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May 23rd

Early voting dates set for council runoff

May 23, 2013

Early voting has been set in the June 8 runoff election to decide whether Raul Benavides or J.D. Smith will take over the District 5 seat on the Big Spring City Council.

Early voting will begin Tuesday and end a week later with all balloting to take place at the Howard County Courthouse Elections Office. Voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday and on Tuesday, June 4. All other days, hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On election day, voting will be held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum East Room from7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-23

May 23, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. XXXXXX and 7 a.m. today:
• LUPE MENDOZA CHAVARRIA, 59, of 605 S. Abrams, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, failure to appear (three counts), disregarding a stop sign, parked with wheels more than 18 inches from curb and driving while intoxicated.
• RUDOLPH LEO GUTIERREZ III, 21, of 2613 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for no driver's license – when unlicensed.

May 22nd

Carjacking thwarted, one in custody

May 22, 2013

A Dallas man is in custody facing serious charges after law enforcement officials say he attempted to car-jack a vehicle at the Murphy USA gas station in the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot Tuesday morning.

Byron Shedd, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest near the local gas station — located in the 200 block of W. Marcy — and booked into the Howard County Detention Center.

Sands to hold graduation Friday

May 22, 2013

ACKERLY — Jennifer Renee Franco and Preston Zant will lead the Sands High School Class of 2013 when it holds graduation exercises Friday.

Franco, the daughter of Patricia Franco and the late Sonny Franco, is class valedictorian with a grade point average of 94.92. She is a member of the National Honor Society and student council and was a regional qualifier in UIL academics this year.

In athletics, she was active in basketball, track and cross-country.

She plans to attend Midland College in the fall and study diagnostic medical sonography.

Police/Sheriff 05-22

May 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 21, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• BYRON DELOREAN SHEDD, 30, of 1319 Harding was arrested Tuesday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest/detention and aggravated robbery.
• BRANDON JOE ROBINSON, 27, of 1317 Elm St., was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from another agency.

May 21st

Big Spring ISD inching toward 'property rich' status

May 21, 2013

Rising property valuations aren't just a headache for homeowners — even a taxing entity can feel the pinch.

Significant valuation increases the past few years might finally push Big Spring Independent School District into “property-rich” status, which would result in less state money for the district's budget and BSISD having to disburse some of its revenue to poorer schools across Texas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-21

May 21, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMBER RENEE ROBINSON, 27, of 100 Brown, was arrested Monday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and bail jumping – failure to appear (fine only).
• MITCHELL ALAN DUSH, 35, of 3600 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• JAMES LESLIE INGRAM, 45, of 1100 W. Second St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.

May 20th

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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