March 21st, 2012
Employees of a local business made a grisly discovery Tuesday afternoon on the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark, as human remains were found in a pasture near the 2500 block of Apron Drive.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, the discovery was made at approximately 2:30 p.m.
â€śInvestigators have confirmed the remains are human,â€ť Everett said, â€śhowever, due to the condition of them nothing else can really be established at this time, including age or gender.â€ť
Back home? Apparently so.
When the Big Spring Symphony' takes the stage for the final concert of the 2011-2012 season it will at the Municipal Auditorium, officials say. It would be the first time in well over a year the symphony has played at its longtime â€śhome,â€ť which has been under going renovations to comply with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act.
The contractor met with members of the Symphony board this week and assured them the concert could be held in the historic auditorium March 31. Another such meeting is set for Monday, city officials said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANTHONY ROBERT SANCHEZ, 25, of 1415 Tucson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for speeding in school zone, fail to appear (three counts), driving while license invalid (two counts) and warrant from other agency.
â€˘ KIERSTEN LOUSEA CASTILLO, 31, of 1723 Purdue, was arrested Tuesday on charges of failed to maintain financial responsibility, nuisance-animal repeatedly at large, criminal mischief between $50 and $500 and fail to appear.
Raul Aguilar, 71, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m, Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Raul was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Munday, Texas, and married Amelia Miramontes June 3, 1959, in Big Spring. He worked for 26 1/2 years for the state hospital in Big Spring as a cook.
Teresa (Walker) Polk, 54, of Big Spring, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
SNYDER â€” The Big Spring Lady Steers, who opened District 5-3A softball play last Friday with a win over Sweetwater, didn't fare as well on the road Tuesday, as Big Spring dropped to a 1-1 district record following a 3-1 loss to rival Snyder on the road.
What went wrong for BSHS?
According to Coach John Sparks, it all came down to mental discipline at the plate.
â€śIt was a defensive game,â€ť he said. â€śWe made three errors, which put people on base. Then, (Snyder) manufactured the runs.â€ť
SNYDER â€” Don't count out Big Spring in District 5-3A baseball this season.
Even though Snyder racked up nine runs in the first four innings of play, the Steers kept their collective cool Tuesday, bringing home a 12-10 win thanks to quality relief pitching and an offense that came to life in the later innings.
The Steers took the early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning, but Snyder responded quickly, scoring nine runs over the course of three innings of play to put Big Spring in a substantial hole.
Remains have been found at the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark. Limited details are available at this time. The area has been marked off in order to preserve the scene. More information can be found in tomorrow's edition of the Herald.
Law enforcement officials say the 7-year-old child rescued early Sunday morning near a home in the 4900 block of S. Highway 87 was allegedly restrained using a straight jacket before attempting to run away.
In a press release issued Monday, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker confirmed the boy had told law enforcement officers he was running away from home after having been allegedly restrained in a straight jacket by his parents, who were taken into custody shortly after.
Nearly one dozen horses seized from a home in the 100 block of Carey earlier this month have been awarded to the Howard County Sheriff's Office by the courts and will be auctioned later this week, according to law enforcement officials.
Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said the horses have been awarded to the HCSO and are doing well, and according to the veterinarian currently caring for the animals, are expected to make a full recovery.