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November 23rd, 2011

African Children's Choir to perform at First Presbyterian

November 23, 2011

Children’s voices will ring Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church when the African Children’s Choir takes the stage yet again.

The 38th African Children’s Choir has started its 2011 tour and will be stopping in Big Spring as well as Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Louisiana before the tour wraps up.

“These kids are fantastic. They are a lively, energetic bunch,” tour guidance leader Sara Gordon said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 23, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS JOE ANDERSON, 30, of 3306 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive – giving false information.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ALBERT DAMARKUS SMITH, 17, of 2902 E. Cherokee, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

November 22nd

Don’t let thieves rob your holidays

November 22, 2011

As the annual holiday retail season prepares to kick off with Black Friday, area law enforcement officials are warning shoppers to be vigilant of would-be thieves and robbers when doing their Christmas shopping.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about this holiday season, just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.

St. Mary’s celebrates annual festival, 125th anniversary

November 22, 2011

St. Mary's the Virgin Episcopal Church parish ended its year-long 125th Anniversary celebration Sunday night, right back at the beginning with a packed house for the St. Andrew's Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival.

The parish kicked off its celebration at last year's St. Andrews Day, an event that draws an audience from around West Texas, and wrapped up by celebrating another milestone, the 10th anniversary of the popular festival to celebrate the domination's historical ties to the Scottish Church.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MONICA ANN ROJERO, 26, of Odessa, was arrested Monday on two warrants for harassment.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 109.5 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ADAM ABRAHAM JUAREZ, 34, of 1310 Stanford, was arrested Monday on two warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of E. 18th Street.
In the 200 block of W. FM 700.
• FORGERY was reported in the 2000 block of E. FM 700.

November 21st

Local woman killed in accident

November 21, 2011

A Big Spring woman was killed early Sunday morning when the vehicle she was traveling in was involved in a crash on FM 700 near the entrance to Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
Deborah Ann Lewis, 46, was killed when the 2007 Nissan Maxima she was traveling in hit a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban head-on, according to law enforcement officials, with the accident reported just moments after midnight Sunday.

Police beat

November 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Sunday on warrants for terroristic threat of a family/household and criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• DERRICK TODD DRAKE, 25, of 1515 Stadium, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• CINDY CHRANE CASPER, 50, of 2300 Lynn, was arrested Sunday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and disorderly conduct – language.

United Way exceeds goal

November 21, 2011

And the numbers are in …
Blitz Day ended the 2012 Big Spring and Howard County United Way campaign Friday afternoon. The campaign, which started Sept. 1, concluded after three months with an expected goal of $275,000 being exceeded. As of Friday afternoon, the total amount collected was $294,000.
“It has been a wild ride, but we made it and ended up exceeding our numbers,” said Wayland Pierce, United Way president. “We have surpassed our goal, ended on a good note and still have monies trickling in.”

November 19th

Salvation Army finalizing Thanksgiving plans

November 19, 2011

It's turkey time at the Big Spring Salvation Army, as the local charity prepares to open its arms — and its kitchen — to the community for its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

Prep work for the dinner is expected to get under way as early as Tuesday, according to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, continuing daily until the Thursday meal is ready to be served.

Police blotter

November 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 62, of 509 N. Goliad St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GARY LEE SMALE JR., 37, of 538 Westover St. 105, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• DON LLOYD BROOKS, 45, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

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