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February 23rd, 2012

Yeats not only judge targeted by group

February 23, 2012

When 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats recently found out a complaint had been filed against him with the Texas Ethics Commission regarding alleged campaign finance violations committed during his 2010 bid for the bench, the freshman judge was surprised, to say the least.

What Yeats would later find out, however, was he wasn't alone.

Groundbreaking held for new law enforcement center

February 23, 2012

Family members of Troy M. Hogue — the fallen Texas Department of Public Safety trooper whose name has adorned the Big Spring Police Department's law enforcement center for many years now — broke ground on the joint law enforcement center that will bear his name Wednesday during an emotional ceremony.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 23, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JACKIE DOYLE RICHEY, 49, of 700 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on charges of failure to report injury accident at once, driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• MINDY CARROLL LOPER, 34, of 3806 Galveston in Snyder, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.

Ruby Phillips

February 23, 2012

Ruby Phillips, 87, of Garland, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

She was born July 12, 1924, in Mitchell County, Texas. She was a homemaker and had worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas. She had lived in Garland since 1965. She was a Baptist.

Feb. 23 sports calendar

February 23, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Big Spring at Lubbock Cooper tournament (vs. Hereford at 11 a.m.; vs. Canyon at 3:30 p.m.).
Forsan at Albany tournament, TBA.

Softball
Big Spring at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Coahoma at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Forsan at Lubbock Christian High School tournament.
Howard College at Weatherford College (DH), 4 p.m.

Women’s basketball
South Plains at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
South Plains at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

Golf
Forsan girls at Denver City tournament.

Tennis
Big Spring at Tall City Invitational, Midland.

February 22nd

Neugebauer to visit local businesses

February 22, 2012

Projects are moving right along for the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

Thursday afternoon, Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be visiting the BSEDC, taking a tour of Desert Tanks — a recent venture supported by the BSEDC — and meeting with a couple of representatives with Transport Handling Specialists.

“Congressman Neugebauer wants to see what’s going on out there (at Desert Tanks),” Executive Director Terry Wegman said. “He is also interested in finding out more about the Big Spring Rail System and will be here for an hour to speak with two representatives from THS.”

BSHS trio bound for national meet

February 22, 2012

Three Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team members are Indianapolis bound this summer.

Shermila Kher and the team of Caleb Gonzales and Seth Trevino qualified for the National Forensic League National Tournament at the Tall Cotton District National Qualifying Tournament held this past weekend on the campuses of Howard College and Big Spring High School.

“This is my third time to qualify for Nationals,” Kher said, “and each time, I have qualified in a different event. I really want to do well with this year being my last.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 22, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 23, of 1617 E. 17th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to display driver's license and failure to appear (three counts).
• HENRY CLAY HERNANDEZ, 31, of 3222 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed, failure to appear, speeding and driving when license invalid.
• CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 24, of 1602 Sunset, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for failure to appear.

Gregory William Flynn

February 22, 2012

Gregory William Flynn, 52, passed away Feb. 18, 2012, at N.E. Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. Flynn was born Sept. 3, 1959, in Trinidad, West Indies, to William and Monica Flynn. Greg attended Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad. He moved to the Untied States in 1981.

Betty Nell Petree Wagley

February 22, 2012

Betty Nell Petree Wagley, 68, of Bedias, Texas, formerly of Crosby, Texas, died Feb. 6, 2012. Betty was born July 3, 1943, in Brownwood, Texas, to Riley Glenn and Georgia Mae Petree. She grew up in Stanton, Texas.

Before moving to Bedias, she worked for the Crosby Independent School District as a bus driver for 17 years.

She is survived by three children, Paula Parsley, Enoch Wagley and Anthony Wagley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Caryl Henderson; a brother-in-law, Larry Henderson; and a brother, David Petree, all of Big Spring. Texas.

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