Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker announced Wednesday the human skull found at a salvage yard in mid-December is being prepared for DNA analysis in hopes of identifying who it came from.
According to Parker, the skull was sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiners Office shortly after its discovery in an effort to determine the cause of death and identify where — and who — it may have come from.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MONA ALICIA SALDANA, 26, of 1400 Virginia, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license invalid (five counts), failure to appear (eight counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (three counts).
â€˘ CATARINA FRANCO, 20, of 1407 Scurry, was arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to identify and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
For most educators, AP stands for Advanced Placement, college prep courses offered through many Texas high schools.
To Mike Ritchey, however, the letters stand for “Absolutely Perfect.”
Ritchey, the principal at Big Spring High School, was using those words to describe the test results of seven BSHS students in the latest round of national AP exams conducted earlier this year.
It may be tedious work, but someone has to do it. And someone is.
Terry Kessler — owner of Hester's Mechanical Contractors Inc. — undertook the task of repairing Lady Liberty about a month ago as a way to bring his company together.
“The main goal was to get these guys working together,” Kessler said. “As you can tell, by the way they are working on her … it worked.”
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MICHAEL OSCAR YANEZ, 38, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€˘ ALBERTO RIVAS, 52, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ GEORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, address unknown, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded at least one person in the 700 block of Lancaster Monday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Lancaster shortly after 2 p.m. Monday on a report of shots fired with at least one person hit, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a patient who apparently walked away from Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home Saturday.
According to Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness, the patient — whose name has not been released to the media — was discovered lying in the roadway near the 500 block of the Lamesa Highway.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JEFFERY WILLIAMS, 55, transient, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ADRIANA MARIE ENRIQUEZ, 22, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 216, was arrested Monday on a warrant for no safety belt.
â€˘ STACEY LYNN PENDLETON, 36, of 1800 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 2600 block of S. Gregg Street.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:
In the 4300 block of Connally.
Eddy Spurgin received a colorful welcome home over the weekend.
Spurgin, a major general in the Texas Army National Guard, arrived back home to Big Spring Sunday evening after a tour of duty in Iraq.
In his honor and as a way to say thank you, his fellow church members and friends gathered together to decorate his home Sunday afternoon.
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The Howard County Fair is making its way back, refreshed and restored.
This year, fairgoers will notice a new coat of paint on the inside of the fair barns and a cooler atmosphere. Refrigerated air conditioning will be added before opening night. The fair will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, with doors opening nightly at 5 p.m.
“We are coming back with new attractions and some of the old favorites,” said fair board member John Nichols.