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Archive - Apr 2013

April 19th

Mayoral hopefuls cite experience

April 19, 2013

Infrastructure and forecasted growth attributed to the coming shale oil boom took center stage Thursday night as candidates for the mayoral seat on the Big Spring City Council presented their political platforms during a Meet the Candidates forum on the Howard College campus.

Candidates Larry McLellan and Roger Rodman — a third candidate, former city council member Manuel Ramirez Jr., bowed out of the race this week — spoke about their qualifications and unique views of the Crossroads area during the forum, held in the Hall Center for the Arts.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 4-19

April 19, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. 04/18/13 and 7 a.m. today:
• ANTHONY HEATH WRIGHT, 25, OF 1106 Stanford, Big Spring was arrested Thursday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking material.
• HALIE MICHELLE BURNETT, 17, OF 2802 S. CR 1220, Midland, Texas was arrested Thursday on a warrant, other agency.
• TERYN ANTHONY GONZALEZ, 27, of 712 Colgate, Big Spring was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 ounces in a drug free zone.

James Leslie Lloyd Jr.

April 19, 2013

James Leslie Lloyd Jr., 87, of Big Spring died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Lindsey officiating.

April 18th

Major meth supplier sentenced

April 18, 2013

SAN ANGELO — A man described as “the Mexican Mafia methamphetamine supplier from Lubbock to San Angelo” was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday after entering a guilty plea last year.

Eric Cortez Flores, 32, a ranking member of the Mexican Mafia, was sentenced to 360 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings. Flores had pleaded guilty in November 2012 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Award-winning BSHS bands in concert Sunday

April 18, 2013

Strike up the (award-winning) band.

The Big Spring High School band, fresh off another sweepstakes award winning performance, will hold a free public concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

The program will feature both the BSHS Honor Band and Symphonic Band, which recently competed in the University Interscholastic League Band Contest in Odessa.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 4-18

April 18, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. 04/17/2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• JACKIE TRUETT HOLMES III, 51, transient of Big Spring, was arrsted Wednesday on charges of public intoxication.
• JERRY ALLEN CHANCY, 42, of 107 W. 21st St. Big Spring, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant other agency.
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of 1302 Tucson, Big Spring was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• RICARDO RAMIREZ, 24, of 4004 Connolly, Big Spring was arrested Thursday on charges of burglary of a habitation and intend other felony, kidnapping.

Betty Lloyd-Mitchel

April 18, 2013

Betty Lloyd-Mitchel, 82, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at her residence. The family will received friends Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Robert Allen Nelson, officiating. Burial will be at Cushing Cemetery in Cushing, Texas.

Geraldine House Yardley

April 18, 2013

Geraldine House Yardley, 82, of Stanton, Texas, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in a Midland nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.

Arnulfo Sandoval

April 18, 2013

Arnulfo Sandoval, 51, of Knott died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in a Big Spring hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born July 16, 1961, in Mexico and married Virginia Perez July 18, 1985, in Big Spring.

Arnulfo worked for the Commerce Co-op Gin for 29 years.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.

Steer golfers in second place at regional tourney

April 18, 2013

LUBBOCK — Thirty degrees with 30 miles an hour wind gusts. That's what the Big Spring boys golf team is facing today as they wrap up the regional tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.

The Steers shot a good round yesterday and at press time, are sitting in second place with a score of 309 — one stroke ahead of rival Abilene Wylie and 12 strokes behind No. 1 Andrews.

“I'm proud of our kids,” Joslin said of Wednesday's performance. “It was really tough, the wind was blowing hard. We wanted to put ourselves in position to get a top three finish finish and we did that.”

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