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July 12th, 2012

Appraisal district draws heat

July 12, 2012

A group of area residents are hot under the collar, and it has nothing to do with summertime temperatures.

About 15 people dissatisfied with their property tax bills aired their grievances at Wednesday's meeting of the Howard County Appraisal District board of directors.

The group voiced a variety of complaints, ranging from their belief their valuations were too high to their confusion over how property assessments are reached.

Shoup sentenced to four years in prison

July 12, 2012

A Big Spring man found guilty of intoxication assault in 118th District Court was sentenced to four years in state jail Wednesday.

Wesley James Shoup, 44, of 800 W. Marcy No. 22 or 4016 Vicky, was indicted April 12, 2012, by a Howard County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BILLY VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, 49, of 1304 Lamar, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• DELWIN LEWIS, 28, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SALENA MARIE TAYLOR, 33, of 3305 Cornell, was arrested Wednesday on eight warrants from other agencies.
• JOE LOUIS SANCHEZ, 52, of 2409 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

Rheba Cauble

July 12, 2012

Rheba Cauble, 92, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Derrick Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

George C. 'Buddy' Clinton Sr.

July 12, 2012

George C. “Buddy” Clinton Sr., 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Sonora. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Arnold Dennis Greenfield

July 12, 2012

Arnold Dennis Greenfield, 77, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 11th

Local man convicted of intoxication assault; sentencing today

July 11, 2012

A Big Spring man was found guilty of intoxication assault in 118th District Court Tuesday for his part in the June 20, 2011, traffic accident which nearly claimed the life of a passenger in the vehicle he was driving.

Wesley James Shoup, 44, of 800 W. Marcy No. 22 or 4016 Vicky, was indicted April 12, 2012, by a Howard County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault.

Cactus and Crude bike ride to raise money for MS research

July 11, 2012

For 20 years, area people and organizations have been coming together for the Cactus and Crude Bike Ride to help those with multiple sclerosis (MS). On July 21 and 22, it will happen once again.

“This is something that gets people together helping people who can't help themselves,” said David Ham, owner of Peyton's Bike in Midland.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS FUENTES, 36, of 216 Tubb Loop Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• DAVID ARNULFO GARZA, 48, of 2620 Albrook, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Mary Jones Hoover

July 11, 2012

Mary Jones Hoover, 84, died July 9, 2012, in Iowa Park, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, At Johnson Funeral Home in Childress, Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Trinity Worship Center in Childress, with the Rev. Ronnie Shoffner officiating. Burial will be in Northfield Cemetery.

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