September 28th, 2012
Heavy rain this morning has produced both smiles and headaches for Howard County residents.
A confluence of three storm systems has produced heavy rainfall throughout the county and the Permian Basin early today. Midland-Odessa International Airport recorded three inches of rain since 1 a.m. today, while Big Spring Airport unofficially received two inches of precipitation as of 9 this morning.
Time is running out for area residents looking to register to vote in the upcoming November election, as the clock winds down to what promises to be a close presidential contest.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election â€” which will cover a number of local elections, as well as the much-anticipated presidential contest â€” is Oct. 9, according to Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SKYLER JOE JOHNSON, 19, of 1112 Lloyd, was arrested Thursday on charges of public intoxication (two counts).
â€˘ LOHINO L. HERRERA, 40, of 3407 Old Colorado City Highway, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 400 block of E. Ninth Street.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Funeral services for Paige N. Tarango have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church in Stanton with Msgr. Tim Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Paige passed away at the age of 16 in San Antonio, Texas, amongst her family on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. She was born Aug. 12, 1996, in Big Spring,Texas, to Shirley Cortez and Marc Tarango. Paige was a student.
David â€śDaviâ€ť Rios, 73, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Billy Guy, pastor of Full Gospel Fellowship, officiating.
He was born June 15, 1939 in Breckenridge, Mich., to Jessie and Domingo Rios Sr. He had been a resident of the community since 1970. He owned service stations at Midkiff and Garden City but also worked in the oil field most of his life. In later years, he was a caregiver for his parents.
Bobbie N. Cooley, 63, of Big Spring died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Melva Reed, 81, of Big Spring died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Let's all go to the fair.
Gates open at 5 p.m. today for the annual event, which concludes Saturday evening.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children between 6 and 12 years old. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. As a way of honoring the Marion Newton family, the fair will be donating $1 per ticket from today's gate admissions to the American Heart Association.
COAHOMA â€” Big Red is having a homecoming.
Bonfires, pep rallies and coronations are the highlights of this week's 2012 homecoming celebration at Coahoma High School.
Activities kicked off with themed dress-up days at the school, then hit high gear with Wednesday night's bonfire west of the football stadium.
But the really big events will be held Friday, school officials say.
Activities begin with the homecoming pep rally scheduled for 3 p.m. in the high school gym, then shift to the football stadium, where the Bulldogs will face Ballinger at 7:30 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ SANDY MICHELLE BERMEA, 21, of 801 W. FM 700, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft.
â€˘ AMANDA MARIE HEFFINGTON, 32, of 206 Circle Dr., was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to control speed, failure to use child safety seat system and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ ARMANDO AVINA, 30, of 304 E. 13th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance.