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78th annual rodeo begins tonight

June 16, 2011

For decades, rodeo has been home to some of the funniest acts in the world of entertainment.

For the last few years, none has been better than Keith Isley, and he’s got the hardware to prove it. Each of the last two ProRodeo seasons, Isley has earned the coveted Triple Crown by sweeping the awards in all the categories for which he is recognized – Clown of the Year, Coors Man in the Can and Comedy Act of the Year.

City, county mull new district lines

June 16, 2011

Officials with Howard County and the city of Big Spring began the arduous task of redrawing precinct and district boundaries Wednesday, a process made necessary by the shifts in population identified in the 2010 Census.

Howard County commissioners met with Robert T. Bass — an attorney with Allison, Bass and Associates LLP — during a special-called meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the process by which the political lines must be drawn according to federal law.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAVID ORTIZ, 41, of 105 N.E. 10th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• IDA JOYCE JONES, 44, of 5907 N. Service Rd. Apt. 18, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• MARTIN ALVARADO, 30, of 1603 Cardinal, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license invalid (two counts), failure to appear and no driver's license – when unlicensed.

Sandy Daves

June 16, 2011

Sandy Daves, 28, of Sand Springs died as a result of an accident while working on an oil rig Saturday. He passed away in Lubbock at UMC Hospital on June 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Charles Harrington, pastor of First Church of God, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Brent David Wood

June 16, 2011

Brent David Wood, 24, died Tuesday morning, June 14, 2011, at his residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Big Spring with the Rev. Raye Nell Dyer of Nashville, Tenn., officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

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