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August 20th, 2012

Police/Sheriff

August 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JAMIE JONES CHAPPELL, 35, of 1200 Madison, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• SHAWN WILLIAM TOW, 27, of Oklahoma, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• FREDERICK HERNANDEZ, 42, of 1405 S. Runnels, was arrested Sunday on warrants for driving while license invalid (two counts).
• CLIFTON LEWIS SCOTT, 35, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 206, was arrested Sunday on charges of assault – family violence and interfering with an emergency phone call.

Julie Hallford Mince

August 20, 2012

Julie Hallford Mince, 39, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Rodney S. Garza

August 20, 2012

Rodney S. Garza, 56, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

August 18th

Jurors sought for assault trial

August 18, 2012

Jury selection in the trial of a 27-year-old Big Spring man facing multiple charges — including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon — is set to begin in 118th District Court Monday morning.
Brian Christopher Lewis, 27, currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center, was indicted Feb. 3 on charges of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Students get ready for classes

August 18, 2012

Ready or not, here it comes.
With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Howard County school districts have announced times and dates for students to pick up schedules or meet their teachers.
Classes begin Aug. 27 at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan.
Big Spring High School officials announced the following schedule pick-up times:
• Seniors — from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday.
• Juniors — from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
• Sophomores — from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday.

Arson possible fire cause

August 18, 2012

Two abandoned structures, located about six miles north of Big Spring, burned Thursday night.
According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, a house fire call — on FM 669 — was received around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Upon arrival we found not one, but two structures were engulfed in flames,” Sullivan said.
Due to the location of the fires and in order to protect firefighters working the scene, Sullivan said crews allowed the fires to burn out.

Police blotter 8-18-2012

August 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• JOSHUA SEAN RESNICK, 30, of Humble, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate (two counts), driving while license invalid (two counts) and fail to appear (four counts).
• CARLOS MUNOZ, 25, of 809 Willia St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL BARRETT ODONNELL, 58, of 2829 Hunters Glen, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Edward Eugene Jones

August 18, 2012

Edward Eugene Jones, 83, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a local nursing home. Private family services will be held at the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
He will lie in state at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home through Sunday, Aug. 19. 2012.
He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Dorothy Rae Derr on Dec. 27, 1974, in Houston.

Dr. Wendell Phillips Stampfli Jr.

August 18, 2012

Former Big Spring resident Dr. Wendell Phillips Stampfli Jr., 97, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Peterborough, N.H. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
He was born Oct. 22, 1914, in McDonald, Penn. The family moved to Big Spring, where Dr. Stampfli graduated from high school. He worked in the oilfield in this area and later attended the University of Texas and the UT Medical School, completing his MD in 1940. He retired from medicine in 1979.

Watson Eutha Fay Bryce

August 18, 2012

Watson Eutha Fay Bryce was born on Sept. 12, 1928, in Ira, Texas, and died Aug. 17, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. She was the youngest of six children of Theodore Frederick and Annie Belle Moore. She married Weldon Miles Watson on Jan. 18, 1946, In Big Spring, Texas, at 14th & Main Church of Christ.
She lived in Big Spring for 22 years, Odessa for 24 and Roswell for 16.
Fay was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
They have a son, William Leslie Watson and daughter, Susan Arveta Watson.

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