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Runoff voting begins Monday

June 9, 2012

Early voting for the June 23 Big Spring Independent School District run-off election begins Monday, officials said.
BSISD District 2 incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking her fourth term on the school board, will face challenger Pat DeAnda in the run-off. In the May 12 municipal election, Padilla received slightly more than 39 percent of the vote total, compared to Deanda receiving 37 percent.
Because neither candidate claimed a majority, a run-off was ordered.
Only those voters residing in BSISD District 2 will be eligible to cast ballots.

Commissioners to look at notification system

June 9, 2012

Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and possibly take action on a new notification system that could have Crossroads residents looking to their cell and smart phones for more than just 911 in times of emergencies.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, emergency notification systems utilizing both voice and text messages have become very popular with other Texas counties when it comes to reaching residents in times of crisis.

Insurance woes hit FISD

June 9, 2012

FORSAN — Like just about everyone else, Forsan Independent School District officials are having to deal with increased insurance costs.
When FISD trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Monday in the administration wing board room, their main bit of business will be in deciding whether to absorb the latest increase in employee health insurance costs, or pass some of that hike on to staff.
Superintendent Randy Johnson said the increase in Level I (the most basic) health insurance coverage will be about $14,000.

Police blotter 6-9-2012

June 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DANIEL WAYNE MCKNIGHT, 35, of 1114 Mulberry Ave., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
• DONALD GENE KOERBER III, 25, of 500 McEwen St., was arrestee Friday on a charge of accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200.
• LETICIA CARRILLO FLORES, 33, of 1504 Lincoln, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration, no drivers license when unlicensed and fail to appear (two counts).

Wanda Janelle Spraberry Moore

June 9, 2012

Wanda Janelle Spraberry Moore died June 6, 2012, at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas.
Wanda was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Anson, Texas, to the late Raymond and Marie Spraberry. Wanda married William M. Moore Sr., Dec. 21, 1944. Bill preceded her in death in 1993.
They had four children, William Dallas, who died as an infant, Lu Bomar (and late husband, Darayld Bomar) of Denton, William M. Moore Jr. (and late wife Anne Moore), of Argyle and Teresa Warrington (and husband Dennis) of Big Spring; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Irene N. Mann

June 9, 2012

Irene N. Mann, a former resident of Big Spring, died in the early morning hours of May 26, at the age of 100 years, 5 months and 12 days, in Granbury, Texas, at the Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Center of Granbury.
Prior to her two months at the nursing home, she was a resident of Charterhouse at Lake Pointe in Granbury for the previous eight years, near her daughters and sons-in law, Marilyn and Bob Satterwhite of Granbury and Marlene and David Dibrell of Dallas.

Dimas Gonzalez Young

June 9, 2012

Dimas Gonzalez Young, 70, of Big Spring, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

George C. Sloan

June 9, 2012

George C. Sloan, 82, of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Donita Lea and Bill Sloan, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Clarendon, Texas, and married Lola Thibodeau on June 27, 1956, in Big Lake, Texas.

David Budke

June 9, 2012

David Budke, 63, of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2012, at Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene with the Rev. Bob Boyce, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the funeral home.
David was born July 22, 1948, in St. Charles, Miss. and married Glenda Dolline McCrea on July 18, 1981, in Big Spring, Texas.
He had lived in Big Spring since 1963. He served in Vietnam and was a shop teacher at Big Spring High School.

Marcelline Margaruite (Besson) Buchanan

June 9, 2012

Marcelline Margaruite (Besson) Buchanan a long-time resident of Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas, passed away at Youngblood Eldercare in Lamesa on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Marcelline was 94 years old.

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