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July 11th, 2012

Local man convicted of intoxication assault; sentencing today

July 11, 2012

A Big Spring man was found guilty of intoxication assault in 118th District Court Tuesday for his part in the June 20, 2011, traffic accident which nearly claimed the life of a passenger in the vehicle he was driving.

Wesley James Shoup, 44, of 800 W. Marcy No. 22 or 4016 Vicky, was indicted April 12, 2012, by a Howard County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault.

Cactus and Crude bike ride to raise money for MS research

July 11, 2012

For 20 years, area people and organizations have been coming together for the Cactus and Crude Bike Ride to help those with multiple sclerosis (MS). On July 21 and 22, it will happen once again.

“This is something that gets people together helping people who can't help themselves,” said David Ham, owner of Peyton's Bike in Midland.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS FUENTES, 36, of 216 Tubb Loop Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• DAVID ARNULFO GARZA, 48, of 2620 Albrook, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

July 10th

County puts hold on burn ban

July 10, 2012

Howard County Commissioners opted to table a proposed burn ban Monday morning following a weekend of intermittent rainfall throughout the Crossroads area, moisture local firefighting officials say should buy residents a few weeks of relative safety from wildfires.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long — serving in place of County Judge Mark Barr, who was unable to attend Monday's meeting — said the county had received a recommendation from Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan to table the proposed county-wide ban for a minimum of two weeks.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 10, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• BILLY WAYNE CHRISTIAN, 52, of 2808 Sherman Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (two counts), expired registration (two counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts) and failure to appear (six counts).
• BILLY RAY HALL, 34, of Flat, Texas, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 9th

Local man jailed on vehicular assault charges

July 9, 2012

Two people remain hospitalized after a Big Spring man allegedly assaulted them with his motor vehicle early Sunday morning.

Edward Aguilar, 33, is in custody at Howard County Detention Center this morning after being arrested on multiple aggravated assault charges, according to information released by Big Spring Police Department Sgt. Tony Everett.

Everett said the alleged assault arose from a domestic disturbance in the 2600 block of Albrook.

Council to consider permit

July 9, 2012

The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to handle a rather routine agenda, including final approval of an ordinance providing for the issuance of a specific use permit for construction and operation of a nursing home facility near the corner of Alamesa and Wasson.

The permit, which was applied for by M.U.G.S. Properties LLC for the 10-acre property, was first heard by the council during its June 26 meeting, which included a public hearing on the matter.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MERRILL CLAYTON CAMPBELL, 44, of 800 W. Marcy Apt. 16, was arrested Sunday on a charge of deadly conduct – discharge of a firearm.
• BRIANNA MICHELLE GRAHAM, 32, of 1404 Wood, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOSE MARCOS PESINA, 34, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.

July 7th

Robinson families honored as Howard/Glasscock pioneer families

July 7, 2012

Several families have made an impact in the history of Howard and Glasscock counties, which is why the Heritage Museum continues to pay tribute and recognize pioneer families.
“We wouldn’t be the communities that we are if it wasn’t for those families who pioneered it all,” Museum Director Nancy Raney said.
This year, two families sharing the same last name but no relation were honored as the Howard and Glasscock County Pioneer Families — G.R. (Rob) and Myra Robinson were recognized for Howard County and W.L. Robinson was honored from Glasscock County.

WesTexAgs Shootout

July 7, 2012

If you’re an Aggie, are friends with an Aggie or don’t mind helping an Aggie, the Howard County A&M Club needs your help.
For the 13th consecutive year, the club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.
Anyone, regardless of whether they’re an Aggie, is welcome to attend.
Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year’s Shootout, which will be held Saturday, July 14:

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