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July 8th

Zachary Hank Williamson

July 8, 2013

Zachary Hank Williamson, 28, of Big Spring died Monday, July 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Vealmoor Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 22, 1984, in Big Spring, Texas.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kelly and Joe Zant Jr. of Vealmoor; grandmother, Sandra Williamson of Big Spring; three brothers, Seth Williamson, Zane Williamson and Skyler Williamson, all of Vealmoor; a sister, Kimberly Meegan and husband Jim of Fort Polk, La.; and a stepbrother, Jake Zant and wife Steph of Moore, Okla.

J. Dudley Cotz

July 8, 2013

J. Dudley Cotz, 63, of Big Spring died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.
J. Dudley was born June 2, 1950, in Tucson, Ariz., to Delight Carrie Evans Cotz and Melvin Clyde Cotz and married Darlene Bursch on May 11, 1998, in Kermit, Texas. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. After his tour in the Navy he worked in the oilfield and Carlsbad potash mines. He also worked in law enforcement.

Council to elect mayor pro-tem

July 8, 2013

Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to consider a number of issues, including a second attempt at electing a mayor pro-tem.
The council first attempted to elect a mayor pro-tem — a council member designated to stand-in for the mayor when necessary — during its June 25 meeting, with District 1 Councilman Marcus Fernandez absent.
Fernandez and newly elected District 5 Councilman Raul Benavides were both nominated for the position, however, a vote yielded a tie vote of three ballots per nominee. Mayor Larry McLellan called for the election to be postponed until Tuesday night's meeting.

Then and Now is the theme of the 80th Old Settler's Reunion

July 8, 2013

STANTON — Then and Now.
That's the theme for the 80th annual Old Settler's Reunion, which will be held Saturday in downtown Stanton.
Then and Now is a fitting theme, organizers say.
“We are celebrating a time of growth and prosperity, as well as remembering our predecessors who made it possible,” said Kristi Peterson, who is helping coordinate the event.
The traditional parade will begin at 10 a.m., and dedicated tof Bob and Mary Haislip, parade marshals for 2013.

Senior League All-Stars advance to state

July 8, 2013

CHILDRESS — Every Big Spring Senior League All-Star picked up at least one hit and one RBI Saturday as they competed in the 15-16-year-old sectional finals, a best-of-three series against the hometown Childress All-Stars.

But Big Spring only needed two games to claim the title.
A 22-4 rout in Game One and a narrow, 2-1 victory in Game Two gave the seniors a sweep, as well as a state chmapionship berth in their age bracket.

July 6th

Texas Highways features Hotel Settles, Big Spring

July 6, 2013

The Hotel Settles — and Big Spring — are getting some more statewide publicity.

The “Postcard” section of Texas Highways' August edition contains a feature on the Settles with an invitation to visit other local attractions.

County to consider regs for influx of housing

July 6, 2013

Howard County commissioners are to consider revisions to their Flood Damage Prevention Order and proposed subdivision and manufactured home rental community regulations Monday, moving forward with efforts to protect county residents in the face of the oil boom.

Monday's meeting is to get under way at 10 a.m. in the commissioners courtroom, located on the third floor of the county courthouse.

Maria Concepcion Yañez (Concha)

July 6, 2013

Maria Concepcion Yañez (Concha) was called to join all the Angels and Saints in the Heavens above on July 2, 2013. Concha was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Huejotitan Chihuahua, Mexico, to Severiano and Faustina Yañez.

Guadalupe 'Lupe' Cevallos

July 6, 2013

Our loving mother, Guadalupe “Lupe” Cevallos, 88, left to be with our Lord and “El amor de su vida,” Mario on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Dallas, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church Chapel with Monsignor Larry Droll officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Rosary Vigil will be held Sunday, July 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel.

Robert Lee Park

July 6, 2013

Robert Lee Park, 16, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in a local hospital due to Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Robert was born Sept. 16, 1996, in Big Spring, Texas.

Survivors include his parents, Bruce and Josette Park of Big Spring; one sister, Rosie Park of Big Spring; one brother, Chris Park of Dallas; his grandfather, John Park; and his aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

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