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January 16th, 2012

Kenneth Gale Pruitt

January 16, 2012

Kenneth Gale Pruitt, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in a Midland hospital. There will be no formal service at this time, but the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Knott High School in May of 1957. Kenneth worked in oil related jobs most of his life in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Hattie Guffee Owens; his sister, Carolyn Sue Owens; and his grandparents, Guy and Sadie Guffee.

Burn ban revoked? Decision to come Tuesday

January 16, 2012

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, county officials will likely lift the existing burn ban during Tuesday morning's meeting of the commissioners court, marking the first time in more than a year-and-a-half since the Crossroads hasn't been under such a ban.
Sullivan said considerable rain showers — not to mention snowfalls, which just recently melted off — have at least temporarily slaked the thirst in the county's brushlands, giving local land owners a much-needed window to perform some upkeep.

Police Beat

January 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHANCE PATRICK NEWTON, 21, of 1309 Virginia, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• BOBBIE VILA OLIVAREZ, 27, of 1302 Wright, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to appear (three counts), failure to identify, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• RODRICK LAMOND CONELY, 43, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 10, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.

January 14th

Heater treater fire — three catch fire

January 14, 2012

A heater treater erupted into flames Saturday morning, causing a huge smoke streak across the city of Big Spring. The heater treater was located on the northwest portion of Howard County off FM 176. Howard County Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene, ensuring the fire did not spread to a nearby tank battery.

According to other media sources, three heater treaters were on fire at once. The fire has been contained and put out according to reports.

Barrow show at Howard County Junior Livestock Show

January 14, 2012

Entrants take part in the barrow competition Friday at the Howard County Junior Livestock Show. Coahoma FFA members Brody Coates and Anna Fontana show off their entries. Coates’ barrow was named champion and Fontana’s was named reserve champion of the class. The show was to wrap up with Saturday’s auction.

Best of the band

January 14, 2012

Nick Conner continued a family tradition.
Sebastian Hernandez started one of his own.
Motivated in different ways, both Big Spring High School Band members overcame tough competition and admitted cases of nerves to be named to the Association of Texas Small School Bands Class 3A All-State Band.
Hernandez, a senior percussionist, and Conner, a freshman trombonist, will perform with the Texas All-State Band at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio Feb. 11.

Police blotter

January 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 33, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while licenses suspended/invalid with previous conviction and warrant from other agency.
• APRIL NICOLE TURNER, 17, of 4215 Hamilton St., was arrested Friday charged as a runaway.
• JUSTIN IVAN SPEER, 36, of 1608 E. Fifth St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for driving while license invalid.

Hangar 25 members to convene

January 14, 2012

Calling all members.
Hangar 25 Air Museum will have its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m Thursday at the hangar.
“All we ask is that people show up. They don’t need to bring anything except themselves and their smiling faces,” Stockburger said. “However, they might want to bring a jacket, it might be cold.”
Museum hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The museum will be closed Saturdays until February.

Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at life@bigspringherald.com

Schuelke-Young wedding

January 14, 2012

Kandace Joann Schuelke of Stanton, and Corbin Heath Young of Paradise, exchanged wedding vows Dec. 31, 2011 at Circle Six Tabernacle in Lenorah, Texas.
Kandace was given in marriage by her parents, Kenneth and Patty Schuelke. Kenneth escorted his daughter down the aisle, lifted her veil, kissed her and gave her hand to Corbin.
Jeff Scott, brother-in-law of the bride, officiated the double ring exchange ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Young were presented to the crowd after prayer led by the bride’s father.

January 13th

New schools prompt changes for students

January 13, 2012

You child may be moving next year — to a new school, that is.

At Thursday's Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees meeting, officials unveiled new maps detailing where students in grades kindergarten through 5 will attend school starting with the 2012-2013 school year.

The new attendance zones will become a necessity next year when the district opens four new elementary campuses, shuts down Bauer Elementary and converts Kentwood Elementary to a pre-kindergarten campus.

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