Friday, February 27, 2015

Department of Energy to Display Transuranic Waste Transport Vehicles in Big Spring

What:                   Two tractor-trailer vehicles will be on display to demonstrate how transuranic waste is safely transported to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM for permanent disposal. 


Who:                     Texas Department of State Health Services U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office      


When:                 Thursday, March 26, 2015


Where:                Dora Roberts Community Center 100 Whipkey, Big Spring, TX 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Details:                Over 1,700 shipments have safely been transported through Texas on I-20.  The purpose of this road show is to familiarize first responders and the public with the specially designed shipping casks used to transport this waste and the overall WIPP transportation program.  Those attending will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from WIPP about the project, transportation requirements and shipping procedures.  Additionally, representatives from Texas Department of State Health Services and the City of Big Spring will be on-site to answer questions.


Contacts:             City of Big Spring and Howard County Emergency Management Representative Texas Dept. of State Health Services/Mike P. Rutherford 512/834-6770 Ext. 2021


Skywarn Weather class

The National Weather Service is offering a Skywarn Weather class to be held in Big Spring on the 12th of March 2015 at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers located 307 E. 4th St.

The Class will cover the following topics;

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety

This training is free of charge and we wish to see you there!!

If you have any questions please feel free to call Lieutenant Brian Gordon at (432) 264-2561 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release 1/6/14

Big Spring/Howard County Crime Stoppers Launches Anonymous Tip Service As Proactive Crime Tool

Public Can Submit Anonymous Crime Tips Via Web, Texting, or Mobile Device


Big Spring, Texas., January 6th, 2015 The Big Spring/Howard County Crime Stoppers  announced today the availability of TipSoft, a  service for citizens to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message, or from any Android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app. The use of TipSoft is part of the agency’s proactive efforts to prevent, reduce, and solve crime.

Read more: Media Release 1/6/14



CrimeStoppers TipSoft Web Form

Click the link below report a crime anonymously through the Web.

Big Spring/Howard County CrimeStoppers Web Form



CrimeStoppers TipSoft TEXT-A-TIP

For texting in a tip...Here's how it's done:

  1. Open your cell phone's TXT MSG window
  2. Select TXT MSG: In the TO window type: 274637 (crimes). Hit OK
  3. In the text window type: 5274 (kash) Then in the same text window, type the details of the tip you are witnessing.
  4. (Do not include your contact info or name; you will remain anonymous.)
  5. Hit SEND

You will receive a confirmation text w/your control number. Please allow two to four weeks before you follow up with a similar text and your anonymous control number for status of your case.

Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. 
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Media Release 10/28/14 - Phone Scam

Recently The Big Spring Police Department has received complaints from citizens regarding a phone scam. The complaints are regarding phone calls they are receiving from subjects who claim to be law enforcement officers. They tell the citizen that they have missed a court date and owe fines and attempt to collect those fines over the phone. Neither the Police Department nor the Howard County Sheriffs Office are contacting citizens about fines. If you receive one of these calls listen carefully to the name and agency given. Do not give ANY personal information to the callers. Report the call to the local Police or Sheriffs office immediately.



Media Release 9/3/14

On the 3rd of September 2014 at approximately 4:30 A.M., The Big Spring Police Department / Howard County Sheriffs Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 713 Lorilla.

The search warrant was the result of an investigation conducted by the Big Spring Police Departments Narcotics Unit after receiving information of drug sales and probable location of Theodore Rios W/M DOB 4/4/70 who was wanted for a parole violation and was considered armed and dangerous.

The search of the residence produced a quantity of methamphetamine and currency.

Read more: Media Release 9/3/14


Media Release 7/29/14 (Update)

Two juveniles previously detained by the Howard County Sheriffs Office have been charged with Arson in connection with the Structure fire in the 8500 Blk. N. Service Rd. in Sand Springs this morning. The juveniles have been turned over to the Howard County Juvenile Dentition Center for processing. No further information at this time.


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