June 16th, 2012
An early morning accident Saturday near Coahoma claimed the life of one person and sent two others to the hospital.
According to Howard County Sheriff Department Deputy Jimmy Mayes, the accident call came in around 3:45 a.m. Saturday. Debris from the wreckage forced officials to shut down the portion of the interstate at about 4 a.m.
The accident occurred when a 1998 black mustang wrecked out near the Sand Springs exit. A tractor trailer traveling west hit the Mustang while it was disabled on the highway and shortly after, another semi came along and hit the first tractor trailer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 32, of 900 S. Aylesford, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
â€˘ FELICIA CANALES, 23, of 906 E. 12th St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JANEY BELL MCCORMICK, 60, of 620 State St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ AMANDA KAY LONG, 25, of 2704 Larry Dr., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
Jonathan Lee Rees was the valedictorian of Austwell-Tivoli High Schoolâ€™s graduating class of 2012.
Jonathan is the son of Greg and Darla Rees of Victoria, Texas.
He is the grandson of Charles and Johnnie Ray and the late Skeet Harrington of Coahoma.
He is also on the grandson of Fred and Anita Blalack of Marble Falls and the late Robert Rees of Olney.
Ian Duncan Williams, son of Ryan and Heather Williams of Big Spring, was born April 23, 2012, at 10:40 p.m. at Midland Memorial Hospital weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
Ian was welcomed home by proud big sister, Avery.
His grandparents include Buddy and Ann Duncan and Leslie Williams of Big Spring, Geary and Kim Williams of Colorado City.
His great-grandparents are Glenodene Williams and Ramona and Gerald Harris of Big Spring.
Ianâ€™s great-great-grandmother is Maurine Hanks, also of Big Spring.
A recent jury summons that drew less than 25 percent of the citizens summoned has officials with 118th District Court concerned, a concern that could eventually spell trouble for local residents who decide to ignore the call to serve.
According to 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats, approximately 200 summons for jury duty were recently sent out, but only 47 people showed up for at the courthouse ready to serve.
The Department of Public Safety has honored one of its fallen comrades by naming a new DPS patrol boat after him.
Former Big Spring resident Troy L. Hogue, a DPS trooper killed in the line of duty in Howard County 17 years ago, was honored during the naming ceremony at the DPS Training Academy in Austin Thursday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CURTIS THOMPSON, 52, of 500 S. Goliad St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ouncesw.
â€˘ KACI MICHELLE CARSON, 25, of 405 Westover, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for disregard stop sign and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 32, of 900 S. Aylesford St., was arrested Friday on a charge of possession drug paraphernalia.
9-10 year olds
Games played at Northern Little League, Midland
10-11 year olds
Bryson Van Vleet
Games played at North Ector 8901 Andrews Hwy, Odessa
11-12 year olds
Local firefighters responded to a blaze early Wednesday morning that destroyed a Big Spring bar on the city's west side. No injuries were reported.
According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, emergency services received the call shortly before 1 a.m. with emergency personnel responding to the El San Luis Bar, located in the 3800 block of W. Highway 80.
And two more makes a full board.
During the most recent board meeting of United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, two new board members were sworn in for three-year terms. New members are Conoco Phillips employee Jason Brock and Sherry Hodnett of Home Hospice.
â€śWe are very pleased to welcome Sherry and Jason to the board and are excited to see what new ideas they will be bringing,â€ť said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director.
The remainder of the meeting consisted of routine items, including acceptance of minutes and financials as well as other housekeeping items.