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January 9th

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-9

January 9, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ, 45, of 114 Hooser Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ISSAC JAMES TARIN, 20, of 1907 S. Main St., was arrested Tuesday on citations for public intoxication (two counts) and failure to appear.
• DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 22, of 435 Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DANIEL RUSSELL QUALLS, 33, of 2516 Chanute, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.

Donald Ray Duke

January 9, 2013

Donald Ray Duke, 82, of Rising Star passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains with Dwaine Clower officiating and Charles Chesshir assisting. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery in Eastland County. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

John Rusk

January 9, 2013

John Rusk, 44, of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Corene Schaffner

January 9, 2013

Corene Schaffner, 77, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Viola Johnson

January 9, 2013

Viola Johnson, 94, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Lillie Kerr

January 9, 2013

Lillie Kerr, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

January 8th

County junior livestock show opens Wednesday

January 8, 2013

Call it, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Farm Animals (But Was Afraid to Ask).”

Hundreds of area youngsters will display their work when the Howard County Junior Livestock Show debuts Wednesday at the Howard County Fair Barns.

This is the final year the livestock show will be held at the fair barns — in 2013, it will shift to the newly constructed agriculture pavilion on the Howard College campus.

The annual event begins with weigh-ins for lambs and goats Wednesday morning. Judging of lambs will begin at 3 p.m., with the goat show following immediately afterward.

Tax season cometh: Aids getting out pens, pads to help you file

January 8, 2013

While the U.S. government's self-built “fiscal cliff” may theoretically be behind Crossroads residents, another time filled with red tape and legalese is just on the horizon, as tax season prepares to get into full swing.

Despite the pitfalls of tax preparations and filing options, area residents won't be forced to face the task alone, as the volunteers with the annual AARP Tax-Aide program will be ready to lend a helping hand weekly until the April deadline.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 1-8

January 8, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON KYLE WOODS, 41, of 1202 Center Point Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting – less than $50.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 21, of 901 E. 16th St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft with a previous conviction - $50 or less.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 34, of 4201 W. Highway 80 Apt. 6, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Jimmie O. Huitt

January 8, 2013

Jimmie O. Huitt, 96, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the funeral home.

He was born June 19, 1916, in Eastland, Texas, and married Vera Mae McCarty on May 22, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1997.

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