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Archive - Apr 2013

April 27th

Big Spring topples Wylie in finale

April 27, 2013

Big Spring Head Baseball Coach Bert Otto described the Steers' 5-3 win over Wylie on Friday as “icing on the cake” for the five seniors who were honored at Steer Park as they played the final home game of their careers.

Not their final game, however.

The victory guaranteed Big Spring the third District 4-3A playoff seed.

April 26th

Forsan downs Winters, will play Van Horn in playoff opener

April 26, 2013

FORSAN — Thursday's game against Winters was basically a tune-up game for Forsan, who had already locked up the No. 2 seed in District 6-1A, defeated the Blizzards 8-2.

Blaise Coffman issued zero walks, didn't give up a run and struck out five in five innings on the mound. Clayton Galloway and Trevor Burchett each saw one inning of work as well.

April 25th

Woman found dead at county jail; Rangers called in to investigate

April 25, 2013

A Big Spring woman was pronounced dead at the Howard County Detention Center early Wednesday morning after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication, according to law enforcement officials.

Stephanie Elaine Baker, 32, of 1606 Settles, was arrested at approximately 9:11 p.m. Tuesday at a location in the 2300 block of Wasson Road by Big Spring Police Department officers, arrest reports stated.

According to Sheriff Stan Parker, the local woman was then transported to the county lockup.

Food, games, music planned for Funtastic Fourth

April 25, 2013

Preparations for this year's Funtastic Fourth downtown celebration are starting to pick up steam.

The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Revitalization Association in conjunction with Alon USA/Alon Brands, will be held June 28-29 on Scurry and Main streets between Third and Second, organizers said.

There will be food, vendor booths, games and children's rides aplenty, but most of all, there will be music — lots and lots of music.

Allen Johnson and Christy Brorman, two of the event's organizers, said several music acts are lined up for the two-day festival.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 04-25

April 25, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRENDA GONZALES, 38, of 1210 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for speeding, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear (two counts).
• CHRISTINA MARIE ROJAS, 26, of 1503 W. Cherokee, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JUSTIN KYLE DAHMER, 24, of 2313 Gunter, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and bail jumping – failure to appear (fine only).

Stephanie Baker

April 25, 2013

Stephanie Baker, 32, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Gilbert T. 'Mono' Franco

April 25, 2013

Gilbert T. "Mono" Franco, 63, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

April 24th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 04-24

April 24, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ALFONSO GARCIA POSADA, 47, of Austin, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TERELL HOUSTON, 21, of 2609 Hunter Dr., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
• STEPHANIE ELAINE BAKER, 32, of 1606 Settles, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MARY BETH KLINGENBERG, 27, of 1104.5 S. Nolan, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.

Donald 'Don' L. Rodricks

April 24, 2013

Donald “Don” L. Rodricks, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Big Spring, Texas, has gone to be with the Lord with his wife, Carolyn; sons, Wayne, Gene and Steve; and his granddaughter, Kristie, by his side on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Gilbert, Ariz.

He was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Orville and Gertrude Rodricks. Don grew up in Southern California and enjoyed spending time at the beaches and mountains of Big Bear. Graduating from Canoga Park High School in 1952, Don served in the Army during the Korean War.

Loretta Gail 'Mimi' Earls

April 24, 2013

God welcomed home another angel April 21, 2013. Gail is now holding hands with Floyd and rejoicing with the angels. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

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