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February 4th

20 indicted by grand jury

February 4, 2012

A Big Spring man was indicted Thursday by a Howard County grand jury on numerous charges stemming from the Aug. 22 chase and attempted shooting of local man that led to the invasion of a family’s home in the 500 block of State Street.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted on charges of deadly conduct (two counts, both enhanced first-degree felonies), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (two counts, both enhanced first-degree felonies) and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (first-degree felony, enhanced).

Heritage Museum to share a vintage Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2012

Heritage Museum will be showing its romantic side on Valentine’s Day.
In recognition of Valentine’s Day and the new Vintage Valentine exhibit, which will run through March 3, the museum will host an all-day reception.
“We are showing our romantic side at the Heritage Museum with this vintage exhibit,” Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
Part of the exhibit will show how wedding dresses have changed over the past hundred years. On display will be a wedding dress from 1894 and a dress from 1994.

Atkins birth

February 4, 2012

Tripp Atkins would like to announce the birth of his sister, Colbi Jo Atkins. She was born to Timmy and Brooke Atkins of Big Spring on Jan. 6, 2012. at 10:28 a.m.
She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Tim and Julie Atkins of Coahoma. Maternal grandparents are Linda Smith of Port Aransas and Wesley Smith of Fresno.
Great-grandparents are Addie Smith of Colorado City, Merle and Jimmie Looper of Port Aransas and Patricia Atkins of Breckenridge, Texas.

Leos birth

February 4, 2012

Mariah Nicole Leos, daughter of Adam and Miranda Leos, was born Jan. 26, 2012, at 2:50 p.m.
She weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are Jennifer Castro of Big Spring and Kelly Cassidy of Grant, N.M.
Her paternal grandparents are Carlos and Eva Leos of Big Spring.
She was welcomed home by her brother, Adam Trysten Leos.

Police blotter

February 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• JOSEPH JUSTIN LAROCQUE, 33, of 1406 Runnels St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for theft of less than $50/shoplifting, failed to obtain Texas driver's license within 90 days and fail to appear (three counts).
• PAULA ISABEL LEOS, 30, of 1803 S. Owens St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft more than $50 and less than $500/shoplifting.
• MERRITA CHAMBERS, 59, of 511 NW Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

Blagrave and Anderson engagement

February 4, 2012

Krista LaDawn Blagrave of Ackerly, Texas, and Clayton John Anderson of Gail, Texas, announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Stan and Carla Blagrave of Ackerly, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of John and Kevva Anderson of Gail, Texas.
She is a 2004 graduate of Sands High School and a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University.
He is a 2004 graduate of Borden County High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed as an assistant ranch manager for the Muleshoe Ranch.

February 3rd

‘Coming Home’ author schedules local book signing

February 3, 2012

“Coming Home” … not only what author, Kathleen Rigdon Highley is doing, but it's also the title of her new novel.

Highley — a West Texas native — was raised in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School and Howard College. She will be on hand for a book signing at Inspirations Flowers and Gifts on Saturday, Feb. 11. Her book signing will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Zang to highlight milestone concert Saturday

February 3, 2012

Van Cliburn gold medalist Hauchen Zhang will be the featured performer when the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra takes the stage Saturday night, but the audience is sure to enjoy other classical music in the show, too, said Dr. Keith Graumann, conductor.

“I think we have put together a very enjoyable evening. This is a concert that will have a lot of emotion, both power and a delicate touch,” Graumann said.

John Robert Smithwick

February 3, 2012

John Robert Smithwick, 20, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church with Father John Guzaldo officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors and rosary recited at 5 p.m.

John was born Sept. 6, 1991, to Danny and Maria Lourdes Garcia Smithwick in Houston, Texas. He was a resident of Waco and graduated from A.J. Moore Academy in 2011.

Charles Ray 'Charlie' Seals

February 3, 2012

Charles Ray “Charlie” Seals, 68, of Coahoma died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Coahoma Cemetery.

He was born June 15, 1943, in Stamford to Oleain and Charlie Seals. He married Nona Gilbert on March 2, 1963, in San Angelo. They moved to Howard County 40 years ago from Post. He worked at Howard College, retiring after 23 years. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Church of God.

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