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June 17th

Man jailed on attempted murder charges

June 17, 2013

Law enforcement officials remained tight-lipped Monday morning regarding the arrest early Saturday morning of a Midland man on a charge of attempted murder.

Joshua Aaron Kirby, 28, of 1302 S. Connell in Midland, Texas, was arrested early Saturday morning in the 700 block of W. Interstate Highway 20 — near the TravelCenters of America Truck Stop — on a charge of attempted murder.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, declined to comment on the arrest, citing an open investigation.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-17

June 17, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSHUA AARON KIRBY, 28, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Saturday on a charge of attempted murder.
• AUSTIN AUGENE BERRY, 21, of 400 N.E. Ninth St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and failure to appear.
• SABRINA JANE LOPEZ, 30, of 610 George St., was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

June 15th

Local man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

June 15, 2013

ABILENE, Texas — A 51-year-old Big Spring man, was sentenced this week, by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, to the statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
In addition, Judge Solis ordered that Juan Jose Guerra pay $150,000 in restitution to a victim whose photographs were included in his child pornography collection.

Man jailed on drugs, weapons charges

June 15, 2013

A narcotics investigation lasting several months led to the arrest of a Big Spring man Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of Tulane, according to law enforcement officials.
Jose Lopez Chavez III, 43, of 300 Tulane, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance – more than four grams and less than 200 grams (two counts) and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, investigators with the BSPD and Homeland Security served the warrant at approximately 2 p.m.

Police beat

June 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 14, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• NOEL GARCIA II, 31, of 1604 Robin St., was arrested Friday on a charge of forgery – money order.
• CHRISTOPHER LEE BEDFORD, 31, of 2513 Dow, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• DONTAE RENELL CARR, 31, of 3006 Cherokee, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failure to identify giving false/fictitious information.
• CHAD ALLEN MUSGROVE, 45, of 405.5 N. Moss Lake Rd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.

June 14th

Police beat

June 14, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MELANIE LUVERNE JONES, 38, of 1003 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• HARVEY LYNN STEGMAN, 27, of 3509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Apt. 27, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended with a previous conviction.
• HECTOR REYES, 62, of 500 S. Lancaster, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

Stargazing Party planned Saturday

June 14, 2013

orts Editor
If you're looking for something out of this world to do Saturday evening, both astronomy buffs and casual observers alike are invited to participate in the annual Stargazing Party on Saturday atop Scenic Mountain beginning at sunset.
The West Texas Amateur Astronomy Club of Midland will bringing some high-powered lenses which the public can look through to view the night skies as never before.

Range conference coming to Big Spring

June 14, 2013

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the West Texas Livestock and Range Conference from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 27 at the Broughton Agriculture Complex on the Howard College campus in Big Spring.
The conference is a multi-county effort involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Glasscock, Upton, Reagan, Howard, Martin and Midland counties.

June 13th

Retired Maj. Gen. Spurgin named grand marshal for rodeo parade

June 13, 2013

Saluting veterans is a tradition Howard County is proud of, and one which continues with the upcoming Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo Parade.
Retired Texas Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin will serve as grand marshal of the event, set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22.
“We are tickled to death to be able to honor some of our heros who have kept this country free,” said Quail Dobbs, parade coordinator. “We are indebted to him. And when we asked him, he said he was happy to do it.”
Happy indeed.

Don’t forget annual events associated with 80th rodeo

June 13, 2013

Crossroads area residents are invited to participate in some annual events that take place alongside the Big Spring Reunion and Rodeo, which is scheduled June 20-22 at the local Rodeo Bowl.
On Tuesday, June 18, Heritage Museum will hold its popular Legends and Legacies fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the museum grounds. Those planning to go will need to RSVP no later than Friday.
Tickets are $30 per person and $55 per couple. The price includes fish and chicken cuisine, beer and wine and $1,500 in “fun” money to be used in a casino event featuring black jack, craps and roulette.

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