August 4th, 2012
Otilia Alvarado, 84, of Big Spring, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Baylor Medical Center of Grapevine. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Urena âJudyâ Loya, 80, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Urena was born June 6, 1932, in Sonora, Texas, and married Octavio A. Loya. He preceded her in death July 23, 2004.
Rylee Brooklynn Marie Brookins, daughter of Lauren Dorn of Snyder and Joseph Brookins of Mauston, Wisc., was born July 21, 2012, at 5:47 p.m.
She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and measured 19 Â½ inches.
Maternal grandparents are Gina and Cody Wells of Big Spring and Christopher and Palma Dorn of Pampa.
Paternal grandparents are Kelly and Duane Brookins of Azle, Texas.
Hebrew Jones Jr. and Vivian (Bledsoe) Jones quietly observed their 45th wedding anniversary July 28, 2012, at Moss Creek Ranch.
The celebration was attended by all of Hebrew and Vivianâs children, grandchildren, as well as several other members of their families and friends.
Their grandsons are DaâMareon and Sareem; granddaughters are Megan Jones of Arlington, Brittany Thompson of Arlington, Lamesaha McDowell of Elizabeth Town, N.C. Justice and Jazmine Jones of Big Spring.
Ms. Larissa Gail Adkins and Mr. John Francis Fletcher were united in marriage June 22, 2012, at 5 p.m. in Wailea, Hawaii on the island of Maui. The ceremony was on a hill above the Pacific Ocean located outside of Gannonâs Restaurant. Leslie Adkins, brother of the bride, officiated at the ceremony. There were twenty-two guests in attendance and numerous close friends and family were able to watch the ceremony via the restaurantâs live feed through their web-camera.
The American Junior Rodeo Association has a new face, a local face, at least for awhile that is.
Anne-Marie Lugo, a 14-year-old Forsan High School student, was recently chosen to be featured on the AJRA 60th anniversary Dodge truck given away for the year. Though rodeo is a a big part of her life and her resume is full of accomplishments to prove it, her talents don't stop there.
âNot only has she been a winner at every stage at this point, but she has also been a fantastic example for her peers and regularly mentors younger girls,â Cindy Lugo, Anne-Marie's mother, said.
Many years of service were recognized as Lacy Edwards was honored as the Hangar 25 Air Museum July Veteran of the Month on Thursday morning.
Edwards, a Navy and Air Force veteran, received the honor at his home, because of medical reasons. The eventful, emotion-filled ceremony held meaning to all those attending.
âWe have been trying to honor him as veteran of the month for more than a year now,â Mike Tarpley, fellow veteran and member of the Veteran of the Month group, said. âOnce he finally agreed to be veteran of the month, cancer hit him.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 65, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Thursday on charges of evading arrest or detention, public intoxication and theft (shoplifting).
â¢ JIMI LEE PAREDEZ, 25, of 105 W. Eighth St. Apt. C, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and warrants for interfering with an emergency phone call and criminal trespass and a charge of disorderly conduct â language.
A Big Spring man has been charged with aggravated assault â family violence after law enforcement official say he allegedly attacked his wife with a machete.
Michael Dale Preston, 28, of 401 Young, was arrested Tuesday by the Big Spring Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury â family violence. Preston also faces a warrant for revocation of probation for driving while intoxicated from Hockley County, according to officials with the Howard County Detention Center.
While the fate of the Texas Voter ID Law approved by the legislature in 2011 still appears to be up in the air, Howard County election officials are urging Crossroads voters to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to show their identification in the upcoming November election.
The law â which was approved by the Texas Legislature last year but failed to garner necessary approval from the U.S. Department of Justice â went before the U.S. Supreme Court in early July, including a week of testimony by attorneys representing the Lone Star State.