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June 19th

Janie Fierro

June 19, 2013

Janie Fierro, 65, of Big Spring died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Conroe, Texas. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday 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.

Charles Floyd Archer

June 19, 2013

Charles Floyd Archer, 70, of Big Spring died Monday, June 17, 2013, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park with military honors.

He was born July 7, 1942, to Thelma and Floyd Archer in Dallas. He excelled at baseball and attended college on a baseball scholarship. He served in the United States military and was stationed in Germany as a Morse code interpreter. He worked in retail sales and management.

June 18th

Dave Campbell's Texas Football — a fun read, but not gospel

June 18, 2013

Few things get me as pumped up about the upcoming football season as the day I receive my copy of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football in the mail.

Not that Campbell’s publication is the be all, end all of what will transpire during the season. Its predictions are often wrong, but it’s definitely a fun read if you are a fan of high school football and it contains a cavalcade of information on every team in the state.

City establishes information registry

June 18, 2013

In an emergency situation, few things are as important as having a way to get reliable information and Crossroads residents have a new way to do just that.

Officials with the Big Spring Police Department recently announced the creation of a system that will allow residents to receive critical information about the community by text message or e-mail.

Agencies hold city-wide disaster drill

June 18, 2013

Crews from across Howard County joined in a city wide drill conducted by the Howard County Emergency Management team this month.

Involved were Scenic Mountain Medical Center, Big Spring State Hospital, George H. O’Brien Jr. VA Medical Center, Big Spring Police Department, Big Spring Emergency Medical Service, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Air-Evac LifeTeam and West Texas Centers. Also assisting were members of the Church of the Nazarene youth group.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 06-18

June 18, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON SCOTT EDWARDS, 24, of 1208 Harding, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies and a charge of shoplifting – more than $50 and less than $500.
• AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 66, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FRANK HERNANDEZ, 43, of 311 N. Aylesford, was arrested Monday on a charge of theft – more than $50 and less than $1,500.

Dena Rae Perez-Ledbetter

June 18, 2013

Dena Rae Perez-Ledbetter, 39, of Greenwood died Saturday, June 15, 2013, in an Odessa hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

She was born Sept. 22, 1973, in Midland, Texas, and married Ron Ledbetter on April 25, 1992, in Big Spring, Texas.

Richard Gilmore

June 18, 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 Wednesday at 1 p.m. 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, 1935, in Coahoma. He worked for the City of Coahoma and Howard County and later as a truck driver and service technician in the oil field.

Gerald Don Cummings

June 18, 2013

Gerald Don Cummings died at the Sierra Medical Center in El Paso on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Gerald was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Brady, Texas, to Jesse and Irene Cummings. He was the oldest of five children, having two brothers and two sisters.

Juanita R. Marquez

June 18, 2013

Juanita R. Marquez, 76, of Big Spring died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Parkview Nursing Center. Vigil services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born June 26, 1936, to Margarita and Pablo Ramirez in Big Spring and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She worked for the Coahoma School Cafeteria for 35 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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