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July 14th, 2012

Gliders return July 22

July 14, 2012

Look in the sky and you just might see a hang glider.

U.S. Hang gliding and Paragliding Competition is returning to Big Spring for another year at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport July 22 through July 28.
“We are doing it again,” Airpark Director Jim Little said. “We have hosted the national and worldwide competition here before and this year we are hosting the national competition again.”

Police blotter

July 14, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSHUA VINCE MUNOZ, 24, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• SAMUEL SABELLON VASQUEZ, 29, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• HECTOR YOBANY MERLO, 43, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JIMMY NOEL ANTUNES, 25, transient, was arrested Friday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• GUADALUPE HINOJOS, 38, of 100 N.W. Third St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for criminal mischief.

Jessie (Tripp) Berry

July 14, 2012

Jessie (Tripp) Berry, 23, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in Big Spring. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at Spring Creek Fellowship with Derrick Looney officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 28, 1989 in Stanton, Texas, to Carla and Melvin Berry. He was been a lifetime resident of Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in 2007. He had worked at Dominoes and in the oilfield.

Norma Lee

July 14, 2012

Norma Lee, 86, of Bedford, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Euless.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Lee; son, Bob Lee; and her brothers, Don and Bob Hipp.

July 13th

Conley Grant project completed

July 13, 2012

The east side entrance of Big Spring has a new look now that the beautification project by Kristen Poffinbarger has been completed as part of the Conley Grant awarded by Keep Big Spring Beautiful.

1 killed in early morning accident

July 13, 2012

A Big Spring man was killed and two others injured in an early morning one-vehicle traffic accident on U.S. Highway 87 just a few hundred feet south of the city limits, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

William Jessie Berry, 23, of Big Spring was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman at approximately 2 a.m., according to communication officials with the Regional DPS Office in Midland, Texas.

DPS officials verified next of kin had been notified at the time of this report.

3 of 4 new elementaries ready for occupancy

July 13, 2012

Construction of Big Spring's new elementary schools is reaching its final, furiously paced stages.

During their Thursday meeting, Big Spring Independent School District trustees learned that three of the four new elementary campuses are “essentially” complete, while construction crews have adopted an “all hands on deck” approach to getting the fourth school ready for the start of the new school year.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 13, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• JESSE TONY REYES JR., 25, of 1006 S. Goliad, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from other agency.
• AUDREY LANE SHERRILL, 28, of 1007 S. Nolan St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of criminal mischief impair/interrupt/divert public water.
• RYAN LYLE BLAKE, 30, of 1207 Settles St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from other agency.
• MICHAEL DEAN NALL, 33, of 1605 Sunset Ave., was arrested Thursday on a charge of possession of marijuana less than or equal to two ounces.

A.D. 'Dennis' Greenfield

July 13, 2012

A.D. “Dennis” Greenfield, 77, of Sand Springs died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coahoma Church of Christ with Eddy Pitchford and Pete Hanks officiating. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

He was born July 30, 1934, in Dunn, Texas, to Ruby and Herman Greenfield. He graduated from Colorado City High School in 1953. He married Willie Mae Robertson on June 30, 1953.

George C. 'Buddy' Clinton Sr.

July 13, 2012

George C. “Buddy” Clinton Sr., 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Sonora, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Jim Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born April 30, 1927, in Haskell, Texas, to Katherine and Robert Clinton. He moved to Howard County in 1939 from Haskell. He married Gladys Collier on June 7, 1947, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death April 12, 2005.

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