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August 7th, 2012

Sharon Gonzalez

August 7, 2012

Sharon Gonzalez, 64, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairieview Baptist Church, and Herb McPherson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 28, 1947, to Pat and Russell Wetmore in Glendale, Calif. She married Juan Gonzalez on Feb. 14, 1979, in Big Spring, Texas. She has been a resident of Howard County for 34 years. She was a member of Prairieview Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Lacy Edwards

August 7, 2012

Lacy Edwards, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rick Cunningham and Patrick Robinson officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

August 6th

Water wise: Big Spring stays below CRMWD’s allotment

August 6, 2012

Having struggled through last summer to meet water allotments set by the Colorado City Municipal Water District, made necessary by the ongoing drought, this season has served as a marked contrast for the city of Big Spring, as the municipality continues to stay well below the district's restrictions.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the most water the city — including municipal raw water consumer Alon USA — has used this summer is 5.7 million gallons in a day, well below the 6.3 million gallons per day allocated by CRMWD.

Ribbon cuttings set for new schools

August 6, 2012

Big Spring Independent School District officials will show off their new elementary campuses Tuesday.

BSISD will conduct ribbon cutting ceremonies at the four new campuses, beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The ceremonies will begin at Moss Elementary, 3200 Fordham, and proceed in order to Washington Elementary, 1201 S. Birdwell, Goliad Elementary, 2000 S. Goliad, and Marcy Elementary, 2101 Wasson.

Following the ribbon cutting at Marcy, school officials will conduct public tours of the campus.

For more information, contact the school district at 264-3600.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 6, 2012

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today (72 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
• CODY DEAN JAMES, 23, was jailed on charges of public intoxication and urinating in a public place.
• ROSALINDA SAENZ, 29, was jailed on a charge of contempt of court/disobedience of a court order.
• JOHN GERARD ESCOVEDO, 33, was jailed on a charge of contempt of court/disobedience of a court order.

Otilia H. 'Tila' Alvarado

August 6, 2012

Otilia H. “Tila” Alvarado, 84, died Friday, Aug 3, 2012, in Grapevine Texas. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. James Plagens and Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

She was a life-long resident of the Howard County area and a member of the Sacred Heart Parish. She was a homemaker. In recent years she lived in San Antonio and Grapevine.

Lacy A. Edwards

August 6, 2012

Lacy A. Edwards, 69, of Big Spring, died Monday, August 06, 2012 at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Sharon Gonzales

August 6, 2012

Sharon Gonzales, 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, August 2, 2012, in Lubbock. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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August 4th

City budget workshops begin Monday

August 4, 2012

City administration and members of the Big Spring City Council will roll up their sleeves and delve into fiscal planning for the coming year during a special work session Monday evening, as the municipality looks to begin the process of nailing down its 2012-2013 budget.
Preparing the budget will mean much more than just crunching numbers, however, as the city will be facing a number of serious challenges in the coming years, a fact City Manager Gary Fuqua pointed out May 29, when the council and administration met during a preliminary budget work session.

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