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Archive - Aug 2012

August 25th

William Dupree

August 25, 2012

William Dupree of Big Spring, Texas, was born Jan. 4, 1975, and died peacefully in his home Aug. 21, 2012. William has been taken to the Kingdom of Heaven, but will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him.
William graduated from Big Spring High School and Sul Ross University. Over his short life he brought joy to those around him.
He is survived by many friends, his parents, William Dale and Pat Dupree; brother, Kinney Dupree; and niece and nephew, Alexandria and Drake.

Jonnie Spruill

August 25, 2012

Jonnie Spruill, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home, in Colorado City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Chapel at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Chaplain Walter McCall of Compass Hospice.

60th anniversary

August 25, 2012

William (Bill) and Nancy Gonzalez will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2012.
Bill was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Detroit, Mich. Nancy L. Huntoon was born Aug. 7, 1932, in East Andover, N.H.
The couple met on a blind date while they were in the Air Force and stationed in San Antonio, Texas. One year later, they were married at the courthouse in Seguin.
The couple had three children; William Jr., deceased; Diana and husband Bill; and Carlos.

August 24th

Alon, others lauded for role in youth club

August 24, 2012

Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.

Alon USA showed what it can do by presenting a $200,000 check during Thursday's dedication ceremony for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.

“When there is a need in this community, the Big Spring Refinery is going to step up and do what we can to meet it,” said Jimmy Crosby, vice president of refining. “That’s what we’re doing with the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army with our pledge of $200,000 to support the new facility and its programs for years to come.”

Take steps to prevent West Nile

August 24, 2012

Cases of West Nile virus continue to be discovered across Texas, including the Permian Basin.

Recently, four cases were reported in Andrews and four in Midland/Ector County, with numbers continuing to change daily. However, those numbers are small in comparison to the number of cases being seen throughout the state.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 586 cases reported in Texas this year. Out of those cases, there have been 21 fatalities. No cases have been reported in Howard County.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• KYLER RAY CANNADY, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft.
• TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

Randell Eston Hollis

August 24, 2012

Randell Eston Hollis, 41, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 21, 1970, in Big Spring, Texas.

Jonnie Spruill

August 24, 2012

Jonnie Spruill, 87, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Chapel at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Chaplain Walter McCall of Compass Hospice officiating.

She was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Big Spring, Texas, to Bernice and John Digby. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County.

August 23rd

Mistrial declared; DA to try again

August 23, 2012

The trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon ended Wednesday in a mistrial, as the jury announced it was hopelessly deadlocked.

According to officials with the 118th District Court, the jury — which was seated Monday and heard testimony Tuesday and Wednesday — announced it was hung late Wednesday afternoon with 10 jurors voting guilty and two voting not guilty.

Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was being tried on a single charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Hangar 25 'patches' honor those who served

August 23, 2012

Keeping the memory alive can be done several ways at Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Whether you want to make a monetary donation in memoriam of someone, have a name placed on the Wall of Honor or commission a plaque or other monument, there is space available.

“We have several ways people can choose honor their loved ones who have served at Webb,” Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger said. “Really, anyone who has any connection to Webb or the Hangar can be honored here.”

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