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May 27th

2 dead in shooting spree

May 27, 2013

EDEN, Texas — A shooting spree in over a two-county area early Sunday morning has left two people dead and at least five injured.
A Department of Public Safety trooper and a game warden were able to end the carnage when they shot and killed a 23-year-old North Carolina man, who name has not been released.
The Texas Rangers, assisted by local law enforcement and Texas Parks and Wildlife, are still investigating multiple scenes.

May 25th

Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day observances set for Monday

May 25, 2013

Residents of the Crossroads area will come together to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty Monday, as a pair of local organizations looks to herald in the annual Memorial Day remembrance.

The Big Spring Vietnam Memorial Committee will start the day with ceremonies at the local memorial — located near the intersection of Rackley and Swords, near the rear entrance to the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf — at 11 a.m., according to committee member and spokesperson Jerry Groves.

Four face kidnapping indictments

May 25, 2013

A Howard County grand jury handed down nearly 30 indictments Thursday, including true-bills for four Big Spring residents charged with the April kidnapping of a 15-year-old boy from his home in the 1500 block of Wood Street.

Arrested were Ricardo Ramirez, 24, of 4004 Connally; Sophia Conception Marmolejo, 29, of 2521 Chanute; Juan Eduardo Diaz, 23, address not provided; and Abilene Renee Mojica, 30, of 1207 Sycamore.

Police blotter 05-26

May 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 24, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• NATHANIEL JAMMAL AUSBIE, 29, of 107 E. 17th St., was arrested Friday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction and failure to maintain financial responsibility second offense.
• BENJAMIN CARL MITCHEL,L 47, of 6007 SE 14th Ave., Amarillo, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.

May 24th

Splash-In Saturday

May 24, 2013

Crossroad area residents will be able to splash in Saturday. Then they'll have to splash out again, if only for a week.

Splash-In at the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. It's free — yep, free — to the public.

In the past, the event would celebrate the opening of the city pool but not this year.

Big Spring, area, receives welcome rain

May 24, 2013

Big Spring received almost an inch of rain — .97 according to the National Weather Service — from Thursday's rains.

Forecasters were calling for the possibility of more rain through Saturday night, though without the 60 mph winds and hail many residents reported this morning.

According to the weather service, Thursday's rains split the Midland-Odessa area and neither city received even a trace of rainfall.

Here are some other rainfall totals:

Sweetwater .37, Snyder 2.71, Sterling City 1.57, Abilene Regional Airport 5.9, San Angelo 1.79.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-24

May 24, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHNNY SILLOY DOUGLAS, 41, of 1007 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTOPHER RIVERS JORDAN, 39, of 1602 Lincoln, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• CYNTHIA LORRA KENNEDY, 50, of 4900 Wasson Rd., was arrested Thursday on a citation for public intoxication.
• SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 34, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 414, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for bail jumping – failure to appear and terroristic threat.

May 23rd

Aquatic center named in honor of McEwen

May 23, 2013

The aquatic center so fervently embraced by Russ McEwen has officially been named in honor of the former Big Spring mayor and city councilman, who passed away in October 2012.

Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center was formally dedicated during brief ceremonies Wednesday morning at the facility, which opened last year in Comanche Trail Park.

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.

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