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February 7th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ISAAC NATHAN RIOS, 21, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 124, was arrested Monday on three warrants from other agencies.
• JESUS FLORES, 33, of 1802 Mittel Ave., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid – DWI related.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1800 block of Lancaster.
In the 300 block of S. Main Street.
In the 300 block of S. Main Street.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 200 block of N.E. 12th Street.

February 6th

Teams forming for Relay

February 6, 2012

Just Relay — that’s the theme for Relay For Life 2012.
“This year ACS (American Cancer Society) is encouraging us to go back to the basics and that’s what we are trying to do,” Howard Stewart, team coordinator chairman for Relay 2012, said.

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.

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