Archive - Aug 27, 2012 - News Article
A new home, but the same important mission.
Since June, the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans â€” Chapter 47 â€” has been meeting in a new building. The facility, once the Haven House, is located at 2204 Runnels.
â€śI was approached in February and asked if I knew of a use for the building that could benefit veterans,â€ť Mike Tarpley, Chapter 47 DAV senior vice commander, said. â€śI told them I had an idea.â€ť
The previous meeting location, 610 Abrams, was at the point of falling apart. Tarpley joked, â€śif the termites ever quit holding hands the building would fall over.
Local law enforcement is investigating a report of vandalism and theft at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial believed to have occurred sometime between Friday night and Sunday morning.
Damage was reported in two areas of the memorial, including the helicopter display. According to law enforcement officials, items were also taken from the display, including a World War II web belt and canteen which were on display in the Fallen Soldier Memorial case.
A Big Spring man convicted in 2010 of taking part in a home invasion had his case affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals this week.
Clifford Leon Anglin, 27, was found guilty of charges â€” including aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony â€” stemming from the June 5 home invasion of a family in the 600 block of State Street following a trial in 118th District Court in September 2011. Anglin was sentenced to 60 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JESSE HILARIO FIERRO JR., 42, of 1802 State, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ BENJAMIN EDWARD MOORE II, 32, of 1209 Pickens, was arrested Sunday on warrants for driving while license invalid, criminal trespass of a habitation or shelter and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
â€˘ OLIVIA ALICIA CASTILLO, 18, of San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.