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Steers recognized by District 4-3A

December 4, 2012

The only thing better than heading a team full of All-District athletes is knowing most of them will be back next season

Several Big Spring football players who received District 4-3A honors are underclassmen expected to return to action. That is a good sign for Steer football, according to Head Coach Phillip Ritchey.

“We have quite a few juniors recognized by the district coaches,” Ritchey said. “More so than any other class. That's certainly a good thing for next year.”

Sexual assault of a child trial begins today

December 4, 2012

Jury selection is expected to begin in 118th District Court this morning in the trial of a Big Spring man who is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Hector Manuel Gonzales Jr., 33, of 3730 Adams St., was indicted by a Howard County grand jury in mid-April on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, all first-degree felonies.

Salvation Army Angel Tree program continues

December 4, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army Angel Tree program say the cards are being chosen from the charity-driven trees quickly this year, however, they have been a bit slow to be returned.

According to Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, these first few weeks of the program — which provides Christmas gifts for area children and seniors of low income families — have been encouraging.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-4

December 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TERRENCE ALI YOUNG, 23, of 711 Abrams, was arrested Monday on charges of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and violation of a protective order.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRENDA LUNA VALDIVIA, 32, of 1603 Wood, was arrested Monday on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child – criminal negligence.

Randell 'Wade' Compton

December 4, 2012

Randell "Wade" Compton, 50, of Dallas, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in a Plano hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery, in Midland-Greenwood.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

William 'Bill' Dickson

December 4, 2012

William "Bill" Dickson, 76, of Coahoma, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Revs. Craig Wascom and Billy Guy officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Fresno, Calif. and married Dana Reeves June 25, 1960 in Stockton, Calif.

Lajuana Carole Montgomery

December 4, 2012

Lajuana Carole Montgomery, 77, passed away Friday Nov. 30, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Home in Big Spring.

Lajuana was born Feb. 7, 1935, to Alton Thomas Jackson and Christine Ida Meil Jackson in Stamford, Texas. She was raised in Stamford with her sister, Devon and brother, Nickey. She married James Elwood Montgomery Sept. 26, 1955 in Stamford. They made Odessa their home, where she remained until July 2011 when she moved to Big Spring. Elwood preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1997. They raised two children whom she truly loved, Sharon Kay Thomas Fletcher and Leslie Neal Montgomery.

Sharon Brummett

December 4, 2012

Sharon Brummett, 48, of Rhome, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Martha Hunter Saunders

December 4, 2012

Martha Hunter Saunders, 91, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Marcy House. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Graveside ceremony honors former Confederate soldier

December 4, 2012

Private Calvin McKee lay in an unmarked grave for 101 years until 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, when the Confederate Monument Dedication at Mt. Olive Cemetery brought 85 people — including 35 direct decendants — together to honor him.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans and Order of the Confederate Rose hosted the event.

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