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April 6th, 2012

Additional charges filed against Whitt

April 6, 2012

A charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child has been filed against the 54-year-old Big Spring man who was arrested in mid-March on charges of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence and prohibited sexual conduct – incest, according to investigators.

Memorial Stadium project on track, officials say

April 6, 2012

These days, Memorial Stadium looks more a gravel pit than a place to play football, but all that will change in the coming weeks.

Workers are approaching the final stages of installing a $758,000 artificial playing surface at Memorial, along with other renovation projects at the stadium.

The field installation began earlier this year and is expected to be completed by late May, Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell said.

Police blotter

April 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ESTEVAN VALENCIA JR., 31, of 1110 E. 13th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 71, transient, was arrested Thursday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• ADRIANNA BIANCA GARZA, 20, of 703 W. 18th St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.

April 5th

PD: Phone call was a hoax

April 5, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say an emergency phone call received Wednesday afternoon reporting a possible homicide in the 600 block of Caylor was a hoax, although the matter is still under investigation.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, officers responded to the scene after a man called 911 saying he had killed someone.

“Dispatch received the call from an inactivated cell phone,” Everett said Wednesday afternoon. “A male subject advised that he had killed someone at 601 Caylor, repeated the message and hung up.”

Hotel Settles reconstruction moving along

April 5, 2012

A piece of history will soon come back to life in Big Spring, with a little modern twist. According to Bill Cole, Hotel Settles director of operations, construction is moving along and a “soft” opening is set for August.

For 30 years, Hotel Settles — which shut its doors in 1982 — has been closed to the public, but by the end of this year, the majestic building will again be reopened. The Healthy Woman Advisory Council had the privilege Wednesday afternoon of having the first “official” meeting in the hotel.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ANDREA DENISE ALENDER, 40, of 1615 Cardinal St., was arrested on charge of public intoxication.
• TRAVIS RUSSELL MCKISKI, 24, of 801 W. Marcy, was arrested on a warrant from other agency.
• TAKIRA NICOLE GREEN, 21, of 8100 W. Elizabeth Ln. of Fort Worth, was arrested on two warrants from other agency.
• JOSEPH DEWAYNE RICHTER, 25, of 904 S. Nolan St., was arrested on a charge of assault: family violence threat or offensive touch.

April 4th

Mobile Meals in need of volunteers

April 4, 2012

A program which provides meals for elderly, home-bound Big Spring residents has put out a call for volunteers.

Mobile Meals, a private, non-profit organization, currently delivers noon meals for between 60 and 70 people a day, but officials said more help is needed.

The hunts are on!

April 4, 2012

Hippity, hoppity, Easter time is here.

Starting Friday, kids will have two days of hunting Easter eggs. Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will be celebrating its 10th annual Easter egg hunt and First Church of the Nazarene will be hosting its third annual egg hunt.

“We always have a great turnout and we are expecting the same thing again this year,” said Emily Carrillo, interim activities director at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GLEN WILLARD OVERTON, 60, of 3908 Parkway Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• XAVIER GARCIA MOYA, 37, of 2605 Dow, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• JOSEPH DEWAYNE RICHTER, 24, of 904 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for displaying fictitious license plate, failure to appear and driving while license invalid.

April 3rd

BSHS drama troupe bound for area contest

April 3, 2012

The Big Spring High School Drama Department is looking to get out of its comfort zone.

For the third time in four years under current Department Director Tabatha Wright, the BSHS thespians will compete in the upcoming University Interscholastic League One Act Play Area contest, to be held April 14 in Midland.

The top two rated plays at the area contest will advance to the UIL state contest later this spring in Austin. The state contest is relatively uncharted territory for BSHS; the school has qualified for a trip to Austin once in the past decade.

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