The Big Spring VA Medical Center officially became the George H. O’Brien VA Medical Center Wednesday, as dignitaries, veterans and others gathered to pay tribute to a man who was praised as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, patriot and an American hero.
O’Brien, who died in 2005 at the age of 78, is the only Big Spring resident to receive the Medal of Honor, the most prestigious award that can be bestowed on a U.S. serviceman, according to Daniel Marsh, medical center director.
A 4-year-old child was air-lifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock this morning following a rollover accident on Interstate Highway 20 near the 174 mile marker.
The accident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. when emergency responders were dispatched to a location on the north service road near Interstate Highway 20 across from the Big Spring Department of Public Safety Office.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ BECKY ANN ZUBIATE, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. 45, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for assault: causes bodily injury.
â€¢ LARRY YBARRA, 42, of 1506 Wood St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€¢CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 5100 block of E. FM 846.
â€¢ THEFT was reported:
In the 200 block of W. Third Street.
In the 500 block of Highland Drive.