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Archive - Apr 25, 2013

Woman found dead at county jail; Rangers called in to investigate

April 25, 2013

A Big Spring woman was pronounced dead at the Howard County Detention Center early Wednesday morning after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication, according to law enforcement officials.

Stephanie Elaine Baker, 32, of 1606 Settles, was arrested at approximately 9:11 p.m. Tuesday at a location in the 2300 block of Wasson Road by Big Spring Police Department officers, arrest reports stated.

According to Sheriff Stan Parker, the local woman was then transported to the county lockup.

Food, games, music planned for Funtastic Fourth

April 25, 2013

Preparations for this year's Funtastic Fourth downtown celebration are starting to pick up steam.

The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Revitalization Association in conjunction with Alon USA/Alon Brands, will be held June 28-29 on Scurry and Main streets between Third and Second, organizers said.

There will be food, vendor booths, games and children's rides aplenty, but most of all, there will be music — lots and lots of music.

Allen Johnson and Christy Brorman, two of the event's organizers, said several music acts are lined up for the two-day festival.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 04-25

April 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRENDA GONZALES, 38, of 1210 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for speeding, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear (two counts).
• CHRISTINA MARIE ROJAS, 26, of 1503 W. Cherokee, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JUSTIN KYLE DAHMER, 24, of 2313 Gunter, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and bail jumping – failure to appear (fine only).

Stephanie Baker

April 25, 2013

Stephanie Baker, 32, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Gilbert T. 'Mono' Franco

April 25, 2013

Gilbert T. "Mono" Franco, 63, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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