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Archive - May 2013

Transformer incident causes outages; today's Herald delayed

May 31, 2013

A blown transformer at the Big Spring Herald this morning caused more than 1,000 electrical customers to temporarily lose power and will delay publication of today's edition of the newspaper.

Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the transformer located adjacent to the Herald building at 710 Scurry shut down in a series of mini-explosions.

"When that happened, that caused a fault in the mainline breaker," said Jim Clements of Oncor. "That caused about 1,500 customers to lose power."

May 30th

WTVA to show off ‘Click 2’

May 30, 2013

The West Texas VA Health System will be holding an open house at 1:30 p.m. Friday for its new Click 2 Benefits Program.

The reception will be in room 147 at the George O’Brien Jr. VAMC at 300 Veterans Blvd.

“The West Texas VA Health Care System is excited to announce the new Click 2 Benefits program,” said Iva Jo Hanslik, community relations coordinator.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 05-30

May 30, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• WILLIAM TYSON FLEMING, 56, of 3405 E. Highway 350, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1400 block of E. Sixth Street.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 800 block of W. Fifth Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 73 inmates at the time of this report.

BSHS graduation set for Friday

May 30, 2013

More than 200 students will receive diplomas when the Big Spring High School Class of 2013 holds commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Friday in Garrett Coliseum.

Top graduates for the class are Connor Furqueron and Charles Anderson.

Furqueron, son of Phil and Cherry Furqueron, is class valedictorian and will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average. He is a National Honor Society member and received the Optimist Youth Achievement Award and the Highest Academically Ranked Male Athlete Award.

Donnie Lewayne Fox

May 30, 2013

Donnie Lewayne Fox, 70, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date in Oklahoma.

He was born June 14, 1942, in Ada, Okla., to Ola Della (Tollison) and William Thurman Fox. He was a disabled veteran and a recipient of a Purple Heart in Vietnam. He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his wife, Eddye; his stepson, Adrian; and a sister, Helen.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Sherry Williams

May 30, 2013

Sherry Williams, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Eula Mae Rogers

May 30, 2013

Eula Mae Rogers, 88, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Bill Hipp

May 30, 2013

Bill Hipp, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

May 29th

PEP wins rail bid

May 29, 2013

A Fortune 500 company has been given the go ahead to build a new trans-loading operation northeast of Alon's Big Spring Refinery.

After weeks of deliberation, the Big Spring Economic Development Board voted unanimously to grant Permian Energy Partners, LLC a lease to develop approximately 300 acres of unimproved land situated in Howard County, which is owned by the economic develop corporation.

Coahoma commencement Thursday

May 29, 2013

COAHOMA — Morgan Luce and Jessica Goodger will lead Coahoma High School's Class of 2013 during commencement exercises scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Luce, son of Brandon and Linda Luce, is class valedictorian. He has served as president of the student council, National Honor Society and the Coahoma and El Rancho district chapters of the Future Farmers of America. In addition, he is a past recipient of the Howard County Optimist Club's student of the month award.

He was captain of the varsity football team and also participated in basketball and golf.

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