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May 21st, 2011

College eyes low-performing programs

May 21, 2011

In tough economic times, college programs must be more than educational — they also have to be efficient. After all, what good is a class if no one takes it?

Howard College trustees will receive a report on three low-performing programs when they hold their monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room.

County likely to renew public defender agreement

May 21, 2011

Capital murder cases can end up costing county governments a significant amount of money, so Howard County commissioners have purchased an insurance policy of sorts to help keep those costs down in the future.

When they convene at 10 a.m. Monday, commissioners are expected to renew an agreement with Lubbock County which provides public defenders for capital murder defendants.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• PAUL LEE BERRINGER, 40, of 4053 Vicky St., was arrested Friday on charge of driving while intoxicated/MB.
• LEE TORRES ESCOBAR, 32, of 811 E. 16th St., was arrested Friday on two warrants from other agencies.
• GARY DEAN WATKINS, 39, of 1744 Purdue, was arrested Friday on charge of burglary of habitation and intend to other felony.

Laura Louise (Beene) Odom

May 21, 2011

Laura Louise (Beene) Odom, 46, passed away due to a sudden illness on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Abilene Regional Hospital. Funeral services were to be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 2 p.m. at FMC in Brownwood with Dr. Don Scroggs officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery in Brownwood. Davis Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood is in charge of services.

Saundra Heffington Webb

May 21, 2011

Saundra Heffington Webb, 60, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Aaron Henry, Cornerstone Assembly of God in Atlanta, Texas, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Mary Fowler

May 21, 2011

Mary Fowler, 93, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with the Rev. Herb McPherson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Park.

Joan Sanders

May 21, 2011

Joan Sanders, 73, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, at Central Baptist Church in Elbow.

Joyce M. Bly Pennington

May 21, 2011

Mrs. Joyce M. Bly Pennington, 80, of Hamburg, Ark., died Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Saturday at the church.

Richard 'Rich' Shryack

May 21, 2011

Richard “Rich” Shryack, 85, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park with T.J. Joyner, pastor of Marathon Baptist Church, officiating.

Curtis Pendleton

May 21, 2011

Curtis Pendleton, 29, of Big Spring, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at New Life Ministries Church of God in Christ, with Elder Jerome McNalley, officiating.

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