March 29th, 2011
MIDLAND — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Midland's 385th District Court.
Howard County commissioners gave a rather tentative nod Monday morning to move forward with a proposed joint law enforcement center that would house the sheriff's office and city police department, although several members admitted having reservations concerning the coming year's budget.
MIDLAND — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of West Texas is hosting its annual volunteer appreciation and awards banquet Thursday.
The banquet will take place in Lynn Hall, at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland at 6:30 p.m.
“This is just a formal way of showing our appreciation for our volunteers,” Robin Reece, volunteer coordinator, said.
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The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAKOTA JAMES LESSER, 17, of 3707 Calvin, was arrested Monday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
â€˘ HUTCHISON MCWILLIAMS, 33, of 2900 W. Highway 80 Apt. 128, was arrested Monday on two warrants from another agency.
â€˘ JANET DARLENE LUJAN, 53, of 1100 Lloyd, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft.
â€˘ ANDREA DANIELLE CROFT, 26, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 48, was arrested Monday on charges of theft â€“ shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.
Leroy â€śLeeâ€ť Howard Hitchcock, born Jan. 24, 1937, in Paint Rock, died March 26, 2011, at his residence in Era. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Florence Lavern Hitchcock of Era; three children and their spouses, Debbie Carter of Benton, La., Beth and Mark Miller of Era and Bobby and Glenda Hitchcock of Waco; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Mitchell of Woodson, Ada Smith of Woodson and Martha Henry of Coahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rita M. Baker, 97, of Coahoma died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Billie Strickland, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Robert F. Cathcart, 76, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Lee Freeze, 82, of Big Spring died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Josh Siggins once again earned the All-Around Cowboy title for the weekend and led the Howard College men to a first place team finish this past weekend at the Odessa College rodeo in Odessa.
Siggins brought home the sixth place finish in the average for calf roping and partnered with teammate Cullen Teller to bring home second in the average for team roping.
The duo performed well for the second rodeo this spring with a 7.4 time in the long round and 6.0 in the short.