October 24th, 2011
Arthur Jerry DEan, 67, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park, with Sam Peak and Thomas Hayes officiating.
Benjamin Dominguez, 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Epifanio Y. Hernandez, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, October 21, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 1:00 PM Monday at Primera Iglesia Bautista.
He was born April 7, 1941, in Ballinger, Texas to Aurora and Richard Hernandez. He married Celia Mejia on July 16, 1986, in Crowell, Texas. They moved to Big Spring in 1993 from Coleman. He was a retired T. V. repairman and a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista.
Julie Christiene Smith, 43 of Wimberly and San Marcos, Texas area, formally of Big Spring died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at University Medical Center in Austin, Texas after sustaining life threatening injuries.
She was born Feb. 25, 1968, at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas to John C. and Charlotte Smith. She attended schools in Big Spring, Coahoma and San Angelo, Texas.
Julie was preceded in death by her father, John C. Smith in May of 1998.
Funeral services for Emma Lee Chapman, 86, of Sulphur Springs are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct.24, in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Perry Johnson and John Odom officiating.
Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.
Clarance B.T. Hartfield was born April 25, 1916, to the late Lucy and Robert Hartfield in La Vernia, Texas. He departed this life on Oct. 18, 2011.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Howard College and Big Spring Independent School District officials are in the early planning stages for a program that could dramatically increase the college education possibilities for area high school students.
HC officials will brief college trustees on plans to begin an Early College High School Initiative program when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building Tumbleweed Room.
October â€¦ Breast Cancer Awareness Month â€¦ What more can be said on this subject?
Three brave Big Spring women said a great deal about it this month and they know what theyâ€™re talking about because theyâ€™ve been there. They are aware that breast cancer is real, it is treatable, it is personal and individual, and it is survivable. As different as their stories are, they agree that early detection is not just important; it is imperative.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€¢ ROY GARCIA JR., 21, of 26313 Ent Drive, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license invalid (three counts).
â€¢ GUADALUPE ESPERZA GARCIA, 41, of 1212 E. 16th St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from other agency.
â€¢ JUDY MARIE LEE, 32, of 400 Hillside, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â€” no insurance.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 2700 block of Cactus Drive.
Immunizations aren’t just for little kids anymore.
Starting in January, most new students at Howard College will be required to be immunized against bacterial meningitis in order to attend classes, officials announced.
The requirement was mandated by the Texas Legislature this year after cases of bacterial meningitis were reported on some college campuses in the state.
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