June 15th, 2012
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICKIE DELL HAIR, 38, of 1007 S. Nolan St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ STEPHEN GAY, 28, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ JOHNNY LAVELL GREEN, 49, of 1111 N. Lancaster, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
Annette "Anita" Hilario, 54, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Martin County Hospital. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A Big Spring man was injured and taken to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock as a result of a fire reported early Monday morning in the 1100 block of Jeffery Road.
According to Tommy Sullivan, HCVFD chief, the fire was reported just after 1 a.m. at 1107 Jeffery Rd., located in southern Howard County.
Any worries the Big Spring Aquatics Center would lose its allure to area water-seekers after its opening year can be safely placed to rest, as the facility continues to draw capacity-level crowds with the beginning of its second season.
The aquatic center â€” which opened last summer to fill the void left when the municipal swimming pool was shut down because it failed to meet state and federal regulations â€” has opened its 2012 season to much fanfare, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.