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Local man killed in one-vehicle accident

May 20, 2013

A Big Spring man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident in Midland early Sunday.

Midland Police Deparment officials say Robert “Tito” Vasquez II died early Sunday morning after he lost control of his vehicle while driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

The accident occurred just past midnight in the 500 block of W. Illinois, records state.

According to reports, Vasquez was east-bound on Illinois — the wrong way — at a high rate of speed at 12:47 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle. His car then left the roadway, striking a tree head-on on the driver's side.

Aquatic center dedication Wednesday

May 20, 2013

The public is invited to the dedication of the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center Wednesday morning.

The center will be renamed in honor of the former Big Spring mayor during ceremonies scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

City officials and members of McEwen's family are expected to attend the event.

Debbie Wegman, director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Wednesday's dedication will not mark the opening of the center for the summer.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-20

May 20, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• VICTORIA CEVALLOS, 44, of 3912 E. Highway 350, was arrested Friday on charges of theft – more than $50 and less than $500, expired registration certificate and theft by check – more than $20 and less than $500.
• KERRY CECIL OMELIA, 51, of 1004 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies and warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.

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