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September 13th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANK HERNANDEZ, 42, of 311 N. Aylesford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JIM JASON COKER, 33, of 1312 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JOHN WEST RUSK, 43, of 1315 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of burglary of a vehicle.
• DAVID JOE VILLAREAL JR., 25, of 1312 Wood, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

William A. 'Art' Brown

September 13, 2012

William A. “Art” Brown, Chief Master Sgt., E-9, USAF (Ret.) passed away Sept. 8, 2012, in Grapeland, Texas. Art was born in Grapeland and graduated from Grapeland High School. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corp until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1940.

Velma Campbell

September 13, 2012

Velma Campbell, 82, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born April 24, 1930, to Jewell and Orville Gressett. She grew up in Broom and has been in Big Spring most of her life. She married Charles W. Campbell Sr. on Oct. 1, 1955, in Big Spring, Texas.

September 12th

BSISD to ponder oil lease

September 12, 2012

In a very roundabout way, Big Spring Independent School District may be getting into the oil business.

BSISD trustees will discuss the possibility of leasing district land for oil exploration purposes when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Business Manager Debbie Green said representatives of an oil company approached the school district with the intent to drill for oil on BSISD property near Knott.

Council OKs tax rate

September 12, 2012

Despite repeatedly pointing out the effective tax rate previously published was incorrect, the Big Spring City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve first reading of the levy in an effort to meet the state-mandated deadline for having the fiscal element in place.

The council — with District 4 Councilman Bobby McDonald the lone dissenter — approved first reading of the proposed tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, a rate that will likely leave the municipality with a budgetary shortfall estimated at $130,000 to deal with in the coming year.

Elvira Cantu

September 12, 2012

Elvira Cantu, 88, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Marco Arizmendi Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ackerly Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Yorktown, Texas, to Catarina and Antonio Pena. She moved to Ackerly in 1970 from Goliad County, Texas. She married Domingo Cantu Sr. and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah’s Witness.

Elesha Thompson

September 12, 2012

Elesha Thompson, 31, of Dallas, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Lloyd Wells, associate pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Hermleigh Cemetery.

Velma Campbell

September 12, 2012

Velma Campbell, 82, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 11th

3 teens make bond in vandalism case

September 11, 2012

Three of the four Big Spring teens arrested Monday in connection with August's vandalism of the local Vietnam Memorial have been released on bond, according to law enforcement officials.

Four teens — all students at Big Spring High School — were arrested Monday morning as a result of the investigation into the vandalization, which is believed to have happened the weekend of Aug. 25.

Those arrested were:

Book sale begins this weekend

September 11, 2012

Book lovers will think they have found nirvana — rows and rows of literature, some in hard cover, some in paperback, all cheaply priced.

The Friends of the Howard County Library's annual book sale will be held this weekend, and organizers promise to have something for just about every fan of the written word.

Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library, located at 500 S. Main.

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