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February 6th, 2012

Police beat

February 6, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• FREDDIE WILLIAMS, 38, of 2539 Gunter, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 65, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHAD EVERETT COLEMAN, 29, of 4400 N. Holiday Hill Rd. Apt. 915 in Midland, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• DAWN MICHELLE TUBB, 34, of 511 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

February 4th

20 indicted by grand jury

February 4, 2012

A Big Spring man was indicted Thursday by a Howard County grand jury on numerous charges stemming from the Aug. 22 chase and attempted shooting of local man that led to the invasion of a family’s home in the 500 block of State Street.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted on charges of deadly conduct (two counts, both enhanced first-degree felonies), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (two counts, both enhanced first-degree felonies) and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (first-degree felony, enhanced).

Heritage Museum to share a vintage Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2012

Heritage Museum will be showing its romantic side on Valentine’s Day.
In recognition of Valentine’s Day and the new Vintage Valentine exhibit, which will run through March 3, the museum will host an all-day reception.
“We are showing our romantic side at the Heritage Museum with this vintage exhibit,” Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
Part of the exhibit will show how wedding dresses have changed over the past hundred years. On display will be a wedding dress from 1894 and a dress from 1994.

Police blotter

February 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• JOSEPH JUSTIN LAROCQUE, 33, of 1406 Runnels St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for theft of less than $50/shoplifting, failed to obtain Texas driver's license within 90 days and fail to appear (three counts).
• PAULA ISABEL LEOS, 30, of 1803 S. Owens St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft more than $50 and less than $500/shoplifting.
• MERRITA CHAMBERS, 59, of 511 NW Eighth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

February 3rd

‘Coming Home’ author schedules local book signing

February 3, 2012

“Coming Home” … not only what author, Kathleen Rigdon Highley is doing, but it's also the title of her new novel.

Highley — a West Texas native — was raised in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School and Howard College. She will be on hand for a book signing at Inspirations Flowers and Gifts on Saturday, Feb. 11. Her book signing will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Zang to highlight milestone concert Saturday

February 3, 2012

Van Cliburn gold medalist Hauchen Zhang will be the featured performer when the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra takes the stage Saturday night, but the audience is sure to enjoy other classical music in the show, too, said Dr. Keith Graumann, conductor.

“I think we have put together a very enjoyable evening. This is a concert that will have a lot of emotion, both power and a delicate touch,” Graumann said.

February 2nd

Groundhog day

February 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
But, at this rate, that might not be so bad.
The groundhog made his "prediction" on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Temperatures were near freezing when he emerged at dawn — unseasonably warm — and were forecast to climb into the mid-40s in a winter that's brought little snow and only a few notably cold days to much of the East.

No sign of foul play in death

February 2, 2012

Preliminary autopsy reports show no signs of foul play in the death of a Big Spring man discovered Jan. 2 in a ditch, according to investigators, but a cause of death can't be determined until toxicology reports are finalized.

The body of Jose Regalado, 70, was discovered near the 1100 block of West FM 700 shortly after 11 a.m., according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department.

Four Chaplains Service set Friday

February 2, 2012

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who died during the previous year will be honored Friday morning during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at First Baptist Church under the direction of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.

The memorial service — which is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat in 1943 — will get under way at 11 a.m. In the main chapel at the local church, according to VA Chaplain Dean Thomas.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 2, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMERE RAYSHAD COOPER, 23, of 3706 Boulder Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• RIANNON LEE HENSON, 27, of 2001 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for speeding.
• JEFFERY SCOTT WALLING, 41, of 19100 S. Highway 87, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for driving while intoxicated (open container) – second offense.

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