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May 19th, 2012

Graduating class 1955

May 19, 2012

Top row: Edwin Ditto, June Fortune Stone, Wanda Nichols Anderson, Richard Parker, Bernell Fryar Bayes, Franklin Shaw. Bottom row: Shirley Lancaster Weaver, Lavell Conway Mikolocjyck and Edna Harrell Young.

Sims birth

May 19, 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.

May 18th

Police beat for May 17

May 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARY JEAN BERRY, 41, of 903 Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
• KIMBERLY FOSTER, 30, of Farmington, N.M., was arrested Wednesday on charegs of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and failure to identify – giving false information.

Police beat for May 18

May 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication with three prior convictions.
• CATISHA DEANN MINTER, 28, of 2521 Dow, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for permitting unlicensed minor to drive (parent or guardian).
• FREDA MAE OBRIEN, 56, of 3805 Connally, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.

Volunteer firefighters to say thanks

May 18, 2012

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.
“Last year, the community got behind us and offered food, monetary donations and encouragement,” Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan said.

Priest guilty

May 18, 2012

DALLAS (AP) — 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 hours’ deliberation. Then, testimony began in the penalty phase. Fiala could be sentenced to up to life in prison for solicitation of capital murder.

Sally holding fan drive

May 18, 2012

Temperatures are rising and the Salvation Army is asking for the community’s 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.
“We have been doing this for at least 10 years and we continue to do it because there is always a need,” Social Services Director Bessie Flores said.

Hawks split so far at National Softball Championship tourney

May 18, 2012

May 17th

Death possible result of family feud, PD says

May 17, 2012

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.

Surprise, surprise: Voter turnout slow for primaries

May 17, 2012

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.
“We had 81 people come in on Monday and 61 on Tuesday. Things were moving just as slow on Wednesday,” Bloom said. “This is a lot slower than we were expecting.”
Bloom said despite the lack of voters, the process has gone well.

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