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December 14th

Joe Gomez

December 14, 2012

Joe Gomez, 52, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Frank Overton

December 14, 2012

Frank Overton, 28, of Knott died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Sergio Gonzalez

December 14, 2012

Sergio Gonzalez, 32, of Forsan, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Dennis Richardson

December 14, 2012

Dennis Richardson, 59, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

December 12th

Water restrictions eased; conservation still vital, officials say

December 12, 2012

In a bit of a milestone for what has become historic drought conditions for West Texas and the immediate area, Big Spring City Council approved moving from Stage 3 of its drought contingency plan to Stage 2, switching from mandatory water restrictions to voluntary conservation efforts.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the Colorado River Municipal Water District — which distributes raw water to several West Texas cities, including Big Spring — has lifted its restrictions on supplied water.

ISD accountability changes to get look

December 12, 2012

Area educators are getting a better idea about what will be expected from students taking state standardized tests.

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will hear a report on changes in the state of Texas' accountability system when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

The state recently switched the standardized tests it requires of Texas public school students — going with the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for grades 3 through 8 and end of course exams for high school students.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-12

December 12, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON DAVID LEE, 32, of 1503 Sycamore Apt. A, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for expired registration.
• JOSHUA ALLEN NOBLE, 26, of 3716 Hatch St., was arrested Tuesday on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, search or transportation, criminal mischief – more than $500 and less than $1,500, criminal mischief – less than $50 and burglary of a habitation – assault.

Thomas (Tom) Robert Mullen

December 12, 2012

Thomas (Tom) Robert Mullen, 84, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died Dec. 9, 2012, at Convent Medical Center.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Christ the King Cathedral, Lubbock, Texas, with Monsignor Ben Kasteel and the Rev. Joy A. Thachil as celebrants. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park with military honors.

Rosary will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home.

Wilma Jean Hardy

December 12, 2012

PERRYTON, TEXAS — Wilma Jean Hardy, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Key Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Williams and the Rev. Jeff Staton officiating. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery.

She was born in Electra, Texas, on Aug. 22, 1931, living in the area since 1946. She married John Hardy in Perryton, Texas, on Sept. 19, 1948. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Key Heights Baptist Church.

Pam Winters

December 12, 2012

Pam Winters, 77, entered into rest Dec. 9, 2012, at Granby House, Granby, Mo., following an illness. She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Aransas Pass, Texas, to Alpha and Rosa (Schaffner) Blevins.

She was a Texas resident and worked as a licensed vocational nurse from 1964 until 1989, then moved to Missouri in 1987 and worked as a medical transcriptionist until retirement. She was a member of Monark Baptist Church and loved to crochet and sew. She also enjoyed reading and having her pets.

Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Alpha and Rosa.

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