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January 21st, 2012

Erlinda L. Fierro

January 21, 2012

Erlinda L. Fierro, 82, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 7893 Grissom Rd., San Antonio, Texas, 78250.
She was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Big Spring, Texas, the first of 10 children born to the late Jose H. Lopez and Juanita H. Lopez.

June Bingham McCracken

January 21, 2012

June Bingham McCracken, 86, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at her son's residence.Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Frances Bell Sain Thornton

January 21, 2012

Frances Bell Sain Thornton, 93, of Georgetown, Texas, and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 12, 2012.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Chapel of Mission Park South Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas. Interment will follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Paul ‘Pete’ Petree

January 21, 2012

Paul "Pete" Petree, 70, of Midland, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in a Houston hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, with High Priest of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Arthur Allen, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

Police seek hit and run driver, vehicle

January 21, 2012

Big Spring Crimestoppers is hoping to gather crucial information regarding a hit and run accident near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue Jan. 5 that led to the death of a 62-year-old Big Spring man.
Eleutario Torres Padron, 62, was discovered in the roadway by a passerby Thursday, Jan. 5, in the 600 block of Sgt. Paredez on the city’s north side, according to police reports.

Lifting voices high

January 21, 2012

Not one, but two local students will be part of the Texas All-State Choir.
Juniors Andrea Cervantez and M’Kalee Morgan — a home-schooled Big Spring student — will travel to San Antonio as part of the All-State Choir to perform Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
“We are so thankful for Mrs. (Anna) O’Brien and Mrs. (Linda) Lindell,” the girls said. “If it wasn’t for them working with us, we wouldn’t have made it this far.”

Re-routing power lines on county agenda

January 21, 2012

Howard County commissioners will meet to discuss a number of routine items Monday morning, including re-routing of power lines at the county jail to make way for construction of the new joint law enforcement center and approval of a new economic development project.
According to County Judge Mark Barr, there are some underground power lines at the existing county jail that will have to be relocated to make way for the joint law enforcement center, which is expected to move into its official construction phase Feb. 6.

Pedestrian hit by truck Friday evening

January 21, 2012

An 18-year-old man was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center Friday evening after being struck by an 18-wheeler.
The man, whose injuries were not believed to be serious, was walking along the Interstate 20 service road in Sand Springs when he was clipped by the truck at about 6 p.m.
The names of the individual who was struck and the truck driver were not immediately known.

College board to hear project updates

January 21, 2012

The bond project may essentially be over, but updates are still coming in.
“Even though the bond project has for the most part been completed, there are a few updates to be given,” Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president, said.
Those updates and information on the Early College High School initiative are among the items Howard College board members will discuss when they convene at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Updates will also be presented on campus water wells on campus and the G.C. Broughton Agriculture Complex/Phase Two.

Police blotter

January 21, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• WAYNE V. BATEMAN, 20, of 907 E. I-20 17, was arrested Friday on a warrant for no drivers license when unlicensed, fail to appear and expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
• RYAN ALLEN WARD, 18, of 409 Brian, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of controlled substance less than one gram, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces and possession of dangerous drug.

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