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December 22nd

Travelers: Check the weather first

December 22, 2011

As motorists look to hit Texas highways this holiday season, local and state law enforcement officials are warning drivers to take precautions when getting behind the wheel.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, one of the things travelers should check before pulling out of the driveway is the weather.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• LAURA CONTRERAS STARR, 32, of 2506 Carlton, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for failure to report change of address/name and failure to appear.
• JESSE TONY REYES JR., 25, of 803 E. 20th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MICHAEL JAMES FLORES, 35, of 3007 Cactus Dr., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Annie Bransom

December 22, 2011

Annie Bransom, 95, of Amarillo, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in an Amarillo hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom, Pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church of Big Spring, officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Teresa 'Terry' Gonzales

December 22, 2011

Teresa “Terry” Gonzales, 49, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Southern Specialty in Lubbock. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Oct. 21, 1962, in Big Spring. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring, except for the last ten years she spent in Lubbock. She was a hairdresser and a Catholic.

Barbara Hull

December 22, 2011

Barbara Hull, 63, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Mamie Lee Perrin Roten

December 22, 2011

Mamie Lee Perrin Roten, 86, of Stanton died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

December 21st

Officials open book on library idea

December 21, 2011

County and college officials are going to take a long, hard look at combining library services under one roof.

Library consolidation was the main topic of discussion during Tuesday's Howard College trustee meeting, and about the only thing that was decided was that a lot more information will be needed before a decision is made on the matter.

County Judge Mark Barr, county commissioners and County Librarian Hollis McCright joined trustees for the discussion, which College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks described as exploratory only.

Holidays prompt closings

December 21, 2011

As area residents prepare to celebrate the Christmas holiday this weekend, many area businesses and agencies are preparing to take time off from their routines to spend with their family and friends.

The city of Big Spring will close all offices, including the municipal landfill, Friday and Monday in observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be no sanitation pick-up Friday or Monday, as well. Business is expected to resume at normal hours Tuesday morning.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL NEAL ROBERTS, 40, of 2500 Cheyenne, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for expired registration and failure to appear.
• ADAM GARCIA, 40, of 105 N. Fifth St. in Coahoma, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
• MONICA MONIC SOLIZ, 28, of 1106 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

Gaston William (G.W.) Martin

December 21, 2011

Gaston William (G.W.) Martin, 80, of Ackerly went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Wright and family members officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery in Ackerly, Texas.

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