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Archive - Apr 2013

April 16th

Cactus & Crude riders to take on MS

April 16, 2013

MIDLAND — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites West Texas to hop in the saddle and pedal toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis during Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride 2013, presented by Apache Corporation, Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21.

The annual two-day fundraising ride is fully supported from start to finish and features a scenic route from Midland to Post. Registered cyclists commit to raise a minimum of $250 to fund MS education, programs, services and research that directly impact the lives of those affected by the disease.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 4-16

April 16, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• RONALD STANLEY HASELBY, 62, of 1302 Tucson, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• WILLIAM TROY HOGAN, 46, of 302 N.E. Second St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOHN PETER GORDON JR., 24, of 3611 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr.

April 16, 2013

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr., 54, of Big Spring passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Manuel was born Dec. 25, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, to Eufrasia and Guadalupe Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

April 15th

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr.

April 15, 2013

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr., 54, of Big Spring passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Manuel was born Dec. 25, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, to Eufrasia and Guadalupe Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a shipping clerk for 20 years at Blue Bell Creameries. He helped with the Special Olympics each year and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Lillie Elizabeth Craven

April 15, 2013

Lillie Elizabeth Craven, 86, peacefully passed from this life to eternal life April 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Beth was born to William Aaron and Mary Jeanetta Sims-Beck on Feb. 15, 1927, in Olustee, Okla. Her father was a carpenter by trade and her mother was a homemaker. She was the seventh of 10 children.

Eagle Scout

April 15, 2013

Courtesy photo
Eagle Scout Jack Kennady, the son of John Kennady and Patti Jackson of Lenorah, Texas, is a senior at Grady High School. His Eagle project was the construction of 17 benches funded by Stanton Trade Days for the downtown sidewalk. He will be attending Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and studying premed.

Volunteer of the Year: Maria Saracho says donating her time is 'a calling'

April 15, 2013

Helping the helpless just seems to be in Maria Saracho's blood.
Not only does she work full-time for Children's Protective Services, but she volunteers more than 30 hours a week manning the Big Spring Victim Services hotline. And she has done such an outstanding job at that she was named Program Volunteer of the Year by the Texas Association for Sexual Assault.
Saracho, has volunteered her services to Victim Services for almost 10 years and has logged more than 5,900 hours for the agency.

Relay coming our way

April 15, 2013

One of the area's most anticipated events takes place this weekend at Blankenship Field.
Yes, it's time again for the Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life, which raises thousands of dollars for the fight against cancer.
How many dollars?
This year, organizers are hoping to raise $192,000.
The national theme is “Dream Big, Hope Big, Relay Big.”

Police beat

April 15, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSHUA ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 20, of 1413 Wood, was arrested Sunday on charges of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500 and public intoxication of a minor.
• ANDREW BRITO, 21, of 301 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

April 13th

Candidate forum set for Thursday

April 13, 2013

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Hall Center for the Arts.

The forum gives candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves prior to the May 11 city and school board elections.

“We're encouraging everyone to come out and meet each of the candidates,” said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.

ValVerde said each candidate will be allowed to speak for five minutes.

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