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April 23rd, 2012

Police beat

April 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALBERTO HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, 62, of 700 W. Fourth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault-aggravated with deadly weapon.
• VICTOR ZAMORA HERNANDEZ,35, of 2505 Gunter Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500 shoplifting.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass-habitation/shelter.

April 21st

Relay for Life raises $157K

April 21, 2012

Cool nighttime temperatures and West Texas wind didn't stop community members from showing their support for the Howard-Glasscock County Relay For Life 2012.

For 24 hours, Blankenship Field turned into a place of remembrance, celebration and hope in the fight against cancer. During wrap-up ceremonies Saturday morning, residents were able to see just how well their dedication paid off. The overall total raised — with more money still coming in and a few fundraisers left— was $157,706.43.

College receives boost to fundraising efforts

April 21, 2012

Howard College trustees will get an update on construction plans for the district's San Angelo campus when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

College officials announced earlier this year plans to expand its San Angelo campus with the addition of two buildings adjacent to the West Texas Training Center. Total price tag for the project is estimated at between $8 million and $9 million, said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president.

Police blotter

April 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
•JONATHAN WAYNE KELSEY, 51, of 1406 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
• GUADALUPE MORENO, 44, of 807 Creighton, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility.

April 19th

One dead in house fire

April 19, 2012

A structure fire during the early morning hours today in the 600 block of N.W. Fifth Street claimed the life of an unidentified person. Law enforcement official are working to establish the cause of death and identity of the victim.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray, the victim — believed to be an adult male — was discovered inside the home, located at 603 N.W. Fifth St., just minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene.

Relay for Life set for Friday

April 19, 2012

Put on your purple and head to Blankenship Field on Friday afternoon. Howard and Glasscock County Relay For Life 2012 will take place from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Registered individuals will receive T-shirts and a $5 dinner coupon to be used at any of the team food vendors. The coupons are sponsored by the Hodnett Family in honor of Butch Hodnett.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the official first lap — the Survivors Lap — will take place at 8 p.m. A survivors reception will follow under the event tent.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID ALEGRIA, 27, of Corpus Christi, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• FRANK FIERRO JR., 64, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRISTINA FUENTES, 32, of 2518 Albrook Circle, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 410 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.

April 18th

Best of the best: College honors top students

April 18, 2012

Cynthia Pinch was named Howard College's outstanding student of the year during its annual awards convocation at Garrett Coliseum Tuesday evening.

Finch, a sophomore from Niles, Mich., majoring in Modern Languages, has achieved several milestones while attending Howard. She is currently president of the Student Government Association, is on the Dean's List with a 3.25 grade point average and is active in dance, theater and band. She also serves as resident assistant and the women's dormitory and has been named to Who's Who Among Junior College Students.

Coahoma trustees eye rule waiver

April 18, 2012

COAHOMA — School trustees are expected to approve a resolution setting aside the “15 percent rule” for a year when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.

The “15 percent rule” is a buzz phrase much used in public school circles lately and relates to a requirement of the new state standardized test, the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Simply put, the rule states that STAAR end of course test scores for high school students will count for 15 percent of their total grade in that class.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 24, of 1 Courtney Place Apt. 402, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
• ABEL LOZANO TORRES, 23, of 1611 Donley St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• CLIFFORD PAUL COOPER, 39, of 1213 Harding St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for dog or cat running at large (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).

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