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September 22nd, 2011

Weapon at college results in arrest

September 22, 2011

A 19-year-old Howard College student was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly carrying a firearm onto the campus, prompting officials to temporarily increase security at the school.

Mobey Cordell Lewis, of 506 Young, was arrested following an altercation at the college on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place and possession of marijuana (two ounces or less) in a drug-free zone.

Skull to be studied further

September 22, 2011

Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker announced Wednesday the human skull found at a salvage yard in mid-December is being prepared for DNA analysis in hopes of identifying who it came from.

According to Parker, the skull was sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiners Office shortly after its discovery in an effort to determine the cause of death and identify where — and who — it may have come from.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MONA ALICIA SALDANA, 26, of 1400 Virginia, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license invalid (five counts), failure to appear (eight counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (three counts).
• CATARINA FRANCO, 20, of 1407 Scurry, was arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to identify and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

September 21st

Seven BSHS classmates score in elite level on national AP exams

September 21, 2011

For most educators, AP stands for Advanced Placement, college prep courses offered through many Texas high schools.

To Mike Ritchey, however, the letters stand for “Absolutely Perfect.”

Ritchey, the principal at Big Spring High School, was using those words to describe the test results of seven BSHS students in the latest round of national AP exams conducted earlier this year.

Lady Liberty gets a nose job (and a lot of other repairs)

September 21, 2011

It may be tedious work, but someone has to do it. And someone is.

Terry Kessler — owner of Hester's Mechanical Contractors Inc. — undertook the task of repairing Lady Liberty about a month ago as a way to bring his company together.

“The main goal was to get these guys working together,” Kessler said. “As you can tell, by the way they are working on her … it worked.”

Police/Sheriff

September 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL OSCAR YANEZ, 38, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• ALBERTO RIVAS, 52, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GEORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, address unknown, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.

September 20th

One injured in shooting

September 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded at least one person in the 700 block of Lancaster Monday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Lancaster shortly after 2 p.m. Monday on a report of shots fired with at least one person hit, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD.

AG’s office investigating death of Alzheimer’s patient

September 20, 2011

The Texas Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a patient who apparently walked away from Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home Saturday.

According to Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness, the patient — whose name has not been released to the media — was discovered lying in the roadway near the 500 block of the Lamesa Highway.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JEFFERY WILLIAMS, 55, transient, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ADRIANA MARIE ENRIQUEZ, 22, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 216, was arrested Monday on a warrant for no safety belt.
• STACEY LYNN PENDLETON, 36, of 1800 S. Lancaster, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 2600 block of S. Gregg Street.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:
In the 4300 block of Connally.

September 19th

Friends pitch in to give Spurgin a red, white and blue return from Iraq

September 19, 2011

Eddy Spurgin received a colorful welcome home over the weekend.

Spurgin, a major general in the Texas Army National Guard, arrived back home to Big Spring Sunday evening after a tour of duty in Iraq.

In his honor and as a way to say thank you, his fellow church members and friends gathered together to decorate his home Sunday afternoon.

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