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Cotton crop 'better than average,' officials agree

December 24, 2010

Observers of the area agriculture scene agree: This year's cotton crop could have better, but it could have been worse, too.

A crop that's been called “better than average” and is bringing in record prices is winding its way through area cotton gins, meaning that area producers can soon put a bow on this year's efforts.

Christmas brings joy, abundance of trash

December 24, 2010

Smiles and warm feelings aren't the only things generated by the Christmas holiday, as officials with the city of Big Spring prepare for a major influx of something else this weekend: garbage.

Wrapping paper, bows, boxes and other holiday leftovers will likely fill city sanitation containers across the Crossroads area. However, the city will be placing additional trash containers in several locations in an effort to accommodate the holiday load, according to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden.

Holidays fun, therapeutic for BSSH patients

December 24, 2010

The patients at Big Spring State Hospital this month experienced many of the same traditions and activities that their friends and family shared this holiday season.

And in so doing, hopefully it will help them in their recovery as they work toward returning home.

Patients were treated to Christmas parties, treats of hot chocolate and other goodies, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, presents and a re-enactment of the nativity scene.

Police blotter

December 24, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
• JONATHON MICHAEL PAUL, 30, 605 Circle, was arrested on charges of driving while license invalid/previous conviction, criminal mischief over $500/under $1,500, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
• ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 22, 908 S. Nolan, was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended/previous conviction.
• LEONARD GUZMAN, 24, 1504 Vines, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.

Alisha Ann Brewer

December 24, 2010

Alisha Ann Brewer, 32, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at her residence after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Courtney Ballard, pastor of the Cowboy Church, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Patricia T. Smith

December 24, 2010

Patricia T. Smith (Punkin Sawyers), 57, of Midland, passed away Dec. 22, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Kelview Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Berry, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Garden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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