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June 30th, 2012

Marietta Harris

June 30, 2012

Marietta Harris, 96, of Big Spring, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Home Hospice Chaplain Cherise Felty officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

June 29th

Former Hawk Crowder goes to Mavericks

June 29, 2012

Howard College Men's Basketball Coach Mark Adams said he texted former Hawk star Jae Crowder after learning that he will have a shot to play for the Dallas Mavericks.

“I told (Crowder) my prayers have been answered,” Adams said.
“I am confident that once the Mavs give him some workouts, he will prove himself there.”

Proving himself, according to Adams is nothing new to the 6'6'' Crowder, who was taken as the 34th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA draft, but as a result of a trade agreement with the Mavericks will be heading to Dallas to begin his professional career.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 29, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
•RICHARD LEONARD MOYA, 37, of 610 Caylor Dr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
• JOHN SCOTT BRICKER, 38, of 1203 N. FM 700 9, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for driving while license invalid (two counts).
• AMANDA LYNN MORROW, 33, of 8900 S. Service Rd., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from other agency (x2).

Local man killed in Andrews County accident

June 29, 2012

A Big Spring man was killed and another injured early Thursday morning in a three-vehicle crash in Andrews County on U.S. Highway 176 approximately eight miles east of FM 1788.

According to accident reports filed with the Regional Department of Public Safety Office in Midland, the accident was reported at approximately 7:38 a.m.

Zachary Dane Shepphard, 21, formerly of Sweetwater and who, according to unconfirmed reports, had just recently moved to the Big Spring area, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Andrews County Justice of the Peace Mary Jane Baeza.

ISD busy filling teacher vacancies

June 29, 2012

Like many businesses in West Texas, Big Spring Independent School District is having to fight the competition for workers.

BSISD trustees learned during their special meeting Thursday that the district is facing a slightly larger-than-normal number of staff vacancies this summer. And the major reason for that, officials speculated, is simple economics.

“We can't compete with salaries paid in Midland and Odessa and some other areas,” BSISD Superintendent Steven Saldivar told trustees. “We lost some very good teachers this past year, and we're very concerned about that.”

Len Morgan

June 29, 2012

Len Morgan of Big Spring died Wednesday morning, June 27, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.

Born William Linnwood Morgan Jr. on May 19, 1956, in San Jose, Calif., he became a resident of Big Spring in 1993. Founding KTTK Recording Studio in 2004, Len enjoyed a life-long love of music and sharing that love with others.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Nita Clemmer Boyd

June 29, 2012

Funeral services for Nita Clemmer Boyd, 97, of Richmond, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg.

Nita was born May 6, 1915, in Callahan County to Robert Clemmer Sr. and Jesse Windland Clemmer. She passed away June 26, 2012, at her residence in Richmond.

Nita is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Boyd; parents, Robert and Jesse Clemmer; an infant son, Douglas Boyd; son-in-law, Gary James Tidwell; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Judy Randall

June 29, 2012

Judy Randall, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Marietta Harris

June 29, 2012

Marietta Harris, 96, of Big Spring died Friday, June 29, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

June 28th

Funtastic Fourth returns Saturday

June 28, 2012

Area residents can get a jump start on the upcoming July 4 holiday this weekend.

The 10th Annual Alon USA/Alon Brands Funtastic Fourth, presented by the Downtown Revitalization Association, will be held Saturday in the area surrounding the Howard County Courthouse.

Admission is free to the event, which will last from 10 a.m. until midnight.

Organizers promise a day filled with music, fun and food.

People can get a sneak peek of sorts Friday, when festival organizers preview a new event — the Swifty Swine pig races — at 7 p.m. in Heart of the City Park.

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