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January 10th

Florencio Garza Jr.

January 10, 2013

Florencio Garza Jr., 67, of Lenorah died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Martin County Hospital in Stanton. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Walton Burchell

January 10, 2013

Walton Burchell, 78, of Big Spring died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

January 9th

Chamber banquet details set

January 9, 2013

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce has set the time, place and date for its annual banquet and as a result, has extended the deadline for Man and Woman of the Year nominations.

First things first. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 on the Sonic Floor at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Tickets are $25 per person, with a reservation deadline of Jan. 25.

Masters of ceremony will be Jan Hendricks and Tatum Hubbard with CBS 7 News. Providing entertainment will be Eddie Vandewalker and the Howard College Music Department. Great Western Dining will cater the meal.

No jail time for spinning tires in city

January 9, 2013

Area teens intent on barking their tires or slinging gravel on Big Spring streets could certainly find themselves in hot water with law enforcement. However, such a childish transgression will no longer merit a trip behind bars.

The Big Spring City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday night that will hopefully address a problem presented several years ago when the state legislature made such exhibitions of acceleration a Class B misdemeanor.

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.

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