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March 19th, 2011

To be continued: Lightning halts Lady Steers' district opener

March 19, 2011

The Big Spring Lady Steers had no shortage of opponents Friday night.

For starters, there was the visiting Sweetwater Lady Mustangs, who spotted the Lady Steers a six-run lead, then came roaring back with six runs of their own.

Then, there was the Lady Steers themselves, who gave the Sweetwater rally a helping hand with ineffective pitching and two three errors.

Finally, there was Mother Nature, who proved to be the toughest opponent of the night.

March 18th

Billie Dunn jailed

March 18, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Billie Dunn, mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, was booked into the Mitchell County Jail on Thursday on misdemeanor charges for obstruction of justice and possession of drugs.

Dunn was taken into custody by authorities at her Colorado City home Thursday evening on charges of hindering apprehension and prosecution, possession of dangerous drugs and making a false report to police officers. All three charges are misdemeanors.

Sixteen indicted by grand jury

March 18, 2011

A Howard County grand jury returned 16 indictments Thursday, including a number of true-bills for narcotics charges.

Among those indicted were:

• Darrell David Brown, 38, of Midland, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Allysia Dawn Heckart, 29, of Odessa, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• David Wayne Crow, 23, of 617 S. McEwen, possession of marijuana (state jail felony).
• Pierre Jean Gordon, 20, of 806 Ohio, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony).

Big Spring prepared for multiple events

March 18, 2011

Job fairs, chamber gatherings and golf tournaments are on tap for the next couple months.

Upcoming events and other business highlighted the agenda of the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting Wednesday.

GEO will be presenting a job fair at the workforce center March 22 and 23. Next month, April 19, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will be holding its community wide job fair as well. Members of the community are encouraged to attend between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions at 263-8373.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• BOBBY JOE LOPEZ, 25, of 1701 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and assault – recklessly impeding breathing or circulation.
• STEPHEN CRUZ, 32, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to control speed and failure to appear.
• LAPAUL ERIC SCAGGS, 34, 510 S. Benton, was arrested thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

James Ed Wilkerson

March 18, 2011

Mr. James Ed Wilkerson, 87, of Big Spring, Texas and Norman, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Norman, Ark. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

March 17th

Local man guilty of child porn possession

March 17, 2011

ABILENE — Following a two-day trial, a federal jury in Abilene convicted Harvey James Pelland, 76, of Big Spring on all seven counts of a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Lubbock, in January.

U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis presided over the trial.

Ready to Powwow?

March 17, 2011

Native American dancers from all over the region will pit their skills against one another April 2-3, as the Big Spring Powwow gets ready to once again take over the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

And while the dancers are certainly sharpening their skills and moves for the annual event, Big Spring Powwow Committee Treasurer Connie Lesser said the local group has plenty of work to do before the festivities get under way.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 17, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRY WILLIAM SAWYERS, 49, of 1504 S. Main St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MANUEL SOSA, 18, of 2510 Ent Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1300 block of Stadium.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

Wanda 'June' Patton Hollan

March 17, 2011

Wanda “June” Patton Holland, 81, moved on to her heavenly reward Monday, March 7, 2011. A celebration of June’s life was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at Mercer-Adams Chapel, Bethany, Okla., with interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City.

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