Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
Pint-sized patriotism will be on display this July 4.
For about 40 years, the Highland July 4 Parade has shown that you don't have to be an adult to show off your love of country.
The annual parade will be held along Highland Drive beginning at 10 a.m. July 4, said Melanie Lawdermilk, parade organizer. Participants will line up at the intersection of Highland and Robb streets at 9:30 a.m., then parade west on Highland to the intersection with Goliad.
While plenty of youngsters are expected to be on hand, Lawdermilk said she needs some help from the area's grownups, as well.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 24, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT ADAM MATA, 26, of 1511 Johnson, was arrested Monday on charges of abandonment/endangerment of a child â€“ criminal negligence, speeding, failure to appear â€“ two counts and no drivers license/ when unlicensed.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ISA DELGADO CASTELLANO, 59, of 811 E. 14th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KENNETH NEIL RATLIFF, 41, of Comanche, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of shoplifting - $50 or less.
â€˘ LLOYD WINFIELD MORGAN II, 22, of 909 Highland Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JEFFERY THOMAS ARCHER, 42, of Priest River, Idaho, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
It's one thing to enroll in college. It's entirely another for the college to write off the charges.
Howard College is offerings students at its Big Spring campus an enticement to enroll early, and it's a doozy â€” anyone who completes early enrollment for the fall 2013 semester as a full-time student (at least 12 semester hours) by the end of business Tuesday will be entered into a drawing for a full scholarship which would cover the entire 2013-2014 college year.
The scholarship is valued at approximately $3,600, said Rebecca Villanueva of the college's enrollment office.
Investigators are trying to piece together the situation that led to a 24-year-old Big Spring man being shot in the leg in the 800 block of N.E. Eighth Street Friday morning.
Nicholes Limon was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, Limon was found in an alleyway between N.E. Eighth and N.E. Ninth streets when officers arrived on the scene.
Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and decide how to move forward â€” or if to move forward at all â€” with bids recently received for a parcel of property located on the north side of Big Spring during Monday morning's meeting.
The property â€” located near the County Road and Bridge Office on the north side of the city â€” has received a lot of attention in the past few weeks, as several real estate investors have shown a strong desire to acquire the county-owned half-block.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 21, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARIO IRENO YANEZ, 32, of 1510 Vines Ave., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.
â€˘ HUTCHISON LYNN MCWILLIAMS, 34, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Friday by the BSPD on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ JAMES NICHOLAS WINN, 33, of 1200 S. Runnels St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
A Big Spring man was killed Thursday morning in an accident in northern Howard County at an oilfield yard near the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and FM 2230, the second oilfield-related fatality in Howard County in approximately 24 hours.
Juan Manual Estrada-Duarte, 59, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the accident, which was reported at 10:33 a.m.
Estrada-Duarte was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Bennie Green, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees have given Superintendent Steven Saldivar less than a ringing vote of confidence.
Following a lengthy evaluation session behind closed doors Thursday, trustees announced they had given Saldivar a job rating of â€śproficientâ€ť and declined to extend his salary beyond the 2013-2014 school year.
The moves were unusual in two areas â€” a â€śproficientâ€ť rating falls in the middle range of evaluations the board could have levied; and school boards traditionally add at least one year to a superintendent's contract at the end of such evaluations.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAMIAN ISMAEL LUJAN, 28, of 1014 nolan, was arrested thursday on a warrant for defective tail lamp.
â€˘ ERIC CHARLES CURTIS, 28, of Weatherford, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, 21, of 704 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.