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January 24th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-24

January 24, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• KASSAUNDRA DYHAN MUNOZ, 22, of 1007 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.
• LETICIA MARIA CRUZ, 33, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JENNIFER LOPEZ URIBE, 38, of 1101 Mesa, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for permitting an unlicensed minor to drive (parent or guardian).
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 500 block of Hillside Drive.

January 23rd

Smith, Fuqua announce retirements

January 23, 2013

Two longtime top city officials announced Tuesday they will be retiring.

Lonnie Smith told Big Spring City Council members, city employees and council audience he would be retiring as police chief March 30.

“I have had great pleasure in serving this community as an officer and administrator for the past 35 years and as the chief for the past 15 years,” a very emotional Smith told the council and audience. “We have a great department and I'm proud to be a part of it. It has a strong foundation to continue to build on.”

Louders win top awards at SWCD banquet

January 23, 2013

The father-son farming duo of Johnny and Jeremy Louder received top honors at the annual Howard Soil and Water Conservation District's annual banquet Tuesday evening.

The Louders, who have farmed in Howard, Martin and Glasscock counties for more than 50 combined years, were named the district's Outstanding Conservation Farmers for 2012.

Johnny Louder began farming in 1973, while his son, Jeremy, is in his 13th year in the business. Both are Texas Tech graduates who grow both dryland and irrigated cotton on their farm lands.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-23

January 23, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESUS ELIAS MORALES, 42, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
• LUIS ADOLFO PENA, 38, of 1105 E. 14th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CAROL CHAVEZ, 36, of 1109 N. Aylesford Apt. 328, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• JENNY MARIE LYON, 38, of 604 Caylor, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.

January 22nd

Trio arrested after shooting, standoff

January 22, 2013

COLORADO CITY — Three men were arrested here shortly after midnight, following a bizarre altercation with a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Interstate Highway 20 near the Mitchell County and Howard County line.

According to Abilene DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean, the altercation between the three men and a DPS trooper began at approximately 6:20 a.m. Monday when the vehicle they were in was pulled over for speeding.

Repairs continue at FM700 and I-20

January 22, 2013

Needed repairs to the Interstate Highway 20 bridge intersecting with FM 700 continued Monday afternoon, as construction crews begin the arduous task of replacing several load-bearing beams on the roadway.

Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation and contractors were on the work site much of Monday morning and afternoon, as northbound traffic on FM 700 was diverted east to the highway's South Service Road to make room for the necessary equipment, which included a crane.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-22

January 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT SCOTT OCHOA, 33, of 804 W. Interstate Highway 20 N. Service Road Apt. 204, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• BRANDON JOE ROBINSON, 27, of 1312 Elm St., was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license invalid and failure to appear.
• ANGELA CELESTE DUGGER, 35, of 1604 Settles, was arrested Monday on a warrant for bail jumping – failure to appear.

January 21st

Guild to host tea, style show

January 21, 2013

The Big Spring Symphony Guild will host its second annual “Dressed to a Tea” fundraiser 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at First Christian Church, 911 Goliad.
Tickets for the event are $15 per person and reservations can be made by calling 432-264-7671.
“Dressed to a Tea” will include a luncheon/tea and Victorian style show. Seating is limited, so people are urged to make their reservations soon. School aged children are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Webb to highlight symphony performance

January 21, 2013

Dr. Charles Webb, one of the most highly admired pianists, performers and judges in the musical world — and a former Big Spring resident, to boot — will highlight “Classic Wonders,” another in the 2012-2013 season series of the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra.
The performance is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium, under the direction of Dr. Keith Graumann. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students.

Police Beat

January 21, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• FERNANDO DELGADO, 18, of 707 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on charges of selling, manufacturing, distributing or possession of fictitious driver's license or ID certificate, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone – two ounces or less and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• ESTEBON GANDARA, 32, of Garland, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for failure to identify – giving false information.

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