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2 dead in Sunday fire

November 14, 2011

COAHOMA — Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a house fire that claimed the lives of two Coahoma residents during the early morning hours Sunday.

Petra Arguello, 60, and 9-year-old Jacob Arguello were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 110 S. Main St. in Coahoma, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.

A cat's tale: Rescued tabby returns the favor

November 14, 2011

Black cats crossing a path may be bad luck for some, but for Haley Rios it was a sign of good luck.

Blackie — known as Haley's cat now — wandered into the Rios' home in October of last year and never left.

“We had to nurse him with a bottle because he was so small when he showed up and he had no fur on him,” said Haley's mother, Stephanie Rios.

On Oct. 26, Blackie prevented a possible tragedy. Stephanie went into Haley's room as usual to wake her up for school, but it turned out it wasn't just any ordinary morning.

Police/Sheriff/Fire

November 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• BYRON TYRON RICHARD, 25, of Colorado City, was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• ALONZO VASQUEZ, 30, of 2632 Langley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• RAMON VALBUENA, 36, of 618 Caylor, was arrested Sunday on charges of unlawful restraint and assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 800 block of Johnson.
In the 2500 block of Gunter.

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