Archive - 2012 - News Article
While most guys are notorious for forgetting anniversaries, Crossroads area country and western musician Jody Nix doesn't have that problem. In his case, he has thousands of local residents and music lovers all over the country to remind him.
Nix â€” along with his band, the West Texas Cowboys â€” are poised to celebrate 66 years of what has become a lengthy and distinguished time the Nix family has carried the torch for traditional country and western music with a anniversary celebration Saturday, Nov. 10, at the family's landmark venue, the Stampede.
With the application process for the annual Angel Tree program completed, officials with the local Salvation Army say the number of children and seniors represented by this year's effort is slightly lower than expected.
Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, said the application process went well, although it's still hard to get a solid count on how many area families have â€” and will â€” be approved.
For 75 years, something beautiful has been going on at Faye's Flowers.
The long-time Big Spring business is celebrating its diamond anniversary this month, beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today and continuing with a customer appreciation day Saturday which will feature drawings and a 20 percent off sale on the store's Christmas decorations.
The shop first opened its doors under the ownership of Faye Kuykendall in 1937 and has changed hands only three times since then.
A local man wanted in connection with the Saturday shooting death of 33-year-old Luis Adolfo Pena has been arrested in San Angelo.
Chris Daniel Marquez, 19, of Big Spring was arrested at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Sherwood Way in San Angelo, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.
â€śMarquez was arrested on the warrant for aggravated assault issued in the Saturday morning shooting in Howard County,â€ť Parker said. â€śMarquez was arrested by the San Angelo Police Department with the assistance from the U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers.â€ť
Time is running out for area voters looking to cast their ballots early in Tuesday's election, as early voting will wrap up Friday.
At mid-week, approximately 4,239 ballots had been cast in the Crossroads area, accounting for more than one-quarter of the registered voters in the county, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAI ANTHONY KEYS, 43, of 1906 E. Highway 350, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LUIS ALBERTO GARFIAS, 24, of 1300 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed (two counts), failure to appear (two counts) and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ JAVIER DIAZ, 27, of Denver, Colo., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
The trial of a 33-year-old Big Spring man charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child which was expected to get under way Tuesday in 118th District Court has been postponed, according to court officials.
Hector Manuel Gonzales Jr., of 3730 Adams St., was indicted by a Howard County grand jury in mid-April on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, all first-degree felonies.
According to officials with the District Attorney's Office, the trial has been postponed to Dec. 3 because Gonzales' counsel â€” local attorney Don Richard â€” fell ill.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VINCENT EDWARD MCVEA, 42, of 2510 Dow, was arrested Monday on warrants for expired registration (two counts), failure to appear (two counts), driving while license invalid and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1600 block of Kentucky.
â€˘ STOLEN VEHICLE was reported in the 3600 block of S. Highway 87.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Big Spring man believed to have been involved in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man early Saturday morning.
According to investigators with the Howard County Sheriff's Office, an arrest warrant on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon has been issued for 19-year-old Chris Daniel Marquez of Big Spring.
The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman, according to a press release issued Monday morning by Sheriff Stan Parker.
â€śMore charges are expected as the case continues to develop,â€ť Parker said Monday.
Averaging approximately 500 ballots a day so far during early voting, election officials say Howard County is on track to collect upwards of 10,000 voters in this year's general election.
According to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office has averaged approximately 500 in-office voters a day since early voting opened Monday â€” a whopping 617 Monday, 580 on Tuesday and 491 recorded Wednesday â€” with no signs of slowing.