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December 21st

Offices to close for holidays

December 21, 2010

Most municipal and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, officials announced.

The city of Big Spring will close all offices, including the landfill and compost facility, according to a news release. There will be no sanitation pickups on these days.

In addition, city offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, in observance of the New Year's Day Holiday.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 21, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• PATRICK KESLER, 32, of 1600 Lancaster, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• JUAN ANTONIO SALAZAR, 17, of 703 W. 18th St., was arrested Monday on charges of reckless damage or destruction and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• MARIO ILDEFONSO SALAZAR, 21, of 1604 E. 11th Place, was arrested Monday on a charge of reckless damage or destruction.

December 20th

Woman injured in motorcycle crash

December 20, 2010

Emergency responders attempt to stabilize this woman following a one-vehicle motorcycle accident Monday morning in the 700 block of Tulane. The woman was traveling north on Tulane when she veered off the roadway. She was stabilized at the scene of the accident, then transported to the parking lot at Memorial Stadium, where she was life-flighted to a hospital. The woman's condition is unknown at this time.

Woman injured in motorcycle crash

December 20, 2010

Emergency responders attempt to stabilize this woman following a one-vehicle motorcycle accident Monday morning in the 700 block of Tulane. The woman was traveling north on Tulane when she veered off the roadway. She was stabilized at the scene of the accident, then transported to the parking lot at Memorial Stadium, where she was life-flighted to a hospital. The woman's condition is unknown at this time.

District Judge prepares to step down

December 20, 2010

After almost 21 years on the bench, 118th District Judge Robert H. Moore III is calling it a career.
Sort of.
A retirement reception for Moore was held Friday in the district courtroom where he presided since being appointed to the bench by then-Texas Gov. William Clements on March 1, 1990.
Moore began his legal career after graduating from the University of Texas law school in 1969. He served as 118th District Attorney from 1973 until 1976, then returned to private practice until receiving the call from Gov. Clements to fill the unexpired term of then-District Judge Jim Gregg.

Perez case affirmed

December 20, 2010

A Big Spring woman convicted of burglary in 118th District Court in 2009 had her nine-year sentence affirmed by the Eleventh District of Texas Court of Appeals last week.
Sabrina Gutierrez Perez, 45, was sentenced to nine years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility and fined $1,000 in March 2009 by a jury for her part in the October 2008 burglary of the Northcrest Apartments office.
The memorandum opinions were issued by Justice Rick Strange from a panel including Chief Justice Jim Wright and Justice Terry McCall, upholding the conviction.

Police blotter Dec. 20, 2010

December 20, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT ALLEN RIOS, 32, of 409 Sunset, was arrested Saturday on charges of public intoxication and urinating in public.
• MATTHEW DELEON, 20, of 1210 Marijo, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• GAYLAN KRISTOPHER HARDING, 28, of Westbrook, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• EDER ANGEL ZUNIGA, 25, of 904 N.W. Third St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

December 18th

Conroy pleads to child pornography charges

December 18, 2010

A Big Spring man indicted on two counts of producing child pornography by a federal grand jury pleaded guilty Thursday, facing up to 50 years in prison, according to officials with the U.S. Attorneys office.

John Alan Conroy, 36, was first arrested by law enforcement officials July 3 on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Conroy was later taken into federal custody — where he remains — after allegations tied to the Dec. 27, 2009, incident identified in the indictment were made.

Santa Cossack comes to town

December 18, 2010

Santa didn't have his reindeer with him Saturday, but he had plenty of “hogs.”

The Harley-Davidson-riding Cossacks Motorcycle Club escorted Santa around town to help him dispense toys and food to needy families as part of the group's annual Christmas Toy Run Saturday morning.

Despite cold temperatures, a large contingent of riders were on hand to participate in the event, which the Cossacks have held for almost 20 years.

Police blotter

December 18, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday morning:

• HERMENEJILDO OROSCO III, 45, 1011 N. Bell, was arrested on a charge of theft over $50/under $500 (shoplifting).
• CLINT ELLIOTT, 48, 202 Circle, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/DWI related.
• IRENE RODRIQUEZ, 39, 4203 Muir, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1800 block of Laurie and the 400 block of E. Fourth.

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