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September 17th, 2011
The wife of a suspect charged with murder in the May 21 shooting of a Lamesa man is in custody, according to local law enforcement officials.
Rosalina Garcia, wife of 30-year-old murder suspect Jose Americo Garcia, was taken into custody by investigators with the Texas Rangers Wednesday in Lamesa, nearly a month after fleeing the United States to Mexico with her husband and two children.
According to unofficial reports, Rosalinda Garcia has confirmed what law enforcement officials have feared since the arrest warrant was issued May 21: Jose Garcia is currently in Mexico.
Putting one foot in front of the other is the only way to reach a goal and Alzheimer's Association members took it literally as they held their 13th Walk to End Alzheimer's â€” formerly known as the Memory Walk â€” Saturday morning at Comanche Trail Park.
â€śThis year, we changed the name, have new signage and are emphasizing how we are walking for a cause and that there is so much more hope with all the new advancements,â€ť said Debbie Erdwurm, Alzheimer's Association regional director.
A little bit of floating and lot of flying is taking place at the Comanche Trail Lake.
Saturday morning, members of the Big Spring Model Aircraft Association took their planes out to the lake in anticipation of having some fun. This weekend was the 18th Annual Don McKinney Memorial Float Fly.
â€śThis is a great way for us to generate interest in the community and possibly gain some new members,â€ť said John Womack, vice president of BSMAA.
The Big Spring Film Society is looking for a few good men ... and women.
The local film society is looking for volunteers to help with its final screening of the season Saturday, Sept. 24, when the organization plans to present “The Dark Crystal” at Big Spring State Park.
According to Film Society Chairman Brandon Johnson, the screening — part of the group's annual summer screening series which began this year with “Back to the Future” and “Ghostbusters” — represents a major accomplishment for the organization.
Weekend full of fun
7 p.m. until midnight â€” Diez y seis de Septembre
Downtown in Heart of the City Park
Food vendors, arts and crafts, live music
11:50 p.m. â€” Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run
Registration will take place from 10:15 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. Entry fee is $20
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. â€” Bastrop Donation Drop-off
Bealls parking lot (Big Spring Mall on FM 700)
Coahoma basketball girls will be collecting donations for Bastrop fire victims which will be delivered Sunday by the girls
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. â€” Garage Sale for Bastrop Fire Victims
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ARTHUR EARL JACKSON, 44, of 1307 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ ALFREDO RIOS, 56, of 1204 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for expired driver's license.
â€˘ FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 18, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to use safety seat system with child (three counts) and no driver's license when unlicensed.
Downtown Big Spring Heart of the City Park will turn into a fiesta Friday night and Saturday. ALSA, a local community club, is bringing live music, food vendors and other vendors together for a community celebration of diez y seis de Septembre (Sept. 16) —Mexican independence day.
“This is just one more way we can serve the community and provide a community and family oriented event,” said Jaime De los Santos, ALSA vice president.
FORSAN — Calling all Buffaloes.
Current and former Forsan High School students are expected to gather this weekend when the school holds its annual homecoming activities.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RONALD PHILLIP CASILLAS III, 36, of 2706 S. Monticello, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of illegal smoking material.
â€˘ JAMES ODELL PERRY, 45, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of illegal smoking material and a warrant from another agency.
The Big Spring City Council approved first reading of the proposed 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 6-1 vote, as the municipality looks to finalize its fiscal plan for the coming year.
District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez cast the lone vote against the proposed budget, while District 2 Councilman Manuel Ramirez Jr., District 3 Councilman Glen Carrigan, Mayor Tommy Duncan, District 4 Councilwoman Gloria McDonald, District 5 Councilman Craig Olson and District 6 Councilman Terry Hansen all gave the financial plan their approval.