Archive - 2013 - News Article
ACKERLY â€” 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 21, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 26, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ 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.
â€˘ BRANDON JOE ROBINSON, 27, of 1317 Elm St., was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from another agency.
Rising property valuations aren't just a headache for homeowners â€” even a taxing entity can feel the pinch.
Significant valuation increases the past few years might finally push Big Spring Independent School District into â€śproperty-richâ€ť 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ AMBER RENEE ROBINSON, 27, of 100 Brown, was arrested Monday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and bail jumping â€“ failure to appear (fine only).
â€˘ MITCHELL ALAN DUSH, 35, of 3600 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid â€“ DWI related.
â€˘ JAMES LESLIE INGRAM, 45, of 1100 W. Second St., was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
A Big Spring man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident in Midland early Sunday.
Midland Police Deparment officials say Robert â€śTitoâ€ť 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 â€” the wrong way â€” 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.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ VICTORIA CEVALLOS, 44, of 3912 E. Highway 350, was arrested Friday on charges of theft â€“ more than $50 and less than $500, expired registration certificate and theft by check â€“ more than $20 and less than $500.
â€˘ 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.
HERALD Photo/Andreia Medlin
Participants in Ride for the Wall arrived at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial Saturday morning en route to Washington, D.C.
HERALD Photo/Andreia Medlin
Run For the Wall honor guards Ken Damon and Roger Mead place a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial Saturday. More than 500 veterans arrived in Big Spring on motorcycles in tribute to the men and women who were unable to return from their tours of duty in foreign wars. The organization travels from California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. each year for Memorial Day.
As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic display and ceremony which features more than 100 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller ones.
Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, officials will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Tammy Lockhart.