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September 4th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 4, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• SONIA RENEE STRAUGHTER, 47, of 1500 Tucson, was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• ESPERANZA GARZA, 42, of 601 N.W. Fifth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid – no insurance.
• RILEY ERIK WOOD, 20, of 605 Highland, was arrested Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct – window peeping.

Charles Ralph Walker

September 4, 2012

Charles Ralph Walker, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital after a sudden illness.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating; private interment will be held at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be at Myers and Smith Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

He was born June 13, 1931, in Howard County to Mack Willis and Edna Graham Walker. He graduated from Flower Grove High School in Martin County in 1948.

Pasco Buddy Enfield

September 4, 2012

Pasco Buddy Enfield, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. John McCollough, pastor of Berea Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

John Thomas 'Tommy' Christon

September 4, 2012

John Thomas Christon "Tommy", 75, of Stanton died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

He was born May 31, 1937, in Ewing, Neb., and married Sue Neeley June 9, 1957, in Crane, Texas.

Robert J. Wylie

September 4, 2012

Former Big Spring resident Robert J. Wylie, 75, of Ropesville, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Family and friends gathered Sunday, Sept. 2, for fellowship at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street. A celebration of his life was held Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with Lee Butt officiating and John Smith assisting.

September 3rd

Settles officials aim for October opening

September 3, 2012

It has cost more and taken longer than anyone anticipated, but once renovation of the Settles Hotel is complete, officials said people are going to be wowed by what they see.

Renovation for the historic Big Spring landmark, which was built in 1930, will end up costing almost 100 times its original construction price tag of $500,000, officials said.

“As of (Thursday), we've passed the $30 million mark (on renovation costs), and we still have a ways to go,” said Project Director Bill Cole.

Police blotter

September 3, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSEPH YANEZ, 40, of 1408 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• IRMA MORIN YANEZ, 39, of 1408 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• OSCAR CANALES, 55, of 1700 S. Main, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired driver's license, expired motor vehicle inspection certificate, accumulated items/weeds/rubbish (two counts) and failure to appear.

Charles Ralph Walker

September 3, 2012

Charles Ralph Walker, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital following a sudden illness.

Services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Private interment will be at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at Myers and Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

He was born June 13, 1931, in Howard County to Mack Willis and Edna Graham Walker. He married Marian Murphy in Big Spring on Nov. 4, 1955.

Manuela Gamboa Galan

September 3, 2012

Manuela Gamboa Galan, 78, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

She was born June 1, 1934, in Big Spring to Florencia and Elias Gamboa. She married Isidoro Galan on Dec. 31, 1949, in Big Spring. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

She was a homemaker, but also worked as head cashier at Webb Air Force Base cafeteria. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Pasco Buddy Enfield

September 3, 2012

Pasco Buddy Enfield, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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