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December 21st

Annie Bransom

December 21, 2011

Annie Bransom, 95, of Amarillo, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in an Amarillo hospice facility. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Grady teams down Sands

December 21, 2011

LENORAH — The Grady Wildcats took an early lead Tuesday night and rode through four quarters to take down the Sands Mustangs in a District 8-A matchup.

The game would see players from both benches reach 20 points in the exciting run-and-gun clash, as No.7 ranked Grady’s Branson Richards lit up the scoreboard for 22 points and Sands’ Caleb Thomasson rang up 20 points.

Grady put up 16 points in the first quarter, while holding Sands to eight. By the time the two teams found the locker rooms, Grady had built a 31-20 lead.

December 20th

Commissioner Brown files for re-election

December 20, 2011

Incumbent Howard County Precinct 1 Commissioner Emma Brown filed to run for re-election Monday, setting up at least one local contest on the Democratic political party primary.

Brown, a longtime member of the commissioners court, will face off against local resident Larry Torres in the Democratic primary, which has been tentatively set for April 3 by state officials. Torres is a jailer with the Howard County Detention Center, according to Walter Shipman, chairman of the Howard County Democratic Party.

Filing wraps up, for now, in Crossroads area

December 20, 2011

As state representatives and attorneys continue to bicker over redistricting in the Lone Star State, it's business as usual for for elections officials in the Crossroads area, as seats in Martin and Glasscock counties get ready to go up for grabs in this year's political party primaries.

Martin County will see at least two contested races come April 3 — the newly appointed date for the primaries, according to state officials — as the Precinct 1 and Precinct 3 seats on the county commissioners court have garnered a great deal of attention.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• TRISITAN D'KOVAN CLAY, 18, of 3701 Dixon, was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• JAKE ALLEN VALENCIA, 25, of 823 W. Seventh St., was arrested Monday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (two counts).
• TONY DELAGARZA, 46, of 1002 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL NEAL ROBERTS, 40, of 2500 Cheyenne, was arrested Monday on warrants for expired registration and failure to appear.

William Kirk Davis

December 20, 2011

William Kirk Davis, 63, passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2011, at home surrounded by loved ones.

John Lee Mondey

December 20, 2011

John Lee Mondey, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, officiating.

He was born March 16, 1941, at La Pryor, Texas, to Hattie and John Mondey. He married Joyce Hutchins on Dec. 22, 1964, in Midland. They moved to Big Spring in 1969. He was a truck driver for Fina, and later, Chemical Express. He was a member of Spring Tabernacle.

Charlie Voight

December 20, 2011

Charlie Voight, 92, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

G.W. Martin Jr.

December 20, 2011

G.W. Martin Jr., 80, of Ackerly died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in a Dallas hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

December 19th

Police Beat

December 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• BRITTAIN COLE MOYA, 21, of Santa Fe, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• ABEL LOPEZ, 33, of 410 Jill Rd. in Coahoma, was arrested Sunday on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, search or transportation.
• MILTON CRAIG HERRIDGE, 49, of 1700 S. Lancaster Apt. 404, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• DIEGO IVAN PORTILLO-GONZALEZ, 23, of Bidgeport, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

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