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Input sought on proposed nuclear waste site

February 4, 2013

About 20 percent of the United States' energy is derived from the 104 nuclear power plants across the nation. Harnessing the power of atomic energy is a complex business, but one that has proven to be efficient and relatively safe since its inception.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 2-4

February 4, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of Carlsbad, N.M., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
• KEITH ANDREW HILARIO, 28, of 1113 Lloyd, was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault by contact.
• MICHAEL ALLERY WEIST, 31, of California, was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

One injured in Alon fire

February 4, 2013

A fire at an undisclosed location on the Alon USA Big Spring Refinery sent at least one person to the hospital Sunday night, according to local officials and unconfirmed reports.

Reports of an explosion at the Big Spring Refinery began circulating through the city and social media sites Sunday night at approximately 9 p.m. Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson confirmed shortly after that a fire had been reported at the local facility, however, there were no explosions.

Becky Hughes Gaston

February 4, 2013

Becky Hughes Gaston, 75, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Calvary Callender and Don Swinney officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the funeral home.

Billy 'Pete' Laminack

February 4, 2013

Billy "Pete" Laminack, 82, of Colorado City died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.

He was born July 6, 1930, in Mangum, Okla. He married Joyce Littlepage on July 25, 1958, in Odessa, Texas. She preceded him in death Oct. 6, 2004. He then married Terri Couch on Aug. 8, 2006.

Pete was a truck driver for 41 years and had worked for J.H. Marks, McAlister's in Abilene, as well as being an independent operator.

Truell Wayne Hyde

February 4, 2013

Truell Wayne Hyde, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Big Spring, Texas. Family Visitation will be held between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home at 1615 South Fort Hood Road in Killeen, Texas. A Celebration service will be held at Memorial Baptist Church at 4001 West Trimmier Road in Killeen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, with the Rev. Ken Cavey officiating. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.

Lois Hicks

February 4, 2013

Lois Hicks, 67, of Stanton died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Stanton Nursing Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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