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Oil rig accident claims life of Big Spring man

June 20, 2013

A Big Spring man was killed Wednesday morning when a portion of the drilling rig he was working on southwest of the city collapsed, according to local law enforcement officials.

Felipe Saiz, 40, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, located at an oil drilling rig north of Rockhouse Road.
Saiz was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Benny Green, according to law enforcement officials.

Let's go rodeo!

June 20, 2013

For 79 years, some of the top cowgirls and cowboys in the nation have been pulling their hats down on their heads, giving that nod that says “let's go” and heading into the rodeo arena with one thought in mind — walking away from Big Spring with cash in their pockets and the pride of knowing they did the best they could. The tradition continues this evening.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 6-20

June 20, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GWENDOLYN FAYE FAULKNER, 75, of 207 Washington Blvd., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SERVANDO A. GUTIERREZ, 28, of 1905 Wasson Rd. Apt. 40, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• TARISSA K. STEPHENS, 54, of 1212 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft 0 more than $50 and less than $500.

Janie Fierro

June 20, 2013

Janie Fierro, 65, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Conroe, Texas. Vigil services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Mexico to Maria and Encarnacion Jauregui. She moved to Big Spring in 1966 and married Tony Fierro on March 8, 1967. He passed June 9, 1991.

Frankie Joshua Rubio III

June 20, 2013

Frankie Joshua Rubio III, 2, of Odessa died Friday, June 14, 2013. The rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born March 10, 2011, to Martina Rangel (Deanda) and Frankie Rubio Jr. in Odessa, Texas.

He is survived by his parents; one sister, Aaliyah Celeste Rubio; grandparents, Frankie Rubio Sr., Yvonne Fryar, Clara Rangel and Marty Deanda; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Henry Holguin

June 20, 2013

Henry Holguin, 54, of Big Spring died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Natalie Peurifoy

June 20, 2013

Natalie Peurifoy, 90, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in an Amarillo hospice facility. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Felipe 'Phillip' Saiz

June 20, 2013

Felipe "Phillip" Saiz, 40, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Howard County. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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