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Archive - Jul 19, 2011

Penalties in store for those who violate water restrictions

July 19, 2011

Reservoirs aren't the only things running low these days, as city officials warn that residents caught violating water restrictions in the face of a region-wide shortage are going to find patience for their wasteful ways a long-gone commodity.

Chad Averette, director of the city's Code EnforcmentOffice, said the city will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to violations to mandatory water restriction.

Woodruff conviction affirmed by appeals court

July 19, 2011

A Big Spring man found guilty of possession of cocaine by a 118th District Court jury in March 2009 had his conviction affirmed by the 11th District of Texas Court of Appeals this month, upholding his multi-year prison sentence.

Jesse Woodruff, 23, was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Corrections after being convicted of possessing more than 17 grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop in October 2008. The trial took just one day.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• VIRGINA DAVILA CORDOVA, 30, of 707 Magnolia, was arrested Monday on a warrant for nuisance – animal repeatedly at large.
• JIMMY RAY WILLIS JR., 41, of 303 Spring Creek Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for theft and criminal mischief.
• BUCK BENNETT CHAPPELL JR., 38, of 1200 Madison, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 19, of 903 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft.

Johnnie Randolph

July 19, 2011

Graveside services for Johnnie Randolph, 77, of Lamesa will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 20, 2011, at Lamesa Memorial Park with Clifton Igo officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Johnnie died Sunday July 17, 2011 in Big Spring. He was born on Jan. 13, 1934 in Seminole, Texas.

Clifton Ray Price

July 19, 2011

Funeral services for Clifton Ray Price of Lenorah will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. Tim Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Clifton passed away July 16, 2011 in Odessa, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 12, 1955 in Stephenville, Texas.

Mark 'Anthony' Torres

July 19, 2011

Mark "Anthony: Torres, 34 of Midland, Texas, went to be with his heavenly father on Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. He was born Oct. 1, 1976 to Alejandro and Cynthia Torrez in Houston, Texas. Funeral services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to: pipkin@nts-online.net.

Vera Lee Brent

July 19, 2011

Vera Lee Brent, 90, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her residence. A private service will be held in Alma, Ark.

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