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June 29th, 2012

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.

Officials: 2012 Relay for Life raised $165,000

June 28, 2012

That's a wrap.

The 2012 Relay For Life community wrap-up event took place Tuesday in Garrett Hall at First United Methodist Church. A total $165,447.28 has been raised to date, officials said.

“The season doesn't officially wrap up until Aug. 31, and we will take money until that time,” Relay For Life Chairman Manny Negron said. “This year we fell short of our set money goal, but we reached our goal at the same time … we were able to touch the lives of several survivors, caregivers, family members and community members.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 28, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON RANDALL PORTER, 24, of 502 N. Runnels, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• DIMITRI ANDREW LEOS, 20, of 710 E. 17th St., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
• ALYSSA CRISELDA LOPEZ, 23, of 4204 Dixon, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• YENISSIA RAMERIZ VIERA, 27, of 1401 N. Highway 87, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.

Lexie Kaylin Lockhart

June 28, 2012

Lexie Kaylin Lockhart, 22 months, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel.

Lexie was born Aug. 2, 2010, in Odessa, Texas, to Dana Lockhart.
Lexie is survived by her mother, Dana Lockhart of Big Spring; grandmother, Joyce Coffman; grandfather, Mike Lockhart; aunt, Tammy Lockhart; and sisters, Brylie Star Elizabeth Lockhart and Kaylie May Kaczyk, all of Big Spring.

June 27th

Water use down so weekly hours go up

June 27, 2012

Municipal water customers in Big Spring will get an additional two hours to water their lawns beginning this week. City manager Gary Fuqua announced Tuesday night water consumption has fallen well below limits set by the local water district.

According to Fuqua, the Colorado River Municipal Water District recently set the city's water consumption limit at 6.3 million gallons per day.

Freedom Parade on tap July 7

June 27, 2012

The city of Coahoma will have the final patriotic word this Independence Day holiday, as the small West Texas hamlet gets ready to present its annual Freedom Parade on Saturday, July 7.

According to Coahoma Mayor Warren Wallace, the parade will kickoff in the Coahoma High School Stadium parking lot, located adjacent to First Street.

“This year we'll be doing the judging a little bit different than we have in years past,” Wallace said. “This year we'll actually do the judging before the parade begins, so the parade entries will need to be in place and ready to be judged by 9:20 a.m.

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