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July 11th, 2012

Local man convicted of intoxication assault; sentencing today

July 11, 2012

A Big Spring man was found guilty of intoxication assault in 118th District Court Tuesday for his part in the June 20, 2011, traffic accident which nearly claimed the life of a passenger in the vehicle he was driving.

Wesley James Shoup, 44, of 800 W. Marcy No. 22 or 4016 Vicky, was indicted April 12, 2012, by a Howard County grand jury on a third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault.

Cactus and Crude bike ride to raise money for MS research

July 11, 2012

For 20 years, area people and organizations have been coming together for the Cactus and Crude Bike Ride to help those with multiple sclerosis (MS). On July 21 and 22, it will happen once again.

“This is something that gets people together helping people who can't help themselves,” said David Ham, owner of Peyton's Bike in Midland.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARCUS FUENTES, 36, of 216 Tubb Loop Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER JR., 33, of 4215 Hamilton, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• DAVID ARNULFO GARZA, 48, of 2620 Albrook, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

Mary Jones Hoover

July 11, 2012

Mary Jones Hoover, 84, died July 9, 2012, in Iowa Park, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, At Johnson Funeral Home in Childress, Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Trinity Worship Center in Childress, with the Rev. Ronnie Shoffner officiating. Burial will be in Northfield Cemetery.

Charles D. Lee

July 11, 2012

Charles D. Lee, 72, of Midland, died Monday, July 9, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, with the Rev. Frank Melgoza and the Rev. Kenneth Johnson of Goodwill Baptist Church in Midland officiating.

He was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Teague, Texas. Charles worked as a welder for Permian Welding for many years. He enjoyed grilling outdoors and helping others in their time of need. He was a Baptist.

George C. 'Buddy' Clinton Sr.

July 11, 2012

George C. “Buddy” Clinton Sr., 85, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Sonora, Texas. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Rheba Cauble

July 11, 2012

Rheba Cauble, 92, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at her residence. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 10th

County puts hold on burn ban

July 10, 2012

Howard County Commissioners opted to table a proposed burn ban Monday morning following a weekend of intermittent rainfall throughout the Crossroads area, moisture local firefighting officials say should buy residents a few weeks of relative safety from wildfires.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmie Long — serving in place of County Judge Mark Barr, who was unable to attend Monday's meeting — said the county had received a recommendation from Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan to table the proposed county-wide ban for a minimum of two weeks.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 10, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• BILLY WAYNE CHRISTIAN, 52, of 2808 Sherman Rd., was arrested Monday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed (two counts), expired registration (two counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts) and failure to appear (six counts).
• BILLY RAY HALL, 34, of Flat, Texas, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 48, of 1023 Stadium, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.

Marta Ontiveros

July 10, 2012

Marta Ontiveros, 75, of Big Spring died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Toyah, Texas, to Manuela and Carmen Rey. She married Jose Primitivo (Tivo) Ontiveros on Dec. 13, 1985, in Big Spring. She had been a resident of Big Spring since 1939.

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