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Archive - Jun 2013

June 21st

Second oilfield accident takes one more life

June 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.

BSISD trustees deliver lukewarm evaluation of Saldivar

June 21, 2013

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 “proficient” and declined to extend his salary beyond the 2013-2014 school year.

The moves were unusual in two areas — a “proficient” 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.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-21

June 21, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• DAMIAN ISMAEL LUJAN, 28, of 1014 nolan, was arrested thursday on a warrant for defective tail lamp.
• ERIC CHARLES CURTIS, 28, of Weatherford, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BRANDON DENNIS OLIVETTI, 21, of 704 Highland Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

Felipe Saiz

June 21, 2013

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

June 21, 2013

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

June 21, 2013

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

June 21, 2013

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.

June 20th

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.

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