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April 14th, 2012
Sexual assault and drug cases dominated Thursday's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.
The grand jury returned a total of 28 felony indictments against 19 individuals during the session.
Among those true-billed were Albert Trevino Carrillo, 34, of 1500 Mesa in Big Spring, who was named in three indictments â€” one for first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a child and two for indecency with a child, both second degree felonies.
If convicted, Carrillo could face up to 99 years or life in prison for the aggravated sexual assault charge and up to 20 years on the indecency charges.
A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when the truck she was driving was hit by a Union Pacific train at the Alon USA owned Big Spring Refinery.
According to Alon USA public relations spokeman Blake Lewis, the woman was a contractor working at the local facility and not a refinery employee.
Emergency personnel with the refinery's emergency response team, the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Big Spring Fire Department all responded to the accident, which happened on refinery property at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Area residents will have a chance to show the mountain â€” Scenic Mountain, that is â€” who is boss this weekend.
The 14th annual Master the Mountain 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Big Spring State Park. Registration is $25 and will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
â€śThis year, one of the big things is we are bringing back the 10K run,â€ť Ron Alton, state park manager, said.
The 10K run had been put on the back burner the past few years, but with the support of volunteers and other planning details, it will resume for 2012.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JORDAN ALLEN MCLEOD, 21, of 618 Tulane, was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor.
â€˘ JOHNNY ISIAIAS GONZALES JR., 22, of 810 E. 14th St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention and purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1023 Stadium Ave., was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ RANDY JOE HURRINGTON, 51, of 1411 Bluebird, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
That's the message City Finance Director Peggy Walker delivered to the Big Spring City Council Tuesday night regarding negotiations between the municipality and Alon USA to amend their raw water agreement. Consideration of a possible agreement was tabled for the second time in the past two weeks.
Residents will get a chance to get â€śtrashyâ€ť Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to clean up the Crossroads area during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.
Trash-Off Coordinator Pat Simmons said there are a number of ways area residents and groups can get involved in the effort, whether it's tackling a piece of their own property or joining with other volunteers to spruce up an area in the community.
FORSAN â€” School officials here will soon take the first step in what will be more than a year-long process of evaluating the state of school facilities.
During their monthly meeting Monday evening, Forsan Independent School District trustees discussed commissioning a facilities study within the next few months to assess the need for modernizing campus buildings.
For the second time in less than five years, the historic totem pole at Comanche Trail Park has come under attack by vandals.
According to officials with the city of Big Spring, damage to the local landmark was discovered Monday.
â€śThe pole was intact Saturday morning, so it had to be done some time between Saturday night and Monday morning,â€ť said Kenny Davis, municipal landfill director.
â€śIt appears to have been done by either a kid or a small man or teen using a hatchet, not an axe. I'm fairly sure if they had used an axe they would have brought the entire totem pole down.â€ť