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Archive - Aug 23, 2012

Mistrial declared; DA to try again

August 23, 2012

The trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon ended Wednesday in a mistrial, as the jury announced it was hopelessly deadlocked.

According to officials with the 118th District Court, the jury — which was seated Monday and heard testimony Tuesday and Wednesday — announced it was hung late Wednesday afternoon with 10 jurors voting guilty and two voting not guilty.

Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was being tried on a single charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Hangar 25 'patches' honor those who served

August 23, 2012

Keeping the memory alive can be done several ways at Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Whether you want to make a monetary donation in memoriam of someone, have a name placed on the Wall of Honor or commission a plaque or other monument, there is space available.

“We have several ways people can choose honor their loved ones who have served at Webb,” Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said. “Really, anyone who has any connection to Webb or the Hangar can be honored here.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JERRY LIN WHITE, 43, of 1200 N. FM 700, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
• RAY MARTINEZ ALVARADO, 35, of 1500 Lincoln, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• AMBER LYNN JAMES, 21, of 3810 Rice Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Manuel De Los Rios

August 23, 2012

Manuel De Los Rios, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit. Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Elder Eliseo Gamboa officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamesa Cemetery in Lamesa, Texas, with Trinidad Sanchez officiating.

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