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September 5th, 2012

Shirley Ann Nichols

September 5, 2012

Shirley Ann Nichols, 54, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Calvary Callender, pastor, officiating.

Shirley was born Oct. 25, 1957, in San Francisco, Calif., to Richard and Ann (Maske) Britz. She moved to Big Spring in 2002 from North Carolina. She was a member at First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her mother, Ann Britz of Big Spring; sister, Diane Dyer of Big Spring; brother, Albert Britz of Odessa; and nieces and nephews.

September 4th

Tanker truck wreck leaves one injured

September 4, 2012

Emergency responders with the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene of a rollover accident Saturday night after a tanker truck carrying fuel caught fire on N. Highway 87, eight miles north of Big Spring.

The truck — an 18-wheeler tanker believed to be carrying some type of fuel — rolled onto its side following a traffic accident in the northbound lane. The driver was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Fair quilt on display at education credit union

September 4, 2012

Hearts and flowers is the theme behind the quilt designed for this year's Howard County Fair.

More than 35 women joined in the effort to construct the king size quilt, for the 10th year.

“There are women who have been with this project since day one, but each year there are new members who join the cause,” Geraldine Posey, quilt participant, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• SONIA RENEE STRAUGHTER, 47, of 1500 Tucson, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• ESPERANZA GARZA, 42, of 601 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – window peeping.

Charles Ralph Walker

September 4, 2012

Charles Ralph Walker, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital after a sudden illness.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating; private interment will be held at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be at Myers and Smith Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

He was born June 13, 1931, in Howard County to Mack Willis and Edna Graham Walker. He graduated from Flower Grove High School in Martin County in 1948.

Pasco Buddy Enfield

September 4, 2012

Pasco Buddy Enfield, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. John McCollough, pastor of Berea Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

John Thomas 'Tommy' Christon

September 4, 2012

John Thomas Christon "Tommy", 75, of Stanton died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

He was born May 31, 1937, in Ewing, Neb., and married Sue Neeley June 9, 1957, in Crane, Texas.

Robert J. Wylie

September 4, 2012

Former Big Spring resident Robert J. Wylie, 75, of Ropesville, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Family and friends gathered Sunday, Sept. 2, for fellowship at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street. A celebration of his life was held Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with Lee Butt officiating and John Smith assisting.

September 3rd

Settles officials aim for October opening

September 3, 2012

It has cost more and taken longer than anyone anticipated, but once renovation of the Settles Hotel is complete, officials said people are going to be wowed by what they see.

Renovation for the historic Big Spring landmark, which was built in 1930, will end up costing almost 100 times its original construction price tag of $500,000, officials said.

“As of (Thursday), we've passed the $30 million mark (on renovation costs), and we still have a ways to go,” said Project Director Bill Cole.

Police blotter

September 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSEPH YANEZ, 40, of 1408 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• IRMA MORIN YANEZ, 39, of 1408 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• OSCAR CANALES, 55, of 1700 S. Main, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired driver's license, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (two counts) and failure to appear.

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