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December 19th

Suspect arrested in BSHS bomb scare

December 19, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with making a terroristic threat in connection with the Monday morning bomb threat at the Big Spring High School.

Jordan Weston Hamilton, 24, of 1007 E. 15th St., was arrested and charged with terroristic threat – placing public in fear of serious bodily injury. As of the time of this report, Hamilton was being held in the custody of the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.

Officials unveil plans for U.S. 87 relief route

December 19, 2012

Texas Department of Transportation employees hosted a public hearing Tuesday evening at the Dora Roberts Community Center regarding recent changes to the US 87 truck relief route in Howard County.

Throughout the course of the evening, information was released regarding recent changes and the community was given the opportunity to view the schematics, environmental assessment and a tentative construction schedule.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-19

December 19, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERIN CLEO STANSBURY, 30, of Lawton, Okla., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• ANTHONY DELAGARZA, 47, of 1605 State, was arrested Tuesday on charges of shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500 and criminal trespass.
• JORDAN WESTON HAMILTON, 24, of 1007 E. 15th St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terroristic threat – placing public in fear of serious bodily injury.

John J. 'Jerry' White

December 19, 2012

John J. “Jerry” White, 92, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. His body will be in state at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Wednesday and Thursday. Graveside services with military honors will be at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.

He was born April 26, 1920, in Sessor, Ill. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1937 and served in Europe during World War II. His service included Selfridge Air Base in Michigan, Port Field Air Base in the Philippines and Perrin Air Base in Sherman, Texas.

Frank 'Porky' Overton

December 19, 2012

Frank “Porky” Overton, 28, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Derek Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Frank was born Feb. 5, 1984, in Big Spring, Texas to Hassona and Donald Max Overton. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a driller for Robinson Drilling at the time of his death.

Lady Steers win at home, Steers stopped by Lamesa in OT

December 19, 2012

Big Spring

Girls

BIG SPRING — The Lady Steers improved to 10-7 Tuesday at Steer Gym with a convincing 50-31 victory over San Angelo Lake View.

SALV kept up with BSHS, only trailing by six until a 16-3 run during the fourth quarter put the game on ice for the Lady Steers.

December 18th

Bomb scare forces high school evacuation

December 18, 2012

Big Spring High School was evacuated Monday morning following a bomb threat, however, law enforcement officials say the call was a hoax.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the call was received at 9:52 a.m. by local law enforcement dispatch.

“Dispatch received a 911 call from a male subject who claimed there was a bomb in the high school,” Everett said. “School officials were immediately notified and the building was evacuated. Officers responded to the scene and conducted a search of the premises.”

Salvation Army extends Angel Tree program until Wednesday

December 18, 2012

Coordinators with the local Salvation Army Angel Tree program say an over-abundance of angel cards has forced them to extend the annual effort until noon Wednesday in hopes of providing for area low income children and seniors.

According to Bessie Flores, a social worker with the local charity, there are approximately 90 angel cards left on the program's last tree, representing a tremendous shortfall for the holiday effort.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-18

December 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERIN CLEO STANSBURY, 31, of Lawton, Okla., was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• AUSTIN JOHNSON, 23, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 600 block of E. Third Street.
• THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of Park Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

Dorothy Barnett

December 18, 2012

Graveside services for Dorothy (Mrs. Berton) Barnett, 89, of Colorado City were set for noon Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in the Colorado City Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Foster officiating. Services were under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barnett died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in a local nursing home.
Mrs. Barnett was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Houma, La., the daughter of Thomas and Cedie Hatch. She married Berton Barnett Aug. 23, 1944, in Pasadena, Calif.

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