Archive - 2012 - News Article
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JUSTIN DELAGARZA, 27, of Midland, was arrested Sunday on a charge of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 35, of 1114 Mulberry, was arrested Sunday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ MARY ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, 45, of 104 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information.
A Big Spring man was arrested this week on charges of sexually abusing a child, according to local law enforcement officials.
Samuel Lee Lyte, 70, of 1811 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday night and charged with indecency with a child â€“ sexual contact and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair. According to officials with the Howard County Detention Center, Lyte was later charged with continual sexual abuse of a child less than 14 years of age.
Law enforcement officials with the Howard County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning that claimed the life of one Big Spring man and injured another.
Luis Adolfo Pena, 33, was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain medical Center shortly after 2:30 a.m. from what investigators say appears to be a gunshot wound.
According to Sheriff Stan Parker, HCSO deputies were alerted to the scene at approximately 2:33 a.m. Saturday.
Jury selection is expected to begin in 118th District Court this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Hector Manuel Gonzales Jr., 33, 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 the indictment, the incidents took place in 2010 with the first occurring March 1 and the last happening on or about Nov. 24.
The case was investigated by the Big Spring Police Department, according to court records.
LUBBOCK â€“ The Big Spring High School Band was oh-so-close to earning a spot in the state marching contest, but close wasn't good enough in this case.
The Steer Band lost out on its ticket to state by tie-breaker at Saturday's Class 3A Area Marching Contest in Lubbock.
Lubbock Cooper, Abilene Wylie and Monahans finished first through third, respectively, to earn a spot in the University Interscholastic League state marching contest, which will be held in Austin next month.
The ability to stay warm when the mercury falls is something most Crossroads residents take for granted, but according to officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army, there are many within the community who struggle when the weather turns cold.
Bessie Flores, social worker for the local Salvation Army, said the weather â€” from the heat of summer to the freezing winters â€” poses a very real problem for many low-income residents, a problem that can turn deadly.
Ghosts, goblins and bears!
Howard College will have the Halloween spirit this year as it hosts trick or treaters on the HC Big Spring campus and a haunted house on the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf campus.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHERYL ANN WILLIAMS, 53, of 9604 Gail Highway, was arrested Wednesday on charges of public intoxication and abandonment/endangerment of a child â€“ criminal negligence.
â€˘ MICHAEL EVERET BARNETT, 24, of 207 Moore Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ THOMAS ROY WHITE, 21, of 400 N.W. Broadway in Coahoma, was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft of aluminum/bronze/copper/brass, failure to maintain financial responsibility and disregarding a stop sign.
The Big Spring City Council gave the go ahead Tuesday night to contract with engineering firm Parkhill, Smith & Cooper to develop plans for an expansion of the building currently housing Western Container, estimated at 1,500 to 2,000 square feet.
The council approved the contract with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper for engineering and architectural services for the expansion on a unanimous vote.
According to City Attorney Linda Sjogren, the expansion will benefit both Western Container and the city of Big Spring.
If Big Spring wants to remain a player in the economic development arena, it needs to keep its Economic Development Corp. under the current Type A set-up.
That was the message delivered by Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, during a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Hall Center for the Arts.