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December 18th

John J. 'Jerry' White

December 18, 2012

John J. “Jerry” White, 92, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. His body will be in state at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Wednesday and Thursday. Graveside services with military honors will be at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.

Joe Gomez

December 18, 2012

Joe Gomez, 52, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Aug. 20, 1960, in Big Spring to Bertha and Ramiro Echavarria. He worked in the oilfield, Fiberglass systems and for more than 20 years for Jiffy Car Wash. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County except for a few years in Laredo. He was a Catholic.

Tommy David Smith

December 18, 2012

Tommy David Smith, 50, of Venus, Texas, formerly of Ackerly died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at a Fort Worth hospital after illness and injuries sustained in a fall. Services are planned for a later date.

December 17th

Public hearing set on proposed TxDOT bypass

December 17, 2012

Relief route access focus of public hearing
By BILL McCLELLAN
Managing Editor
Design changes on a proposed truck relief route around Big Spring are the focus for a public hearing, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
Specifically, the changes would make the roadway an uncontrolled access highway rather than a controlled access highway.

Police beat

December 17, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAMMEL RAY GRAY, 29, of 1905 Alabama, was arrested Sunday on warrants for possession/consumption of alcoholic beverage in the city park, disorderly conduct – language and resisting arrest, search or transportation.

Opal D. Anglin

December 17, 2012

Opal D. Anglin, 92, of Odessa died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the Rosewood Chapel.
She was born to Sally Ann Robbins Huff and William Oliver Huff on Feb. 24, 1920, in Stamford, Texas, and married George B. Anglin on July 3, 1935, in Stamford. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1992.

Louise Terry

December 17, 2012

Louise Terry, 92, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park with Pastor Bill Ivins, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Columbia Falls, Maine, to Amy and Percy Ingersoll. She grew up in Sour Lake, Texas, and married Elgie Lee Terry on June 5, 1938, in Sour Lake. They were married 72 years and he preceded her in death June 16, 2010.
She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

William 'Pop' King

December 17, 2012

William "Pop" King, 92, of Coahoma died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Coahoma Church of Christ with Eddy Pitchford officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the funeral home.
Pop was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Loraine, Texas, and married Lucille Moore on April 10, 1947, in Sweetwater. She preceded him in death Jan. 21, 2011.

December 15th

Big Spring hoopsters notch wins over Stanton

December 15, 2012

Big Spring

Boys

BIG SPRING — The Steers (5-8) put on a thrilling performance Friday in front of a home crowd, going down to the wire in overtime to edge the Stanton Buffaloes (11-2) 44-43.
Big Spring started off strong, scoring 13 unanswered points in the first period, but Stanton's offense started to click during the second quarter and pulled within five points at the half.

Martin Co. grand jury hands down indictments

December 15, 2012

STANTON — A Lamesa man currently believed to be on the run in Mexico was indicted on a single count of murder Thursday by a Martin County grand jury, one of more than a dozen true bills handed down by the jury.

Jose Americo Garcia, 37, formerly of Lamesa, was indicted on a charge of murder (first-degree felony) for the Aug. 21, 2011, shooting of 32-year-old Anau Rodriguez Villagrana, also of Lamesa.

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