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June 22nd, 2012

Felix Rodriguez Sr.

June 22, 2012

Felix Rodriguez Sr., 60, of San Angelo passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are with Robert Massie Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Rodriguez; daughters, Kristy Rodriguez, and Amy Rodriguez; son, Felix Rodriguez Jr. all of San Angelo; brothers, Cruz Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Victor Rodriguez Jr.; sisters, Irene Jackson, all of Big Spring, Susie Ramirez of Houston and Yolanda Franco of Lubbock.

William 'Bill' Warner

June 22, 2012

William "Bill" Warner, 70, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

June 21st

Local man pleads to sex abuse charges

June 21, 2012

A Big Spring man pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse of a child (continuous) – age 14 years or less in Collins County last week, with sentencing in the case slated for Aug. 9, according to court records.

Michael Dale Hodnett, 48, formerly of Farmersville, Texas, and currently residing at 301 W. Robinson, was arrested July 13, 2010, by the Howard County Sheriff's Office on a Collin County warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

New Coahoma principal hails from Eastland

June 21, 2012

COAHOMA — School district officials here have filled one administrator position and are zeroing in on filling another.

Coahoma Independent School District Superintendent Amy Jacobs said today that Brett Ramsey, who has been middle school principal at Eastland ISD the past five years, has been hired to be the new principal at Ethridge Junior High School.

Ramsey succeeds Ted Hallford, who served as junior high school principal for one year.

Jacobs was enthusiastic about Ramsey's hiring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ADAM MARCUS ORRANTIA, 24, of 500 E. 11th Place, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and three warrants from other agencies.
• JOSEPH ALTON MURLEY, 33, of 1405 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MARCUS ARMENDAREZ, 48, of 1008 N. Gregg St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

June 20th

Wildkats to compete in national tourney

June 20, 2012

Summer league basketball is more than just a recreational activity, it is crucial preparation — at least that's how the Lady Wildkats, an elite traveling basketball squad comprised of Big Spring and other athletes sees it.

The team has been competing in invitational tournaments in the previous weeks and holding its own even though most of the teams they play are from larger schools and more populated cities.

United Way 'adds' another agency

June 20, 2012

United Way of Big Spring and Howard County has announced the new list of agencies — 16 to be exact — for 2013.
The board of directors decided to accept the previous 15 agencies with the inclusion of one more agency for the upcoming campaign.

“We will still be serving the same agencies as we did last year, but this year we have added the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club as two separate entities, bringing our total number of agencies to 16 instead of 15,” Executive Director Sandy Stewart said.

79th Big Spring Rodeo opens Thursday

June 20, 2012

Dust off your hat and pull up your boots, it's rodeo time in Big Spring.
The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo makes its 79th run beginning Thursday in the historic Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

Featuring the nation's top professional cowboy and cowgirl performers in the arena and country star Aaron Watson on stage, the annual event will continue through Saturday night. Gates open at 7 each evening with the grand entry to get under way at 8. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children in advance and $12 and $8 at the gate. Box seats are available for $250.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• EDWARD GARCIA JR., 33, of 642 Manor Lane, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500.
• JERRY MITCHELL MARCON, 20, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 55, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal mischief – more than $50 and less than $500.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 2500 block of Chanute.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 4200 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 900 block of Settles.

Frances 'Jean' Thomason

June 20, 2012

Frances “Jean” Thomason, 87, passed away at her residence Monday, June 18, 2012. She was born Aug. 29, 1924, to Walter and Ruth (Erwin) Duncan at McQueen, Okla. She graduated from Reed, Okla., High School in 1942. She attended Mangum Junior College. She married JT Thomason on Sept. 13, 1942, in Russell, Okla.

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