January 17th, 2012
Beverly Shockley, 71, of Carrollton, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Carollton nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Jimmy A. Bailey, 70, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Lamesa hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Edith Boyd Gary, 88, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Mary Ferrell, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Penny Linebaugh, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Rev. H. Floyd Shifflett, 85, of Sweetwater, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Sweetwater Health Care. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Carolyn Easter officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born June 26, 1926, in Roby, Texas, to David and Ola Shifflett. He married Dorothy Hines Nov. 17, 1950, in Roby.
Kenneth Gale Pruitt, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in a Midland hospital. There will be no formal service at this time, but the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Knott High School in May of 1957. Kenneth worked in oil related jobs most of his life in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Hattie Guffee Owens; his sister, Carolyn Sue Owens; and his grandparents, Guy and Sadie Guffee.
According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, county officials will likely lift the existing burn ban during Tuesday morning's meeting of the commissioners court, marking the first time in more than a year-and-a-half since the Crossroads hasn't been under such a ban.
Sullivan said considerable rain showers â€” not to mention snowfalls, which just recently melted off â€” have at least temporarily slaked the thirst in the county's brushlands, giving local land owners a much-needed window to perform some upkeep.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHANCE PATRICK NEWTON, 21, of 1309 Virginia, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ BOBBIE VILA OLIVAREZ, 27, of 1302 Wright, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to appear (three counts), failure to identify, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ RODRICK LAMOND CONELY, 43, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 10, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
A heater treater erupted into flames Saturday morning, causing a huge smoke streak across the city of Big Spring. The heater treater was located on the northwest portion of Howard County off FM 176. Howard County Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene, ensuring the fire did not spread to a nearby tank battery.
According to other media sources, three heater treaters were on fire at once. The fire has been contained and put out according to reports.