Archive - 2013
Mary Ann Abreo Ficke went to be with Jesus on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, after a long fight battling cancer. She was 62 years old. She was born in Big Spring, Texas, to Domingo and Luz Abreo on Sept. 3, 1950. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hope DaSilva and Fe Acosta; and brother, Salvador Abreo.
Royce "Booger" Pruit, 75, of Garden City died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in a Sterling City nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Garden City Cemetery in Garden City, Texas.
He was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Lovington, N.M., and married Beverly Cox on June 8, 1956, in Lovington, N.M.
Royce came to Garden City from Penwell and graduated from Garden City High School. He started working as a deputy sheriff for Glasscock County in 1958 and was appointed sheriff in 1962.
Mary Nell "Molly" Butler, 83, of Tyler, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in a Tyler hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Chaplain Rick Foster officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born June 24, 1929, in Houston, Texas, and married Dr. Lee Butler on April 28, 1950, in Houston. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1997.
Bettye J. Griffith, 78, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Marcy House. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at East Fourth Baptist Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
SWEETWATER â€” The Steers have struggled since district play began, but they may have turned a corner Tuesday as Big Spring defeated the Mustangs 49-39 to pick up its first 4-3A victory.
After a hard-fought loss to Greenwood last Friday, the win came in a timely manner for BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson.
â€śWe carried over the momentum from the Greenwood game,â€ť Thompson said. â€śWe executed well and we shot the ball well and played good defense.â€ť
Ty Sealy and Tyler Graves each put up 13 points for the Steers, while Tavaris Walker had nine.
Joe Lozano Jr., 61, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Bonnie Coker, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
COLORADO CITY â€” Three men were arrested here shortly after midnight, following a bizarre altercation with a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Interstate Highway 20 near the Mitchell County and Howard County line.
According to Abilene DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean, the altercation between the three men and a DPS trooper began at approximately 6:20 a.m. Monday when the vehicle they were in was pulled over for speeding.
Needed repairs to the Interstate Highway 20 bridge intersecting with FM 700 continued Monday afternoon, as construction crews begin the arduous task of replacing several load-bearing beams on the roadway.
Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation and contractors were on the work site much of Monday morning and afternoon, as northbound traffic on FM 700 was diverted east to the highway's South Service Road to make room for the necessary equipment, which included a crane.