball game between the Ambassadors and a group of local players Feb. 23 at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Aside from displaying their basketball skills, the Ambassadors will also visit local schools and present their “Stay in School, Stay Off Drugs” program, Hildebrand said.

Healthy Woman celebration set for Jan. 27

December 31, 2010

Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman Program is two years old, so of course a party is in the works.

Organizers are planning a “Wild About Healthy Woman” gala to celebrate the second anniversary of the program beginning at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Dora Roberts Community Center.

The celebration will be split into two parts — a free “health expo” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the main event/dinner, which costs $25 per person.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 31, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
• LYNDON TRENT FRALEY, 50, 1425 E. Sixth No. 6, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CHRISTOPHER WELSH, 38, 613 Steakley, was arrested on a warrant charging public intoxication and failure to appear.
• TARA RACHELLE CAMDEN, 18, 3215 Cornell, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

December 30th

Tours de jour: RSVP showcase slated next week

December 30, 2010

Big Spring's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is giving people plenty of chances to get away from it all in the coming year.

RSVP's annual Travel Showcase, which offers a wide variety of tours, vacations and getaways to area residents, will be held at 2 p.m. next Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

The Travel Showcase is open to everyone, not just seniors, said Becky Letz of RSVP. “The more the merrier,” Letz said. “We've had seniors on these tours, we've had children … everyone is welcome.”

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