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Archive - Mar 21, 2011

Abundez and Cantu

March 21, 2011

Norma Jean Abundez and Rick Cantu, both of Mission, announce their engagement.

Norma is the daughter of Paul and Bonnie Abundez of Big Spring. She is a 2003 graduate of Mission High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas Pan American. She is currently employed as a middle school teacher.

Rick is the son of Eleazar and Maria A. Cantu, of General Bravo, Nuevo Leon. He is a 2001 graduate of Mission High School. He is employed by Geek Squad at Best Buy in McAllen.

The couple plans to exchange wedding vows June 25, 2011 in Mission.

Michael Arnulfo Shane Hernandez

March 21, 2011

Mike and Sonya Hernandez announce the arrival of their baby boy, Michael Arnulfo Shane Hernandez.

Michael was born Feb. 17, 2011 at 2:25 p.m. He weighed seven pounds one ounce and was 19 inches long.

His maternal grandparents are the late Rebecca Cannon of Big Spring and the late Harold Lee Hancock – Beckley of West Virginia. His paternal grandparents are Shorty and Emma Hernandez of Coahoma.

He was welcomed home by siblings Stevi Faye Madry and Mia Jean Hernandez.

Guadalupe Angeal Cruz

March 21, 2011

Elizabeth Bustamante and Guadalupe Cruz announce the birth of their son, Guadalupe Angeal Cruz.

Guadalupe was born March 10, 2011 at Midland Memorial.
Weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

His maternal grandmother is Lucy Rubio and his paternal grandfather is Vicente Bustamante.

Billy Minchew

March 21, 2011

Billy Minchew, 79, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 20, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
Mr. Minchew was born March 16, 1932, in Coahoma and married June Hightower on Nov. 5, 1956, in Lovington, N.M.

Beulah Minerva

March 21, 2011

CLYDE — Beulah Minerva (Aunt Beulah) Fiaminghi, 99, of Abilene, died Thursday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Evangelical United Methodist Church, 6010 Hwy. 277 in Abilene with Brother Jerry McNeill, Brother Ronnie Newton and Brother Don Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Bailey-Howard Funeral Home of Clyde. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

One person killed in rollover on I-20

March 21, 2011

A one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 20 west of Big Spring left one person dead and sent three others to the hospital.

According to Department of Public Safety reports, 20-year-old Brianca Marie Beltran of El Paso was pronounced dead following the accident, which took place shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday near FM 818. She was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

Billie Dunn files restraining order

March 21, 2011

After being arrested Friday on charges of hindering police investigators and possession of drugs, Billie Dunn — mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn — has filed a protective order against former live-in boyfriend Shawn Adkins.

Dunn made the announcement she had filed a “no trespassing” order against Adkins shortly after being released from custody following her arrest on charges of hindering apprehension and prosecution, possession of dangerous drugs and making a false report to police officers. All three charges are misdemeanors.

Officials to consider state park's future

March 21, 2011

The possible fate of the Big Spring State Park tops the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the municipality — along with members of county government — attempt to formulate a plan to keep the facility open in the face of massive budget cuts by the state legislature.

The council is expected to discuss ongoing efforts by both the municipality and Howard County officials to keep the park from being closed, as well as appoint a committee to evaluate the issues involved in the matter.

Healthy Woman event to coincide with Health Fair again

March 21, 2011

Financial planning may not seem like a health issue, but it is.
Healthy Woman is sending out a Call to Action: Women and Financial Preparedness. Troy Tompkins, CMFC, will be the featured speaker for the April 9 event. This is the third year that Healthy Woman has been held in conjunction with the Health Fair.

Police Beat

March 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARKQUIN EARL HARRIS, 24, of 1601 Avion, was arrested Saturday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear (three counts).
• TAVIANCE DAVON CLEMONS, 24, of 2602 Ann Dr., was arrested Saturday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• BRENDAN THOMAS PAYTE, 19, of 304 Circle, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

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