Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
Federal agents from San Angelo — assisted by local law enforcement — executed a search warrant today during the early morning hours in Coahoma as part of a child pornography investigation.
According to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, the search warrant was executed at approximately 6:30 a.m. at a residence.
Officials with the sheriff’s office assisted investigators with the San Angelo ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) department.
It was one of those things that just couldn’t wait.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees held a five-minute special meeting Monday to grant a utility easement at the sites where four new elementary campuses are being constructed.
The easement with ONCOR, the local electricity provider, will allow the company to move power lines out of the way so that construction of the new schools can proceed on schedule.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT ALLEN CHANDLER, 33, of Oklahoma, was arrested Monday on a charge of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.
â€˘ MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin, was arrested Monday on warrants for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (four counts) and criminal mischief â€“ impair/interrupt/divert public water.
â€˘ GABRIEL LEE BARRAZA, 25, of 5209 Dawson Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AMADOR RIOS, 30, of 4215 Dixon, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 124, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.
â€˘ FRANK GARZA JR., 61, of 405 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of theft.
â€˘ MELINDA GAMBOA, 35, of 1200 Dixie, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
Big Spring City Council will look to put the finishing touches on its 2011-2012 fiscal plan Tuesday with final reading of its proposed budget and ad valorem tax rate.
The budget â€” which passed first reading Sept. 13 on a 6-1 vote â€” includes $1.5 million for a centrifugal sludge collection system for the city's water treatment plant, a project city officials are hoping will help raise the quality of water delivered by the municipality by lowering turbidity levels.
Leading the Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade this year will be an individual who lives up to the theme â€” â€śA Wild West Christmas.â€ť
Grand marshal for the Dec. 3 event will be Howard College Rodeo Coach Greg Kernick.
Officials are one step closer in their quest to rename the local VA medical center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock), announced Wednesday that his provision in the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011 to rename the local VAMC after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly.
The vote, to rename the facility the George H. O'Brien Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was 412-3 in favor of the measure.
A 76-year-old Big Spring man indicted in November 2009 for possession of child pornography was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison this week in an Abilene federal court.
Harvey James Pelland — who was convicted in March of two counts of possessing child pornography and five counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct — was sentenced to serve 151 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of probation.
The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOEY EUGENE MATA, 23, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 402, was arrested Thursday on a charge of forging/altering prescription.
â€˘ BEN TORRES GONZALES, 41, of 1200 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
â€˘ JON COLE MCLEOD, 21, of 618 Tulane, was arrested Thursday on warrants for Consumption of alcohol by a minor (two counts).
â€˘ JAMEY SCOTT JOHNSON, 48, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of disorderly conduct â€“ noise.
A 19-year-old Howard College student was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly carrying a firearm onto the campus, prompting officials to temporarily increase security at the school.
Mobey Cordell Lewis, of 506 Young, was arrested following an altercation at the college on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place and possession of marijuana (two ounces or less) in a drug-free zone.