Archive - May 2012
Trinity Grace Sims, daughter of Evan and Jennifer Sims of Port Aransas was born May 6, 2012, at 6:45 p.m. at Bay Area hospital in Corpus Christi.
She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Her grandparents are Julie Sims, Yvonne Qualls and the late Regina Payne both of Big Spring.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ MARY JEAN BERRY, 41, of 903 Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
â˘ KIMBERLY FOSTER, 30, of Farmington, N.M., was arrested Wednesday on charegs of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and failure to identify â giving false information.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.
â˘ CATISHA DEANN MINTER, 28, of 2521 Dow, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for permitting unlicensed minor to drive (parent or guardian).
â˘ FREDA MAE OBRIEN, 56, of 3805 Connally, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
Last year, the community stood behind the firefighters and now they are returning the favor.
Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rural firefighters will be at Walmart for Howard County VFD Community Appreciation Day.
âLast year, the community got behind us and offered food, monetary donations and encouragement,â Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said.
DALLAS (AP) â A jury has found a former Roman Catholic priest guilty of plotting the death of a man who accused him of sexual abuse.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas County jury of three men and nine women returned its verdict on John M. Fiala Thursday afternoon after a few hoursâ deliberation. Then, testimony began in the penalty phase. Fiala could be sentenced to up to life in prison for solicitation of capital murder.
Temperatures are rising and the Salvation Army is asking for the communityâs help.
Each year, the Salvation Army holds a fan drive in the summer and a heater drive in the winter with hopes of helping area residents keep cool and stay warm. The time has come to transition and gather fans for the upcoming summer months.
âWe have been doing this for at least 10 years and we continue to do it because there is always a need,â Social Services Director Bessie Flores said.
Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department are still sifting through witness statements to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year-old Noe Sanchez, who was struck by a vehicle following gunfire Sunday in front of the Big Spring Mall.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, the altercation involved a feud between two Big Spring families.
As if taking a cue from low turnouts in the recent municipal and school board elections, local election officials say voting in the political party primaries has been much slower than expected.
Early voting in the Republican and Democratic primaries got under way Monday.
âWe had 81 people come in on Monday and 61 on Tuesday. Things were moving just as slow on Wednesday,â Bloom said. âThis is a lot slower than we were expecting.â
Bloom said despite the lack of voters, the process has gone well.
LUBBOCK â It wasn't exactly how Howard College Head Baseball Coach Britt Smith wanted the season to end, but as he pointed out after the Hawks' 5-2 loss to the Cisco College Wranglers on Wednesday, âThese guys went 91-25 in two years. That's .800 baseball â you can't ask for much better than that.â
One bad inning â the top of the second â would come back to haunt the Hawks as the normally dependable starting pitcher Logan Ehlers and the defense gave up five Cisco runs on five hits, a walk and an error.
â(Ehlers) was on short rest,â Smith said. âHe didn't have the same velocity.â