Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. May 24, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ 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.
â€˘ BENJAMIN CARL MITCHEL,L 47, of 6007 SE 14th Ave., Amarillo, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
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 â€” yep, free â€” to the public.
In the past, the event would celebrate the opening of the city pool but not this year.
Big Spring received almost an inch of rain â€” .97 according to the National Weather Service â€” 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOHNNY SILLOY DOUGLAS, 41, of 1007 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CHRISTOPHER RIVERS JORDAN, 39, of 1602 Lincoln, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CYNTHIA LORRA KENNEDY, 50, of 4900 Wasson Rd., was arrested Thursday on a citation for public intoxication.
â€˘ SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 34, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 414, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for bail jumping â€“ failure to appear and terroristic threat.
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 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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. XXXXXX and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ 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.
â€˘ RUDOLPH LEO GUTIERREZ III, 21, of 2613 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
A Dallas man is in custody facing serious charges after law enforcement officials say he attempted to car-jack a vehicle at the Murphy USA gas station in the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot Tuesday morning.
Byron Shedd, 29, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest near the local gas station â€” located in the 200 block of W. Marcy â€” and booked into the Howard County Detention Center.
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.