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December 24th

Holidays fun, therapeutic for BSSH patients

December 24, 2010

The patients at Big Spring State Hospital this month experienced many of the same traditions and activities that their friends and family shared this holiday season.

And in so doing, hopefully it will help them in their recovery as they work toward returning home.

Patients were treated to Christmas parties, treats of hot chocolate and other goodies, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, presents and a re-enactment of the nativity scene.

Police blotter

December 24, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
• JONATHON MICHAEL PAUL, 30, 605 Circle, was arrested on charges of driving while license invalid/previous conviction, criminal mischief over $500/under $1,500, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
• ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 22, 908 S. Nolan, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/previous conviction.
• LEONARD GUZMAN, 24, 1504 Vines, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.

December 23rd

Retailers: Shoppers buying locally

December 23, 2010

Local shoppers aren't necessarily buying more this Christmas, but they appear to be shopping at home, which has Big Spring retailers happy.

An informal survey of several local businesses shows an increase in holiday sales over last year. While several businessmen declined comment, citing company policy, others said it appears that Howard County residents are shopping Big Spring first.

Ambassadors bringing their bounce to Big Spring

December 23, 2010

The world-famous Harlem Ambassadors basketball squad will be coming to the Crossroads area in February, part of a community project the Big Spring Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is putting together for area children.

According to Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, the Ambassadors are slated to perform Feb. 23, but before the first slam dunk can be driven home, her and her staff will have to raise funds for the project.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 23, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• HENRY JOHN RAYMOND, 37, of 1905 Wasson Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MARK TIMOTHY STANLEY, 49, of 1800 S. Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• RAYMOND JOSEPH BONNER, 29, of San Angelo, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• LETISHA KAY MENDEZ, 29, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 25, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.

December 22nd

HCSO tight-lipped on investigation of found skull

December 22, 2010

Law enforcement officials are remaining tight-lipped regarding an investigation into what may be a human skull discovered Monday morning at a location in northern Howard County.

A press release issued by the Howard County Sheriff's Office Monday morning advised law enforcement officials were called to the scene around 11 a.m. at an undisclosed location in northern Howard County after what appears to be a piece of a human skull was found.

TxDOT encourages motorists to travel safely

December 22, 2010

Santa and his entourage — reindeer and elves — encourage Texans to have fun through the holidays. But, you better look out because he won’t be the only one watching.

The Texas Department of Transportation will partner with law enforcement across the state to communicate important travel messages to keep citizens safe through the holidays. And, law enforcement will be working overtime to find and arrest folks who drive impaired.

TxDOT says follow some simple travel tips to make sure you arrive safely, and for goodness sake, don’t drink and drive.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 22, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAMUEL RAY SEGUNDO III, 19, of 503 Washington Blvd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• JIMMY RAY WATSON, 19, of 2601 Chanute, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• CHRISTOPHER KENT BROOKS, 20, of 2309 Allendale, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• HUTTON TAYLOR EVANS, 19, of 3103 Mountain Shadow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.

December 21st

Possible human remains found in county

December 21, 2010

Officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office are investigating the discovery of what may be part of a human skull Monday morning in the northern part of the county.

According to Sheriff Stan Parker, his office received a tip regarding the item around 11 a.m. Monday, but declined to go into detail as to the location of the find.

Offices to close for holidays

December 21, 2010

Most municipal and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, officials announced.

The city of Big Spring will close all offices, including the landfill and compost facility, according to a news release. There will be no sanitation pickups on these days.

In addition, city offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, in observance of the New Year's Day Holiday.

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