February 27th, 2012
Jury selection in the trial of a 60-year-old Big Spring man indicted on charges of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child began this morning in 118th District Court.
Ernesto Dutchover Garcia, 1300 E. 11th Place, was indicted Nov. 18, 2010, on four counts of indecency with a child (second-degree felony), three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child (first-degree felony) and a charge of continuous sexual assault of a child (first-degree felony).
Mark David Miguel Soliz, son of Vanessa Rodriguez and Jesse Soliz Jr., was born Feb. 11, 2012.
He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and measured 17 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Cynthia and Hector Morin and Luciano Ruben Rodriguez Jr.
Paternal grandparents are Jesse and Kris Soliz Sr. and Judy and Frank Castillo.
Rachel Faith White, daughter of Anna and Larry White of Big Spring, Texas, was born Jan.18, 2012, at 10:56 a.m.
Rachel weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches long.
Her maternal grandmother is Zeita Mase. Paternal grandparents are Charlen White and the late Perry White.
She was welcomed home by her siblings, Dakota Anne, Connie Miears and Elizabeth Hope White.
Carder Knox Partee, son of Adam and Stormie Partee of Fort Worth,Texas, was born Jan. 24,2012, at Texas Health Harris Methodist â€” HEB, Bedford, Texas.
Carder weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces and measured 22 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Daniel and Beverly Silen of Big Spring, Texas.
His paternal grandparents are Alan and Della Partee of Big Spring, Texas.
He was welcomed home by his brother, Graham Alan Partee.
Andrea Ann Amaro, of and Shane Michael Burt both of Big Spring, Texas, announce their engagement.
Andrea is the daughter of Joey and Sally Grant of Big Spring. She is a 2004 graduate of Coahoma High School. She is employed at Department of Veterans Affairs.
Shane is the son of Tommy and Sally Burt of Big Spring. He is a 2001 graduate of Big Spring High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is employed at Sid Richardson Carbon Co.
The couple will exchange wedding vows July 28, 2012, at The Courtyard in downtown Big Spring.
STANTON â€” A Martin County man who allegedly held a 1-year-old under scalding water was indicted by a Martin County grand Jury this week on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child.
Dominick Robert PeĂ±a, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge of injury to a child during the grand juryâ€™s Thursday session.
Car seats are one more way to keep children safe â€” as long as they are used properly.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy Woman program has teamed up with Safe Kids of San Angelo for the second year to bring the free Car Seat Check to Big Spring. This year, the car seat check will coincide with the annual health fair, scheduled April 14 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śThrough this partnership with SMMC Healthy Woman, we are able to educate these families,â€ť Catie Wiedenhofer, representative of Safe Kids San Angelo, said. â€śTo them, this is truly invaluable.â€ť
Howard County commissioners face a rather brief â€” and routine â€” agenda when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are expected to meet with County Treasurer Teresa Thomas to discuss routine personnel considerations.
Also during the meeting, the court will meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson who will brief the commissioners regarding invoices, purchase requests and budget amendments.
County Road and Bridge Administrator Eddy Jameson is to discuss possible pipeline crossings and make a report regarding road maintenance within the county.
Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, and with the April tax deadline looming on the horizon, expect things to only get busier in the weeks to come.
According to program coordinator Ray Alexander, he and his team of volunteers have been serving between 30 and 40 tax filers each.
Bruce C. Broughton, 57, of La Porte, Texas, passed away Feb. 23, 2012, in Ingram, Texas, after a sudden illness. Mr. Broughton was born Nov. 2, 1954, to W.D. â€śSlimâ€ť and Alberta â€śPewâ€ť Broughton. He grew up in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High in 1972. He was employed by Circuit Breaker Sales & Repair in Deer Park, Texas, as an electrician.
Survivors include his mother, Alberta â€śPewâ€ť Broughton of Big Spring; his brother, Bryan and wife Sharon of La Vernia, Texas; his favorite nephew, Blake Dean Broughton of La Vernia; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.