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March 13th, 2012

Eggleston book signing set Wednesday

March 13, 2012

Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Howard County Library Wednesday, signing copies of his book, “The True Story of the Sharpest Ever.”

Eggleston's life centered on cattle and cattle trucks before becoming a police officer in Howard County. On four different occasions while he was a patrolman with the Big Spring police Department he captured burglars in the act of burglary.

Police/Sheriff

March 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 47, of 1405 Wood St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DAVID REY GONZALES, 41, of 404 N.E. Piner St., was arrested Monday on charges of warrant from other agency and possession of controlled substance less than one gram in drug free zone.
• BURGLARY OF BUILDING was reported in the 1200 block of Birdwell Lane.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 800 block of S. Owens Street.
In the 700 block of Creighton Street.

Josefina De La Rosa Rodriguez

March 13, 2012

Josefina De La Rosa Rodriguez, 57, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Jerry Duenes officiating. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 20, 1954, in Parras, Coahuila, Mexico, to Guadalupe and Roman De La Rosa. She lived most of her life in Howard County. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Amy Phillips

March 13, 2012

Amy Phillips, 31, of Big Spring died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Peggy Atchison

March 13, 2012

Peggy Atchison, 82, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Big Spring died Monday, March 12, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

March 13 Sports Calendar

March 13, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Big Spring at San Angelo Lake View (DH), noon.
Post at Forsan, noon.
Howard College vs. Galveston College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Big Spring at Lubbock Estacado, 12:30 p.m.
Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Baseball

Howard College vs. Wharton Co. Community College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Howard College vs. Eastern Arizona (DH), 1 p.m., Thatcher, Ariz.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 235, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

Lady Buffs trample Lady Antelopes

March 13, 2012

FORSAN — The Forsan Lady Buffaloes improved their district record to 2-1 as they handily defeated the Post Lady Antelopes, 16-3, Monday.

After Post jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, the Lady Buffs charged back, led by a tour de force of hitting by the entire lineup. Ali Knight, who also pitched for the entirety of the game; began the onslaught by belting a double, and following suit was Kayla Tilley, who drove in Knight to score the first run for Forsan. Jahnia Willard and Shelby Roemer also drove in runs, making the score 4-3 at the end of the first inning.

March 12th

Police beat

March 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JIMMY DEAN HOLLEY, 29, of Archer City, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MELISSA GAY YOUNG, 42, of 800 Lancaster, was arrested Sunday on a charge of hindering officers discharging official duties.
• ABEL ERIVES, 48, of 2636 CRC 2330 in Stanton, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

Leon Presley Smith

March 12, 2012

Leon Presley Smith, 66, of Brady, Texas, died March 10, 2012, at his residence. Visitation was held Monday, March 12, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Rolland Nelson

March 12, 2012

Rolland Nelson, 91, of Pampa, Texas, formerly Big Spring, Texas, and Arkadelphia, Ark,, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born Aug. 27, 1920, the son of John Davis and Hattie Golder Nelson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church in Arkadelphia.

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