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July 22nd

Edward Cruz

July 22, 2013

Edward Cruz, 96, of Big Spring died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Family asks for help in finding killer

July 22, 2013

As an investigation into the February death of a Big Spring man remains at a standstill while investigators await lab reports, members of the man's family are pleading with Crossroads residents with information on the case to come forward.
Daniel Flores, 44, was pronounced dead the evening Feb. 19 in a vehicle at his residence in the 1400 block of W. Second Street after family members discovered his body, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

Council to look at 'man camp' ordinance on second reading

July 22, 2013

The Big Spring City Council is expected to consider final reading of an ordinance designed to define and shape the use of modular homes, temporary workforce housing and “man camps” in the city limits when it meets Tuesday evening.
The ordinance — which was commissioned by the council in hopes of limiting the damaging effects of the oil boom associated with the Cline Shale discovery — takes a number of steps to regulate how the “man camps” and other temporary housing will be used within the city limits.

Local sports briefs

July 22, 2013

Youth Football Association sign-ups being held now
Crossroads Youth Football Association is holding sign-ups for players and cheer squads at the Big Spring Mall each Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Registration is open until Aug. 17.

BSHS season tickets going on sale soon

Senior League All-Stars eliminated, settle for 3rd in state

July 22, 2013

SAN ANGELO — Big Spring's Senior League All-Stars were eliminated in their second match-up against San Antonio Capitol Park on Saturday by a score of 10-1 at the Texas Sports Complex, but the 15 and 16-year olds comprising the squad can hold their heads high. The team finished third in the entire state and put together the longest postseason run of any Big Spring Little League roster on record.

In Saturday morning's elimination game against South Garland, Adam Franco engaged in a pitching duel with the opposing hurler. The offense began making noise in the fifth.

July 20th

Former Big Springer Makes Bestseller's list

July 20, 2013

 Editor's Note: Author Janet Rebhan was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas, an oil and military town where she also volunteered one summer at the Veterans Administration hospital. When she was 16, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she studied creative writing at UCLA and Moorpark College. She currently resides in Agoura Hills, Calif. “Finding Tranquility Base” is her first novel.

Commissioners continue JP search

July 20, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to begin interviewing potential replacements for the justice of the peace position being vacated by longtime official Quail Dobbs during Monday morning's meeting.

Dobbs announced last month he would be stepping down as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace at the end of the year. The Howard County native has served as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Coahoma for the past several decades and first made a name for himself as a rodeo clown, earning a spot in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame for his achievements.

A&M club's shootout two weeks away

July 20, 2013

Gig 'em, Aggie lovers.

For the 14th consecutive year, the Howard County A&M Club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.

Anyone, allegiance to a certain land grant university in College Station notwithstanding, is welcome to attend.

Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:

• A four-person scramble golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart and green fees.

Engagement

July 20, 2013

Alana Jakas of Brighton, N.Y., and Wolfgang Robinson of Big Spring, Texas, will exchange wedding vows Sept. 28, 2013, in Cape Cod, Mass.
Alana is a 2004 graduate of Brighton High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She is a food scientist at Mondelez International.
Wolfgang is the son of Michael and Monica Robinson. He is a 2003 graduate of Big Spring High School, a 2009 graduate of Portland State University and a 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law.
He is a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, P.J.A.D.

Rodney 'Roddy' Robertson Sr.

July 20, 2013

Rodney "Roddy" Robertson Sr., 58, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Alan McGuire, the Rev. Gary Smith and the Rev. Calvary Callender officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the funeral home.
He was born Aug.23, 1954, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Lynn Doss March 24, 1978, in Big Spring.

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