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Archive - Mar 2013

March 19th

James 'Jim' Murphy

March 19, 2013

James "Jim" Murphy, 77, of Big Spring died Monday, March 18, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

March 18th

Bonnie Miears

March 18, 2013

Bonnie Miears, 60, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

James 'Jimmy' Pedigo

March 18, 2013

James "Jimmy" Pedigo, 82, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 16, 2013, in the local veterans home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Bob Heneghan officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Monahans, Texas, and married Frances Janelle Riggins on Feb. 12, 1954, in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death July 22, 2009.

Billie G. 'Bill' Powell

March 18, 2013

Billie G. "Bill" Powell, 88, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
He was born March 3, 1925, in Sylvester, Texas, and married LaVerne Cook on June 16, 1946, in Sweetwater, Texas. She preceded him in death April 1, 2009.

Police beat

March 18, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• RUSSELL JACK ILLE, 52, of 7106 S. Service Rd., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GAIL DEAN MARRIOTT, 49, of Springfield, Mo., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FELICIA CANALES, 24, of 906 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

Body found near Lake Thomas

March 18, 2013

Herald Staff Report

SNYDER, Texas — Area investigators, including the FBI and Texas Rangers, are investigating the scene where a badly decomposed body was found Saturday near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County, about 33 miles north of Big Spring.
News sources said that as of this morning, authorities have not decided whether to send the body to Tarrant or Lubbock County for an autopsy.

FISD bond election hearing set Thursday

March 18, 2013

By STEVE REAGAN
Staff Writer
FORSAN — Residents in the Forsan Independent School District will get a chance to sound off about the upcoming school bond election Thursday.
A public meeting has been scheduled to address issues raised by the proposed bond at 6 p.m. Thursday in Elbow Elementary, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Architects from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper will be on hand with a presentation on construction plans and to answer questions, Johnson noted.
FISD trustees voted in February to hold an election in May. They are asking voter approval of a $23.8 million bond.

March 16th

Airport outlook taking off

March 16, 2013

Business is good at the Big Spring Airport and officials are taking steps to make sure business gets even better in the future.

Airport Director Jim Little said Friday he has received confirmation from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) concerning the agency's plan to provide most of the funds for the construction of a T hangar at the facility.

A T hangar is a long building divided into sections. Each section would be big enough to house an aircraft.

County election office changing location

March 16, 2013

The Howard County Elections Administration will be getting a new office, however, voters won't have to look far from the old location to find early voting polls in April.

The elections office — which has been located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse for the past several years — will be moving to the former sheriff's office on the first floor of the courthouse Monday, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.

Police blotter 3-17

March 16, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity:
• CRYSTAL RAMIREZ MUNO, 26, 703 Lancaster, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
• CESAR LOPEZ, 21, 607 Douglas, was arrested on charges of purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor and failure to give identifying informaton.
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 21, 1904 E. 25th, was arrested on a charge of purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor.
• CALVIN JACOB LAWSON, 29, 3701 La Juna, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief over $500/less than $1,500.

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