Archive - 2012 - News Article
With Black Friday just days away, many Crossroads residents are gearing up for a day of shopping with friends and family. However, law abiding citizens won't be the only ones looking to check off names on their Christmas lists; law enforcement officials say it will likely be a busy day for criminals.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about Friday â as well as the rest of the holiday season â just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity Monday (71 prisoners were reported at the county jail):
â˘ BENNIE ANDRESS ROBINSON, 43, was jailed on a sentence for possession of marijuana.
â˘ TRINITY RENEE TERRAZAS, 20, was jailed on a charge of issuance of a bad check.
â˘ JAIME CRUZ, 45, was jailed on capias warrants charging expired driver's license, hindering an officer, disregarding a stop sign and violating promise to appear.
â˘ ADELA PEREZ DEANDA, 44, was jailed on a charge of expired registration.
Herald photo / Thomas Jenkins
Johnny Womack, environmental services and assistant director of public works with the city of Big Spring, sorts through items collected through the annual e-waste recycling program. Womack said the items collected will be recycled, preventing unwanted â and sometimes hazardous â items from being dumped in the municipal landfill.
The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously to rename the Big Spring Aquatic Center the Russ McEwen Aquatic Center in honor of the former mayor during a special meeting held Saturday afternoon.
The motion to rename the facility was made by District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald.
Former mayor McEwen, who passed away at his home Oct. 21, heavily supported the aquatic center project, which was opened to the public last summer.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ JERRY MITCHELL MARCON, 20, of Snyder, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
â˘ NICKOLAS VANCE JONES, 20, of 304 Circle, was arrested Sunday on four warrants from other agencies and a warrant for speeding in a school zone.
â˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 800 block of W. Interstate Highway 20.
â˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 800 block of W. FM 700.
â˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1000 block of N. Runnels.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ ANDREW JUAREZ JR., 23, of 411 Trades, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â giving false information.
â˘ FORTUNATO ALVAREZ III, 24, of 1108 Lloyd, was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies and charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, driving while license invalid and failure to control speed.
âTis the season for giving and time to fill the Chamber.
Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is wanting to share the Christmas spirit by hosting a toy drive benefiting area organizations.
âI got the idea while watching the news one night. I was so excited after seeing what I saw that I couldnât wait to come back and try and fill the chamber,â Chamber Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said.
The toy drive will benefit CASA, Cossacks Motorcycle Club Permian Basin Chapter, Hometown Christmas, The Salvation Army and Spring Tabernacle Ministries.
Howard College trustees will get an update on the building project on the college's San Angelo campus â including a recommendation for construction manager at risk â when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the student union building's Tumbleweed Room.
According to College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks, the project â estimated at $12 million, with a final figure not yet established â will allow for construction of two new buildings on Howard's San Angelo campus.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â˘ ANTHONY A. VASQUEZ, 38, of 2525 Hunter, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies.
â˘ ANDREW JUAREZ JR., 23, of 411 Trades, was arrested Friday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â giving false information and a warrant from another agency.
â˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1400 block of Tucson.
â˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1000 block of N.W. Second Street.
In the 700 block of Scurry.
â˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
Amanda Duforat photo
Joanne Forrest was recognized with the American Cancer Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the Community Kick-off for Relay this week. Pictured from left to right in back are Jason McCoy, regional vice president for West Texas Region of American Cancer Society and Manny Negron, Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life Chairman. On the front row are Whitney Wine, community manager/income development for ACS; ; Joanne Forrest, award recipient; and Leslie Kitto, regional director for development, ACS.