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Bodies discovered in home

July 30, 2013

Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department made a grisly discovery Monday afternoon, as the bodies of two female subjects were discovered at a home in the 1400 block of Stadium.

According to police officials, the bodies — which were heavily decomposed — are believed to be 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason.

Officers were dispatched to 1420 Stadium at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD.

Saldivar named superintendent at Anthony ISD

July 30, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar announced this morning he has accepted the chief administrator's post at Anthony ISD in far West Texas.

Saldivar, who recently submitted his resignation here, was named “lone finalist” for the superintendent position at Anthony during that school district's board meeting Monday. His hiring will become official after a mandatory three-week waiting period.

He first interviewed for the position two weeks ago, then was called back for a second interview last week before being named the lone finalist.

Mary Ruth Peterson

July 30, 2013

Mary Ruth Peterson, 83, of Big Spring went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2013, in Big Spring. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

Mary Ruth was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Ackerly, Texas, to J.C. and Maybelle (Reed) Niblett. She married Rodney Peterson on Feb. 13, 1954, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death July 29, 2011.

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