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Archive - May 2013

May 8th

Virnette Reid Fowler

May 8, 2013

Virnette Reid Fowler, 94, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Midland. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Nalley-Pickle Welch Funeral Home, located at 3800 N. Big Spring in Midland. A private family service will take place on Friday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

Martin 'Bud' Norwood

May 8, 2013

Martin "Bud" Norwood, 73, of Colorado City died Friday, May 3, 2013, in a Colorado City hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the funeral home.

Emma Elizabeth Harwell Wheeler

May 8, 2013

Emma Elizabeth Harwell Wheeler, 89, of Stanton died Monday, May 6, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Stanton with Bro. David Harp officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.

Lyna F. Horton

May 8, 2013

Lyna F. Horton, 89, of Waco, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in a Waco hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Alvin Smith

May 8, 2013

Alvin Smith, 91, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

May 7th

Robbery suspect sought

May 7, 2013

Law enforcement officials are searching for a masked man who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store during the early morning hours Sunday.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 900 block of Willia just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Paving the way

May 7, 2013

Driving past road work projects on Third and Fourth streets may be an inconvenience, but rest assured it's not exactly a walk in the park for the workers involved, either.

Paving just a small section of one of Big Spring's downtown streets is hot, smelly and exacting work, requiring the use of high-dollar specialized equipment and the labors of more than a dozen workers at a time, all to lay a strip of two-inch deep asphalt the length of a city block.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 5-7

May 7, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSE LUIS RIVERA, 25, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 303, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• SAM PENA JR., 33, of 208 N. Nolan, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• JUAN GILBERT HINOJOSA, 41, of 610 Linda Lane, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JOSHUA DAVID DECKER, 23, of Stanton, Texas, was arrested Monday on warrants for speeding and failure to appear.

Virnette Reid Fowler

May 7, 2013

Virnette Reid Fowler, 94, of Midland, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a local hospital. A private family inurnment will be in Big Spring.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Fowler of Midland and Cynthia Wilson and husband, Stephen of Denton; one son, David Fowler and wife, DiAnn of Midland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Hawks to make debut at Region V tourney

May 7, 2013

ODESSA — The Hawks fought through a season of adversity, but now they can breathe for a moment — Howard College baseball will be represented at the Region V Tournament in Grand Prairie. But first, they had to get past Western Junior College Athletic Conference rival Odessa College.

It was the epitome of a must-win game Saturday as the Hawks' postseason fate would be determined by the outcome of the final meeting of a four-game series — as well as the regular season — between the Hawks and the Wranglers.

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