May 27th, 2013
WESTBROOK â€” Sixteen seniors will receive their diplomas when Westbrook High School holds commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium.
Alexis Nobles, daughter of Tracy Rees, is class valedictorian. During her high school career, she was active in National Honor Society, student council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In athletics, she participated in basketball, tennis and cross-country.
She was also active in her church, as well, participating in mission trips to Nepal and Romania.
EDEN, Texas â€” A shooting spree in over a two-county area early Sunday morning has left two people dead and at least five injured.
A Department of Public Safety trooper and a game warden were able to end the carnage when they shot and killed a 23-year-old North Carolina man, who name has not been released.
The Texas Rangers, assisted by local law enforcement and Texas Parks and Wildlife, are still investigating multiple scenes.
Residents of the Crossroads area will come together to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty Monday, as a pair of local organizations looks to herald in the annual Memorial Day remembrance.
The Big Spring Vietnam Memorial Committee will start the day with ceremonies at the local memorial â€” located near the intersection of Rackley and Swords, near the rear entrance to the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf â€” at 11 a.m., according to committee member and spokesperson Jerry Groves.
A Howard County grand jury handed down nearly 30 indictments Thursday, including true-bills for four Big Spring residents charged with the April kidnapping of a 15-year-old boy from his home in the 1500 block of Wood Street.
Arrested were Ricardo Ramirez, 24, of 4004 Connally; Sophia Conception Marmolejo, 29, of 2521 Chanute; Juan Eduardo Diaz, 23, address not provided; and Abilene Renee Mojica, 30, of 1207 Sycamore.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 24, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ NATHANIEL JAMMAL AUSBIE, 29, of 107 E. 17th St., was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction and failure to maintain financial responsibility second offense.
â€˘ BENJAMIN CARL MITCHEL,L 47, of 6007 SE 14th Ave., Amarillo, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
Gabino Rodriguez Jr., 60, of Big Spring, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Big Spring. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Iris Imogene â€śTommyeâ€ť McGuire, 92, of Big Spring and formerly of Lamesa, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Lamesa with Gerald Parsons officiating and Wayne Smith assisting. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Branon Funeral Home.
Crossroad area residents will be able to splash in Saturday. Then they'll have to splash out again, if only for a week.
Splash-In at the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. It's free â€” yep, free â€” to the public.
In the past, the event would celebrate the opening of the city pool but not this year.
Big Spring received almost an inch of rain â€” .97 according to the National Weather Service â€” from Thursday's rains.
Forecasters were calling for the possibility of more rain through Saturday night, though without the 60 mph winds and hail many residents reported this morning.
According to the weather service, Thursday's rains split the Midland-Odessa area and neither city received even a trace of rainfall.
Here are some other rainfall totals:
Sweetwater .37, Snyder 2.71, Sterling City 1.57, Abilene Regional Airport 5.9, San Angelo 1.79.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHNNY SILLOY DOUGLAS, 41, of 1007 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER RIVERS JORDAN, 39, of 1602 Lincoln, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CYNTHIA LORRA KENNEDY, 50, of 4900 Wasson Rd., was arrested Thursday on a citation for public intoxication.
â€˘ SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 34, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 414, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for bail jumping â€“ failure to appear and terroristic threat.