January 4th, 2011
Law enforcement officials say they are still waiting on preliminary findings from the laboratory examining what is believed to be a piece of a human skull discovered Dec. 20 in Howard County.
Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said he had hoped to have a preliminary report on the skull last week, but as of yet the laboratory examining the evidence has not yet released any information.
While Big Spring boysâ€™ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson is counting down the days until District 5-3A play begins, heâ€™s also making sure the Steers are fully equipped for the ride.
That includes making sure every aspect of his team is at its highest level before that Jan. 14 matchup at Brownwood and adding a few new wrinkles to the offense.
The Steers have been adding new plays and hope to test them in tonightâ€™s game against Lubbock Cooper at 7:30 p.m. in Steer Gym.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 41, of 1700 W. Third St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LUIS MIGUEL LOPEZ, 27, of 907 S. Bell, was arrested Monday on a warrant for harassment.
â€˘ STACY RONALD, 34, of 1906 Alabama, was arrested Monday on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury.
â€˘ ERNEST SARMIENTO, 39, of 1405 N.W. Park St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for operating an ATV on a roadway.
Kathleen Barg, 61, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Adam Eziah Viera, 16 months, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
COLORADO CITY â€”A week has now gone by since 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City disappeared while walking to a friend's house, and that has her family and many residents of the community concerned.
A prayer vigil for the missing teenager was held Sunday night at Colorado Middle School and about 750 people gathered to pray for her safe return home. Meanwhile, a reward for information leading to Hailey's return has grown from $1,000 to $10,000.
Beryle Simpkins, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Steve Horton officiating.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ANASTACIO GARAY JR., 30, of 509 E 18th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ FRANK HERNANDEZ JR., 18, of 5105 Dawson, was arrested Saturday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ JAMES LEE OVERTON, 19, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ LUIS RIOS CANALES III, 26, of 905 E. 16th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault â€“ family violence.
In a year where money was tight â€” not just for individuals, but for businesses, organizations, governments, you name it â€” local school district taxpayers decided to open wide their wallets.
Big Spring Independent School District voters' decision to approve more than $60 million in school construction projects was the top story of the year in the Crossroads area.