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December 4th

Salvation Army Angel Tree program continues

December 4, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army Angel Tree program say the cards are being chosen from the charity-driven trees quickly this year, however, they have been a bit slow to be returned.

According to Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, these first few weeks of the program — which provides Christmas gifts for area children and seniors of low income families — have been encouraging.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-4

December 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Monday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and violation of a protective order.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRENDA LUNA VALDIVIA, 32, of 1603 Wood, was arrested Monday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence.

December 3rd

Woman faces child abandonment charges

December 3, 2012

A Big Spring woman was arrested Sunday afternoon on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence after law enforcement officials say she left her 1-year-old infant in a vehicle unattended while she went shopping at the local Walmart Supercenter.

Katherine Rios, 23, of 306 N.E. Sixth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence.

Christmas parade winners announced

December 3, 2012

Here are the top award winners from the 27th annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, held Saturday evening:

Best in show (interpretation of parade theme) — City of Big Spring.

Publisher’s Award (best use of lighting) — HEB.

Grand Marshal’s Award (best use of costuming) — Alon.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-3

December 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUAN MANUEL GONZALEZ, 34, of 2310 S. Runnels, was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to signal within required distance and driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• GONZALO HERNANDEZ GONZALES, 36, of Bonham, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ANSELMO HILARIO JR., 27, of 1409 Bluebird, was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

November 29th

Man faces felony charges after car chase

November 29, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested Wednesday night after law enforcement officials say a domestic dispute turned into a short vehicle pursuit that endangered the welfare of three children.

Michael Shay Vanderbilt, 38, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. (apartment number not provided) was arrested in the 1500 block of Wood Street and charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and three counts of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence.

Police locate missing resident

November 29, 2012

A 70-year-old Big Spring man who was the subject of an area-wide search this week has been located, according to law enforcement officials.

Jimmy Aaron Batie, a resident of the Canterbury retirement facility, was reported missing earlier this week after police officials say he was last seen during the evening hours Saturday in the 1700 block of S. Lancaster.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, Batie was located this morning in another city, apparently in a disoriented state.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 11-29

November 29, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA LOUISE CHRISTIAN, 39, of 1700 S. Donley, was arrested Wednesday on two warrants from another agency.
• KEVIN DEWAYNE MORRIS, 28, of 1144 Mulberry, was arrested Wednesday on two warrants from another agency.
• ANGELA ANN MCGEE, 30, of 105 W. 24th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 28th

It's a holly, jolly weekend: Several events to usher in holiday season

November 28, 2012

Do you love Christmas? Is it your “most wonderful time of the year,” as the song suggests?

Well, you are in luck.

The Christmas season arrives with a purpose this coming weekend, with parades, lighting displays, concerts and several other activities filling the schedule.

VAMC Lighting
of the Lights
The first of the holiday events will be Friday evening, when the local VA Medical Center hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.

Alon USA Partners stock rises

November 28, 2012

After its initial public offering Tuesday, shares of Alon USA Partners LP — owner of the Big Spring Refinery — rose this week by as much as 19 percent, according to totals reported at the stock market.

The company issued 10 million shares at $16 each in its initial public offering. Since that time, however, the company has approximately 62.5 million shares outstanding, fetching Alon an estimated $1 billion in market capitalization.

Initially, Alon had expected its IPO to be issued between $19 and $21 per share, according to previous information provided by the oil company.

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