April 24th, 2012
Jo Ann Avants passed away on April 20, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 88. A service for relatives and friends will be held in the Fort Worth area at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyvillle, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., with family visitation that day from 8-1 a.m. Interment will be in Big Spring, Texas, with a graveside service for friends at Trinity Memorial Park cemetery on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Lewis Melvin â€śL.M.â€ť Newby Jr., 62, of Colorado City died Saturday, April 21, 2012, surrounded by family. He was a native and lifelong resident of Colorado City.
Freddie Hodnett, 61, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas. Freddie was born to Viola and Leonard Hodnett on Aug. 1, 1950, in Big Spring, Texas. Freddie graduated from Sands High School in 1969 and continued his education, training and certification in mechanics. He married Sandra Gail Nichols on March 5, 1971, in Knott, Texas, where they resided until 1998 and relocated to Big Spring.
The family will receive family and friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Big Spring residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding a proposed 4B project to overhaul the municipality's water and wastewater facilities using up to $13 million in economic development funding. The public hearing will be held Tuesday evening in city council chambers.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ALBERTO HERNANDEZ-DIAZ, 62, of 700 W. Fourth St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault-aggravated with deadly weapon.
â€˘ VICTOR ZAMORA HERNANDEZ,35, of 2505 Gunter Circle, was arrested Sunday on a charge of theft between $50 and $500 shoplifting.
â€˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal trespass-habitation/shelter.
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 â€” with more money still coming in and a few fundraisers leftâ€” was $157,706.43.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘JONATHAN WAYNE KELSEY, 51, of 1406 Sycamore, was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ MICHAEL ARTHUR BROWN, 41, of 3606 Calvin St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for accumulated items/weeds/rubbish.
â€˘ GUADALUPE MORENO, 44, of 807 Creighton, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility.
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.