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November 14th, 2011
COAHOMA â€” Officials with the Big Spring Fire Department and Howard County Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a house fire that claimed the lives of two Coahoma residents during the early morning hours Sunday.
Petra Arguello, 60, and 9-year-old Jacob Arguello were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 110 S. Main St. in Coahoma, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.
Black cats crossing a path may be bad luck for some, but for Haley Rios it was a sign of good luck.
Blackie â€” known as Haley's cat now â€” wandered into the Rios' home in October of last year and never left.
â€śWe had to nurse him with a bottle because he was so small when he showed up and he had no fur on him,â€ť said Haley's mother, Stephanie Rios.
On Oct. 26, Blackie prevented a possible tragedy. Stephanie went into Haley's room as usual to wake her up for school, but it turned out it wasn't just any ordinary morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BYRON TYRON RICHARD, 25, of Colorado City, was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
â€˘ ALONZO VASQUEZ, 30, of 2632 Langley, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ RAMON VALBUENA, 36, of 618 Caylor, was arrested Sunday on charges of unlawful restraint and assault causing bodily injury â€“ family violence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 800 block of Johnson.
In the 2500 block of Gunter.
Howard County commissioners will once again consider an inter-local agreement with the city of Big Spring to lend fiscal support to the local state park, opting to go from a three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each â€” to be paid to the TPWD â€” to help fund the continued operation of the Big Spring State Park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.
Honor, remembrance and a debt of gratitude could be found throughout Big Spring on Friday, especially in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Area residents gathered in the Howard College Hawks basketball arena, not to watch a ball game or attend an arts and crafts show or health fair, but to pause for a moment, honor and give thanks to all veterans.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ STEPHEN HEATH GREGORY, 28, of 205 W. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ GILBERT GONZALES, 30, of 610 Goliad, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and a warrant from another agency.
By AMANDA MORENO
Christmastime has arrived at the museum.
Caboose Water Color Society members will be presenting their works in an art reception at Heritage Museum as part of an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m Sunday. Area residents will be able to view art depictions of old storefront windows produced by members of the Societyâ€™s six artists and also see the opening of the Christmas Tree Forest.
By THOMAS JENKINS
The ability to stay warm when the mercury falls is something many Crossroads residents take for granted, but according to officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army, there are many within the community who struggle when the weather turns cold.
Bessie Flores, social worker for the local Salvation Army, said the weather â€” from the heat of summer to the freezing winters â€” poses a very real problem for many low- income residents, a problem that can turn deadly.
For more than 20 years, the Crossroads area has been coming together on Veterans Day and this year will be no different.
Area residents are invited to participate in a community-wide event at Howard College Friday at 11 a.m.
â€śVeterans Day is just one day out of 365 that we should stop and take a moment to remember our veterans and say thank you,â€ť said Iva Jo Hanslik, Big Spring VA Medical Center community relations coordinator.
After the program there will be an appreciation luncheon for veterans and their families, provided through donations from individuals in the community.
What's free, a lot of fun and ... wild?
â€śA Wild West Christmas,â€ť of course, this year's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
So why is the Herald bugging you about something that's almost a month away? Well, to remind you that the deadline to enter is Friday, as in tomorrow, Veterans Day.
It almost got by you, huh?