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Archive - Jun 2013

June 20th

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.

June 19th

Darden named new city manager

June 19, 2013

Tuesday's special meeting of the Big Spring City Council proved to be special indeed. Following 30- to 45-minute interviews with the remaining three city manager candidates and a lengthy deliberation, the Big Spring City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday evening to grant Todd Darden the position of city manager.

“We had 34 candidates when we started,” said newly elected mayor Larry McLellan. During the June 11 meeting that number was reduced to three.”

BSISD trustees to start tackling budget

June 19, 2013

Big Spring school trustees will begin hammering out details of the district's next budget when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Budget crafting is never a pleasant undertaking, but it may be worse Big Spring ISD officials this year. As things stand now, the district is looking for ways to make do with about $1 million less in state appropriations this coming fiscal year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-19

June 19, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRAD WAYNE DUGAN JR., 29, of 4614 Aspen, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug.
• OSCAR ORTIZ, 24, of 1401 N. Highway 87 Apt. 1002, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear.
• ASHLEY ANN TAYLOR, 33, of 1112 Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for parent contributing to the non-attendance of a minor.

Richard Gilmore

June 19, 2013

Richard Gilmore, 77, of Coahoma died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Parkview Nursing Center. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Baptist Church with burial at Coahoma Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Howard County to Flossie and Lawrence Gilmore. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County and married Jane Graham on Oct. 30, 1955, in Coahoma. He worked for the City of Coahoma, Howard County and later as a truck driver and service technician in the oil field.

Local youth to compete at world's largest junior rodeo

June 19, 2013

Big Spring’s Canyon Atkinson, a seventh grade student and son of Shannon and Belinda Crenshaw, has been riding bulls since he was seven years old. Atkinson recently qualified for the world’s largest junior rodeo, where he will compete against the best in the world.

The National Junior High Finals Rodeo will take place in Gallup, N.M., beginning June 23. Atkinson will join about 2,000 other young buckaroos at the yearly event, which features participants from 41 U.S. States, five Canadian provinces and Australia.

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