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December 8th

Lee Samuel 'Sam' Burns

December 8, 2010

Lee Samuel "Sam" Burns, 82, of Houston died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in a Houston hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Ackerly with the Rev. Ray McMorris, pastor, and Derrick Looney, pastor of Forsan Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.

Peggy Creech

December 8, 2010

Peggy Creech, 76, of Stanton died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

Helen Sanders

December 8, 2010

Helen Sanders, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Eulalio Rodriguez

December 8, 2010

Eulalio Rodriguez, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

December 7th

Lady Steers cruise past Pecos, 69-22

December 8, 2010

The Big Spring Lady Steers experimented a little bit in their 69-22 thrashing of Pecos Tuesday in Steer Gym.

In 10 games, head coach Mark Warren has already found out a lot about this year's squad. But he wants to know how versatile his offense can be no matter if defenses run man-to-man or the zone.

“I thought it would be a good night just to work on things just to see what's our best zone offense, what's our best press — we changed our presses up a little bit,” he said. “Just a lot of fun. It was a good game with everyone getting to play a lot.”

Teeters-Matlock

December 7, 2010

The Rev. Dennis and Susie Teeters of Big Spring are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Summer Dawn Teeters, to Michael Dwayne Matlock of Andrews, the son of Sandra Matlock of Lubbock and the late Rev. Dwayne Matlock.

The bride to be is the granddaughter of the Rev. Monroe Teeters of Big Spring and Normand and Patsy Mayes of Snyder. She is a 2001 graduate of Lamesa High School.

The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Plainview High School and 1994 graduate of Nazarene University. He is director of the Andrews High School Choir.

Man broke child's leg, police say

December 7, 2010

A Big Spring man was arrested late last week on a charge of injury to a child – serious bodily injury after a 2-year-old victim was taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center with a broken leg.

Joseph Contreras, 20, was arrested Friday at a relative's home in the 1600 block of Virginia after officials with the SMMC emergency room became suspicious of the child's injuries and called law enforcement officers.

Guerra trial set for Jan. 10

December 7, 2010

The trial date for a Big Spring man accused of possessing a “rape kit” with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault has been set for mid-January, according to officials with the 385th District Court in Midland.

Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28 in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified the suspect was acting suspicious. According to officials, the area in which Guerra was arrested — the 1500 block of Idlewild — is frequented by children, with several dance and gymnastics academies nearby.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 7, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• KRISTI LYNN SIX, 40, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated – third or more offense.
• RUBEN CISNEROS, 34, of Fort Worth, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• DANELLE CHRISTINE OVERTON, 23, of 1503 Lincoln, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• JESSE MARTINEZ, 42, of 107 Becker Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of theft – shoplifting.

Bird Poop: A loon regains its water wings

December 7, 2010

Lying on its side, the brownish gray bird struggled to pull itself toward the grassy median. Turbulence created by passing motorists sprayed fine bits of gravel and dust over its feathers and into its eyes. After reaching the edge of the asphalt, it could go no further. 
Resting after such an effort, it did not hear the vehicle stop some distance behind it.

Surprised by the hands that suddenly pressed against its wings and heavy body, the bird used its large webbed feet to push against the man’s waist. With its long, sharp bill it nipped at his arms.

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