August 23rd, 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 â€” which was seated Monday and heard testimony Tuesday and Wednesday â€” 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.
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.
â€śWe have several ways people can choose honor their loved ones who have served at Webb,â€ť Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said. â€śReally, anyone who has any connection to Webb or the Hangar can be honored here.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JERRY LIN WHITE, 43, of 1200 N. FM 700, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
â€˘ RAY MARTINEZ ALVARADO, 35, of 1500 Lincoln, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ AMBER LYNN JAMES, 21, of 3810 Rice Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
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.
COAHOMA â€” Some Coahoma Independent School District residents will see an increase in their tax bill this coming fiscal year.
During their Tuesday night meeting, CISD trustees approved a budget and tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that will result in an increase in local revenue for the school district.
The tax rate will remain the same at $1.27 per $100 property valuation. Of that figure, $1.04 will be devoted to maintenance and operating costs, while the remainder is targeted for debt service.
Testimony in the trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man facing multiple charges â€” including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon â€” is set to continue in 118th District Court this morning, as proceedings enter the second day.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted Feb. 3 on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHN FLORES JR., 48, of 1517 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on charges of evading arrest or detention and failure to identify â€“ giving false information.
â€˘ JOEY SHANE PEREZ, 38, of 1309 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 22, of 2000 E. 11th Place, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 3300 block of E. FM 700.
Manuel De Los Rios, 79, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
William Dale Dupree II, 37, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
The Lady Steers improved their volleyball record to 6-4 Tuesday after back-to-back wins over Lubbock High and Andrews.
With a tough, non-district schedule, BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne said in an earlier interview that her team â€śMay rack up quite a few losses,â€ť before district action begins in Sept. The Lady Steers, however, have now won four straight matches.
Individual statistics from Tuesday's games are as follows:
Vs. Lubbock High â€” 15-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21