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February 22nd

Statewide magazines highlight Big Spring

February 22, 2013

Big Spring is in the news big time these days.

The March edition of Texas Monthly, which hit sales racks this week, has a feature on the Hotel Settles. Titled 'Up With the Old Hotel: How a Fabulously Wealthy Son of Big Spring Came Home to Save the Settles,' the article covers both Brint Ryan's financial expertise and his successful renovation of the West Texas landmark. The story is written by Bryan Mealer.

All-City Choir set for Tuesday concert

February 22, 2013

The best young singers in Big Spring will be in concert Tuesday when the All-City Choir performs at Big Spring High School.

The choir, composed of select Big Spring Independent School District fourth and fifth graders from Goliad, Marcy, Moss and Washington elementary schools, will take the stage at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.

Judith Ayer, assistant choral director at Big Spring High School and organizer of Tuesday's event, said children were selected for the choir based on more than just their singing ability.

Sheriff/EMS 2-22

February 22, 2013

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (68 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
• RYAN ANTHONY GONZALES, 23, was jailed on a charge of criminal mischief over $50 but less than $500.
• JAMES CRAIG NORMAN, 45, was jailed on a charge of reckless driving.
• KRYSTAL M. CERVANTES, 24, was jailed on warrants charging bail jumping, failure to appear, no seat belt and a warrant from another agency.
• THEODORE DIAZ JR., 40, was jailed on a federal probation violation warrant.

Crimson Soul back for reunion concert

February 22, 2013

Four years after going their separate ways, the Big Spring based musical group Crimson Soul will reunite for a final performance.
Featuring solo performances by Brandon Ray, Cody Carnes and the Adrian Calvio band, the group will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 each and available at the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau, KBYG, KBST, Adrian Calvio State Farm Insurance and Big Spring City Hall. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the concert.

February 21st

Assault death investigated as homicide

February 21, 2013

Local law enforcement officials are investigating an assault that led to the death of a Big Spring man earlier this week.

Daniel Flores, 44, of Big Spring was pronounced dead Tuesday evening outside his Second Street residence by Howard County Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs after family members discovered his body, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

BSHS students earn medals for regional art work

February 21, 2013

Several Big Spring High School students received medals for their work during the recent Visual Arts Scholastic Event regional meet in Odessa.

The students earned the medals after receiving a ranking of 4 (the highest possible) from judges at the meet, BSHS Art Teacher Judy Tereletsky said. In total, 24 of the 30 submitted works from BSHS students earned medals.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-21

February 21, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LINDA SUE SMITHWICK, 46, of 2621 Hunter, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• MARIO IRENO YANEZ, 32, transient, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.

February 20th

Warrant roundup a week away

February 20, 2013

If you have unresolved warrants in the Crossroads area, you have plenty to fear in the coming weeks, as law enforcement agencies in Howard County and the surrounding areas get ready to conduct a warrant roundup.

Part of a statewide effort to help municipalities and other government agencies tackle the growing number of arrest warrants being issued, Big Spring Municipal Judge Tim Green said every effort has been made to contact those with warrants and get the matters cleared up before the handcuffs get slapped on March 2.

Lyte gets 25 years for sexual assault of a child

February 20, 2013

A 72-year-old Big Spring man who served as youth minister at a local church pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 118th District Court last week and accepted a 25-year sentence in a state jail facility.

Samuel Lee Lyte, 72, formerly of 1811 S. Lancaster, was indicted in November on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child (first-degree felony), aggravated sexual abuse of a child (first-degree felony), indecency with a child (two counts, both second-degree felonies) and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence (third-degree felony).

Sheriff/EMS 2-20

February 20, 2013

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (74 prisoners are currently housed in the county jail):
• ANDREA ANCISCO, 31, was jailed on warrants charging assault-family violence, child safety seat violation and driving while license invalid.
• COREY DALE CHAMBERS, 43, was jailed on a charge of tampering with governmental records-insurance document.
• VIRGINIA L. FRANCO, 47, was jailed on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

The Big Spring Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service reported the following activity:

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