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April 23rd, 2012

Local man shot; one arrested

April 23, 2012

A 51-year-old Big Spring man is in stable condition with a gunshot wound at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and the alleged shooter is in custody, police said this morning.
Genaro Castroena was shot in the abdomen during an argument that took place around 11:45 p.m. Saturday at 400 W. Fourth. He was rushed to the local hospital by ambulance.
According to police, the shooting suspect, 62-year-old Alberto Hernandez-Diaz, was taken into custody and transported to the Howard County Detention Center. He was waiting arraignment this morning.

Police beat

April 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALBERTO HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, 62, of 700 W. Fourth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault-aggravated with deadly weapon.
• VICTOR ZAMORA HERNANDEZ,35, of 2505 Gunter Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500 shoplifting.
• SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass-habitation/shelter.

April 21st

Relay for Life raises $157K

April 21, 2012

Cool nighttime temperatures and West Texas wind didn't stop community members from showing their support for the Howard-Glasscock County Relay For Life 2012.

For 24 hours, Blankenship Field turned into a place of remembrance, celebration and hope in the fight against cancer. During wrap-up ceremonies Saturday morning, residents were able to see just how well their dedication paid off. The overall total raised — with more money still coming in and a few fundraisers left— was $157,706.43.

College receives boost to fundraising efforts

April 21, 2012

Howard College trustees will get an update on construction plans for the district's San Angelo campus when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

College officials announced earlier this year plans to expand its San Angelo campus with the addition of two buildings adjacent to the West Texas Training Center. Total price tag for the project is estimated at between $8 million and $9 million, said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president.

Police blotter

April 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
•JONATHAN WAYNE KELSEY, 51, of 1406 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
• GUADALUPE MORENO, 44, of 807 Creighton, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility.

Dianne Standefer Cash

April 21, 2012

Dianne Standefer Cash, 59, of Ashdown, Ark., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Ms. Cash was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Stanton, Texas.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Walker; a son-in-law, Damon Walker; and a step-granddaughter, Winter Walker of Maud, Texas; her stepfather, Jack Strain of Colorado City, Texas; one brother, Terry Standefer and wife Diane of Cedar Park; one sister, Kathy Benson of Granbury, Texas; a half-brother, Bill Standefer and wife of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a number of other relatives.

Jimmie Fay Frazier

April 21, 2012

Jimmie Fay Frazier of Arlington, Texas, completed her earthly mission April 19, 2012. She was 87.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, with graveside service at Brandon Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas.

Frank 'Frankie' Fierro Jr.

April 21, 2012

Frank "Frankie" Fierro Jr., 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parrish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Frankie was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Big Spring where he lived his entire life. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam.

Frankie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parrish.

Ruben Earl Steadmon

April 21, 2012

Ruben Earl Steadmon, 87, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon, associate pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

He was born July 19, 1924, near Knott, Texas, and married Jean Randell April 15, 1950 in Carlsbad, N.M. She preceded him in death Dec. 26, 2001.

April 19th

One dead in house fire

April 19, 2012

A structure fire during the early morning hours today in the 600 block of N.W. Fifth Street claimed the life of an unidentified person. Law enforcement official are working to establish the cause of death and identity of the victim.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray, the victim — believed to be an adult male — was discovered inside the home, located at 603 N.W. Fifth St., just minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene.

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