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Officials awaiting forensic results on remains

March 22, 2012

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department say an FBI evidence recovery team has wrapped up its part in the investigation of human remains discovered Tuesday and now it's a matter of waiting.

“That's basically the end of their involvement in the case,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, said. “They come in, process the scene and then leave. Now the evidence has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Tarrant County and is in the hands of the pathologists.”

Unfortunately, there's no way to know how long it will take to receive results, Everett said.

Snakes may be scarce at this year's roundup

March 22, 2012

Got snakes?

The American Business Club is hoping for a good turnout of the slithery creatures in time for its annual Rattlesnake Roundup this weekend at the Howard County Fair Barns.

The show, held in the east barn, will be running fro 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. It's the 48th edition of the event.
AMBUCS will be purchasing rattlesnakes all day Friday and on show days until about 4 p.m. Sunday. The process is pretty simple, according to long-time club member Dub Day.

“Hunters bring them in and we weigh them and put them in the holding pen,” he said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY VALENCIA, 21, of 908 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• RICKY LEE ALCORTA, 34, of 1405 Dixie, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• WILLIAM LANE ROTHELL, 35, of 9500 Ranch Rd. 33, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• JAMES ODELL PERRY, 46, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 249, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

Verl Dero Shaw

March 22, 2012

Verl Dero Shaw, 83, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham and Craig Shackleford officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at the funeral home.

Donna N. Smith

March 22, 2012

Donna N. Smith, 86, of Midland passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was born in Duchesne, Utah, on March 27, 1925, to Alonzo C. and Fern (Gordon) Fitzwater. Donna had a passion for flowers and was a longtime member of the Green Thumb Garden Club.

Jerelene Bell

March 22, 2012

Jerelene Bell, 89, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Elder William T. Hickman officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at the funeral home.

Jerelene was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Pittsburg, Texas, to Augusta Turner and Arthur Bell. She lived for a short time in Levelland before moving to Big Spring to be close to her brother.

Teresa (Walker) Polk

March 22, 2012

Teresa (Walker) Polk, 54, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Mount Bethel Baptist Church with Apostle Ken Loudermill, Rev. Abraham Loudermill Jr. and Minister Kim Byrd officiating.

She was born August 8, 1957, in Dallas, Texas, to Laura and Abraham Loudermill. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Bahrain. She had been a resident of Big Spring off and on for more than 15 years. She was a Baptist.

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