Archive - Jun 21, 2013
A Big Spring man was killed Thursday morning in an accident in northern Howard County at an oilfield yard near the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and FM 2230, the second oilfield-related fatality in Howard County in approximately 24 hours.
Juan Manual Estrada-Duarte, 59, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the accident, which was reported at 10:33 a.m.
Estrada-Duarte was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Bennie Green, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.
Big Spring Independent School District trustees have given Superintendent Steven Saldivar less than a ringing vote of confidence.
Following a lengthy evaluation session behind closed doors Thursday, trustees announced they had given Saldivar a job rating of â€śproficientâ€ť and declined to extend his salary beyond the 2013-2014 school year.
The moves were unusual in two areas â€” a â€śproficientâ€ť rating falls in the middle range of evaluations the board could have levied; and school boards traditionally add at least one year to a superintendent's contract at the end of such evaluations.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ DAMIAN ISMAEL LUJAN, 28, of 1014 nolan, was arrested thursday on a warrant for defective tail lamp.
â€˘ ERIC CHARLES CURTIS, 28, of Weatherford, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, 21, of 704 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
Felipe Saiz, 40, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from injuries received in an oilfield accident. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born June 16, 1973, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Tina Britton on Aug. 30, 1996, in Big Spring, Texas. They were together 23 years.
Hollie Natalie Peurifoy, 90, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in an Amarillo hospice facility. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Rick Cunningham, minister of 14th and Main Church of Christ, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born May 28, 1923, in Coahoma, Texas, and married Cecil Peurifoy on Nov. 24, 1949, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death July 31, 2002.
Henry "Goochies" Holguin, 54, of Big Spring died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born Jan. 28, 1959, in Big Spring to Elodia and Ramon Holguin. Except for a few years in Arizona, he was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked as a construction worker and was a Catholic.
Juan Manuel Estrada, 59, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.