March 12th, 2011
STANTON — A Martin County grand jury chose not to indict a Midland law enforcement officer involved in the January shooting death of a 54-year-old man following a standoff near Lenorah.
According to 118th District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson, the grand jury declined to indict the officer that shot and killed Lonny Martin following a brief chase on Highway 176 on Jan. 23.
Three Big Spring teenagers were arrested in Lamesa earlier this week on gun and drug charges following a routine traffic stop, according to law enforcement officials.
Anselmo Vega Jr., 17, was arrested on a charge of theft of a firearm Monday in the city of Lamesa, located approximately one hour northwest of Big Spring. At the time of this report, Vega was still in the custody of the Dawson County Jail.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ TYLER WAYLAN SMITH, 17, of 3312 Auburn Avenue was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering/fabricating physical evidence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 900 block of Rosemont St.
â€˘In the 300 block of Main St.
â€˘In the 1600 block of Bluebird.
â€˘In the 300 block of Tulane Avenue.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1200 block of E. 11th Place.
Lola V. Rodriguez, 75, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.Â
Benjamin Deanda Jr., 46,Â of Midland, died Friday, March 11, 2011 in a Midland hospital.Â His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Barbara Laswell Gage, 84,Â of Big Spring, died Friday, March 11, 2011 in a local nursing home.Â Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Illa Morgan, 94, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.Â Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Marisa Rodriguez and Rudy L. Granado announce the birth of their son, Max Levi Rodriguez Granado. He was born Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Juan P. Rodriguez and Eutilia Rodriguez of Big Spring and his paternal grandmother is Paula Granado.
Whitney Ray Weir, daughter of Marcy Weir and the late Danny Weir of Big Spring, and Matthew Stanley Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Davis of Bastrop would like to announce their engagement.
Whitney is a 2006 Big Spring High School graduate and received her bachelor of science degree in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University in 2010.
Matthew is a 2006 graduate of Katy High School and will graduate this May with a bachelor of landscape architecture degree.
The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2011, at College Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Sherri L. and William J. Wigington and Ronald V. Below want to announce the engagement of their daughter Halea Marie Belew to Chad Allen Dooley, son of Timothy Edward Dooley and Teresa Gail Dooley of Sherman, Texas.