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City gives green light to redistricting plan

October 3, 2011

Members of the Big Spring City Council approved a resolution adopting new redistricting boundaries for its six districts on a unanimous vote Tuesday, giving the go-ahead to send the plan to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The plan — one of four the council had to choose from — decreases the amount of deviation allowed by the Voting Rights Act from the current 25.28 percent to 4.4 percent, bringing the district plan to well below the 10 percent maximum established by federal law.

Pets blessed during St. Mary's annual event

October 3, 2011

The sun was shinning and tails were wagging while a lone feline's complaining wail wafted over St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church Bennett Garden Sunday afternoon as more than a dozen pets and their owners participated in the parish's annual Blessing of the Animals.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARQUETTA LANAE HILL, 28, of Odessa, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICIA AGUILAR, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 305, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1600 block of S. Johnson.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1500 block of E. Fourth Street.

Johnnie B. Weeks

October 3, 2011

Johnnie B. Weeks, 92, of Mesquite, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her daughter Beth's home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Royce Clay and Rick Cunningham officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the funeral home.

Jimmy Grant

October 3, 2011

Jimmy Grant, 66, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Coahoma Cemetery with Chaplain Lynn Robertson of Compass Hospice officiating. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Eligio 'Lee' Viasana

October 3, 2011

Eligio "Lee" Viasana, 59, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Lee was born April 4, 1952, in Iraan, Texas. He came to Big Spring as a young man and worked in the oil fields. He later began working for the Big Spring Independent School District.

Phyllis V. Sparks

October 3, 2011

Phyllis V. Sparks, 88, of Cedar Park, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in a Cedar Park nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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