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September 3rd, 2011

Thomas A. "Doc" Fay

September 3, 2011

Thomas A. “Doc” Fay, 71, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at his residence. Memorial services and burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Conshohocken, Pa.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.

Aimee Wallace Aragon — pending

September 3, 2011

Aimee Wallace Aragon
Aimee Wallace Aragon, 41, of Rusk, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday, Sept.2, 2011 at a Tyler Hospital.  Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Jose A. Mata – pending

September 3, 2011

Jose A. Mata
Jose A. Mata, 82, of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 03, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Police blotter

September 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• ERICK SHERROD FRANKS, 36, of 1425 E. Sixth St. 34, was arrested Friday on warrants for expired registration and driving while license invalid (two counts).
• DAVID CANALES JR., 26, of 1111 Settles, was arrested Saturday on warrants for manufacture/delivery of controlled substance more than or equal to one gram and less than four grams and warrant from another agency.

September 2nd

Neugebauer to students: Get involved

September 2, 2011

If young people are concerned about the future, they need to become active in helping to shape that future.

That was the message U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer hammered home to a group of students during a question-and-answer session at Howard College Thursday afternoon.

During the hour-long session, Neugebauer fielded questions ranging from the economy and jobs to legalization of marijuana.

Officials promise a kid-friendly county fair

September 2, 2011

Not only can area residents count on the return of the Howard County Fair this year — Sept. 29-Oct. 1 — but parents will appreciate that it will more kid-friendly than ever.

“We took a year off, but we are coming back refreshed this year,” said John Nichols, Howard County Fair board member.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 2, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• SARAH RENE OCONNOR, 29, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 5, was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury.
• DANA RACHELLE LOCKHART, 27, of 1012 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention.
• MARTIN ANTHONY RAMIREZ, 21, of 1601 Stadium, was arrested Thursday on warrants for disregarding a stop sign, failure to appear and failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts).
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:

Lori White Beck

September 2, 2011

Lori White Beck, 34, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Kenneth Garcia officiating.

September 1st

Fishing with your hands is just one of the new state laws that go into effect today

September 1, 2011

Nearly 1,500 new laws enacted during this year's session of the Texas Legislature went into effect today. Among the most notable changes are:

Speed limits

After Sept. 1, Texas highways will no longer have different speed limits during the day and at night. The new law also lets transportation officials raise limits to 75 mph in remote areas. (HB1353)

Lottery tickets

Grant promotes education and a brighter community

September 1, 2011

Keeping Big Spring beautiful is a community effort. no matter what the age of the volunteer.

Kristen Poffinbargar, a sophomore at Big Spring High School, recently started the beautification process of the east side entrance of Big Spring around Third Street and Tulane. Her efforts are aided by the receipt of the Conley Grant.

She was awarded the grant in July and began work on the project in August. In recognition of her efforts, she is receiving a $2,500 scholarship from former resident Jim Conley.

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