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August 2nd, 2011

Neugebauer votes against debt limit bill

August 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — Emergency legislation to allow the government to borrow more money headed toward passage in the Senate today just hours before the national debt bumps against its ceiling.

Expected approval sends the bill to President Barack Obama, averting a potentially disastrous, first-ever government default and making a down payment toward taming out-of-control budget deficits.

"Finally Washington is taking responsibility for spending money it doesn't have," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said at the start of debate.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 2, 2011

Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• RICHARD LEE OLIVAS, 24, of 1600 Donley, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• BRITTNEY JO HILGER, 17, of 3618 Hamilton, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana — less than or equal to two ounces in a drug free zone.
• JOEY EUGENE MATA, 23, of 1103 W. Fifth, was arrested Monday on charges of theft — less than $50 shoplifting, violation protective order communicates ( two counts).

Cindy Bingham Payne

August 2, 2011

Cindy Bingham Payne, 51, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ruth Salazar

August 2, 2011

Ruth Salazar, 76, of Big Spring, died Saturday, July 30, 2011. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Consuelo Hernandez

August 2, 2011

Consuelo Hernandez, 68, of La Marque, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, July 30, 2011. Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Monje officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Billy Light

August 2, 2011

Billy Light, 71, of Big Spring, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Shelley officiating. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at Terrace Cemetery in Post.

Reva Susanne Daniels

August 2, 2011

Reva Susanne Daniels, 59, of Coahoma, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

Lenna Gay McPeak

August 2, 2011

Lenna Gay McPeak, 80, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 29, 2011, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at the Coahoma Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Shelley officiating.

Elsie Norman

August 2, 2011

Elsie Norman, 89, died on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.

Steers begin 2011 campaign

August 2, 2011

The Big Spring Steers began two-a-day practices today at the ATC. Steers Head Coach Phillip Ritchey and his coaching staff began the day by running the players through basic warm-up routines, before breaking them down into individual skill stations.

The large group of football players took the field in a run and never slowed down during the practice, even when the sun started to get high in the sky and the temperatures got even higher. Each drill was finished with the players yawping, ”Win!”

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