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June 30th, 2012
A local man is in custody after being arrested in connection with a Friday shooting that wounded four people at a birthday party in east Big Spring.
Holston Banks III, 20, was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his alleged role in the shooting, which occurred late Friday night in the 1400 block of East Sixth Street.
Police responded to a â€śshots firedâ€ť call shortly before 11 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered four gunshot victims, two of whom had received multiple wounds.
The four victims are:
Area residents who are delinquent in paying their property taxes will reach a very important â€” and costly â€” legal milestone Monday, as penalties and interest continue to pile up on unpaid tabs.
Taxpayers who are delinquent on their property tax will have until the end of the business day Monday to pay their bill if they want to avoid additional penalties and interest, as well well as a large attorney fee, according to County Tax Assessor Kathy Sayles.
With less than a week to go, plans for Pops in the Park are coming together.
During the last meeting before Pops takes place Tuesday at the amphitheater, committee members finalized plans for the annual event which will be celebrating its 15th year.
â€śWe hope everyone comes out to join us for this extra special milestone anniversary event,â€ť Kelly Grant, Pops in the Park co-chair said. â€śIt will be a memorable event for the community with similarities from previous years and a few new additions.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ KRYSTAL LYNN DEHOYOS, 23, of 1308 Wood, was arrested Friday on a warrant for safety seat system-child younger than eight or less than 4â€™9â€ť tall.
â€˘ LUIS ARRIAGA, 49, of 905 Second #12, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOEL BARRERA, 28, of 308 E. St. Anna, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency and evading arrest/detention.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘RICHARD LEONARD MOYA, 37, of 610 Caylor Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ JOHN SCOTT BRICKER, 38, of 1203 N. FM 700 9, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for driving while license invalid (two counts).
â€˘ AMANDA LYNN MORROW, 33, of 8900 S. Service Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from other agency (x2).
A Big Spring man was killed and another injured early Thursday morning in a three-vehicle crash in Andrews County on U.S. Highway 176 approximately eight miles east of FM 1788.
According to accident reports filed with the Regional Department of Public Safety Office in Midland, the accident was reported at approximately 7:38 a.m.
Zachary Dane Shepphard, 21, formerly of Sweetwater and who, according to unconfirmed reports, had just recently moved to the Big Spring area, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Andrews County Justice of the Peace Mary Jane Baeza.
Like many businesses in West Texas, Big Spring Independent School District is having to fight the competition for workers.
BSISD trustees learned during their special meeting Thursday that the district is facing a slightly larger-than-normal number of staff vacancies this summer. And the major reason for that, officials speculated, is simple economics.
â€śWe can't compete with salaries paid in Midland and Odessa and some other areas,â€ť BSISD Superintendent Steven Saldivar told trustees. â€śWe lost some very good teachers this past year, and we're very concerned about that.â€ť
Area residents can get a jump start on the upcoming July 4 holiday this weekend.
The 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth, presented by the Downtown Revitalization Association, will be held Saturday in the area surrounding the Howard County Courthouse.
Admission is free to the event, which will last from 10 a.m. until midnight.
Organizers promise a day filled with music, fun and food.
People can get a sneak peek of sorts Friday, when festival organizers preview a new event â€” the Swifty Swine pig races â€” at 7 p.m. in Heart of the City Park.
That's a wrap.
The 2012 Relay For Life community wrap-up event took place Tuesday in Garrett Hall at First United Methodist Church. A total $165,447.28 has been raised to date, officials said.
â€śThe season doesn't officially wrap up until Aug. 31, and we will take money until that time,â€ť Relay For Life Chairman Manny Negron said. â€śThis year we fell short of our set money goal, but we reached our goal at the same time â€¦ we were able to touch the lives of several survivors, caregivers, family members and community members.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JASON RANDALL PORTER, 24, of 502 N. Runnels, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
â€˘ ALYSSA CRISELDA LOPEZ, 23, of 4204 Dixon, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ YENISSIA RAMERIZ VIERA, 27, of 1401 N. Highway 87, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.