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Man gets 240 months for child porn charges

October 31, 2013

ABILENE, Texas — Aaron Charles Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring was sentenced Wednesday to 240 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in June to one count of receipt of child pornography.

Handing down the sentence was U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, and announced by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Friday last day of early voting for Nov. 5 election

October 31, 2013

Friday provides the final opportunity to vote early in the Nov. 5 Texas constitutional amendments election.

Polls — located in the Howard County Courthouse’s election office — will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Those choosing to cast a vote Friday or on Nov. 5 will be required to show photo identification, officials say.

Acceptable forms of photo ID are:

• Texas driver’s license.
• Texas Election Identification Certificate (issued by Department of Public Safety).
• Texas personal identification card (issued by DPS).
• Texas concealed handgun license.

October 30th

Duo step down from EDC board

October 30, 2013

The Big Spring Economic Development Corparation gave heartfelt thanks to two board members whose terms had expired and welcomed two new faces at Tuesday night's meeting.

Dr. Keith Ledford and Justin Myers were given certificates of appreciation for their service to the EDC and Big Spring.

“It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on the board under the stewardship of Terry Wegman,” said Dr. Ledford in his farewell address. To incoming board members Ledford gave this advice, “Keep in mind we have to be concerned with not only today, but with the future at hand. boom or bust.”

Halloween safe stops

October 30, 2013

Below is a list of supervised “safe stops” children can enjoy on Thursday, Oct. 31.

• H-E-B Grocery Store, 2000 Gregg, 5-8 p.m. Hot dogs, soft drinks and H-E-Buddy.
• Spring Creek Fellowship, Harvest Event, 5-7 p.m. at Spring Town Plaza. Free games and food.
• Monster Mash Festival and Trunk or Treat, St. Thomas Hall, 605 N. Main, 5-9 p.m., music and treats, games and prizes, 18-foot centipede, sponsored by the North Side Movement.
• Sequia Tubing Testers, 4014 Parkway, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
• Marcy House, 2301 Wasson Road, 5:30 p.m.-?

Alvina 'Vina' Jo Roberts Marchant

October 30, 2013

Alvina “Vina” Jo Roberts Marchant went to be with her Lord and Savior on Mon., Oct. 28, 2013, in Boerne at the age of 68. She was born in Wellington, Texas on March 20, 1945, to Francis and Hughetta Roberts. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Arlton Hale DeVaney

October 30, 2013

Memorial service for Arlton Hale DeVaney was held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Athens, Texas.

Mr. Devaney passed away on Oct. 23, 2013 at age 75. He was born in Coahoma, Texas to Charles Houston DeVaney and Bama Theo DeVaney on Feb. 25, 1938. He was raised in West Texas on a cotton farm.
Arlton graduated from Coahoma High School and served in the U.S. Army.

David English

October 30, 2013

David English, former longtime employee at the Big Spring Refinery, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in the company of his family. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Snyder, Texas, at the London Bleu, 3011 College Avenue.

Jessie M. Nelson

October 30, 2013

Jessie M. Nelson, 94, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday Oct. 27, 2013, at Park Plaza in San Angelo. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Leland Hyatt

October 30, 2013

Leland Hyatt, 86, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in a Colorado City nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

October 29th

Donation will allow Howard College dental program to expand

October 29, 2013

During their regular board of trustees meeting Monday, Howard College officials announced plans that will be taking their well-known dental hygiene program a step further, thanks in great part to a generous donation from Marie Hall.

The gift will fund three phases of development that will include support for a dental faculty chair and a dental assisting faculty chair, faculty development and student support services, a simulation lab, extended online education courses, and satellite clinical sites.

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