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July 16th, 2012

Big Brothers gearing up here

July 16, 2012

A little support please?
That is the call from those wanting to start a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter in the Big Spring area. Fundraisers are getting underway, with hopes of being able to bring the mentor program to the area. The first fundraiser —community garage sale — will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.

Police beat

July 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SANTIAGO GOMEZ GALINDO, 25, of Midland, Texas, was arrested Sunday, on charges of hindering officers discharging official duties and failure to identify.
• ROSARIO CABRERA SANCHEZ, 55, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ROBERT GARDNER LYNCH JR., 51, of 300 Veterans Blvd, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

July 14th

'Low' and dry: Appearances aside, new campus keeping the rains out

July 14, 2012

The school that looks like it was “built inside a bowl” passed a major test last week.

Because of costs and other factors, the new Goliad Elementary building, located at the intersection of 18th and Goliad, was built below street level. However, this raised concerns from some local residents about how water-tight the school would be in case of heavy rains.

Gliders return July 22

July 14, 2012

Look in the sky and you just might see a hang glider.

U.S. Hang gliding and Paragliding Competition is returning to Big Spring for another year at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport July 22 through July 28.
“We are doing it again,” Airpark Director Jim Little said. “We have hosted the national and worldwide competition here before and this year we are hosting the national competition again.”

Police blotter

July 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSHUA VINCE MUNOZ, 24, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• SAMUEL SABELLON VASQUEZ, 29, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• HECTOR YOBANY MERLO, 43, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JIMMY NOEL ANTUNES, 25, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 100 N.W. Third St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for criminal mischief.

Jessie (Tripp) Berry

July 14, 2012

Jessie (Tripp) Berry, 23, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in Big Spring. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at Spring Creek Fellowship with Derrick Looney officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 28, 1989 in Stanton, Texas, to Carla and Melvin Berry. He was been a lifetime resident of Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in 2007. He had worked at Dominoes and in the oilfield.

Norma Lee

July 14, 2012

Norma Lee, 86, of Bedford, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Euless.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Lee; son, Bob Lee; and her brothers, Don and Bob Hipp.

July 13th

Conley Grant project completed

July 13, 2012

The east side entrance of Big Spring has a new look now that the beautification project by Kristen Poffinbarger has been completed as part of the Conley Grant awarded by Keep Big Spring Beautiful.

1 killed in early morning accident

July 13, 2012

A Big Spring man was killed and two others injured in an early morning one-vehicle traffic accident on U.S. Highway 87 just a few hundred feet south of the city limits, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

William Jessie Berry, 23, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman at approximately 2 a.m., according to communication officials with the Regional DPS Office in Midland, Texas.

DPS officials verified next of kin had been notified at the time of this report.

3 of 4 new elementaries ready for occupancy

July 13, 2012

Construction of Big Spring's new elementary schools is reaching its final, furiously paced stages.

During their Thursday meeting, Big Spring Independent School District trustees learned that three of the four new elementary campuses are “essentially” complete, while construction crews have adopted an “all hands on deck” approach to getting the fourth school ready for the start of the new school year.

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