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April 12th

William (Bill) Frederick Wiese

April 12, 2013

William (Bill) Frederick Wiese completed his journey on this earth April 9, 2013. He was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Abilene, Texas, and was adopted by Ray and Ima Wiese of Petersburg, Texas, in 1951.

Bill grew up, farmed and ranched in Petersburg, Texas, before moving to Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, where he ranched and introduced cotton farming. He also spent 10 years in Dallas, Texas, in the commercial real estate business.

Marlyin Elain Jackson Scypion

April 12, 2013

Marlyin Elain Jackson Scypion, 49, formerly of Big Spring died April 7, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Rocky Springs Baptist Church, 316 E. Shady Grove, Grand Prairie, Texas. A wake will be held Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ben Washington Baptist Church, 3901 Frisco Ave., Irving, Texas.

Marlyin was born July 5, 1963, to A.J. and Eloise C Jackson in Big Spring, TX.

Petra Molina Leos

April 12, 2013

Petra Molina Leos, 87, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born April 29, 1925, in Iatan, Texas, to Jesus and Nicolsa Molina. She lived most of her life in Big Spring. She lived in Michigan from 1966 until 1994. In her earlier years, she worked at the Settles Hotel.

Ruth Graham

April 12, 2013

Ruth Graham, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, April 12, 2013, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Lillie 'Beth' Craven

April 12, 2013

Lillie "Beth" Craven, 86, of Big Spring died Friday, April 12, 2013, at her son's home in Wolfforth. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

April 11th

'Sleeping Beauaty' performance postponed

April 11, 2013

Performances of "Sleeping Beauty" scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight and Friday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus, has been postponed for a week.

HC Dance Director Eulaine McIntosh cited "unforeseen circumstances" in announcing the postponement.

The performances have been rescheduled for April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m.

"Tickets already reserved or sold for this weekend will be honored," McIntosh said in a statement. "We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.

Call 432-264-5161 for more information.

Officials vow cooperation over landfill

April 11, 2013

Confrontation is being replaced by communication.

Issues over how to share costs of funding a new municipal landfill, which threatened to turn into a war of words between Big Spring and Howard County officials, have not been resolved, but an encouraging sense of cooperation was evident following a meeting between representatives of the two entities Wednesday.

Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan and County Commissioner John Cline, along with City Councilman Marcus Fernandez, Commissioner Jimmie Long and several city staffers, met to discuss the potentially divisive issue.

Conditions prime for grass fires, city fire marshal warns public

April 11, 2013

For many Big Spring residents, the arrival of spring translates into plenty of yard and lawn work, including mowing, pruning trees and bushes and other activities to prepare for the summer season.

However, many residents will be faced with the prospect of what to do with the leftover trimmings and other waste, a problem which can quickly translate into dangerous situations and work for local firefighters, according to Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 4-11

April 11, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MELINDA MACHADO GAMBOA, 36, of 1200 Dixie, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• DAVID ADAM MARTINEZ, 28, of 608 Caylor, was arrested Wednesday on charges of fleeing from or attempting to elude police officers and disregarding a stop sign.
• MALORY MARIE LUNA, 22, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 13, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.

Irva Dean Paul

April 11, 2013

Irva Dean Paul, 80, of Big Spring passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Ken McMeans, pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating.

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