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June 24th

80th Annual Big Spring Reunion & Rodeo results and purse listings

June 24, 2013

Junior Bull Riding
Samray Hooper, Andrews, Texas (buckle winner).

Bareback Riding
Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas, 80 pts, $874.
Matt Crumpler, Winnie, Texas, $655.50
Kory Hart, Pagosa Spring, Texas, $437.00.
Chad Rutherford, Itasca, Texas, $218.50.

Tie Down Roping
Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
Jerrad Hoffstetter, Lubbock, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
Kiel Rowan, O'Brien, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
J.D. McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas, 8.6, $704.90.
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., 9.0, $453.15.
Lane Dudley, Comanche, Texas, 9.5, $251.75.

Saddle Bronc Riding

June 22nd

Matthews and Tutle Wed

June 22, 2013

Kindra Diane Matthews and Chad Aaron Tutle exchanged wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. June 8, 2013 on the banks of Dove Creek at Prueitt Park near San Angelo.The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dukes of Sonora.
Matron-of-honor was Kizre Parks, sister of the bride of San Angelo, Texas. Bridesmaids included Krystal Soliz, Becky Flores and Hallie Sosolik, also of San Angelo.
Best man was Scott Tutle, brother of the groom, of Lubbock, Texas. Groomsmen included Erik Sosolik and Tom Jacoby, both of San Angelo and Jay Immel of Sonora.

Police investigating Friday shooting; victim stable

June 22, 2013

Investigators are trying to piece together the situation that led to a 24-year-old Big Spring man being shot in the leg in the 800 block of N.E. Eighth Street Friday morning.

Nicholes Limon was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, Limon was found in an alleyway between N.E. Eighth and N.E. Ninth streets when officers arrived on the scene.

County to consider property bids

June 22, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to discuss and decide how to move forward — or if to move forward at all — with bids recently received for a parcel of property located on the north side of Big Spring during Monday morning's meeting.

The property — located near the County Road and Bridge Office on the north side of the city — has received a lot of attention in the past few weeks, as several real estate investors have shown a strong desire to acquire the county-owned half-block.

Police blotter 6-23

June 22, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. June 21, 2013 and 7 a.m. today:
• MARIO IRENO YANEZ, 32, of 1510 Vines Ave., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.
• HUTCHISON LYNN MCWILLIAMS, 34, of 1408 E. Sixth St., was arrested Friday by the BSPD on a warrant from another agency.
• JAMES NICHOLAS WINN, 33, of 1200 S. Runnels St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.

Juan Manuel Estrada

June 22, 2013

Juan Manuel Estrada, 59, of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in a local hospital from injuries received in an oilfield accident. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Annie Johnson

June 22, 2013

Annie Johnson, 78, of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the funeral home.

She was born April 7, 1935, in Howard County, Texas.

Flovell Thomas

June 22, 2013

Flovell Thomas, age 97, of San Saba passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Eventide Nursing Home in San Saba, Texas.

Funeral Services for Flovell will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Blaylock Funeral Chapel of San Saba with the Rev. Dan Harrington officiating,. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Coahoma Cemetery, Coahoma, Texas, with the Rev. Bill Bates officiating.

June 21st

Second oilfield accident takes one more life

June 21, 2013

A Big Spring man was killed Thursday morning in an accident in northern Howard County at an oilfield yard near the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and FM 2230, the second oilfield-related fatality in Howard County in approximately 24 hours.

Juan Manual Estrada-Duarte, 59, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the accident, which was reported at 10:33 a.m.

Estrada-Duarte was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Bennie Green, according to Sheriff Stan Parker.

BSISD trustees deliver lukewarm evaluation of Saldivar

June 21, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees have given Superintendent Steven Saldivar less than a ringing vote of confidence.

Following a lengthy evaluation session behind closed doors Thursday, trustees announced they had given Saldivar a job rating of “proficient” and declined to extend his salary beyond the 2013-2014 school year.

The moves were unusual in two areas — a “proficient” rating falls in the middle range of evaluations the board could have levied; and school boards traditionally add at least one year to a superintendent's contract at the end of such evaluations.

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