ALPINE â€” The Lady Steers volleyball squad opened postseason play with a bi-district win over Fabens at Sul Ross State University on Tuesday. Big Spring only needed four sets to defeat the Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Steers dropped the first set 27-29, but came back to win three straight by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.
Posting a 28-14 record on the season, No. 17 ranked Big Spring only lost three district matches and will travel to Lubbock Coronado on Saturday to face the Dalhart Lady Wolves. Game time is slated for 3 p.m.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Big Spring man believed to have been involved in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man early Saturday morning.
According to investigators with the Howard County Sheriff's Office, an arrest warrant on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has been issued for 19-year-old Chris Daniel Marquez of Big Spring.
The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to a press release issued Monday morning by Sheriff Stan Parker.
â€śMore charges are expected as the case continues to develop,â€ť Parker said Monday.
Averaging approximately 500 ballots a day so far during early voting, election officials say Howard County is on track to collect upwards of 10,000 voters in this year's general election.
According to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office has averaged approximately 500 in-office voters a day since early voting opened Monday â€” a whopping 617 Monday, 580 on Tuesday and 491 recorded Wednesday â€” with no signs of slowing.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JUSTIN DELAGARZA, 27, of Midland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 35, of 1114 Mulberry, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ MARY ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, 45, of 104 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information.
David Rosales Marquez, 90, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
David was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Big Spring and married Juanita Ramirez on June 26, 1988, in Big Spring. He worked in the street maintenance department for the city of Big Spring for 40 years, retiring in 1988.
Luis Adolfo Pena Jr., 33, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Robert Rivera officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Dennis Ausbie, 52, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at his residence in Lubbock. Arrangements are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
A Big Spring man was arrested this week on charges of sexually abusing a child, according to local law enforcement officials.
Samuel Lee Lyte, 70, of 1811 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday night and charged with indecency with a child â€“ sexual contact and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair. According to officials with the Howard County Detention Center, Lyte was later charged with continual sexual abuse of a child less than 14 years of age.
Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning that claimed the life of one Big Spring man and injured another.
Luis Adolfo Pena, 33, was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain medical Center shortly after 2:30 a.m. from what investigators say appears to be a gunshot wound.
According to Sheriff Stan Parker, HCSO deputies were alerted to the scene at approximately 2:33 a.m. Saturday.
Jury selection is expected to begin in 118th District Court this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Hector Manuel Gonzales Jr., 33, of 3730 Adams St., was indicted by a Howard County grand jury in mid-April on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, all first-degree felonies.
According to the indictment, the incidents took place in 2010 with the first occurring March 1 and the last happening on or about Nov. 24.
The case was investigated by the Big Spring Police Department, according to court records.