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February 27th, 2012
Jury selection in the trial of a 60-year-old Big Spring man indicted on charges of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child began this morning in 118th District Court.
Ernesto Dutchover Garcia, 1300 E. 11th Place, was indicted Nov. 18, 2010, on four counts of indecency with a child (second-degree felony), three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child (first-degree felony) and a charge of continuous sexual assault of a child (first-degree felony).
STANTON â€” A Martin County man who allegedly held a 1-year-old under scalding water was indicted by a Martin County grand Jury this week on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child.
Dominick Robert PeĂ±a, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge of injury to a child during the grand juryâ€™s Thursday session.
Car seats are one more way to keep children safe â€” as long as they are used properly.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy Woman program has teamed up with Safe Kids of San Angelo for the second year to bring the free Car Seat Check to Big Spring. This year, the car seat check will coincide with the annual health fair, scheduled April 14 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śThrough this partnership with SMMC Healthy Woman, we are able to educate these families,â€ť Catie Wiedenhofer, representative of Safe Kids San Angelo, said. â€śTo them, this is truly invaluable.â€ť
Howard County commissioners face a rather brief â€” and routine â€” agenda when they meet Monday morning.
Commissioners are expected to meet with County Treasurer Teresa Thomas to discuss routine personnel considerations.
Also during the meeting, the court will meet with County Auditor Jackie Olson who will brief the commissioners regarding invoices, purchase requests and budget amendments.
County Road and Bridge Administrator Eddy Jameson is to discuss possible pipeline crossings and make a report regarding road maintenance within the county.
Officials with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program say tax preparations and filings have gone smoothly so far, and with the April tax deadline looming on the horizon, expect things to only get busier in the weeks to come.
According to program coordinator Ray Alexander, he and his team of volunteers have been serving between 30 and 40 tax filers each.
Local election officials say recent rumors that millions of Texans are having their voter registration invalidated because of ongoing litigation surrounding redistricting in the Lone Star State aren't true.
According to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, a whirlwind of rumors â€” mostly in the form of e-mails â€” have been brought to her attention claiming voters are having their registration status invalidated.
Heart health was the focus Thursday afternoon at the Go Red event and luncheon, sponsored by Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program.
Doctors Rudy and Chris Haddad were guest speakers and focused on bringing attention to the No. 1 killer of women.
According to American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of women and is the cause of one in three deaths each year.
â€śSince 1984, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease,â€ť Dr. Rudy Haddad said. â€śAfrican Americans are at a higher risk as are Latinos than Caucasian.â€ť
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ TAMMY CUSTER NEWELL, 54, of 1012 Bluebonnet, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ BROOKELYNN PAIGE COKER, 19, of 208 Moore Rd., was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ JOSEPH RAY OLIVAS, 21, of 3911 Rice, was arrested Thursday on warrants for assault by contact, defective stop lamp and failure to appear.
When 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats recently found out a complaint had been filed against him with the Texas Ethics Commission regarding alleged campaign finance violations committed during his 2010 bid for the bench, the freshman judge was surprised, to say the least.
What Yeats would later find out, however, was he wasn't alone.
Family members of Troy M. Hogue â€” the fallen Texas Department of Public Safety trooper whose name has adorned the Big Spring Police Department's law enforcement center for many years now â€” broke ground on the joint law enforcement center that will bear his name Wednesday during an emotional ceremony.