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Bailee Maria Rizo

December 15, 2012

Bailee Maria Rizo, a girl, was born Nov. 26, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, weighing 7 pounds, 6.6 ounces. She was 19.5 inches long.
She is the daughter of Salvador and Crystal Rizo of Midland.
She is the granddaughter of James and Angie Worley and Juan Rizo and the late Maria Rizo, all of Big Spring.
She was welcomed into the world by brother Kingston Maddox Rizo.

December 14th

3 killed in Highway 87 collision

December 14, 2012

Three Howard County residents were killed Thursday morning when the SUV they were traveling in was hit by an oilfield pumper truck near the intersection of FM 846 and U.S. Highway 87.

According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident was reported at 5:18 a.m. at the intersection, located approximately 10 miles from Big Spring.

Festival of Lights opens Saturday

December 14, 2012

Light the lights.

Comanche Trail Park will be transformed to a Christmas wonderland starting Saturday when the Festival of Lights begins its annual holiday run.

Hundreds of exhibits featuring more than a million lights will be on display. Themes range from traditional holiday scenes to patriotic displays, with a little West Texas flavor thrown in for good measure, organizers promise.

Ruth Oppegard

December 14, 2012

Ruth Oppegard, 91, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Ruth was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Pennsylvania to Irene and William McBeth. She was a veteran of the army during World War II, serving in the Air Corps. She married Moran Oppegard on Oct. 4, 1945, in Raleigh, N.C. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of Alive In Christ Lutheran Church.

Martin Diaz

December 14, 2012

Martin Diaz, 59, of Fort Worth formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 9, 1953, in Big Spring to Benita and Gumersindo Diaz. He lived most of his life in Big Spring and later moving to Fort Worth. He worked most of his life in road and general construction. He was a Catholic.

Vivian Griffith

December 14, 2012

Vivian Griffith, 89, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the funeral home.

She was born July 26, 1923, in Comstock, Texas, and married Jay Maurice Griffith on Jan. 1, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2011

Rosie Flora Bell Nutt Posey

December 14, 2012

Rosie Flora Bell Nutt Posey, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Jess Colegrove officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grape Creek Cemetery, Grape Creek.

She was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Muleshoe, Texas, and married Leonard Posey May 26, 1955, in San Angelo, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 22, 2007.
Rosie was a longtime resident of Big Spring and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Birdwell Lane Baptist Church.

Adrian Garcia

December 14, 2012

Adrian Garcia, 63, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at his residence. Visitation and viewing will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Commital services will be Wednesday at Coahoma Cemetery.

He was born June 7, 1949 in Ozona, Texas, to Sinforosa and Sotero Garcia and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring where he worked most of his life in the oil field. He was a Catholic.

He is survived by one daughter, Veronica Delgado of Hamlin. He is also survived by one grandson, one granddaughter and one uncle.

Gloria Watson

December 14, 2012

Gloria Watson, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Joe Gomez

December 14, 2012

Joe Gomez, 52, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

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