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February 4th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-4

February 4, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KEITH ANDREW HILARIO, 28, of 1113 Lloyd, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault by contact.
• MICHAEL ALLERY WEIST, 31, of California, was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

One injured in Alon fire

February 4, 2013

A fire at an undisclosed location on the Alon USA Big Spring Refinery sent at least one person to the hospital Sunday night, according to local officials and unconfirmed reports.

Reports of an explosion at the Big Spring Refinery began circulating through the city and social media sites Sunday night at approximately 9 p.m. Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson confirmed shortly after that a fire had been reported at the local facility, however, there were no explosions.

February 2nd

Man indicted for murder in October shooting

February 2, 2013

A murder indictment against a Big Spring man was among more than 30 true bills returned by a Howard County grand jury this week.

Christopher Daniel Marquez, 19, who is currently in the Howard County Jail, was hit with three indictments for his alleged role in an October shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.

Luis Adolfo Pena, 33, died Oct. 27, 2012 from a gunshot wound he received earlier in the day.

Four Chaplains memorial service Monday

February 2, 2013

The Four Chaplain Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, 705 W FM 700.

The memorial service honors and remembers the Veterans who passed away in 2012. The Legion of Honor award will be presented to three individuals who have given outstanding service to our Veterans during this past year.

Local VA Medical Center officials encourage all family members of veterans who passed away to be present and welcome the community to come and attend the memorial service.

Police blotter 2-3

February 2, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• RIANNON HENSON MELTON, 28, of 2406 S. Monticello, was arrested Friday on warrants for resisting arrest, search or transport and disregarding a red light.
• MICHAEL ALLERY WEIST, 31, of California, was arrested Saturday on a charge of no drivers license when unlicensed.

February 1st

Chamber honors Stewart, McDonald

February 1, 2013

Two people who could almost be considered “professional” volunteers received top honors at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Thursday night.

Howard Stewart and Gloria McDonald, who have loaned their services to a variety of community causes over the years, were named Man and Woman of the Year by the chamber.

Stewart was hailed as a “tireless, enthusiastic, positive-thinking guy who has the energy and ability to follow throw with any task he undertakes — and that is a lot” by presenter Marc Marchesseault, the previous year's honoree.

Sheriff/EMS 2-1

February 1, 2013

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (75 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
• MARIA TERESA HOLGUIN, 44, was jailed to serve sentence for driving while intoxicated.
• ADDISON KYLE COOLEY, 23, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 72, was jailed on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JENEVA MIRELES, 44, was jailed on a motion to revoke probation for theft of service.
• DESTINY NAHOMA TORRENCE, 19, was jailed on a charge of public nuisance/condition or place.

January 30th

UW agencies receive allocations

January 30, 2013

Sixteen local organizations had something to be thankful for Tuesday evening.

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County board of directors held its annual meeting at Dora Roberts Community Center where the supported agencies were presented with their portion of $300,000 in allocations for the year, from the 2013 campaign.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-30

January 30, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• PRINCESS MARIE TREVINO, 24, 3607 Hamilton, was arrested on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver's license and failure to appear.
• LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, 1501 Scurry, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft and assault/family violence.
• JACOB RAY ALVARADO, 20, 300 Tulane, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest/detention.
• JOSEPHINE GUADALUPE TORRES, 23, Coahoma, was arrested on a charge of assault by contact.

January 29th

Mayor Duncan won't seek second term

January 29, 2013

Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan announced this morning he will not seek a second term in office.

Duncan cited personal reasons for why he will not stand for re-election.

“When I ran for office, I was really reluctant to do so, but I was contacted by several people to step forward and serve the community, and that's what I did,” Duncan said. “I never intended to serve more than one term.”

Duncan, who defeated incumbent mayor Russ McEwen in the 2010 municipal elections, cited three milestones as his major contributions to the community during his term in office.

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