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Archive - May 4, 2012

Funny money passers nabbed

May 4, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say Wednesday's arrest of a pair of alleged counterfeiters could be tied to recent reports of fake bills in other Permian Basin cities, however, it's too early in the investigation to know for sure.

James Anthony Griego, 17, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the county detention center Thursday by the BSPD on a charge of forgery of a government instrument after police officials say he and a juvenile suspect tried to pass counterfeit $100 bills at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

Symphony tea planned by guild

May 4, 2012

Tea time.

Big Spring Symphony Guild is getting “Dressed to a Tea” on May 12 in support of the Big Spring Symphony and Orchestra.

An auction item preview will kickoff tea time at 11:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church.

“This is an event for all ages and those attending will be able to enjoy an elegant, fun environment,” Eulaine McIntosh, guild president, said.

Atendees will be able to share in Victorian trivia and hear about the history behind tea parties. Ellen Austin, Dressed to a Tea chair and event organizer, will be sharing her experiences in tea parties.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSIE RODRIGUEZ, 28, of 5010 Wasson Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KENNY MATTHEW CARROLL, 30, of 906 S. Nolan St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BOBBY LEE AGUERO JR., 29, of 1402 Mt. Vernon, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated second offense.
• SCOT JUDSON SHEPPARD, 47, of 301 Jill Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of deadly conduct discharge firearm hab/building/vehicle.

Camilla Joyce Osburn

May 4, 2012

Camilla Joyce Osburn, 75, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Raul Martinez

May 4, 2012

Raul Martinez, 51, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Hawks down WTC in opener

May 4, 2012

LUBBOCK — The Howard College Hawks and the Western Texas College Westerners aren't exactly strangers passing in the night.

The two have met four times this year in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play, in which WTC was outscored by the Hawks 37-3.

A turnaround wasn't in the cards for the Westerners on Thursday, as they found themselves on the short end of an 8-0 ball game in the Hawks' regional championship opener.

Steers take Game One of bi-district

May 4, 2012

MINERAL WELLS — There is no telling how deep into the playoffs the Big Spring Steers baseball squad could go this season, but if they maintain their current pace, it may be a few more weeks before the fans run out of games to attend.

BSHS Coach Bert Otto said prior to the bi-district series opener that he believed his team could compete with Iowa Park in the playoffs.

He was right.

The Steers took the first game by a score of 5-1 and will head into Game Two with the all-important momentum any coach would like when squaring off against the region's best.

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