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Archive - 2011

January 8th

Birth: Baylee Lyn Denton

January 8, 2011

Baylee Lyn Denton, a girl, was born Dec. 30, 2010, at Midland Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Justin and Kendra Denton of Midland.

Grandparents Lesa and Rick Gamble of Big Spring and Pam Rinehart and Dickie Denton of Midland.

She was welcomed home by older siblings Jake Denton and Paige Carille.

Griffith anniversary

January 8, 2011

Jay Maurice and Vivian Griffith celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, with a party hosted by friends.

Jay met Vivian Earwood in Sanderson and they were married Jan. 1, 1942, in San Antonio. They have spent most of their married lives in Big Spring.

Over the years, Jay worked for several railroads and retired in 1982. Vivian worked for the federal service and retired in 1976.

Archer-Bagwell engagement

January 8, 2011

Mandy and Tom Archer of Marion, Ark., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taylor Danielle Archer of Marion, Ark., to Jonathan Charles Bagwell of Little Rock, Ark., the son of Sue and Chuck Bagwell of Big Spring.

The bride-to-be is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and plans to enter a pediatrist practice.

Robertson-Villarreal engagement

January 8, 2011

Dinah and Larry Robertson of Trophy Club are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Faith Robertson of Big Spring, to Dr. Marcus Villarreal of Big Spring, the son of Theresa Riggs and Andre Villarreal of Denton.

The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Northwest High School and a graduate of Texas Tech University. She is currently employed by Dwain Fox P.C.

The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Denton High School and graduate of Texas Tech University and Parker Chiropractic College. He is currently employed by Back in Motion.

Hundreds scour area north of C-City for Hailey Dunn

January 8, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Even as temperatures began to fall and light gave way to evening Friday, volunteers searching for clues in the Dec. 27 disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn continued combing fields and wooded areas in northern Colorado City.


The team of volunteers – numbering well more than 100 local residents and concerned citizens from surrounding communities – was lead Friday by Stephanie Boyd, who undertook the enormous task of coordinating the search.

Howard County residents join in search effort

January 8, 2011

COAHOMA — The fact is as cold as Saturday morning's temperatures — Hailey Dunn could be just about anywhere. But neither that fact nor the chilly weather was going to stop a group of area residents from searching for her, anyway.


About 30 people gathered Saturday in this community, located about 25 miles west of the missing Colorado City teenager's home, to begin scouring Howard County for the girl.

Forsan school trustees meet Monday

January 8, 2011

FORSAN — School district trustees here will consider improvement to district-owned housing when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration building board room.


Forsan Independent School District currently provides 14 houses on a reduced-rent basis to administrators and other extra-duty personnel such as coaches and band directors. But age is starting to catch up to those dwellings, Superintendent Randy Johnson said.

Police investigating 2 robberies

January 8, 2011

Big Spring Police Department officers are searching for suspects who committed two early-Friday morning robberies in east Big Spring.


A taxi driver and 7-Eleven store clerk were robbed at gunpoint between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Thursday, according to information released by BSPD Public Information Officer Tony Everett.

Commissioners to consider library lighting

January 8, 2011

Howard County commissioners will likely seek bids to improve lighting at the county library when they hold their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the courthouse.


County Judge Mark Barr said poor lighting in some areas of the library — such as the children's area — is a cause for concern.


“Those areas (of the library) are pretty dark,” he conceded. “If we're going to do something about it, we need to make sure we do it right.”

Police beat

January 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Satuday:
• JOE LOPEZ BERNAL, 49, 1106 E. 15th, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/third or more offense.
• ELIDA HERNANDEZ, 52, 1106 E. 15th, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• DANNY ZAMBRANO, 41, 1502 Sycamore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• VIRGINIA MARTINEZ ZAMBRANO, 40, 505 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• ASHLEY LEE RAMOS, 26, 505 S. Goliad, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

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