Archive - 2013 - News Article
By THOMAS JENKINS
A Big Spring man and woman remain in custody at the Howard County Detention Center today following a short car chase late Tuesday night with law enforcement officers that ended in the 3800 block of Rice Road in the southeastern part of the county.
Crossroads area residents looking for some family fun this weekend while helping a worthy cause are invited to come to Holy Trinity Catholic Parish at 1009 Hearn Street for its Summer Festival.
Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, food will be available for dine in or carry out. Plates of asado, carne guisada or gorditas are priced at $7 each. Food orders will also be available Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. For carryout, call 270-3393.
The festival will be held from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHN MANUEL RIOS, 47, transient, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ KEVIN BRYAN ESPINOZA, 28, of 605 E. 13th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MELANIE LUVERNE JONES, 38, of 1003 Stadium, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
How about sending your kids to boot camp this summer?
Hangar 25 Air Museum will be holding a Bombardier Boot Camp July 8-12 for children age 6 through 12. The World War II-themed Kid's Klub event will be both educational and entertaining.
â€śIt is going to be a wonderful opportunity for children to learn and have fun at the same time,â€ť said Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator. â€śIt will be like a summer camp in that children will learn about planes used in World War II along with survival tips and they will participate in various activities and games and make some cool crafts.â€ť
Raul Benavides was sworn into office Tuesday night during the meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the new District 5 representative replaced one-term councilman Craig Olson, who did not seek re-election.
Benavides was sworn into office by City Finance Director Peggy Walker, following the canvass of the June 8 runoff election. The canvass was approved by the council on a unanimous vote.
The Big Spring City Council got its first look at budget issues facing the municipality as it prepares to begin work on its 2013-2014 fiscal plan, a budget that will likely target infrastructure needs and efforts to stop the turnover of much-needed city employees.
Part of a rather lengthy council meeting, Tuesday night's budget work session included a presentation from Interim City Manager Todd Darden, who highlighted some of the city's most pressing needs moving into the coming year.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARK ANTHONY CHAVERA, 24, of 1502 Chickasaw St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ KIMBERLY NICOLE RIOS, 26, of 1606 Bluebird St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ DARRIN RAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
The Big Spring City Council will canvass the results of the Saturday night runoff between District 5 challengers during its Tuesday meeting, awarding the position to Raul Benavides, who won the election with 63 percent of the vote.
Benavides and challenger J.D. Smith first met in the May 11 election â€” joined by fellow political hopeful Clint Collins â€” with Benavides taking top honors with 44.21 percent (187 ballots) of the vote, while opponents Smith won 33.81 percent (143 ballots) and Clint Collins took 21.99 percent (93 ballots).
It's a homecoming of sorts for the interim director of the local VA medical center.
Andrew â€śAndyâ€ť M. Welch, currently director of the Amarillo VA Health Care System, is pulling double duty of sorts for the next few months â€” he has been named interim director of the West Texas VA Health Care System based in Big Spring, but will continue serving in Amarillo as well.
In Big Spring, Welch succeeds Daniel Marsh, who resigned in late May to become director of the VA medical center in Oklahoma City.
Welch assumed his interim duties here June 2.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSE CASTRO, 42, transient, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JACOB ALEXANDER GALAN, 23, of 1607 S. Main St., was arrested Sunday on charges of evading arrest or detention, public intoxication and shoplifting - $50 or less.
â€˘ TYLER JAMES SMITH, 28, of Sweetwater, Texas, was arrested Sunday on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and public intoxication.