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Officials: Be wary of phone solicitations

February 27, 2013

Big Spring school officials are asking people to take care if they are approached to buy advertising related to high school athletic programs.

High School Principal Mike Ritchey said he has recently received complaints from people who have bought advertising they thought was going to benefit local athletic programs.

“These firms have claimed they are representing Big Spring athletics … and that's false,” Ritchey said. “The proceeds from those ad sales are not going to benefit our kids.”

City races heating up

February 27, 2013

The race for the District 5 seat on the Big Spring City Council is finally heating up, as two local residents have thrown their hats into the political arena.

Clint Collins, 44, pastor at Life Church, has filed his candidacy for the District 5 seat with the Big Spring City Secretary's office. Also filing for the seat is 48-year-old Raul Benavides, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.

According to Collins, several local residents approached him and encouraged him to file to run for the District 5 seat.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-27

February 27, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LAQUITA LASHAY GRAY, 34, of 1515 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to maintain financial responsibility and a warrant from another agency.
• AMY MONIQUE WEBBER, 41, of 3214 Oasis, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JOEY DALE GOODWIN, 39, of 510 Donley, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hughetta Lowe Roberts

February 27, 2013

Hughetta Lowe Roberts, 89, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with her grandson, Pastor Gavin Reed of Abingdon, Va., officiating. He will be assisted by her son-in-law, Dean Marchant and the Rev. John McCullough. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the funeral home.

Madaleno Castillo

February 27, 2013

Madaleno Castillo, age 70, of Hermleigh passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

Rosary for Mr. Castillo was held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Roy Badillas officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.

Mr. Castillo was born June 19, 1942, in Bastrop, Texas, to Federico and Josefina Castillo. He married Elvira Moreno on Dec. 17, 1960, in Colorado City, Texas.

Edward Reeves Moren

February 27, 2013

Edward Reeves Moren, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.

Reeves was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Breckenridge, Texas, and married Elizabeth Smith on Sept. 19, 1954, in Texarkana, Ark.

Marciano 'Marcy' Gracia

February 27, 2013

Marciano “Marcy” Gracia, 52, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel.

He was born June 8, 1960, in Brownsville to Gregoria and Rolando Gracia. He grew up in Brownsville and married Mary Flores in 1981. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981 before moving to Big Spring. He worked as a carpenter and general contractor.

P.E. Osburn

February 27, 2013

P.E. Osburn, 90, of Paducah, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Paducah.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Chillicothe Cemetery with Randy Wilson officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Johnny Rueda

February 27, 2013

Johnny Rueda, 56, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Graveside memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.

He was born Jan. 16, 1957, in Bryan, Texas. He married Alice Baker in 2002 in Big Spring. He worked as a driller in the oilfield.

He is survived by three sons, William and Anthony of Lubbock and Johnny Ray Michael Rueda Jr. of El Paso; three brothers, James, Ruben and Freddie Rueda; one sister, Margaret; and six grandchildren.

Sapopa Salazar

February 27, 2013

Sapopa Salazar, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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