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April 23rd, 2012
A 51-year-old Big Spring man is in stable condition with a gunshot wound at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and the alleged shooter is in custody, police said this morning.
Genaro Castroena was shot in the abdomen during an argument that took place around 11:45 p.m. Saturday at 400 W. Fourth. He was rushed to the local hospital by ambulance.
According to police, the shooting suspect, 62-year-old Alberto Hernandez-Diaz, was taken into custody and transported to the Howard County Detention Center. He was waiting arraignment this morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALBERTO HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, 62, of 700 W. Fourth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault-aggravated with deadly weapon.
â€˘ VICTOR ZAMORA HERNANDEZ,35, of 2505 Gunter Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500 shoplifting.
â€˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass-habitation/shelter.
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 â€” with more money still coming in and a few fundraisers leftâ€” was $157,706.43.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘JONATHAN WAYNE KELSEY, 51, of 1406 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
â€˘ GUADALUPE MORENO, 44, of 807 Creighton, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility.
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 â€” believed to be an adult male â€” was discovered inside the home, located at 603 N.W. Fifth St., just minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene.
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 â€” the Survivors Lap â€” will take place at 8 p.m. A survivors reception will follow under the event tent.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAVID ALEGRIA, 27, of Corpus Christi, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ FRANK FIERRO JR., 64, of 603 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ CHRISTINA FUENTES, 32, of 2518 Albrook Circle, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ, 19, of 410 S. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
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 â€” School trustees are expected to approve a resolution setting aside the â€ś15 percent ruleâ€ť for a year when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.
The â€ś15 percent ruleâ€ť 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.