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June 12th

Curtis Anthony 'Tony' Luke

June 12, 2013

Curtis Anthony "Tony" Luke, 59, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Captial Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas.
Tony was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Greenville, Miss., the only child of Curtis and Clemmie (Blade) Luke. He was a plumber for the Austin Independent School District for more than 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gary Lynn Goswick

June 12, 2013

Gary Lynn Goswick, 58, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park Cemetery in Big Spring, Texas.
Gary was born Aug. 14, 1954, to Una and Lester Goswick in Big Spring. He married Gina on April 14, 1993, in Midland, Texas.

Kid's Klub signups take off at Hangar 25

June 12, 2013

How about sending your kids to boot camp this summer?
Hangar 25 Air Museum will be holding a Bombardier Boot Camp July 8-12 for children age 6 through 12. The World War II-themed Kid's Klub event will be both educational and entertaining.
“It is going to be a wonderful opportunity for children to learn and have fun at the same time,” said Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator. “It will be like a summer camp in that children will learn about planes used in World War II along with survival tips and they will participate in various activities and games and make some cool crafts.”

Benavides sworn in as council member

June 12, 2013

Raul Benavides was sworn into office Tuesday night during the meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the new District 5 representative replaced one-term councilman Craig Olson, who did not seek re-election.
Benavides was sworn into office by City Finance Director Peggy Walker, following the canvass of the June 8 runoff election. The canvass was approved by the council on a unanimous vote.

Infrastructure needs, employee retention top city wish list

June 12, 2013

The Big Spring City Council got its first look at budget issues facing the municipality as it prepares to begin work on its 2013-2014 fiscal plan, a budget that will likely target infrastructure needs and efforts to stop the turnover of much-needed city employees.
Part of a rather lengthy council meeting, Tuesday night's budget work session included a presentation from Interim City Manager Todd Darden, who highlighted some of the city's most pressing needs moving into the coming year.

Police beat

June 12, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARK ANTHONY CHAVERA, 24, of 1502 Chickasaw St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• KIMBERLY NICOLE RIOS, 26, of 1606 Bluebird St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
• DARRIN RAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.

June 10th

Karen Battle Halfmann

June 10, 2013

Karen Battle Halfmann, 52, of St. Lawrence died Monday, June 10, 2013, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Curtis A. Luke

June 10, 2013

Curtis A. Luke, 59, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Berry Cox

June 10, 2013

Berry Cox, 66, of Garden City died Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Coby Abney officiating. Interment will follow at Garden City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryle Cox of Garden City; two sons, B. Shawn Cox and wife Joan Admirand of Austin and B. Tod Cox and wife Brenda of Spring; five grandchildren; and a sister, Kay Sowders of Midland.

William Mac Statham

June 10, 2013

William Mac Statham, 65, of Big Spring died Friday, June 7, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born May 2, 1948, in Hobbs, N.M., to Cara and William Statham. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a licensed vocational nurse, working at the state hospital and nursing homes. He lived most of his life in Big Spring. At an early age, he was ordained a minister in the Pentecostal church and in later years, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

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