January 18th, 2012
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CHRISTINA JEAN DIAZ, 28, of 610 N.W. Eighth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a warrant for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ MICHAEL THOMAS MERRILL, 33, of New Orleans, La., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication and use or possession of illegal smoking paraphernalia.
Linda Tubbs, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Ron Westbrook officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
A Tribute by her children
Mary Ferrell was a gentle, compassionate lady who selflessly and continually gave of herself. She blessed others through her acts of kindness, her kind words and her baking. She spread joy to loved ones and strangers alike by caroling each Christmas season, by spending time in visitation with those in need of encouragement and cheer, and by sending cards to those who God placed on her heart. She gave with quiet enthusiasm and compassion while neither drawing attention to herself nor expecting anything in return.
Beverly Ann Shockley, 71, of Plano, formerly of Big Spring, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Carollton nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the funeral home.
She was born on March 10, 1940, in Big Spring, Texas.
Jimmy A. Bailey, 70, of Big Spring, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Lamesa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Diana Spivey on June 15, 1963, in Big Spring.
FORSAN â€” A power outage of sorts kept the Forsan Buffaloes and Lady Buffs out of the win column against Lubbock Roosevelt Tuesday night.
Defensively, both teams had their moments against Roosevelt, but it was a different story on the other end of the court, as offensive shortcomings plagued both teams â€” The Lady Buffs dropped a 59-27 decision, while the Buffaloes ended the night on the short end of a 51-38 score.
Forsan's girls fell to 12-11 overall and 2-6 in District 3-2A play, while the boys dropped to 11-10 and 2-4.
The first quarter of Tuesday's District 5-3A basketball game between Sweetwater and Big Spring featured five lead changes and ended with the visitors up by just a point, 11-10.
Midway through the second quarter, it was still a contest as the Mustangs trailed by just three (17-14). But the Steers caught fire at that point, going on a 15-1 run to lead by 17, 32-15, at halftime, and never looked back en route to a 64-35 win at Mustang Gym.
Women’s basketball — Howard College at Clarendon College, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s basketball — New Mexico Military Institute at Howard College, 6:30 p.m.
Girls’ basketball — Big Spring at Snyder, 6 p.m.
Girls’ basketball — Post at Coahoma, 6 p.m.
Girls’ basketball — Forsan at Colorado City, 6 p.m.
Boys’ basketball — Big Spring at Snyder, 7:30 p.m.
Boys’ basketball — Post at Coahoma, 7:30 p.m.
SNYDER — Both Howard College basketball teams turned to defense to earn wins in their Western Junior College Athletic Conference-opening games against Western Texas College Monday night.
Howard’s women limited WTC to only 30 percent shooting en route to a 48-39 victory, while the HC men held Western scoreless over a crucial five-minute stretch of the second half to take a 63-53 win.
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The time is here …
Wednesday, the VA Medical Center's name will officially become the George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center. A special ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., following a reception at 3:30 p.m.
“We're excited that this has become a reality and we will be honored to recognize such a distinguished veteran who was raised in the Big Spring community,” Iva Jo Hanslik, public affairs officer at VAMC, said.