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June 22nd, 2012

Grand jury hands down indictments

June 22, 2012

A Howard County grand jury handed down more than a dozen indictments in 118th District Court Thursday afternoon, including true bills for first-degree felony charges of attempted robbery and sexual assault of a child.

Among those indicted Thursday was 51-year-old Randy Joe Hurrington, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, who was true billed on a charge of attempted robbery, a first-degree felony (enhanced).

Sky's the limit Saturday

June 22, 2012

Area residents will get an opportunity to enjoy the rings of Saturn this weekend — compliments of the Big Spring State Park — as the local facility prepares to host its annual Stargazing Party atop Scenic Mountain Saturday.

“Sunset is approximately 9 p.m. and there will be a program as soon as it gets dark enough to see the projection, which is usually between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m.,” said Park Manager Ron Alton. “I'm going to ask the astronomy club members to bone up on their constellations so we can point some of them out.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEAN LOUISE NOGGLER, 41, of 800 Settles, was arrested Thursday on warrants for stop, stand or park within an intersection and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• BOBBY HAROLD DAVIS, 37, of 3303 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• MANUEL ROMERO LOZANO III, 39, of 2504 Chanute, was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant from another agency.

Olivia Gonzales

June 22, 2012

Olivia Gonzales, 64, of Big Spring died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating.

Felix Rodriguez Sr.

June 22, 2012

Felix Rodriguez Sr., 60, of San Angelo passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Rodriguez; daughters, Kristy Rodriguez, and Amy Rodriguez; son, Felix Rodriguez Jr. all of San Angelo; brothers, Cruz Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Victor Rodriguez Jr.; sisters, Irene Jackson, all of Big Spring, Susie Ramirez of Houston and Yolanda Franco of Lubbock.

William 'Bill' Warner

June 22, 2012

William "Bill" Warner, 70, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June 21st

Local man pleads to sex abuse charges

June 21, 2012

A Big Spring man pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse of a child (continuous) – age 14 years or less in Collins County last week, with sentencing in the case slated for Aug. 9, according to court records.

Michael Dale Hodnett, 48, formerly of Farmersville, Texas, and currently residing at 301 W. Robinson, was arrested July 13, 2010, by the Howard County Sheriff's Office on a Collin County warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

New Coahoma principal hails from Eastland

June 21, 2012

COAHOMA — School district officials here have filled one administrator position and are zeroing in on filling another.

Coahoma Independent School District Superintendent Amy Jacobs said today that Brett Ramsey, who has been middle school principal at Eastland ISD the past five years, has been hired to be the new principal at Ethridge Junior High School.

Ramsey succeeds Ted Hallford, who served as junior high school principal for one year.

Jacobs was enthusiastic about Ramsey's hiring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ADAM MARCUS ORRANTIA, 24, of 500 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and three warrants from other agencies.
• JOSEPH ALTON MURLEY, 33, of 1405 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 20th

Wildkats to compete in national tourney

June 20, 2012

Summer league basketball is more than just a recreational activity, it is crucial preparation — at least that's how the Lady Wildkats, an elite traveling basketball squad comprised of Big Spring and other athletes sees it.

The team has been competing in invitational tournaments in the previous weeks and holding its own even though most of the teams they play are from larger schools and more populated cities.

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